Video Stuff

I’ve decided that I’m going to do two AMV (Anime Music Videos) this year for Anime North.
The MOMIJI’S CHALLENGE(different challenge each year, different rules, etc) is that I have to use anime that came before 1990.
I have some of that, so that’s not so bad.
I decided that I’ll also use an 80’s song, but not your average 80’s song.
This is roughly 30 seconds, and they play it twice, so it’ll be fun ^_^

The other one will clock in around 4 minutes. I trimmed that manually from 5:30minutes as it just went on and on and on.
Another 80’s song, this time a little more recognizable.

Anyway, for this I’ve been doing some software pirating evaluating.
I’ve always wanted to try Adobe Primere, and I still want to as my CPU isn’t the right kind(missing some instruction set or something, won’t even install).
Same with Primear Elements.
Ulead just sucked(storyboard only, not a lot of formats) so I’m grabbing Pinacle.

I should in all honesty try some of the free Linux alternatives, but some I can’t get to install(not sure why…).

OK, I should probably stop now before I get myself arrested or something.


  1. flying_squirrel

    I’ve tried iMovie on the Mac, which is supposed to be good, Windows Movie Maker and VirtualDub. I’ve never been happy with any of them. Although I was actually able to coax VirtualDub into doing more or less what I wanted it to do at one point (which was just concatenate a bunch of DVD rips–nothing fancy).

    I used Pinacle a long, long time ago and wasn’t terribly impressed either.

    What I want is something that allows me to drop a bunch of clips onto a timeline, and maybe allow me to open up those clips to do frame-by-frame editing. Maybe transitions and effects and titles. I really don’t think it’s hard to make something like that easy to use. But apparently it is. *shrug*

  2. sidekickca

    You might like Vegas Video.
    It’s what I used last time, and it’s cheap enough to be useful.

    You can kinda do the frame by frame editing in the trimmer, or just pop a clip in the trimmer and choose which portion of that you want to pop into the timeline.

    All in all a good app.

    I wanted to use something that had more file support, but it looks like I’ll just have to convert the DVD stuff into something easy it can read.

    More of a pain, but if it needs to be done…


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