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How "good" Is Videowave?

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Hey all,

 

I have been using Roxio since C2009, and have never had much of an issue with it. C2011 runs fine for me. I use VideoWave mostly for slideshows, etc. I also own a few other dedicated video editing programs, most of which have more bells and whistles than VideoWave, but that hasn't been an issue for me. I was looking for opionions from anyone else that might have a few programs to see how VideoWave really stacks up as a video editor against others. I think since VideoWave is one "module" out of many on the Creator suite that many people might look for a more dedicated application or might think it's not as good. Hoping there might be some hard core users out there who could lend some insight.

 

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Hey all,

 

I have been using Roxio since C2009, and have never had much of an issue with it. C2011 runs fine for me. I use VideoWave mostly for slideshows, etc. I also own a few other dedicated video editing programs, most of which have more bells and whistles than VideoWave, but that hasn't been an issue for me. I was looking for opionions from anyone else that might have a few programs to see how VideoWave really stacks up as a video editor against others. I think since VideoWave is one "module" out of many on the Creator suite that many people might look for a more dedicated application or might think it's not as good. Hoping there might be some hard core users out there who could lend some insight.

 

Thanks!

 

I am not sure I can completely answer your question, it is a rather complex one, however, I like Videowave in many ways, some because that is what I started with and it is familiar to me. I do, however, use parts of other programs and incorporate them into my videowave project. I like the ease of videowave and the ease of moving it into MyDVD. I have never thought you get everything out of one program. I think the ease of use is high on the list of things that stand out. I am happy with the quality of the finished projects. Each version that comes out definately adds more and more options and effects. I know the program inside out, one would have to spend a lot of time learning all the programs to that depth. I am sure others will answer with further opinions. It has been a very tried and true program for me.

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I'll have to agree with Patty 100%. I've been using the Videowave program since ver. 7.x and as Patty suggests, as each new version come out it just gets better. Not sure what some of the other programs you suggest might have over Roxio's 2011 Pro Videowave program, but if it contains much more than Roxio's it would most likely cost mucho bucks more.

 

Videowave has many really nice templates and can handle many of the extra options and works perfect with the MyDVD program for burning DVD's etc. As far as the learning curve, I suggest it's not that hard. That, and anytime one has a question or wants to know how to do a certain task, the Roxio forum has many excellent people that have a solution and answer for you want and it's usually a one day tun around if not sooner.

 

Frank...

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They are all good. The best one is the one that is most logical to you. It works the way you would think it should work.

 

The major differences are the "extras" that are special for the particular Manufacturer/version. For instance, some will do reverse video, some will follow a subject in a video, some will do other things. Some, like Creator 2011 will do 3D and blu-ray. You just have to look at how much you want to do those other things. Remember that Creator 2011 is a suite of programs; the Pro version gives you more. Some are just stand alone video editors.

 

Most video editing people have more than one video editor just for those reasons. I have 4 of them. Creator is the most logical to me. I don't like Nero and Studio seems to be outdated.

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I'll have to agree with Patty 100%. I've been using the Videowave program since ver. 7.x and as Patty suggests, as each new version come out it just gets better. Not sure what some of the other programs you suggest might have over Roxio's 2011 Pro Videowave program, but if it contains much more than Roxio's it would most likely cost mucho bucks more.

 

Videowave has many really nice templates and can handle many of the extra options and works perfect with the MyDVD program for burning DVD's etc. As far as the learning curve, I suggest it's not that hard. That, and anytime one has a question or wants to know how to do a certain task, the Roxio forum has many excellent people that have a solution and answer for you want and it's usually a one day tun around if not sooner.

 

Frank...

 

Thanks for both your opinions. I am really trying to decide what "one" video editing tool to use...I don't do anything cray...mostly photo/video slideshow type productions. I have tried some others that were too hard (Magix, PowerDirector)...outside of VideoWave I like Serif MoviePlus X3. I think that psychologically I think that VideoWave isn't as powerful as it's not a "dedicated" app but rather one tool in a suite compared to MoviePlus. So I am looking for opionions from users of VideoWave and other competing tools to assist me.

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They are all good. The best one is the one that is most logical to you. It works the way you would think it should work.

