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What software is needed to edit TV shows and Films into fanvids?

Asked by Tennis5tar (1255points) January 16th, 2007
I am an avid watcher of Veronica Mars and would like to let my creative juices flow in the form of a fanvid. I have no idea where to start though! I live in England so some of the latest sofware may not be out here yet. Any links to guides or any advice would be welcomed!
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Tennis5tar's avatar
I misunderstood the tags bit :S
starbursting's avatar
hehe. I love Veronica Mars, though. I assume you're about to make a VM fanvid? Anyway, there are a number of programs you can use. I have Windows, so I started out using Windows Movie Maker which came bundled with my laptop. Now I'm using Vegas Movie Studio 6.0 (there's a free 30 day trial version if you want to check it out). Ulead is also popular, I believe, and also has a trial version.
starbursting's avatar
Oh, I forgot to mention, if you wanted to rip the clips yourself from the DVD, you'll also need a DVD ripping program. I recommend DVD Shrink. It's freeware and works quite well. There are others, but don't get any program that looks sketchy, because I tried downloading one once that wrecked the first disk of my season 1 Veronica Mars DVDs and now I can never watch Green-Eyed Monster again. It was tragic.
filmjunkie's avatar
As starbursting has already answered: Windows Movie Maker is one that is the most frequently used. I use windows movie maker very efficently to make my Veronica Mars FanVids, and it works fine.
filmjunkie's avatar
Vegas Video 4.0 or 6.0 are also good choices if you are more advanced.
Tennis5tar's avatar
That's really helpful, thanks. Just one more thing. I tried to find DVD Shrink on the web and there are so many sites, does anyone have a direct link?
samkusnetz's avatar
on a mac, you'll want to use mac the ripper to get video off a dvd, then imovie to edit.
starbursting's avatar
I'm pretty sure that's the download I used and it works fine. But, as the commenter above me mentioned, if you're on a mac, you'll need different programs.

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