Posts Tagged ‘Video Editing’

Sony Movie Studio 11 and Movie Studio Platinum 12

With the holidays and the end of the year at hand, there is ample opportunity for family video and hijinx. There is also plenty of time to sit around the computer and capture your greatest game play triumphs. To that end I have been search of video editing software. After sampling a slew of them I found Sony Vegas to be the most usable and precise. It can be a bit tricky, but that’s because it’s actually made for editing. It’s not just for trimming a clip and spitting it back out again.

I mentioned previously that Amazon prices fluctuate wildly and I’ve noticed these two packages have a wild ebb and flow. The previous version Sony Movie Studio 11 is available in the range of $15 – 19. I managed to get a copy for $14.99. It’s the previous version, but the UI and most of the other features and the same as the new version. Depending on the review you read, some even prefer the previous version.

I then discovered the new version Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 has dropped from $65 to $35. This is the latest version and is also 64-bit. Oddly, the boxed version is much cheaper than the downloadable version. That is an impressive deal and I may end up getting both. I have two machines and you Sony ties the version to the computer. However, for $45 it would cover both machines and provide an almost identical editing experience. There are some computer demos I plan to work with for the new year and this is the software I plan to use.

This is pretty stellar deal, so if you’re in the market you might want to keep refreshing the page and wait for your moment to strike.

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Freemake Video Converter 4.0.3

I previously wrote about this fantastic tool for converting and playing just about any type of video format you could come across. It will even convert videos for codecs you don’t even have installed. That’s part of it’s beauty. I don’t have any AVI codes installed on one of my machines, but I can still watch AVI files or convert them over to MP4 (my preferred format).

Why do I bring Freemake up again? Well, the tools itself is free and doesn’t have any restrictions on what you can do or what you can covert.

Until now…

For promotional reasons an additional video frame with Freemake logo is added at the end of the videos longer than 5 minutes unless Freemake Gold Pack is activated

While the $9.99 price tag is dirt, dirt cheap and I bought my Gold Pack key the first day I found this tool, the previous version doesn’t have this new change. If you want a free video converter that handles just about video format out there, plus DVD, plus joining and splitting files and takes up only a couple of meg in size, then you need to download a copy. It’s an amazing piece of software.

I encourage you to spend the couple bucks to help development, but if you can’t, click this link before the previous version is gone for good.

Download Freemake Video Converter 4.0.3

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