January 14, 2006


I got a call this morning from my Brother-In-Law, who is looking for some help. You see, his son is graduating from high school this year, and they are shopping for colleges for him to attend. BIL has made some DVD's of his boy's feats on the football field, and is sending them around to the schools in hopes of landing him a scholarship. His problem is the fact that the different film clips are not very smooth in the transition from clip tio clip, and he'd like to add some music to amp things up as well. He called me to get some advice on some software to assist him in this endeavor. Unfortunately I've not had to do any video editing with my PC, so I don't know what to tell him.

Anybody got any recommendations? Drop me an email, or leave a comment if you can help.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at January 14, 2006 11:26 AM | TrackBack

Sorry, outside my realm of knowledge.

Posted by: Contagion at January 14, 2006 07:43 PM

XP has a decent program built in. Windows movie maker. I have seen some pretty impressive stuff made with that program. You might also find some freeware progs at www.nonags.com

good luck

Posted by: Jack at January 15, 2006 08:22 PM

Thanks Jack. I'll pass it on.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at January 16, 2006 11:11 PM

I put out a call.

Posted by: Harvey at January 17, 2006 08:51 PM

Thanks Pop!

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at January 17, 2006 09:06 PM

I, personally, use Pinnacle's Studio 9, which pretty well suits just about every video editing purpose I have and then some.

Though I guess I'll really have to go with Jack here; if you're not looking to shell out the big bucks for a program that has more stuff than you'd probably need, go for Windows Movie Maker.

I don't like it much, but it comes with XP and will easily do everything you described.

Posted by: Chuck at January 18, 2006 01:05 AM

Thanks Baby Brother for posting this for us. Please, make sure to thank all you blog buddies out there for all the help. You can update everyone by letting them know that (though he didn't know) Chuck won the prize. Hubby went out and bought Pinnacles Studio Plus on Sunday. He is at present time still playing with it to make the windows movie's and the "new" program play together. I can't wait for the part where he tries to dub the music in. (I've looked it up in the manual already. lol)
The critter on this computer tends to make things really interesting. One of the old ones. May be about time to get a mouse trap. see ya later. Love ya!!

Posted by: ME at January 18, 2006 10:56 PM