Any photo or video editing guru's here?

Any photo or video editing guru's here?

Joined: October 1st, 2014, 8:46 pm

March 11th, 2017, 4:01 am #1

I'm short on know how and PC power to do a good job editing photo and video.


Do any of you do any of this?


It would be basically touching up photos and editing down footage, color, etc for YouTube that would be less than 5 minutes long.

I might have some semi regular work if dinnertime wanted to make some money on the side.
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Joined: October 2nd, 2014, 6:07 am

March 11th, 2017, 4:52 am #2

sony vegus (sp) has 30 day trial software to trry before you buy.
corel has 49.00 photo editing on amazon there last last year software was selling for 19.00.

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Joined: October 5th, 2014, 9:08 am

March 11th, 2017, 10:34 am #3

I'm short on know how and PC power to do a good job editing photo and video.


Do any of you do any of this?


It would be basically touching up photos and editing down footage, color, etc for YouTube that would be less than 5 minutes long.

I might have some semi regular work if dinnertime wanted to make some money on the side.
Photos:

I have used Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) for many years - as it is free you can install it on a customer's machine to do quick jobs when on site, and it works fairly well, but at home/work I use Photoshop - if you do enough work, it is well worth the £7.99 (plus VAT) monthly fee. (just get the "photo editing" package)

Video Editing:
I have used a free package that came with a DVD drive (may have been part of the Nero suite) - iirc it cost less than £15 to buy the DVD drive and the software came free...

My late wife did a few videos with Microsoft's free package called Movie Maker - And I must say, her videos looked better than mine - not sure if it was the software, or the talent of the operator

As to computer "Power" - Gimp will work on most computers fairly well - Photoshop is a bit of a power hog..

When editing video, your temporary files can get big, so a quick hard drive is a big bonus and SSDs are really coming down in price now.

As an example, I have just bought a second hand Quad-core Xeon with 8Gb of ram and a FireGL graphics card for re-sale to a customer (no hard drive) for £120 - Add a 240Gb SSD for around £80 and you have a lot of bang for your buck.

Cheers,

Greebo

Get Gimp (and many other handy tools) fromhttps://www.ninite.com

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/p ... blggh4wwjr



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Joined: September 12th, 2014, 11:59 am

March 11th, 2017, 1:37 pm #4

I'm short on know how and PC power to do a good job editing photo and video.


Do any of you do any of this?


It would be basically touching up photos and editing down footage, color, etc for YouTube that would be less than 5 minutes long.

I might have some semi regular work if dinnertime wanted to make some money on the side.
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Joined: October 2nd, 2014, 6:07 am

March 11th, 2017, 7:50 pm #5

I'm short on know how and PC power to do a good job editing photo and video.


Do any of you do any of this?


It would be basically touching up photos and editing down footage, color, etc for YouTube that would be less than 5 minutes long.

I might have some semi regular work if dinnertime wanted to make some money on the side.
if your buying a new pc look at the new i3 with hyper threading as entry level pc. use a b or h 270chipset for the mb. with ram that cheap now got with two 8g stick kit so you dont have to open your pc latter. if your lucky see if you have local micro center for cpu and mb combo deals. if you have a pc
run spacy from here.
https://www.piriform.com/products
it read your hardware info where you can repost it. any of the older i3/i5 are still good cpu. with video editing you need a good entry level gpu the old 960 or amd 480. the amd gpu are on fire sale right now to clear them out. to replace a gpu check the age and slot of the mb if your pc is old like doc it may still have old agp video slot and not pci. the power supply then has to be check. the old 250w hp unit and dell will pop when used with a newer gpu.
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