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    I have had a bunch the old family 8mm movies put onto DVD from VHS tape. They need some major editing. The guy who did it originally put some terrible music and grouped the clips all wrong.
    I am looking some recommendations for editing software. Which one to try or stay away from.
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    Adobe premiere for windows. Final Cut is for mac. The editing techniques is a matter of creativity and experience. I was working in this kind of stuff for a life time until retirement at a tv broadcast station. You sort have to have a ear for it to know what sounds / music goes with each video clip and what works. a lot of time too helps as it can take some time to do the job right.
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    This would be for windows 7. I know there is lot of creativity that goes with it. I just need a good package that should not be difficult to learn and will do enough stuff. I will need to cut the movie into a bunch of clips, possibly put some titles identifying the persons and dates of the events and strip the music off. I may add more music but I don't know. May some slow motion for some funny parts, but I'm just not knowing for sure right now.
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    what is your computer specs? ram / hard drive storage / cpu / video card?
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    Thinkcentre 7635
    8G mem
    win7 64 bit
    Intel duo core 64 bit 3.16GHz
    onboard video controller online support says it's a Intel GMA 4500 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
    2 160 gig hard drives
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    you should be ok, I have 32 gig memory with 3 monitors. video 1 gig memory on video card with 4 monitor outputs. I7 cpu. Video can take a lot of hard drive space. Just close most other apps out when editing. 6 hrad drives, 5 at 2 terabytes, system drive is 1 terabyte.
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    If you have problems locating the software then private message me, adobe premiere for windows. still learning all the functions myself as I had used final cut at work and velocity. adobe premiere has a lot of things that you will rarely use but it has a lot of features. It may be available as a stand alone but also as part of a collection of adobe software. Hope the dvd encoding of your video is in higher resolution as it helps when doing motion effects / zooming in.
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    This is a new project so it take me some to work on it. I'll let you know how it's going. I'm not sure what the quality is going to be. I have someone dubbing the tape over to VHS DVD on combo machine.

    When I make an actual DVD what type should I use? I know there is +r and -r and maybe some others.
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    I was looking at the Adobe and you can't even "buy it". You have to subscribe to it with monthly or annual fees. What a scam that is.
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    Adobe products are not the cheapest and some of their products very expensive but are good. There is some cheaper movie editing products but that always the greatest. Sony Vegas is one too but although not the price tag as adobe can still be several hundred, I would have preferred final cut but since I did not have a mac I was more comfortable to premiere as it had the look and feel closer to what I had previously worked with.

    I always use minus R dvd's for single lawyer. Dual layer dvd's seem to only come as a plus R.
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