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Magnus Veyr
Posted - 2011.08.06 18:20:00 - [1]

Heya, I'm looking for a decent video editor that's free (cba with DLing copies with infested keygens) that can render to mkv. I'm trying to achieve maximum render quality (while keeping an eye on filesize ofcourse) and I'm looking for a program or a bunch of tools to make that happen.

Any ideas very much welcomed.

Kyoko Sakoda
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.08.06 19:09:00 - [2]

There aren't any good or even mediocre options for free video editors. You'll have to pay up hundreds of dollars for a decent one, whether it be Final Cut, Premiere, or Vegas.

I also don't know of any video editors that will render direct to the .mkv container. Some render to .mp4 which pretty much has all the same features. If you want to render to .mkv, make a lossless video file and use an encoding tool like Handbrake to turn it into a compressed h.264 .mkv.

Posted - 2011.08.06 19:28:00 - [3]

Adobe Premiere CS5 is 50% off, saw it in some advertisements online.

A couple reviews I saw said the latest Final Cut kinda sucks and CS5 w/ it's new mercury playback engine is great.

That is your best bet of getting a good legal 'cheaper' vid editing program.

The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.08.07 13:03:00 - [4]

Windows Movie Maker!

Just render to highest quality and then zip the file? Not mkv, but if all you care about is file size...besides, if you setup an account with EVE-Files, you can have unlimited storage if HDD space is low?

End of the day - quality of the video content is more important then how you rendered it and what size it is.

Personally, MP4 is ten kinds of awesome and can't recommend it enough.

whatzmyname again
Posted - 2011.08.07 22:12:00 - [5]

Edited by: whatzmyname again on 07/08/2011 22:21:58

It ain't free but I will suggest it anyway.
Adobe premiere elements 9.
Adobe has a 30% discount going until 19th of august. I bought it bundled with Photoshop and it was worth it.

Edit: if you have set up your computer for dual boot I would suggest Cinelerra on a Linux OS.
That is a serious video editing solution. Looks like **** but does the job.

I could not make it work with fraps' code straight away but batch encoding the footage to some other
Format solved that.

I haven't logged in on Linux for a while but I think my cinelerra runs on Ubuntu 10.4

Anyway.. just a tip for doing it on the cheap


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