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    I am almost done reviewing the following video editors (90%). I am reviewing them for Fishing and home event videos. All these come with features more than average hobbyists need:

    Current Status:

    Adobe Premiere Pro CC - I ditched it after 2.5 hours. I was able to do title/sub title and add an embeded video on the video on the base video track. I found that this software is not for hobbyists. it is very difficult to use. The software is beyond my capacity. Also you need to pay subscription fee after the initial purchase.

    Software under $60 dollars I am reviewing:

    Corel Video Studio - I am ditching Corel Video Studio because it has some issues. It crashes often. Video quality during the edit is horrible (not acceptible anymore). It won't play video seamlessly during the edit (Totally not aceptible). I think it may not use CPU or other resources effectively than other video editors. Or I need a beefed up my computer for this software. Now I understand the complaints about Corel Video Studio.

    Filmora - I like this one a lot. The learning time for 90% of the features was about 4 hours. It comes with split screen features. But I will be using embeded videos. For example, I can put multiple video footage for multiple groups to split screen or bunch of the embeded videos (such as tog fishing scene, speck fishing scene, cobia fishing scene, striper fishing scene on one screen) This comes with unlimited video tracks (compare to 3 on other software). So I can have unlimited number of embeded videos. There are good transition features when overlay the base video with an embeded video. With this editor, I can make an almost-professionally-made wadding video from wadding to honeymoon.

    Power Director 16 Ultra - Similar to Filmora. Some features are better than that of Filmora while some aren't. 3 video tracks are OK. But some day I may want more for other family events. The learning curve is about the same as that of Filmora

    Now I am comparing Filmora and Power Director only. Soon I will post the final review results

    Joe
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    This is a great idea. I just went through this process a few weeks ago. I had so much footage, but never took the time to edit and post. I'm making the time now. It's a bit cold to fish, so mine as well. In the videos I am editing now, I just used one GoPro Hero 5. I just bought a second one to have second perspective.

    For video editing, I was using Windows Movie Maker before I started my new YouTube Channel. On my old channel I also used the GoPro Quik App on my phone to edit some videos. It worked great until I wanted to create text and graphic call outs. I could not do audio overlays either. My current laptop or desktop could not handle any decent video editing software. I was evaluating Adobe Premiere Elements at the time. I was about to invest in a new PC or Mac for editing. I build my own desktops, so I naturally looked into upgrading my current desktop, but saw that the price for parts were quickly getting expensive when it comes to video editing. I found a great online video editor that currently meets my needs. It is called WeVideo. This allows me to make decent videos without having to buy a video editing computer. Below is a review of it like Joe posted previously.

    WeVideo - WeVideo is the online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share your movies at up to 4K resolution for stunning playback anywhere. This line is quoted from there website, but it really is easy to use to edit videos. It is subscription based, so you pay monthly or annually to use it. There are 3 packages you can purchase. I chose the midde option, which gives you my most bang for your buck in my opinion. Right now, you pay $15.99 monthly or $95.88 annually for the Ultimate package. You can also try it for free to see what potential it has. The learning curve is not so bad if you have used some type of video editor before. They also have good how to videos and instructions in their support section. There are also good how to YouTube videos. I could even help you out if you like. You get decent motion tiles, call outs, music, sound effects, etc. Editing is pretty smooth. The biggest reason I chose to use WeVideo was because it allowed me to create decent videos without having to purchase a new video editing computer. I am starting to see some limitations when it comes having custom titles and call outs. You pretty much have to use what they have or use a different tool to make it and import it into your video. Another downside is that you have to upload your videos online, so if you have a slow connection, it will take while. This could be a problem if you are editing in a hotel with slow service.

    I will continue to use WeVideo for now, but will likley purchase or build a video editing computer and use some higher end software. I'll let you guys know what I decide when I get to that point. If you would like to see some of the video I made with WeVideo, please click the link in my signature.
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    Thank you TomyTek for the additional info.

