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  1. mikeL

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    Hi, advice please on video software

    I am using video at 4k to survey buildings and currently just using Media Player to get stills from the video.

    Any recommendations or suggestions for the best editing software?

    Being able to crop in live while playing the video and re record would be good.

    Cheers

    Mike
     
  2. DroneClone

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    PowerDirector 14, has good video cropping features, I believe they still let you do a "Free" trial
     
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  3. DaveIn NH

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    Mike, you may want to check out Adobe Premier Elements 14 - it supports 4K and is fairly easy to use.

    There are other options, but I've never used them.
     
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  4. jeff2000

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    Vlc player can snapshot from video
     
  5. mikeL

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    I was hoping to film in 4k allowing me to zoom in a still pull good quality stills from it.
     
  6. Cristian

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    Adobe Premier Pro is a very robust tool, definitely check it out.
     
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  7. JohnL

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    Maybe. But doesn't that piece of software run somewhere around $500-700? Ouch!
     
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  8. yuneec53

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    Sadly Video Editing software degrades the resolution as you zoom in. I find my system called Edius will only allow a small digital Zoom in with out losing definition. And it is very expensive as well. So be careful before spending a lot of money.
     
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  9. eric bee

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    final cut pro on Mac
     
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    You can pay for a monthly subscription and get Adobe Premier Pro. :)
     
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  12. raptorheli2

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    i use adobe premier elements and very happy with it for the money.
     
  13. vidwiz

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    Jumped through a lot of hoops today to test Premiere Elements. Was NOT happy with the 4k renders. Picture quality was inferior, lots of blocking. It insists on rendering 30fps clips at 60fps, can't adjust, no choice of codec, supposed HQ renders came out a third the size of LQ... Scratching it off my list, wasted the better part of today on it.
     
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  14. RC Tanks & Trucks 24/7

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    I use PowerDirector 14. Currently on special too I believe! :)
     
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  15. vidwiz

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    Trying that one right now.
     
  16. vidwiz

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    Damn thing. Appears HD import isn't allowed in the trial version.
     
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  17. vidwiz

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    Ok well Movie Studio Platinum 13 looks promising. Rendered files are twice the size of the originals though so they better look good and they do, (in very quick testing) but don't play back quite as smooth as the originals. The trial doesn't have the annoying watermark like Adobe's either. All I initially really want to do is simply cut the best shots from the original footage, but with today's complex codecs it doesn't seem to be possible without at least a little transcoding. I've been out of the game for a bit so catching up on what's out there...
     
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  18. vidwiz

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    Sorry to drivel on but apparently one can save some bucks by purchasing the version on Steam for a not too bad 60 dollars.
     
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  19. Marnix Verschraegen

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    Very strange i'm using Adobe Premiere Elements now some time and i'm very happy with the quality of the rendering. What was your original footage configuration (resolution, bitrate, coded, ect ...).
    Of course adobe premiere elements is a poor man version of the full blown adobe premiere. I think you have to try that one, has a lot more rendering functions and settings ...

    But if you only ned stils you culd use adobe photoshop, you can import a vieo and make stills of that ... as you now photoshop is the best photoediting software on the market ...

    /\/\ax2206
     
  20. vidwiz

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    Full HQ straight outta the H. 4k video, 50Mbps bitrate, AVC, here's the full details:

    General

    Complete name : D:\Drone Flights\Quartz mtn 053016 64gig card\YUN00008.mp4

    Format : MPEG-4

    Format profile : Base Media / Version 2

    Codec ID : mp42

    File size : 59.7 MiB

    Duration : 10s 10ms

    Overall bit rate mode : Variable

    Overall bit rate : 50.1 Mbps



    Video

    ID : 1

    Format : AVC

    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec

    Format profile : Main@L5.1

    Format settings, CABAC : Yes

    Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame

    Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=30

    Codec ID : avc1

    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding

    Duration : 10s 10ms

    Bit rate mode : Variable

    Bit rate : 50.0 Mbps

    Width : 3 840 pixels

    Height : 2 160 pixels

    Display aspect ratio : 16:9

    Frame rate mode : Constant

    Frame rate : 29.970 fps

    Color space : YUV

    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0

    Bit depth : 8 bits

    Scan type : Progressive

    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.201

    Stream size : 59.7 MiB (100%)

    Title : #Yuneec AVC

    Language : English

    Color primaries : BT.709

    Transfer characteristics : BT.709

    Matrix coefficients : BT.709

    Color range : Full

    mdhd_Duration : 10010



    Audio

    ID : 2

    Format : AAC

    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec

    Format profile : LC

    Codec ID : 40

    Duration : 10s 5ms

    Source duration : 9s 984ms

    Bit rate mode : Constant

    Nominal bit rate : 128 Kbps

    Channel(s) : 1 channel

    Channel positions : Front: C

    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz

    Compression mode : Lossy

    Source stream size : 55.3 KiB (0%)

    Title : #Yuneec AAC

    Language : English

    mdhd_Duration : 10005