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Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby GerryB » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:58 am

Good morning to you all.

Not being a Win10 user (I didn't have Win8 either) I was not aware that Windows Movie Maker (Live) is no longer available.

A decision has been made to try and encourage referees to take their match videos and cut clips of moments/incidents in their game and pass around their colleague to seek opinion. All part of the self-learning approach to development.

My recommendation for the software was iMovie or WMM. Oh dear!!!

Does anyone have an alternative suggestion for free software for WMM (yes, it must be free) that will take in video (.mov .wmv .mp4) files and output .mp4 coded files as a minimum?

If they (referees) want to upgrade then I will be recommending Adobe Premier Elements, it has been good and stable over the years! It comes with an associated recommendation to that well known book.... The Muvipix.com Guide to.......

Many thanks in advance,

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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby Chuck Engels » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:06 am

There are quite a few options available at the Microsoft Store. You can check reviews and features of each. Wish I had experience with a free version but I don't. Hopefully someone will have experience with something.

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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby Chuck Engels » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:08 am

There are even more options for cell phones and tablets, even Adobe has a free app for video editing. It might help to know what all of them are using to record the matches. Is everyone using the same equipment by chance?
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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby GerryB » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:34 am

Hi Chuck,

If only.....

The videos will be coming from the home team and what device, camera, phone, tablet, is an unknown!!
The format is unknown!!
I'm not organising that side of things, there are others who think they are Cecil B DeMille and know best.

I had thought about the Adobe app but then not everyone has an iPad or tablet, so I defaulted to iMovie or WMM - that was.

Something with look & feel of WMM will do to get the ball rolling if you excuse the pun!

Best wishes,

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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby sidd finch » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:02 am

I think you will have some decent luck with the GoPro Studio editing app for windows or Mac. It is free and pretty simple to use. They also have the free program called quick which is supposed to do an auto edit. Not sure how it works but might be worth a try.

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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby GerryB » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:22 am

Thanks Sid,
That looks interesting, I'll give it a run tomorrow.
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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby GerryB » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:42 am

Sid,

The GoPro Quick looked interesting but it is free for 7 days!!
You only discover that when you go through the signup process.
Back to the drawing board.

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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby sidd finch » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:52 am

Sorry to hear that... all these companies only want to rent.... I dislike the rent method.

But GoPro studio editing app is free. I have used it and it is a pretty simplistic editing program.

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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby sidd finch » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:17 am

Looks like GoPro Studio is no longer offered. Only Quick is offered.... ughhh.

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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:59 pm

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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby Ryedo » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:39 am

Never heard of OpenShot until now. How is this software not more widely known? Or maybe I live under a virtual rock. lol
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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby Ken Jarstad » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:05 am

There are more FOSS (free and open source software) that are cross platform now. Shotcut is my current favorite. https://www.shotcut.org/ Kdenlive is a more robust editor. https://kdenlive.org/en/
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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby Chuck Engels » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:56 am

Wow, thanks Ken !!
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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby sidd finch » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:19 pm

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Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:50 pm

I'd also recommend checking out Adobe Rush. It's a cross-platform, simplified editor that works on both desktops and mobile devices.
https://www.adobe.com/products/premiere-rush.html

As you can see, there's a free version and a Pro version. I've been trying to test drive the free version but, because I have the Creative Cloud installed, it automatically upgrades me to the Pro CC version.

Can someone download the free version and see how they feel about it?

A part of me suspects Adobe may be channeling its energy away from Premiere Elements and into this app. But that's just speculation on my part.
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