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[*] posted on 20-11-2017 at 20:03
Chemistry Video Software.


Hello everyone. I have been doing chem experiments for awhile now and would like to start making videos on it. However, I cannot seem to find any decent video software to use in order to start making reasonable videos. YouTube removed much of their video editing features. I need to find something that allows me to create, and implement an audio track. I need this because much of the experiments I do are in the fume hood and the fume hood is quite loud. That is the main feature that I need/want before I start making vids besides stuff liked cutting out unnecessary parts.
Do any of you have any advice as to what software is good to use? Sorry if this is in the wrong thread. It's a bit of an oddball.

Also, if anyone has any good ideas on general format, I would be glad to hear them. :).
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[*] posted on 23-11-2017 at 02:30


Movie Maker (Up to Windows 7) is a decent, easy program to use for titling and cutting videos. If you want to do a professional job Da Vinci resolve is a brilliant piece of software and is free to amateur users, but the learning curve is rather steep.



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[*] posted on 23-11-2017 at 10:00


What operating system do you use? I've gotten good results with Lightworks on Mac/Linux but it has a Windows version as well. There's a bit of a learning curve but there is helpful documentation and instructional videos online.

https://www.lwks.com




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[*] posted on 23-11-2017 at 10:26


Ubuntu here.

I use Kdenlive, which is awesome and free.




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[*] posted on 24-11-2017 at 23:14


Sony Vegas is the best in my oppinion.

It's what I use for.

You can easily find a torrent hacked version on the NET.
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[*] posted on 25-11-2017 at 05:26


Yes I agree, Sony Vegas is a great option. It's what I use, as well as NileRed and I believe Chemplayer. It can be very confronting at first, but 90% of what you do involves two or three buttons, just cutting together different clips. Once you work out how to do that, you can then look up individual tutorials like 'how do I add text' or 'how can i zoom and pan across a shot?'. It's very rare that you'll want to do something, and Sony Vegas can't do it, it is very powerful so as well as doing the basics well, you don't hit the capability limit of the program like you easily do with say iMovie or Windows movie maker.
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[*] posted on 25-11-2017 at 11:37


Thank you all for the replies. My operating system is windows. I may try and use each program to see which one I like best. Again thank you all for the replies.
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[*] posted on 12-12-2017 at 06:06


We use Lightworks which is free (and getting more bug free over time thankfully). Unfortunately it will only generate output files at 720p 24fps resolution on the free version. It took a while to get the hang of it though.



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[*] posted on 15-12-2017 at 10:35


I second the vote for Lightworks. If you're looking for detail of editing, it's the best free choice. You could also be naughty and torrent a copy of Adobe After Effects, but I don't recommend pirating. I totally forgot about the resolution limit that chemplayer mentioned, that's a pretty serious downside. If that is a huge issue for you, I would go for Movie Maker. It is absolute trash, but it gets the job done, and can export in 1080p and 30 fps. I have a YouTube video with 78000 views, but it was all done in movie maker. I've never used Sony Vegas before, so I can't really give input on that.



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[*] posted on 15-12-2017 at 12:14


I use AVS Video Editor. It was inexpensive and isn't super complex, which was good for me since all I ever do is stick clips together with transitions, add text, watermark, etc. There's a separate track for audio files, so you can mute your video segment and insert audio that you pre-record or record on the spot in the software. It can be a little buggy at times and crashes occasionally, so save often!

The benefit of AVS is you buy one license, then get access to their entire suite of software products. Video and audio editors and converters, etc.
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[*] posted on 28-12-2017 at 09:19


Has anyone tried out the Pro version of Lightworks? I was thinking about upgrading, but on visiting the store it looks too expensive to justify at the moment:
https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=a...

On the other hand, I might wait for a while, buy a month-long license, and spend it exporting higher quality versions of my older videos & checking out the extra features once I've got a better understanding of the software.




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[*] posted on 19-1-2018 at 19:14


Hello everyone. I know it has been awhile but I would like to say thanks for all the replies. I have decided to use lightworks since a bunch of people mentioned it. I have made one video using it so far. It will take awhile to get used to all the features on it.
If you would like to see the video and give me some constructive criticism, that would be great. I have not made an intro. So, pretty much the only thing I did in it is cut and trim the video to exclude useless info/screw ups. I understand that it is a very rough start but i think it is way better than the initial raw footage. I plan to upload some chemistry soon. Can't find time to do any though.

The video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiVExH-KQ_Y&t=28s
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