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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.

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

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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 : [email protected]

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
 

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