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All the funny business aside, all of ya'll help me with something. The wife has an i-phone, we have a digital camera and getting a GoPro, have an iMac and want to "produce" some of our own experiences for the scrap book and to share (video). This is the big mystry to me. Is there a publication that teaches you how to edit, add music etc.? What kind of software/program might I need?

By the way... I watch everyone's stuff. Honestly, I get "lost" in fantasy watching most everyone's videos. Thank you! :)

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Re: Our first good video

OK you guys....

Is there a publication that teaches you how to edit, add music etc.? What kind of software/program might I need?


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I use Pinnacle Studio for video editing and StudioOne for audio recording. It took a while to get proficient at PinnacleStudio, but I like it a lot. Also, GoPro has a free application called Cineform that works well. I used PinnacleStudio for the Video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmMc6iC9hdI

On the video below, I recorded video with the GoPro and simultaneously recorded audio with StudioOne. Then the video and audio were combined and sync'd using Pinnacle Studio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSd6kIqExUQ
 

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I use Pinnacle Studio for video editing and StudioOne for audio recording. It took a while to get proficient at PinnacleStudio, but I like it a lot. Also, GoPro has a free application called Cineform that works well. I used StudioOne for the Video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmMc6iC9hdI

On the video below, I recorded video with the GoPro and simultaneously recorded audio with StudioOne. Then the video and audio were combined and sync'd using Pinnacle Studio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSd6kIqExUQ
Most excellent guitar work my man! (Surfing wasn't too shabby either). Thanks!
 

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Re: Our first good video

OK you guys....

All the funny business aside, all of ya'll help me with something. The wife has an i-phone, we have a digital camera and getting a GoPro, have an iMac and want to "produce" some of our own experiences for the scrap book and to share (video). This is the big mystry to me. Is there a publication that teaches you how to edit, add music etc.? What kind of software/program might I need?

By the way... I watch everyone's stuff. Honestly, I get "lost" in fantasy watching most everyone's videos. Thank you! :)

Dave
Dave_E,

FIRST, look for the free apps that you can find for editing. Start that way and get to know the process. Then, you can look for a program with more power and better options during editing. We have found that most of the programs work in a similar way, so your learning time is not wasted with the free stuff. Also, you can better understand how you like to work with the program.

Do you subscribe to Good Old Boat magazine? If so, take a look in the history file for our name as author. They published an article we did on just the subject of getting started editing video. I think it was back in 2008 and called something like, "Cruising with a camera". It's old stuff now, but the basics are the same today.

GO FOR IT! I know a few times other cruisers/people gave me the razz as "not living the moment" because I had an eye in the camera. :p

I tell them I keep BOTH my eyes open and do NOT miss the moment! :laugher

We just watched one of our videos that we produced way back when. It brought back all kinds of GREAT memories that would have been lost had we not recorded them on video!!!! :eek: Even if they we in standard definition. NO such thing as HD hen we started. ;)

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The wife has an i-phone, we have a digital camera and getting a GoPro, have an iMac and want to "produce" some of our own experiences for the scrap book and to share (video). This is the big mystry to me. Is there a publication that teaches you how to edit, add music etc.? What kind of software/program might I need?
Dave - Between the iPhone, GoPro and Mac you've got all you need to make quality scrap book/sharing vids. Do you have the native iMovie app loaded on the Mac or iPhone? It's a bit wonky and takes some fiddling around with to learn it completely, but all the tools are there to make a really nice video.
 

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OK you guys....

All the funny business aside, all of ya'll help me with something. The wife has an i-phone, we have a digital camera and getting a GoPro, have an iMac and want to "produce" some of our own experiences for the scrap book and to share (video). This is the big mystry to me. Is there a publication that teaches you how to edit, add music etc.? What kind of software/program might I need?

By the way... I watch everyone's stuff. Honestly, I get "lost" in fantasy watching most everyone's videos. Thank you! :)

Dave
I learned by doing... but I had some film editing background

minus : I have felt that Apple (all software companies) keeps trying to make things easier for the user, that they make things almost un-usualbe

Plus : most things will be right there for you on the iMac. The music will be part of your iTunes (all the music there will be available). I see Vega uses incompetech.com some nice background music there and you don't have to 'steal' it. Sometimes you will have a song in your video, you upload it and you get Youtube not letting you use it..

The key I would say to starting -- real simple.

