Easiest free movie editor

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  1. Davros

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    All i want to do is cut a large chunk out of the middle of a movie and join the 2 halves together
    Ive tried windows movie maker and its awfull
    ps: it would be great if it could delete a section without having to re render the entire film
     
  2. zed

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    Lightworks, May not be the easiest but you should be able to work it out how to do the above within 10 minutes and its free and powerful (many hollywood films use it)
     
  3. Davros

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    Would I be able to cut a section out of a film join the 2 halves together without having to re-render or re-encode the film ? (mp4)
     
  4. tongue_of_colicab

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    Yes, of the encoding of the two files is the same then there should be no need to re-encode/render.
     
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    It is a limited editor hence I find it to be one of the simplest to use. You can use freeware editor like Shotcut.

    Additionally, there is this amazing webpage called alternativeto.net which helps you find alternatives /free,commercial,whatever/ to the programs you are familiar with and want to try something similar but better. So, these are the alternatives to Movie Maker:

    http://alternativeto.net/software/windows-movie-maker/
     
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    yeah simple I used it to make this clip from a film, as you can see I must of joined ~30 clips together
     
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    Not a movie editor, but this can be accomplished fairly simple with ffmpeg.
    This will split a file into two files, the first one containing the first hour, the second from 1:10:00 until it's hypothetical end at 2:10:00. If the movie is shorter, let's say 1:50:00 it will work too, so you don't have to know the length. Just put the right numbers to skip. Then generate input.txt file and put on it:
    Then enter on command line:
    and be done with that.
     
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    Can't edit it anymore, so here is the fix:
     
  9. Davros

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    Thats awesome blacksilver
    also big thanks to Zed
     
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    Isn't "&&" a feature of the Linux/Unix shell?

    If so under Windows simply run one command after another :
     
  11. Rikimaru

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    Avidemux is simple. Can cut without reencoding.
     
  12. Davros

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    when you say ffmpeg -i movie-name
    do you mean exactly that or for example if my movie is called dav1.mp4 do you mean ffmpeg -i dav1.mp4
     
  13. BlackSilver

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    True, should have thought about that.

    Yes, dav1.mp4

    Anyway, a shorter way that I didn't think about at the time:

    https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/win64/static/ffmpeg-20170225-7e4f32f-win64-static.zip
     
  14. Davros

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    I went with avidemux because I was worried about making a mistake when using the commandline
    and it was fantastic
    set start maker
    set end marker
    delete
    save
    and it saved in less than 2 minutes (at below normal priority)
     
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