I think for beginners it’s the best. You could use GIMP, Adobe Premiere or Animate (a plugin for Final Cut Pro). Then the editing software will automatically generate a basic video and you can cut through it to see the sequence, add music and so forth.
One reason I chose to go with GIMP is that it came preloaded with the free video editing platform Lightroom. Lightroom, which is now version 6, was the first to do a video in real time from raw video. This allowed me to edit at 100 frames per second while still creating a high quality video and getting feedback from my audience.
Another drawback of GIMP was the inability to share videos with friends or create online galleries. You needed to send the footage only one file at a time, each video was cut down to a maximum of six separate clips.
If you have a lot of footage and do not want to make a video for your team, I think the GIMP is the best place.
What camera should a video editor use?
I prefer to use a DSLR camera rather than the GoPro which has the same lens but more expensive.
The GoPro takes very long video recordings. This makes it difficult to edit at a high framerate or change the speed, and there’s a huge amount of grain to process.
For the GoPro you’ll almost never have a choice. You have to buy a new camera. This was always my problem with GoPro cameras.
What is your favourite camera and why?
My cameras are very different.
I have one camera with a fixed focus lens. It’s the Sony F65, though this camera is really popular in its time, and was made in the late 60s for movie fans.
I have two camera with a wide angle and a zoom lens, the Fujifilm X100C. While I don’t use it that often, I have owned it since 2001 and loved the idea of creating my own images based on whatever I wanted, because a DSLR and a prime lens are two different things.
I also have an older Canon EF 400mm F2.8L II USM, though it’s now dated, with its 35mm f2 lens and f2.8 aperture, but it still holds up and is a good value.
What camera did you start with and what’s been the biggest challenge in using it?
The challenge has
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