I'm in the market for a video editing package for a hobby.
I have previously used Microsoft Movie Maker and an old version of Adobe Premier Pro to edit, so have the basic understanding of editing.
Having not had software for a number of years I have started looking into what's currently available and at what price.
Adobe Premier Pro is out of the question due to the price and the extensive feature's that I do not need. Movie Maker on Windows 10 is not what it used to be in terms of transitions and effects, and the lack of a timeline view, so that's out of the question also.
This brings me to the various Sony packages.
I have downloaded the trial version of Vegas Pro Edit and whilst it does everything I need (and then some) I am slightly put off by the cost, which is £262.95 at the time of writing, and again, I feel I would not need the vast amount of features.
I want to edit gaming videos recorded using both FRAPS (.avi) and ShadowPlay (.mp4). I will be adding music, doing basic transition's i.e. fade in from black and fade to next clip, cutting, zooming, text overlay, speeding/slowing etc. Basic video editing. I will be producing video's probably at most 15 minutes, and using 5 - 20 different video clips & 2 or 3 music tracks per project.
I have now downloaded the trial of Movie Studio Platinum, this seems more sensible for my basic needs, however I notice on the comparison that the number of video tracks & audio tracks is 20 whereas Edit and Pro are unlimited. Firstly what does this even mean, and secondly will it affect me for what I wish to do?
Finally, is this the best choice for hobby in terms of price and getting back into video editing, or will I quickly realise I am missing features I require?