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03 February 2008 @ 09:25 pm
Making Movies ... for crying out loud...  
My brand new Vista Movie Maker keeps crashing on me. Thhbbbbttt! Then I downloaded two trial versions (for Premiere and PowerDirector) and both of them put watermarks on during rendering. At least the one for PowerDirector goes away. I just need to slap a title on it! bah. So much for doing my little project the easy way. I hate it when something that should be easy is so frelling difficult. *sigh* Stupid old computer screen blow up making me rebuild everything.

So, vidder types? Since I'm rebuilding my system, what do you all use/rec? Given that money IS an object, I'm not springing for the full Premiere, no matter what. But... Premiere Elements? Studio? Vegas? PowerDirector? (which I kind of liked in trial, though I haven't tried to do anything complicated yet, but its export/rendering was a WHOLE lot easier than P.E.)

Something else?

otherwise, fannishly, must do SHAGATHON FIC. eep. It's gonna suck and be short. I just don't seem to have any mojo for my prompt. :(

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Super Tuesday is soon. THANK YOU GOD. I can't take any more of these gambling ads. Yes, no, I don't care - just STFU!
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The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Dean viddingsabaceanbabe on February 4th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
I've heard good things about Vegas, but it's still expensive. And that's Vegas, not Vegas ______.

AVS Media is pretty easy to use and it's got my current favorite transition, which is called "gaussian blur." IIRC, you can download the full version for like $40? I've been using that in conjunction with Roxio VideoWave to make my vids, although I'm stalled with AVS until my husband gets back from training and can hook up the internet to the new 'puter. I was able to install AVS just fine, but I can't run it until the software gets revalidated on the internet.

I've got some scenes in my head for my Shagathon fic, but I can't seem to get myself to sit down and write them out. Stupid muse.

ETA: Here's a link to the AVS Video Editor: http://www.avsmedia.com/VideoEditor/index.aspx

Edited at 2008-02-04 04:36 pm (UTC)
lizardbeth: Anders - Leelizardbeth_j on February 4th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks! I'll check it out. All I want is to put a little title at the front of the second and third part of Tahmoh's interview so people know what order they go in. And NOTHING is cooperating with me! So maddening.

Yeah, how come my Shagathon fic is also just sitting there? Is it just general BSG fan malaise hitting everybody? It chases muses away and turns some (presumably) otherwise normal people into wanky beyotches? I tell you, I can't WAIT for the DVDs, at least we'll all have new stuff to chew on, besides each other...
reneedyreneedy on February 4th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Don't say that! My vidding hopes were pinned on WMM working in Vista! It'd suck if I buy a new computer and still can't vid!
lizardbeth: Agathonslizardbeth_j on February 5th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
maybe it will work for you, I don't know. Maybe I just need to update the program or something. I'm still working on it.

But needless to say People Uncut is running into some unexpected technical difficulties. I have You Tube version files with titles, now, but little green "Power Director Trial version" up at the top for about thirty seconds. It's not that bad, really. I'll try one and you can see what you think. Either way, part One is ready to go. \o/