I am attempting to edit and produce DVD’s from downloaded avi files from various sources. I am looking for software to do this.
I have tried Adobe Premiere Elements but I have great difficulty doing simple editing which is mainly trimming front and back and removing some interior frames. Also the menu system with Adove is combersome.
I have also tried Sony Studio which does a good job of the menuing but will not edit.
I have considered Ulead, Pinnacle, Vegas Studio, and others. The reviews are so conflicting. I don’t mind purchasing but don’t want to but the wrong one.
I am not doing fancy editing. I do need the ability to condense video for single density DVD’s before burning.
I need something that has simple editing with the ability to menuing.
Suggestions, please. I don’t mind spending more time with Premiere Elements if that is the best choice.
There is no simple and easy software. They all have a learning curve, and one that is simple for me, might be very difficult for others. As an example, I’ve been using Vegas for a few years, and just bought Corel Video Studio 11 Plus. Boy was I lost. I have spent the past two days viewing some tutorials I found by googling, and now I see just how easy this software is to use, and how powerful it is. Had I continued struggling with it, and messing with the HELP file all the time, it would have taken me forever to figure out what to do.
Stick with one software, read or view some tutorials, play with it a little bit, and THEN if you don’t like it, start looking at some others. I have played with many of the video softwares, and the only ones that are truly hard to use, are the professional level ones, and even they become easy if you spend about 4 - 6 hours viewing tutorials, before you start messing with them. Knowledge is power!