What video editing software do you guys use?

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Old 08-29-18, 09:50 AM
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What video editing software do you guys use?

I've always had issues editing videos and uploading them to Youtube. I've tried a couple different programs, and the result is always the same. I'm not sure if it's the software I'm using or my computer, or both. I thought I had a pretty decent PC, but when I'm editing, the software is kind of sluggish. The source videos I am editing are 1080P and don't have any issues whatsoever, but after I render them using the software, the audio and video gets out of sync and I get pixelation at different points in the video. This is extremely irritating. I have a custom built PC with the following software/hardware:

OS: Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte GH-H97-D3H with Intel Pentium G3420 processor
RAM: 4GB
SSD: 500GB Samsung 860 EVO M.2 Sata (connected via M.2)

I'm wondering if it's the RAM that is limiting me (4GB is the max with a 32-bit OS).

Here's an example (shot in 720P using my GoPro). The video plays fine on my PC, but the rendered version is choppy and slow: https://youtu.be/XRutRV-OPbg

And here's another I shot in 1080P with my DJI Spark drone: https://youtu.be/k8LvONvxiA8
 
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I am NO computer expert but the hardware specs seem light to me but I'd expect it to just take longer to complete the task. Not to screw it up and pixelate and be choppy in the output.
 
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Based on the work I've done..... 8G is the minimum for video editing.
 
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I watched you videos and they're fine. No pixilating or choppiness.
 
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But to answer your original question, I've been using Nero 9 for many years.
 
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I use Movie Maker (Microsoft Windows program. Its free).
 
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I watched you videos and they're fine. No pixilating or choppiness.
You're kidding right? I've watched these on multiple computers and phones on multiple networks, and the result is the same. You're saying the Dolphin Beach video doesn't have any distortion at all? And at one point in the dirt bike video I am going nearly 30 miles per hour, but it looks like I'm going 10. It looks like a bunch of still shots were pieced together.
 
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Seriously. Looked at the videos again. On the first one I kept my eye on your partner in front of you.That cyclist's movement is smooth. If you concentrate on you, the GoPro it seems choppy. No pixelation.

On the second video I saw a slight pixelation at the 22 sec mark at the bottom of the screen but it quickly resolved itself. The very end seemed like it had a hicup. again no pixelation.
 
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Seriously. Looked at the videos again. On the first one I kept my eye on your partner in front of you.That cyclist's movement is smooth. If you concentrate on you, the GoPro it seems choppy. No pixelation.
I agree no pixelation on the dirt bike video, but it is slightly laggy/choppy to me.

On the second video I saw a slight pixelation at the 22 sec mark at the bottom of the screen but it quickly resolved itself. The very end seemed like it had a hicup. again no pixelation.
I suppose pixelation wasn't the proper term, but the video definitely gets distorted/hiccups in the beginning and the end.

A third video my daughter recorded on her tablet had about a 3 second audio delay that was not present prior to rendering, so something is going on.
 
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Your Processor (CPU) is adequate to fine.

Your RAM is low which is bare minimum for 32 bit OS.

Three additional ways to speed up:
  • First, move the video file to a SSD (connected with SATA III, not USB). I went back and realized you do have it connected as SATA. So you are fine here too.
  • Second, get more RAM and use with a RAMDISK (to load into memory). There is a risk with RamDisk in trade off for performance.
  • Third, make sure there are no hidden malware junk running.

For single files such as MPEG, TS, AVI, etc... I use AVIDEMUX. The main reason I use it is because it is lossless which means it no quality loss and faster since there is no reencoding. It is the only one out of a bunch that I have tested which can handle TS files properly. Best of all, it is for free.

http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/download.html

TMPGENC is also another good one but that cost money.

FYI... most likely, the quality of the output file has more to do with encoding than the hardware itself.
 
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