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Hi all

I'm looking for some free software to edit video and audio.

I'm explaining the context : I have to do a picture slideshow and match the image changes with the tempo of the audio.

So i have to be able to trim easily the pictures across the timeline and also be able to zoom the waveform of the audio a lot (it helps much to see the transients so you can match the images to those)

I tried Windows Movie Maker, the way it works to split the images seems like a nightmare to me.

I tried Adobe after effects. The fact that you have to hit RAM preview each time to play audio is very annoying. Also I can't seem to zoom the waveform enough. Plus, I don't have a num keypad on my laptop and it's very tedious to add markers manually.

I tried Reaper too. Didn't know it could import images haha! It was actually the closest thing to what I'm looking for. Unfortunetaly it tried to squeeze all different format of images into a certain frame size, so some images loses their original proportions and it's ugly as hell.

I guess something like Sony Vegas would actually be the best, but I'm looking for something free and it's not an investment I'm willing to make, since this kind of work would be very occasionnal.

Any ideas?
 

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Make sure you untick any unwanted software that it may try to install. You can do this by selecting custom install. Also, I would advise running a malware checker after installing just to be sure. eg malwarebytes anti-malware or superantispyware.

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Yep, I'm already a proud user for many years :hail:. I use the free non-real time protection though, so that's why I still caught some malware.. I ran a scan and it found a bunch of junk, but some still remains. Might just need to update MB or reboot PC though.
 

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I would recommend for:

Linux (Ubuntu) Video Editing and exporting - kdenlive
Audio Capturing - audacity
More advanced - ardour
A suite for everything - blende


Windows - blender (any platform really)
Video Editing - lwks

If you want to try something out in Linux, try a live CD from ubuntu

I am a Sr Blender user and tend to navigate to that. Kdenlive also gets a very strong vote from me. I hope this helps. Sorry about no links. I need to post more to get accesses to that.
 

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Thanks, I'll check those out. I'm not running linux though.

For those that might be interested, reaper has apparently vastly improved in the video editing on version 5. Haven't played with it too much yet though.
 

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