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Is there a lightweight video editor for OS X?

Asked by justn (1382points) June 14th, 2009

Sometimes I don’t feel like I should have to open up iMovie just to do some simple cutting and splicing of video. Are there any video editors out there for OS X that offer these basic features without the bloat of iMovie?

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Bri_L's avatar

Quicktime can do that very easily. It cost money though.

jrpowell's avatar

ScreenEdit will do this for free. But the UI is shit. It takes a bit to figure it out.

Bri_L's avatar

@johnpowell – I didn’t even realize that was you! I have seen your icon all over. I had been gone for a bit.

Thanks for that link I never heard of that.

DeanV's avatar

There’s acidemux or HyperEngine AV or you could download iMovie HD 6 for free from Apple’s website. I would recommend quicktime pro though.

justn's avatar

@Bri_L and @dverhey I do have QuickTime Pro, how do I use it to splice two videos together?

DeanV's avatar

Open the first movie, select all, copy. Open the second movie, click where you want it, paste.

Bri_L's avatar

You can also use the little triangles to select a part. then commnd new and paste. then do that with the other movie into the new one you just made. thats if you don’t want all of both.

justn's avatar

Another question, my videos are both different resolutions, when I paste the bigger video into the smaller video Quicktime does this. Is there any way to make the larger video scale down to the resolution of the smaller video?

Bri_L's avatar

You can save the larger video so it matches the smaller one before you start editing.

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