1) your first book, simple.. no complex things... just how to start and finish
2) first video the same. Make one that is about one minute long with credits and two or three edits. One of the reasons for this everything will be smoother

I just made a quick one to show, but it will take 30 minutes to upload with my DSL connection (longer than it took to make) == http://youtu.be/8-6nh9qswVA


Edit: The thing I dislike about iMovie the most is it is one of those automatically saving program. You can save Version 1, make changes and then save Version 2.. and go with the one you like the best. I have used Final Cut, but I sometimes think that companies make their cheaper program too simple so you opt for the more expensive version
 

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OK you guys....
The wife has an i-phone, we have a digital camera and getting a GoPro, have an iMac and want to "produce" some of our own experiences for the scrap book and to share (video). This is the big mystry to me. Is there a publication that teaches you how to edit, add music etc.? What kind of software/program might I need?

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Dave- As the previous poster mentioned, your iMac comes with iMovie, which is meant for beginners. Importing from your other peripherals might be the biggest headache and it is limited when it comes to effects. BUT- if you use Gopro Studio (also free with the camera), you can import the Gopro stuff, as well as any iPhone or other peripheral captures right into it. It has a handy dandy template with which to practice technique. Here is the first one I made:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaL0BTODkeA
Once you are comfortable with editing in the timeline, you can begin to use the advanced tools, like slo-mo ramping and resizing.
This takes time, but is very rewarding.
Oh, and one more thing- create a youtube channel for easy sharing. Then show everyone here at SN so you can be criticized. Do not monetize your channel, though. UPac is correct about getting banned.
 

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http://www.sailnet.com/forums/off-topic/189113-movie-making-software-fliming.html

OK you guys....

All the funny business aside, all of ya'll help me with something. The wife has an i-phone, we have a digital camera and getting a GoPro, have an iMac and want to "produce" some of our own experiences for the scrap book and to share (video). This is the big mystry to me. Is there a publication that teaches you how to edit, add music etc.? What kind of software/program might I need?

By the way... I watch everyone's stuff. Honestly, I get "lost" in fantasy watching most everyone's videos. Thank you! :)

Dave
Seems to me that most people use Sony Vegas software [ edit: The new entry level editing software is called Movie Studio. You can DL a free trial version HERE ]. Do the tutorial, practice a little and Bob's your uncle.
 

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Final Cut Pro is another option for Macs. But this discussion is a serious "thread high-jack." Maybe start a new one???
 

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Sony Vegas appears to be a PC program... I think he has an iMac

looks like Final Cut would be cheaper than Vegas
Movie Studio is the basic version of Vegas for $49. Looks like a name change since I first downloaded the program. I couldn't find anything in a quick search about whether or not it works on a Mac, except an app to allow sharing on an iPad.

You can always DL the free trial version.
 

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Movie Studio is the basic version of Vegas for $49. Looks like a name change since I first downloaded the program. I couldn't find anything in a quick search about whether or not it works on a Mac, except an app to allow sharing on an iPad.

You can always DL the free trial version.
at work -- on PCs --- we use AVS4You, not supported very well, but works great

But I believe with the iMac iMovie is free... or it was before my computer crashed
 

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Yeah, if you have an iMac you should have everything you need to edit movies with iMovie and iTunes.

If you want to get into crazy pro stuff Adobe now licenses Premiere and After Effects for $20 (each) a month. Be aware there's a steep learning curve for Premiere.
 

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hmmm .... does nothing for the sequence but these are all the posts from the other thread that relate to this topic. Unfortunately when I move posts they appear here in order of posting so Titus's first post ...

Not sure if one of these has been started. Lots of people making movies of their sailing, might be a good place/time to have a discussion about how people approach it.
..... ends up at the end not the beginning. VB program does not allow me to fix that.
 

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whoa... combining these threads make me dizzy.

One of the features that is in AVS4You, but not in iMovie is the ability to do some simple audio editing. With AVS you can double click pointers on the audio track and that allows you to fade the sound down or up as needed. When using music, is is nice to be able to face out at the end, or when someone is talking.
 

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Dave,

My advice is;
1. Take videos of what you want to remember YOURSELF! ;)
2. Take your time and edit the videos in a way that YOU LIKE!
3. THEN, share them with relatives and then friends.
4. Post to Youtube for others, BUT.....
....... Have a thick skin and no big ego.

Then, if people like them, you might make some money.

Our first promo for our first DVD.......
http://www.svguenevere.com/dvd/wca/GWCApromo.wmv

Just my view.

Greg
 

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Dave,

My advice is;
1. Take videos of what you want to remember YOURSELF! ;)
2. Take your time and edit the videos in a way that YOU LIKE!
3. THEN, share them with relatives and then friends.
4. Post to Youtube for others, BUT.....
....... Have a thick skin and no big ego.

Then, if people like them, you might make some money.

Our first promo for our first DVD.......
http://www.svguenevere.com/dvd/wca/GWCApromo.wmv

Just my view.

Greg

Probably don't even have to promote the vids, if it is just for the family, you probably could make a google group.

But I agree, you know what you want, who knows what the internet wants
 

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