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CitizenKane
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Hi All,

I've seen many a posts on here about video editing but it looks like a lot of those are for those who are really Into aerial footage.  Anyone have a recommendation for a casual flier like me who wants to do some basic editing, stitching etc of my P4 vids?  It's not a money issue.  More of a learning curve/time investment issue.  Want to get a feel for it before investing many hours for a 2-3 minute clip.

Thanks!
2016-5-1
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Remco
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Hi,
Try looking  into  the GoPro studio desktop app.
it really is drag and drop easy.

2016-5-1
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Aardvark
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I have 'just' started using Sonys Movie Studio Platinum (about £50), which I believe is the baby brother of the Sony Vegas editing suite. There are many features available (With many GPU enabled, these will make best use of the Graphics cards capabilities) , and it has full help to hand, and a choice between simpler or more complex editing modes depending on your experience.

To best edit 4k though you will need some fairly powerful hardware to render within decent times. A desktop with a modern graphics cards (I have an older Nvidia GTX 480, but it can still hold its own against many) and lots of RAM helps a lot.

I have a dual screen setup with one used for the editing software controls, and the other giving me a full screen, real time rendered preview (handled by the GTX480)
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nigelw
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I understand you not wanting to learn some massively complicated piece of software (for me, it is the cost), but you might find it's a false economy with your time if you decide you want to go further & have to buy something completely different to get what you need or want.  Remember, just because a feature is in the software, doesn't mean you have to use it.

I'm not up to speed with video editing, but in Photoshop for example, there are many features I'll never use for my photography, but there are a couple of very important ones (recording & editing actions) I wouldn't be without that aren't available in Photoshop Elements (the light version of Photoshop).

I'm using iMovie (Mac) at the moment because it's free & I'm not yet convinced I'll be getting into video much, but if I do, I'll probably go for one of the higher-end editing suites, like Final Cut Pro.
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birdingbilly
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OP are you a PC or Mac user ?
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CitizenKane
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birdingbilly Posted at 2016-5-2 03:32
OP are you a PC or Mac user ?

PC mostly.  I have some powerful desktops.  Dual NVidias, dual monitors, etc.  I use them for heavy-duty electrical design and mechanical design (graphics intensive).  Also have a MacBook Pro that is a few years old if I need to use iMovie.
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KsKGio
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Check out Corel VideoStudio X9, it's super easy to use and fast!
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Aardvark
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CitizenKane Posted at 2016-5-2 15:05
PC mostly.  I have some powerful desktops.  Dual NVidias, dual monitors, etc.  I use them for heav ...

" I have some powerful desktops.  Dual NVidias, dual monitors, etc."

Looks like the hardware is sorted then
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phantom-four.co
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I don't think there is anything more simple than GoPro studio. It even comes with templates. For throwing vids together quickly it's probably the easiest program I know.
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CitizenKane
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Thanks everyone!
2016-5-2
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johnuscheuer
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I am new at this also and have been using Windows Movie Maker. I have edited several videos and it works fine as far as I'm concerned. I can't compare it to any others but as I recall it's free. Look it up on the internet a check it out. You may also already have with your apps on your computer. Good luck.
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LordNeo
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phantom-four.co Posted at 2016-5-2 10:17
I don't think there is anything more simple than GoPro studio. It even comes with templates. For thr ...

Do you have to do something to cut the clips that aren't from a GoPro? I installed it a while ago and never could edit videos from the P3.
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phantom-four.co
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LordNeo Posted at 2016-5-2 22:21
Do you have to do something to cut the clips that aren't from a GoPro? I installed it a while ago  ...

Skip step 1 and go straight to step 2 instead. Select a template and click on "Media". You should be able to import the clips there and get going.
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LordNeo
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phantom-four.co Posted at 2016-5-2 18:11
Skip step 1 and go straight to step 2 instead. Select a template and click on "Media". You should  ...

Thanks, i was always trying to import. Now i have a reason to start recording in MOV format.
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