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    One final note

    Don't go for a particular software choice based on just price or ''Special Effects Features'' alone. Go for ease of interface use, and of course learning curve. Less is always more. Special Effects are like salt and pepper, use too much and it diminishes the final product. Most editors worth their salt, rarely use many special effects. It's about the proper application of sound fundamental editing. As an example, how many Power Point presentations have you been shown where the presenter feels obligated to include audience applause on the sound track? Dumb, very dumb. If the presentation were worth applause, it would have been forthcoming from a far more genuine source. That's why more and more sitcoms have opted for live audiences during taping- the only special effect used is where the editors move the audience reaction around a bit for greater effect.

    As an example, A former student of mine was the producer of a series for the A&E Channel called ''Random-1.'' http://www.random1.com has mini versions of his one hour long series of 10 shows. http://www.aetv.com/random1/ At the time he was featured by Apple Computer http://www.apple.com/pro/video/chester/ as the largest Post Production studio using Final Cut Pro and G--5 work stations: You can see samples of his work at http://www.johnchester.com where he's posted his portfolio. He moved to Santa Monica about a year ago and is about to release his latest Final Cut product called ''Rock Prophesies.''
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    When I produced MIA, I edited with Adobe Premiere. It is the Final Cut comparison for windows. If you want to just mess around and make some web videos then you really dont need to spend a lot of money - you can use some of the more basic programs out there.

    Since laptops are now being loaded with enough ram, they are being used by producers outside of the professional studios for convenience. The last I have researched Avid and Final Cut Pro were really the leaders in the professional realm of software video production.

    When I was working with Premier, there were a couple things I didn't like about it, such as the slow motion and titleing quality, but that was about 5 years ago, so I"m sure there have been some great improvements.

    But again, for just making some web vids, start off with something cheaper. Most likely it will do everything you need. If you find you want to get more serious about it, then upgrade.

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    Thanks guys

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    Cyberlink has a few programs and they are relatively cheap. And they have a youtube creation wizard too.
    Just remember when working on a PC to save regularly, it will save you from breaking your hand when you punch your monitor when vista or xp decide to close because it has encountered an error.

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    Interesting

    So what they say about Vista is pretty much true then. . . interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post

    When I was working with Premier, there were a couple things I didn't like about it, such as the slow motion and titleing quality, but that was about 5 years ago, so I"m sure there have been some great improvements.
    Yeah CS3 AP has some serious power and tools. You probably used AP7 or 8.

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    If anyone here has imovie for the mac, is it possible to put a clip in slow-mo? i cant find anything that does it. Maybe im just looking in the wrong spot or something. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Ya brah you can hit that little gear thing on the bottom left hand corner of the clip then you gotta hit clip adjustments then click speed and do your thing from there

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    Wooow duh. thank you.