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Creative Video Editing For Everyone
The Player :- For A True HD Video Experience
FMV provides everything you need for a true HD video experience. As well as still and audio support, the video player supports a wide range of formats including MP3, DivX, DivX HD, Xvid, Windows Media, H263\4 and MKV(Matroska) to name a few. Variable slow motion and mousewheel frame advance and rewind. For audio, there's Multi-language GraceNote CDDB support to identify your CD's and an ID3 editor to tag and classify your MP3 collection. You can also rip audio to MP3 from any video. FMV has two video playback engines including one that is DirectShow \ DirectX based. This means FMV will take full advantage of any hardware on your graphics card automatically and deliver the best video playback performance possible on HD sources.
The Editor :- FMV works in real-time - no more static 'preview' pictures
Not just your average video editor and very easy to use - you won't find a timeline in there either. FMV is a cut based editor. This can be a far more creative way of producing video as you work with each 'cut' and not the timeline as a whole. FMV shields the user from the technicality of video editing whilst delivering a highly creative environment. Naturally your video previews are real-time and you see on screen exactly what you get - Titles, layered effects & transitions. No more pictorial representations of what the transition or effect might look like - FMV renders the video preview in real time as you change parameters so you see exactly what you will get on the clips you are editing. This produces a more creative video editing experience, pushing the users imagination. Mix clips of different formats, frames rates and sizes. The number of effects and transitions are virtually unlimited. Output video to HD, Twitter, Facebook or Xbox360. Together with Keyframing, a Titler and color correction, it's a video editing powerhouse. Check out the samples to see what we mean...
The Funstuff :-
Cool Audio visualisations that dance to the music, Video Frame extraction from any clip to create your windows backdrop (including HD video sources) , create screensavers and .... a 'chill-out screen' if it all gets too much. There is also a video zoom tool which allows zooming to 1500% - On a HD movie, you can see the camera mans reflection in the actors eyes - Try it and see for yourself..
Video Editing Basics (for absolute beginners) :-
What Can You Do With Video Editing Software?
Anyone can make good video with a few basic guidlines. With good Video Editing Software, you can create and share your own creations with the world. Save video memories effortlessly or post to your video to a blog in seconds. Video editing software provides you with the tools needed to capture, edit and share your video creations.
Capture i.e Transfer it from the camera or device onto your computer hard disk - This can be movies or stills. Most versions of Windows have video capture already built in - If not, your video device will have come with capture software designed specifically for it. All the major mobile phone manufactures offer freeware utilities for video and still transfer.You will need to learn how to transfer the video or stills to your hard disk so that you can edit them into your final video. Read the instructions that came with your device on how to transfer multimedia.
Video Editing. To edit video, you re-arrange, mix or combine video clips or still files to where you want them to appear, add titles, menus and text to your video creations. You can then share video online by posting it to your video blog or to YouTube, Google Video, Grouper or any other of your favorite video sites. Create an Online Video Album. Sites like Drop Shots, StashSpace or MyPhotoAlbum offer family-friendly protected accounts. So you can create a private online space where you can share your video with family and friends. Upload video files in popular formats like video from players such as Windows Media Player, or common AVI format. This site also offers "Video Editing forums," news and comprehensive reviews on video editing software and video editing tools that will help you edit and create video.
What to Look For in Video Editing Software. When thinking about video editing software, first consider what you want to do. Some programs only perform simple tasks, such as converting formats or burning DVDs. Others offer complex editing tools such as multicam edits, special effects and advanced templates. Also, keep in mind that video editing can task your computer. On slower computers, rendering video will take longer, video editing itself may not be fluid. Most modern comuters purchased within the last 5 years should handle editing DV video fluidly. The editor should also be resolution independant. i.e you can mix video of different frame-rates, sizes etc. The video editor should not be limited by resolution.
Ease of Use. Good video editing software allows capturing of video from multiple sources like DV/AVCHD/miniDV camcorders, analog camcorders, VCR, and TV. Playback should be as smooth as possible to make editing easier. Editing Tools. Video editing software must allow you to edit video and make trimming scenes, cutting video, and adding text simple processes. Video Editing Effects and Transitions. It's important that video editing software includes a library of effects, or filters to give your clips a distinctive look. Transitions help you move from scene to scene smoothly, so having a library of standard transitions is also important. Finally, the ability to overlay animated or static objects such as jpeg images onto video. Not all video editing software comes with audio tracks included, so you must be able to import your own music from CDs or your hard drive. Trimming, fading, and extending audio tracks to fit a scene is also essential. Most video editing software allow you to import your own pictures and insert them as overlaid or picture-in-picture objects. Finally you'll want to export or perhaps convert your video format. Common formats include MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4, VCD, SVCD, DVD, AVI, WMV, MOV, and even AVCHD. You will find video tools to help you do this in the 'useful links' section of the site.
Help/Documentation/Tech Support. Quality product support for video editing software is not a 'nice to have', but a necessity. You should consider the above points before purchasing video editing software.