(Closed) Editing your own Wedding Video

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Thats really beautiful! Great job 🙂

 

Any tips for other brides in the same position (aka me)?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you just want raw footage, try looking on Craigslist. People on there will be more willing to give you footage and not try to sell you a whole package.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2005

@Echan: What about your vows and your toasts?  Can you hear them?  Why aren’t they in your video?  That’s always my favorite part of wedding video clips.  I love to hear the vows and see the faces of the bride and groom when they do their vows. Makes me tear up.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

great job

Post # 8
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Worker bee

What you did is an excellent idea.  Like I commented in another post


sometimes a bride or groom come from a split marriage and if a person is making their own wedding video they can keep people out or shorten the length of clips and custom it to one family or another.  There are more user friendly programs out there than Windows Movie maker. I have found that one the hardest to use. Your movie is really great.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@petempich: Which program do you recommend? I’ve always used Movie Maker, but I’m totally open to suggestions!

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I started out with Microsoft Movie Maker as you did and found others easier to use.  I switched to Pinnicle Studio originally because I bought their hardware for converting anolog to digital and found the software was so much more user friendly than Movie Maker.

I used Pinnacle studio 12 for a video I made for my daughter”s wedding. This video does not have the music with it because of You Tube  but you can watch it for a few seconds and get an idea.  But none of this was filmed in HD.     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vAf6AoFNfw 

For  HD which your raw footage probably is filmed in, I think you might have to upgrade to Pinnacle studio 15.  That is what I used on this clip.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wljwNnthaI   

I took this video with a still camera using the video option.  As you can see it is shaking and I wish I was a professional photographer with a tripod and a good vantage point.  Because it was HD I downloaded Pinnacle Studio 15 for a trial period and was able to make this clip.

I bought Sony Vegas another movie maker and had a hard time using it and that is when I found the trial period for the Pinnacle Studio 15.  I may have liked the Sony Vegas better if I hadn’t been so use to the Pinnacle Studio from using Pinnacle 12.

There is also  Adobe Premiere Elements which seem to have high ratings that I have never tried.  I think you can often download these movie maker programs for a short period and try them out with your footage. Then buy  the program you like.  

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