What photo and video editing software are you all using ?
I use iMovie for video and Lightroom for photos (albeit an old version nowadays)
Lightroom, Photoshop and Davinci Resolve.
Lightroom Mobile and powerdirector on my phone, Davinci Resolve on the laptop
FCPX on the Mac for video.
Photo Mechanic and Photoshop for photos
Powerdirector 16 for video and lightroom or photodirector for stills (windows)
Final Cut Pro X and mostly lightroom but occasionally GIMP which is opensource
Final Cut Pro X (just started) for video and Lightroom for stills.
- PowerDirector - if I have to - I try not to edit for more than basic social media use on phone when it’s urgent.
- DaVinci Resolve - most of the time - really like it!
- Premiere (Elements) - sometimes - used Premiere for years.
- PowerDirector - because I stupidly paid for it (because I used on my phone) and then discovered Resolve.
- Lightroom CC - mainly
- PhotoDrirector - sometimes
- Aviary - more for annotation (but the app is being terminated).
- Photoshop (Elements) - mainly
- PhotoDirector - sometimes - because I stupidly paid for it (with PowerDirector) - but since decided I’m not that keen on it.
Video - formerly Premiere cc and now Davinci Resolve.
Photos - Skylum Luminar
Free on Windows 10.
Can do special effects etc with optional extras for purchase.
Photoshop Elements 2018, Adobe Premiere Elements, Affinity Photo and Davinci Resolve particularly for colour grading.
Yes - and even the auto-colour seems to get me instantly to somewhere that’s good and an ideal starting point for any tweaking, I find.
Thanks for your help guys I’ve been looking at a few and I’ve seen most youtubers + good video makers use fcpx but I don’t have a Mac just thought I would ask on here before I invested in one but it seems there’s a few to try before I go balls deep and buy a Mac just for editing
Once you do, you wont go back.
Bear in mind that Davinci is free
Anyone tried Blender, it’s free and available for Mac and Windows. I tried looking at Resolve but it seemed way over the top for doing some simple editing. I think I have it downloaded on my pc at home, maybe I will have a look at some tutorials on youtube when I get home.
I can’t see me going balls deep for a Mac after using Windows for the last 28 years.
Resolve cant be a bit daunting for a beginner but it wont take long to learn the basics for simple editing.
Good thing with Resolve is you can do the basics and grow into the rest.
If I was investing time in learning any software again it would be Resolve.
Hi Callum, thanks for your advice, I guess you meant “can be a bit daunting”. But I get the point, thongs like Adobe In-design was a bit daunting and now it is easy.
Resolve does seem to be about the most popular software that members here use. I will percevere with it when I get home, but having said that my laptop is an i5 with 8gb ram and a 512gb ssd, so it should be able to cope with it.
I will download some tutorials on youtube and see how it goes, if I get stuck I am sure there are a few guys here that will help me out.
Don’t we all ;o)