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Free or reasonably cheap video software

Postby ef37a » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:27 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVUAR8Nk8xQ

Can anyone suggest anything that will make the above video? It is for my son and one vital thing is the ability to put in the rolling text.
I have found Lightworks but do not know if the free version can do that.

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Re: Free or reasonably cheap video software

Postby ceejay » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:05 pm

Blackmagicdesign DaVinci Resolve has a free version which could probably achieve something along those lines, but it's very picky about the GPU ... https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/au/pro ... ciresolve/
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Re: Free or reasonably cheap video software

Postby DanR » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:05 pm

I use Cyberlink PowerDirector. Good value.
https://www.cyberlink.com/products/powe ... B.html?r=1

Seem to remember reading that Lightworks is very good but has a steep learning curve.
With PowerDirector you can add text into the timeline anywhere.
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Re: Free or reasonably cheap video software

Postby MOF » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:09 pm

I had a quick scan through and didn’t see any rolling text, just a series of separate text boxes dissolving in and out.
However if you’ve got an Apple device then iMovie (free) should be fine for replicating the video and can also have rolling text.
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Re: Free or reasonably cheap video software

Postby ef37a » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:36 pm

MOF wrote:I had a quick scan through and didn’t see any rolling text, just a series of separate text boxes dissolving in and out.
However if you’ve got an Apple device then iMovie (free) should be fine for replicating the video and can also have rolling text.

I used the wrong term then. However the text is implemented, that is what he wants to do.

Apple! Not in this household! Heh! In any case dad has already invested too much in both his own and son's PC kit (he is in France BTW) and the pot will not stretch to much more.

Shoot! If I had 'mac money' I would just buy him Camtasia!

Thanks for all the suggestions, will have a go.

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Re: Free or reasonably cheap video software

Postby James Perrett » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:37 pm

If you've already done the screen capture then Reaper can handle adding the text and cropping and resizing the video. If he doesn't have Reaper then take a look at Shotcut which is free.
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Re: Free or reasonably cheap video software

Postby blinddrew » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:42 pm

Was just about to suggest Reaper or Shotcut. Both less CPU heavy than Resolve.
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Re: Free or reasonably cheap video software

Postby BJG145 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:57 pm

The free version of Hitfilm may be worth a look.

https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express
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