Wow! What fun!
Magix Movie Edit Pro 16 -- is that an editing program that comes in a box? Or is it available on the web?
My 13-yr old son likes to play with the video camera. I've given up on getting him off
and am working on getting him to be more creative with
. When I show him your video, I'm hoping it will spark a new hobby! He could make ghost bees for me!
Sorry about the slow response, somehow I lost track of this post. Yes, that is using Magix Movie Edit Pro 16, it is really powerful, but with that come complicated features that I haven't thought of tackling yet. But it edits up to 16 tracks of audio and video, has hundreds of fades and morphs and titles and complete sound editor studio.
I bot mine for $59 (I think) at BestBuy, it is one CD and a really detailed book. It literally can do ANYTHING except CGI graphics, so if you want to make Avatar, forget it, but if you want to make a regular movie, no matter how complex, it can do it.
I like one feature that is handy: you can split up any sections of a video into as many as you wish, where that comes in handy is: let's say the audio is poor in one section and needs boosting, or the video is a little too dark someplace, just use the razor to cut those sections, and any section can be individually equalized or brightened or whatever needs to be done to normalize it with the rest of the video.
You can change frame rate to give effects like war scenes in Saving Private Ryan, anything you can imagine.
I follow a kid in film school on Youtube who turned 5 kids in Modern Warfare clothing into an entire platoon, shooting multi-scenes and over laying them side by side seamlessly - and it is easy to do.
If you are creative and want to do something, it is awesome software to let your imagination go wild.
You can download a 34 day FREE TRIAL (full version) to see if you like it at www.magix.com
I think that is a great way to see if you feel comfortable with it. I am amazed at what it can do, I read FIRST what it can do, then figure how I'm gonna use that effect or feature.
EXAMPLE: I have one version of the Generator video with the audio of a thunderstorm I captured with the same camera. It sounds creepy and adds a different feel to it. Then, you can take the windows in the room and put green boxes in the shape of the wndows and Chroma-key a real lightening storm (grab something from youtube) into the green area - the finished product, the lightening with night creatures, thunder and rain along with the ghosts is a master piece and it can all be done in minutes.
I know one thing about movie making which I have heard from many directors: it is the SOUND that sells the effect. Case in point, in war movies, Styrofoam walls explode and cascade down on soldiers, it is often just a trick where string is yanked and the walls blow apart. THEN real explosive sounds with tumbling rubble is added and the viewer TOTALLY BUYS that the foam bricks were real. The added real sound adds WEIGHT and force to what is really nothing but very inexpensive props.
There is a sight Sound Dogs (look up the addy) where thousands of sounds, random sounds of everything from car doors slamming to jets taking off, etc. are free for the taking. When putting a video together, it is these sounds that make it real.
Film a video in your back yard, add an exotic bird call and some tree frog noises, you could just as easily be in Viet Nam, sound is so important to film.
Enough blabbing, download that free software and no matter what you do with it, it will be better!!!