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#1 George Ebersole

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:43 AM

Has anyone ever used any of Cyberlink's editing or other production software?  Is the money I save by buying their license as opposed to Final Cut pro worth it? 


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#2 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:58 AM

What is your purpose for editing going to be? Like a post house or personal projects?


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#3 George Ebersole

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:07 PM

What is your purpose for editing going to be? Like a post house or personal projects?

 

Right now just personal junk I want to post on YouTube or Vimeo.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:53 PM

I would just get Premiere for $20/month.


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#5 George Ebersole

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:02 PM

Last I heard Adobe stuff ran into the $1300 range.  I'm seeing a bare bones edition for $89, and a midway version for $500 or $600.  Where can I get the $20/month version, and is it legal?


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#6 Jonathan Tinsley

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:15 AM

Yeah here's a link:

 

https://creative.ado...3KR7S1&mv=other


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#7 George Ebersole

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:28 AM

It's a mobile cloud app.  Thanks, but never mind.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:39 AM

No... It isn't. It's a desktop app. All Adobe products moved into the Creative Cloud a few years ago.

 

I wouldn't bother with Power Director. Just get Premiere and edit with what is industry standard. It isn't even that expensive.


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#9 George Ebersole

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:47 AM

I went to Adobe's website;

 

http://www.adobe.com...7SQBYQ&mv=other

 

Interesting.  I wonder why people are still trying to hock the  expensive boxed versions.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:54 AM

There's also the ever common five finger discount on Sony Vegas.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:50 AM

 

I went to Adobe's website;

 

http://www.adobe.com...7SQBYQ&mv=other

 

Interesting.  I wonder why people are still trying to hock the  expensive boxed versions.

 

people are unsure how much they would use the program, they believe they would pay for nothing if they don't edit anything for couple of months. 

 

(one can plan these beforehand and cease the subscription for periods you wont need it so a bit odd attitude but nevertheless there is lots of people who simply don't like the idea of renting at all, they want to own it all no matter the cost. a piece of software is considered expendable nowadays and very soon renders obsolete so not a good investment I think... ) 

 

the main problem with current software and adobe products especially is that they are not very compatible between versions. so if you need to collaborate with another person who has, say, two years (or one or two versions even) older version of Premiere, you may not be able to share project files at all except using primitive methods like transferring the data in xml format between premiere versions. even converting the files from old to new version may not be possible. 

So it is good to always have the latest or almost the latest version of the software and then it is much much cheaper and easier to rent than to purchase anything (and also mandatory with adobe products). if one is just working with old video formats and operating systems and never have to share anything with anybody, then any 10 year old software would do. It's just like, software developers don't care about backwards compatibility anymore  :(  and if updating the editing software you most often need to also update the operating system nowadays which leads to all kind of problems and other software may stop working. challenging times  :blink:


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#12 George Ebersole

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:38 AM

Jonathan Tinsley; thanks for the heads up.

 

I really didn't want to spend thousands on Adobe boxed versions.

 

aapo; yeah, I can see that.


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#13 Rakesh Malik

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:26 AM

There's always the legally freely available DaVinci Resolve...


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:26 AM

If you want to get a NLE you can buy outright for a low price, then go with one of these three:

MAGIX Video Pro X8
Vegas Pro
HitFilm Pro

 

Or if you do not want to spend anything at all.... check out DaVinci Resolve.  


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#15 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

I'd suggest Resolve as well from a visual perspective, but it has next to nothing in the audio category (if you need that covered).


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#16 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:58 PM

I've been using Creative Cloud for a few years now, and while I was skeptical about not 'owning' the software at first, now I prefer it and wouldn't want to go back.

The biggest benefit is the free and easy software version updates - with so many new cameras and codec variations coming out every few months, the need to constantly update to stay current is a big issue. Just don't update while in the middle of a project.

Otherwise, it's great not to have work around compatibility issues between software versions if you are passing edits around between collaborators. Because we are always on the same version.
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#17 Rakesh Malik

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:07 PM

I'd suggest Resolve as well from a visual perspective, but it has next to nothing in the audio category (if you need that covered).

 

It's currently in beta, but Resolve got a major update in that area.


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