106 About Advanced Movie Production Software

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Before You Begin

1 About Digital Video Production

84 About Sharing Video with Others

See Also

107 Edit Movies with VideoWave

108 Produce DVDs with CD & DVD Creator

109 Capture, Edit, and Produce with Nero

110 About Editing Professionally with Adobe Premiere Pro

This chapter gives you a taste of the more advanced tools available to you as a digital videographer. These programs pick up where Movie Maker leaves off by giving you professional-level DVD production, and some offer truly advanced video editing features that you'll want to add to your repertoire as you take the next step into movie production mastery.

By performing the tasks that appear in the rest of this book, you'll gain insight into these advanced programs, their primary strengths, and their most useful features:

  • Roxio 's VideoWave Movie Creator

  • Roxio's Easy CD & DVD Creator

  • Ahead's Nero Ultra Edition

  • Adobe's Premiere Pro

Unlike Movie Maker, none of these programs are free. Given their cost (Adobe Premiere Pro can cost several hundred dollars, although the others are priced under $100), you can expect that they will deliver far more power than Movie Maker. For example, some like to have Roxio's Easy CD & DVD Creator on hand to produce DVDs with complete menu systems and specialized backgrounds and features. Both Easy CD & DVD Creator and Nero Ultra also produce CDs with MP3 audio music on them and provide backup capabilities for your system.



These tasks introduce you to powerful video-editing programs and their features. You won't gain an in-depth mastery of them as you can do here with Movie Maker, but you will gain a much greater understanding of what's ahead as your skills progress.

None of these programs is a do-it-all for every videographer. Also, other products compete with these, and some prefer the competition. Video-editing software comes in such a variety of styles for all the variety of videographers out there who want different things.



Screenshots and trial versions of these programs are often available at their manufacturer's Web sites: http://www.roxio.com , http://www.nero.com , and http://www.adobe.com .

Read and follow any of the following tasks with the idea in mind that you might want to graduate to one or more of these or similar programs after you take Movie Maker to its limits and decide that you want to step up your video-production skills several notches.



These tasks aren't intended to give free commercials for this software. The author finds that each of these advanced programs fills a need when you want to step up your video skills. You'll appreciate the overview of features that await you in such programs.

You can often download a free trial version of advanced video-editing software such as VideoWave Movie Creator on the Roxio Web site.

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Digital Video with Windows XP in a Snap
Digital Video with Windows XP in a Snap
ISBN: 0672325691
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 169
Authors: Greg Perry

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