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Triggyman

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Post Processing Software for Video
« on: February 09, 2014, 09:16:16 PM »
Hi.

I've been a stills photography guy for practically all my life and I'm interested on dipping my toes on videography (not serious, but enough to say I can do that, too, and produce some decent videos).

Are there any good post processing software for videos that anyone can suggest? Something just like Lightroom for stills where exposure, colors, and sharpness, can be tweaked.

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Post Processing Software for Video
« on: February 09, 2014, 09:16:16 PM »

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Re: Post Processing Software for Video
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 10:03:52 PM »

Any decent video editing app should be able to do color processing.

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Re: Post Processing Software for Video
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 10:50:51 AM »
Video editing software (iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, etc) will usually have some color grading capabilities built in, and then if you want to get super serious, there is dedicated software just for color grading (DaVinci Resolve, Speed Grade, etc).

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Re: Post Processing Software for Video
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 11:11:40 AM »
Triggyman, take a look at Adobe Premiere Elements version 12. It's a scaled down version of Premiere which is a pretty robust application for someone just learning. I think you'll find Elements to work well as you learn. It's also only $99 US and I don't believe it's in the subscription model that Adobe has for it's flagship products either.
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Re: Post Processing Software for Video
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 09:11:34 PM »
Thanks for all the responses so far - I was looking for names I can look at and this is very a good start. There was some I found that cost upwards up to $999 or more and I'm sure that's for very serious videographers - not for me.  :)

I forgot to mention I use Windows 7.
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Re: Post Processing Software for Video
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 12:51:04 PM »
I have been shooting canon photo and video for almost 10 years. For all my videography editing I use Sony Vegas for PC. It's amazing, powerful, simple, and plays the large files back with almost no frame rate loss. I think it should be thrown into the mix. The Adobe products are powerful, but have a huge learning curve. I am not into MAC; so that's how I found Sony Vegas. I've been using it for a long time, and all my work at www.obviouschild.com is edited in Vegas. Also, there is a pro and studio version of the software, and the studio version is totally sufficient and costs less than $100. It's a steal.
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Re: Post Processing Software for Video
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 03:07:22 PM »
I started with Sony Vegas and now I use Sony Pro Edit.  It does a great job.  I have used as many as 5 different video tracks (from different cameras) and 6 different audio tracks in the same project.  It has a lot of color grading capability that comes with the package.  I have had no problem importing different kinds of media files including others that I have created using the application.  There are numerous output video formats that can be created and modified depending on the project requirements.  Fundamentally I have never been stopped when working toward a vision that I have for the final product. 

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Re: Post Processing Software for Video
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 03:07:22 PM »