 

The major differences are the "extras" that are special for the particular Manufacturer/version. For instance, some will do reverse video, some will follow a subject in a video, some will do other things. Some, like Creator 2011 will do 3D and blu-ray. You just have to look at how much you want to do those other things. Remember that Creator 2011 is a suite of programs; the Pro version gives you more. Some are just stand alone video editors.

 

Most video editing people have more than one video editor just for those reasons. I have 4 of them. Creator is the most logical to me. I don't like Nero and Studio seems to be outdated.

 

Thanks...yes, you are right about how it's ultimately up to me based on what I want to do and what will help me do that easily. What other tools do you use? Just curious. Thanks!

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Thanks...yes, you are right about how it's ultimately up to me based on what I want to do and what will help me do that easily. What other tools do you use? Just curious. Thanks!

 

In my opinion, Video Wave is as good as the others. If you want the simplest, just use Windows Movie Maker. It is already on your computer.

 

Here is a flawed rating of the video editors. Most of them have some wrong information and as you probably know are written by people who really have no experience with them. If you look at the overall rating, all except the first and last have 3 1/2 bars !

 

Look at where the rating gives the functionality. The review says there are no frames (wrong) and that there is no green scree editing (wrong again). I didn't bother looking at the rest.

 

Remember the best is the most logical and perhaps that escaped some of the reviewers.

 

BTW, I do have the Cyberlink product; I like Video Wave better. :P

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In my opinion, Video Wave is as good as the others. If you want the simplest, just use Windows Movie Maker. It is already on your computer.

 

Here is a flawed rating of the video editors. Most of them have some wrong information and as you probably know are written by people who really have no experience with them. If you look at the overall rating, all except the first and last have 3 1/2 bars !

 

Look at where the rating gives the functionality. The review says there are no frames (wrong) and that there is no green scree editing (wrong again). I didn't bother looking at the rest.

 

Remember the best is the most logical and perhaps that escaped some of the reviewers.

 

BTW, I do have the Cyberlink product; I like Video Wave better. :P

 

Thanks. Yes, I use to like TopTenReviews at one point, but as you demonstrated, there are a lot of inaccuracies in their reviews. I noticed that a while back in their review of MoviePlus (in the same link)...most of there issues with it aren't issues at all!

 

Thanks for your opinions on all of this...it's helped me a lot!

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Videowave is a dedicated video editor. It just happens to be in a multi-media suite. Early versions were sold separately. However, Videowave has always been aimed more at beginners so the interface is fairly easy to learn. The one major advanced feature that Videowave is missing is Key frame editing. That is a must for many effects and especially if the user needs the control.

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Videowave is a dedicated video editor. It just happens to be in a multi-media suite. Early versions were sold separately. However, Videowave has always been aimed more at beginners so the interface is fairly easy to learn. The one major advanced feature that Videowave is missing is Key frame editing. That is a must for many effects and especially if the user needs the control.

 

It has it; it just doesn't work ! :blink::P Click to stablize video and then select settings.

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What exactly does key frames do?

 

 

Keyframing allows you to move objects over time in your video with precise control. For example, a popular effect that uses keyframing is the ability to "follow" a football player through a play with a circle to highlight just that one player to differentiate him fom the other players. This is accomplished with keyframing. Videowave only allows keyframing on certain effects, whereas other editors allow you to keyframe just about anything in your video.

 

Other than that, I like Videowave and think it's a great tool in which to learn video.

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Napoleon,

 

Here are 3 examples of what is possible with keyframes and the pan and zoom capability in Videowave. The boat pic is a simple pan and zoom using just one keyframe. The other two pics are a combination of transparent background overlays and a pan and zoom with one keyframe of the background.

 

Go to You Tube and check out gramps5826

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Napoleon,

 

Here are 3 examples of what is possible with keyframes and the pan and zoom capability in Videowave. The boat pic is a simple pan and zoom using just one keyframe. The other two pics are a combination of transparent background overlays and a pan and zoom with one keyframe of the background.

 

Go to You Tube and check out gramps5826

Here are the Links

 

Advanced Pan & Zoom: Link 1

 

Roxio Panning Panel w/fixed Overlay: Link 2

 

Roxio Pan & Zoom: Link 3

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