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I wish to edit video and audio recordings I made on my Q2N Handy video recorder and zoom recorder.
I record a whole concert as one file. Then I wish to pull out each tune without the stuff between tunes. then export to a file I can put on YouTube.
Seems like software I have gotten is a pain to use and inconsistent on accepting actions to do a task.
Shotcut works but is slow and difficult.
Any suggestions for software to buy that really works?
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That sounds really simple. You could do it for free with Da Vinci Resolve's free version. That program will be far far more powerful than you will need.

It also has built in audio editing capabilities like a DAW. If you wanted to bridge the direct sound and hall sound with a short reverb, for example, or do EQ.

It's becoming the industry standard for video editing, some audio applications, and you get 90% of the functionality of the pro version in the free version....
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Check out 'Filmora' by Wondershare.

I'm an Apple user, and much prefer Filmora over iMovie. Better audio editing as well when needed.
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I have had success doing this with the free version of Davinci Resolve as well as Reaper. Both have a learning curve but aren't hard to use once you get the hang of it.

Davinci resolve offers free classes so you can learn how to use the software. The Reaper Mania youtube channel is good for learning Reaper.

I think the measure of good video editing software is that it works well and you can do it quickly. Reaper is really for audio but it can do video. It's slower but I have an easier timing dealing with the audio in reaper than I do in Davinci. However, I also have friends who love how audio works in davinci and use it for their non video podcasts.

Davinci resolve can be fast. I switched to it when I had a heavy video workflow and it substantially cut down on the amount of time I had to spend glued to my computer.
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I know you can technically do it ... But you used Reaper to edit video?? :eek:
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For simple editing tasks and breaking videos apart, I think that Shotcut works just fine.
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I'm gonna have to try it out. Especially if it is just with one camera angle and only the simplest of transitions, the audio options in Reaper are better than Da Vinci. So for concerts... Maybe Reaper is a good option. I would have never thought to use it that way.

It would have to come down to the video export options too, I guess. Not that Resolve's encoder is very good, either.
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Reaper was the first software I used to edit video. You can do plenty with it. I never figured out how to export the files to mp4. So I would render them as .Avi and then use Handbrake to compress them.

This added a ton of time to my workflow but I got the job done.

Now, I use reaper on the audio and then move over to davinci for the video. I am faster with audio in reaper and faster with video in davinci.

If I am rushed I will do everything in davinci and use Auphonic to process the audio. It is mostly for spoken word but if you have a recording with speech and music, it will balance it nicely.
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Davinci's audio tools are powerful but have a learning curve just like reaper does, for sure. I use handbrake even with Davici -- the compression method in Davinci just isn't that good. It's export mode is only good for lossless/ uncompressed formats like ProRes or DNxHD.

I can't imagine reaper competing with Davinci in terms of editing, handling LOG footage, color grading, LUTs, file organizing, effects .... But I'm gonna test it! Where I would be curious to use Reaper is for syncing video in something like a music video or video game music video, especially for music that doesn't have a steady beat. Davinci's time grid doesn't allow you to time map and it's static. Reaper's grid is fluid (probably its best feature). If you can do time ramps, etc, in Reaper to a fluid grid that would be impressive.
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Davinci's software requires installing some windows software. I cannot remember what now. I get nervous about installing layers of stuff. I use a nice fast Dell PC for my real estate biz and everything else has to get along with that.
I have Shotcut. It just has problems with closing gaps often.
I need to convert to MP4 files to put on YouTube.
Resolve sounded easy until the file conversion.
I don't mind buying if a modest price.
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To be sure, Davinci can export MP4 and has a YouTube preset for export. It's just not as efficient as handbrake's encoder.

I don't remember if it had other software it needed to install on Windows. Maybe the LAME mp3 decoder?
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I use Reaper for audio, then Kdenlive for the video.
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I use iMovie for simple things like you described, or ProTools for more complex edits.
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