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Old Jun 15, 2008, 8:03 PM   #1
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Hi all - I've perused some of the threads where some very high end movie editing software is dicussed.

I don't have much experience in this realm - recently bought an Aiptek Action HD and want to be able to edit movie clips - fading out to black, cutting out portions - joining movie files together at times, so as create longer watchable movie files.

I installed the Total Media Extreme software from ArcSoft that comes with the Aiptek - and from the looks of it one can cut portions and make DVDs, but I don't see how one can join movie files together.

Are there any suggestions for good, basic, cheap software programs that work well with the .mov files the Aiptek generates? The more user-friendly the better.

Sorry to start a new thread here but the Aiptek Review thread was getting pretty long and I thought this topic was worthy of its own thread - including any tips others might have for editing.



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Old Jun 16, 2008, 10:28 AM   #2
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If you have a Mac, you're in luck.

The Aiptek .MOV files are easy to edit on a Mac.

If you have a Windows computer, then you might try Magix Movie Edit Pro 14.

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Old Jun 16, 2008, 1:35 PM   #3
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If you just want to edit the Aiptek .MOV files in Windows Movie Maker, you could buy the $30 "MOVAVI" converter.

I just tried the demo.

Video: It seems to work.

Audio: I haven't had a chance to test and verify.

Here's the link:

http://movavi.com/videoconverter/

This software can open the Aiptek .MOV high definition clips.

It then can convert them to WMV HD format for editing in Windows Movie Maker.

It also supports export to high definition XviD files.

But try the demo and see if it works for you where audio is concerned; I haven't had a chance to test that to make sure everything stays in sync.

Video conversion seems to work.

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Old Jun 16, 2008, 1:57 PM   #4
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Go to adobe.com and download the trial version of Adobe Premiere Elements 4 supposedly it can edit these files. At least according to it's documentation it can. If it does work then buy it
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 2:40 PM   #5
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Actually, Adobe Premiere Elements 4 can't handle AVCHD.

Perhaps it can handle high definition H.264 files that do not comply with the AVCHD standard.

However -- unfortunately -- Adobe's trial version Web page says the trials won't be available until "July 1."

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Old Jun 16, 2008, 8:39 PM   #6
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why not try free virtualdub with free Quicktime virtualdub plugin and xvid codec to encode to avi? save your money 8)

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Virtualdub
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