Editing Video & Adding Narration

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Hi Guys

I want to create a video from 10 separate MP4 clips and then add the narration audio.

Would you guys suggest Windows Movie Maker or an alternative application?

The finished video will be around 2hrs long.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Crosbie
    Are you willing to pay for software?

    I mean Windows Movie Maker will do the job, but there are paid alternatives that do a much better job!
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    Thanks Joe

    I would consider buying a better application.
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  • Profile picture of the author munstersg01
    Windows Movie Maker should do fine.

    I am using Movie plus x6 by serif.

    There are 2 more which I have tried before which are quite good are Cyberlink Power Director and AVS Video Editor.

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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Crosbie
    Serif Movie Plus is a very good piece of software! I would recommend looking into that.

    However if you are thinking of doing screen recordings in the future, it might be worth considering investing in Camtasia. It's a little pricy but is by far the best screen recording software available and it also works as a great video editing software.
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    Camtasia would be the best choice for editing videos, to my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author natebunger
    Has anyone tried using Sony Vegas Pro? I believe it's a good video editor. I've read in other forum sites that people use it as a better alternative to Windows Movie Maker.
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  • Profile picture of the author dackers911
    I have been using screencast-o-matic to record from my screen. I should have said that my video will be a screen recording. I plan to split the video in 2 x 1hr recordings.


    Movie plus x6 by serif looks good but my recordings won't be HD.
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  • Profile picture of the author Beatinest
    Get Sony Vegas if you are willing to pay for software. I wouldn't suggest camtasia for a job like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffsolochek
    Originally Posted by dackers911 View Post

    Hi Guys

    I want to create a video from 10 separate MP4 clips and then add the narration audio.

    Would you guys suggest Windows Movie Maker or an alternative application?

    The finished video will be around 2hrs long.
    I would go with Camtasia of course there are several freeware and opensource alternatives like CamStudio
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  • Profile picture of the author dackers911
    Thanks all so far

    Marty, hope this helps. My project is to record 10 separate videos, say 20 minutes each. I then want to edit and combine the 10 videos. Before each video I will record an introduction using Powerpoint. When all the videos are combined, I will then record the narration and add it. All the video footage will be on my PC screen - I was planning on using Screencast o matic to record the screen capture and export each video in MP4 to be used with the editing software.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kishokv
    Camastia is great and easy to use. You can also record the screen and audio with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by dackers911 View Post

      Thanks all so far

      Marty, hope this helps. My project is to record 10 separate videos, say 20 minutes each. I then want to edit and combine the 10 videos. Before each video I will record an introduction using Powerpoint. When all the videos are combined, I will then record the narration and add it. All the video footage will be on my PC screen - I was planning on using Screencast o matic to record the screen capture and export each video in MP4 to be used with the editing software.
      Yikes! That is very LONNNNNG to watch.

      Don't know your niche/audience - but for most this would be way too monotonous.
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  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    It sounds like you're doing very basic video editing - in that case Windows Movie Maker should work. For more effects and such, invest in Final Cut Pro for Mac
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