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Best Photo Edit software for Macbook

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
As per the title also does anyone know of any good sound/ video edit software so I can clip the rubbish off my headcam footage and add some beats (better then the wind noise).
post #2 of 14
Er... Doesn't MB come with Imovie? Supposed to be good out of the box.

I use a PC program called Roxio Videowave that I like a LOT better than WMM.
post #3 of 14
photo editing - photoshop
video editing - iMovie, or if you wanna get technical to the level of photoshop with photos, Final Cut.
post #4 of 14
JV is right on. However, budget might be an issue. FULL Photoshop and FCP are $$$. E.G. FCP for Apple around $900. Quick plug for some sick but pricey software that would be AWESOME for instructing / racing. Dartfish.com.

Photoshop elements would prob work well for way less money. For general basic photo editing, I am sure your Mac has something that will work. OR try the software that came with your dig camera. Though I have Photoshop, currently I am most often utilizing some very basic photo software from HP that came with my printer for simple crops/resizeing/prints etc.

I have some expereince with amateur vid editing but I am a PC guy not Mac. I am VERY tempted to go to the dark side tho. PM me if you want to chat sometime. You can check out some of my "work" on youtube below.

Race Crashes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozc9OJ4qta8

League Race Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbvspWAHIto

Race run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfqo6mpqTzY
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post #6 of 14
Word of warning...iMovie 08 is a piece of trash at least for non-hi definition footage. They removed a bunch of key features and the export quality is horrible when you burn DVDs. Lots of users have complained about it...could be a bug. Stick with iMovie HD...much more easy to use, more features and it is still available for download. For photos, Photoshop Elements is great.
post #7 of 14
the price can not be so steep if you know the correct places to look...:
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Racer256 View Post
JV is right on. However, budget might be an issue. FULL Photoshop and FCP are $$$. E.G. FCP for Apple around $900. Quick plug for some sick but pricey software that would be AWESOME for instructing / racing. Dartfish.com.
Well, if you have a spouse who teaches in any way or any child of school age, you can buy the full Academic version of Photoshop for very cheap $. Put it on "their" computer so they can use it, and then you can ask them if you can try it too. I'm sure they'll let you. Very simple.

I learned the true value of having children (and a wife too) after already spending big $$$ on some software. Since then, my kids have been very generous in letting me try their academic software, occasionally.
post #9 of 14
Academic copies can still be stupid expensive. My academic copy of Solidworks needs to be renewed every year and comes with a wide variety of features disabled. Gee, thanks.

I vote for Windows and any number of featureful, relatively inexpensive video editing packages.
post #10 of 14
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Academic copies can still be stupid expensive. My academic copy of Solidworks needs to be renewed every year and comes with a wide variety of features disabled. Gee, thanks.

I vote for Windows and any number of featureful, relatively inexpensive video editing packages.
Very true. Surprisingly though, Adobe's discounts seem to be far better than most. I have a few different programs and thankfully, none have any disabled features.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
To everyone; thanks.

Photos - GIMP for Os X and it is free, it is just going to take a bit of practice with layers etc to build things.

Video - well what do you know? I did have iMovieHD after all, and it works with my video and itunes library.

I now have a 4min 40 sec video of me skiing Bullet at TC set to the Violent Femmes 'Add it Up' - cool.

Now I just need somewhere to host it so I can post a link on the forum.
post #12 of 14
If you don't mind the abysmal quality, Youtube is a very good choice. Hosting high quality video on your own is another option...companies like Cirtex have plans with plenty of storage and quite a bit of bandwidth starting at low prices. Most of the other free options like Putfile also go the embedded shockwave route now which unfortunately means lousy quality.
post #13 of 14
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Video hosted on photobucket

Just testing it here:

http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/a...BulletatTC.flv
post #14 of 14

I like Youtube

Easy and good exposure.
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