    My typical total size of the raw footage loaded to the video editor for one project is about 20-30 GB, and average 40 - 70 footage per projects. My goal is making 5 minute videos for kayak fishing usually. So, too many online interactions during the editing will cause a huge issues I think. I have very good footage from Lake Anna Striper Fishing the other day (It was pretty cold day 1F - 20 F air temp). For the first time I will be using a new software (not Windows Movie Maker). So this will take time. With the new video I can explain the new features that don't come with Windows Movie Maker.

    Thanks
    Joe
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    I look forward to it!

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    You're welcome Joe. I'm happy to be able to share the little knowledge I have.
    I also typically work with about 20-30 GB of footage. The cool thing with WeVideo is that you can start uploading your videos and continue to work. You can even place them in the timeline before they are completely uploaded. Last night, I started uploading about 12GB of footage and took a shower. By the time I was done, all of my footage was uploaded.

    What are the specs of the computer you are using to edit your videos? I will post mine when I get home. It really does matter depending on which software you plan on using. Right now, I am using WeVideo on my Mom’s old computer. It’s probably close to 10 years old. It is a Dell Optiplex 745 with a Pentium 2.8Ghz Dual Core and 4GB of RAM. The video has no RAM on it. It just says Microsoft Basic Display Adapter for the name. So far, WeVideo is working ok. It is a little laggy, but manageable.

    I am also evaluating HitFilm Express and Adobe Premiere Elements. I’ll post my thoughts after I use them for a bit. I’m planning to make of a video with each of them to see which works best for my needs.
    It would also be good to share what cameras and mounts we use. I’m trying to figure out where I want to mount my cameras. I’ve used my GoPro upfront with two mounting options so far. I will eventually make a video showing what I use and how I have my cameras setup.
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    OK, here is the first video I made using WonderShare Filmora ($59.99/1 PC lifetime support).

    Fishing Log for Striper Fishing on a Frigid Day (2 - 20 F air temp) on Jan 7th, 2018:


    Somehow, I lost a file with comparison between Filmora and Power Director 16 Ultra. I think I reformat the memory card with the file accidentally before the Lake Anna trip.

    The bottom line is, Filmora and Power Director 16 Ultra are very similar. The Features and learning curve were about the same. I spent about 12 hours for the first 6 minute video above. But I had spent 3-4 hours for playing with the trial version before the first video.
    I could go either one of them. But I picked Filmora over Power Director for two reasons:
    • There is no limit of number of video tracks on Filmora while 3 is the limit on Power Director.
    • The split screen is not available on Power Director.



    The video above was prepared to demonstrate what Filmora supports:

    At 00:07 - The split screen is one of the many split screen formats. You canít change the size and location of the split screen. But you can center and zoom in the area you want to focus.
    Embeded videos on the video

    • Filmora allows unlimited overlays. Power Director allows 2.
    • Filmora allows rectangle or square shape overlays only while Power Director allows any shapes of 4 sided or triangles.


    I found that you need for the inexpensive video editors. Please install the trial versions and test:

    • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 or higher
    • Separate 4 GB Video card instead of the integrated
    • Intel core i7 - I didn't have i5 to test
    • SSD didn't make much difference.



    Thanks
    Joe
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    Nice video Joe. Thanks for the tips. I'm planning to go out pretty soon, so they will come in handy. I like what you can do with the new software. The underwater shots and video overlays are nice.
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    Nice video and some great tips. Thanks
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    Thanks for the video Tips Joe! I have been looking for a replacement to my MS Live Video Software. It works well for the quickie videos, but lacks the advance features such as overlays which I really want. Also, it is end of life software that Microsoft no longer supports and you cannot download it from their sites anymore. You will have to find it from a another site like a University. It will work with Windows versions up to Windows 10. I will definitely look at Filmora. I do not want any software that uses the subscription model.
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    How do we get this sub-forum request to the admins?

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