Question from Natalie about video software -
Hi! I was curious as to what free program I could use on the computer
to make a 10 minute highlight reel set to Music from over 3 hrs of raw
footage I will have on DVD from our wedding.
I have a PC, with Windows Movie Maker on it .... but my mom was
thinking of purchasing Sony Movie Studio for me to make it with ... not
sure which would be easier?
Buying the edited DVD wasn't in our budget sadly ... any advice would
- Hello Natalie,
Reply from Will
Hutchinson, Author of our DSLR Video
Yeah - I have looked at this before for a friend. Windows Movie Maker
is really easy - like iMovie - and is hence quick and intuitive.
The only couple of drawbacks with these are that you can't do huge
amounts other than simple cuts and transitions, but mainly that the
exported video is not as good quality as Sony Studio / Premier or Final
The advantages of Sony Studio are that you can do a lot more with audio
(multiple tracks etc) and will have more editable transitions and
titles - it is a more powerful tool, just potentially slightly trickier
Sony Studio offers a free trial, so the simplest thing would be to
download it and have a go. If it is too complicated, then Windows Movie
Maker is more than enough to do some simple editing and exporting.
Also - check this article
which compares the two.
All the best
- Excellent .... thank you so much for taking the time to get this info