Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
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Hi Fred. 

You didn't mention if you are on Windows or Mac. There is two very clear choices for the types of simple edits that you want to do. (Trimming your videos). 

For windows, you would want to use the free Windows movie maker app
download page

 

For Mac, you would want to use iMovie (info page)
i
t should be already included with a Mac
(but in worse case, it only costs $14.99 should you need to buy)

 

Aug 09, 2016 07:33 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Fred - I spent the time taking Craig Daniels video course online (contact him for the details) and learned Sony Vegas, as well as how to properly use my camera, and I'm so glad I did. But there are easier editors out there like the windows one that's free or iMovie.

Aug 09, 2016 07:02 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Jessie does out stuff, I'll have in chime in with what he uses

Aug 09, 2016 11:35 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Fred Griffin I've been using Vegas Movie Studio HD 10 which is an older version, but it will do what you want to do.

Aug 09, 2016 06:06 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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If you're using a PC, I recommend Cyberlink Power Director.

Aug 09, 2016 05:37 AM
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Bob Crane
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The free one that comes with windows will do this for you.

Aug 09, 2016 04:26 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Fred Griffin MovieMaker for Windows and iMovie for IOS.

Aug 10, 2016 03:26 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Windows movie maker is an interesting one.  Tried it for a little bit before I just let YouTube do the editing.

Aug 10, 2016 12:59 PM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

I use a few:

Windows live movie maker, very easy to use

To edit and modify a video I use Pinnacle studio - well worth the price, but a small learning curve if you want to indepth video's

Aug 09, 2016 11:54 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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Craig has the answer.

Aug 09, 2016 11:33 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Confession Fred. I am here to get advice!

Aug 09, 2016 11:08 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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I would recommend Craig for the job

Aug 09, 2016 10:59 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Great question Fred Griffin with expert answer by Craig Daniels.

Aug 09, 2016 10:24 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Craig Daniels nailed this one!

Aug 09, 2016 10:09 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I will rely on the answers of others.

Aug 09, 2016 10:02 PM
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
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I use the free windows software but it is not as easy as it might seem.  It takes a longer time  especially if you add music.

Aug 09, 2016 08:57 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I've fooled around with iMovie, which is part of the Mac's bundled software package.  If I can figure it out, anyone can.

Aug 09, 2016 02:19 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Larry does all our editing.  I have no patience for such a thing...

Aug 09, 2016 02:18 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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Great question.

Aug 09, 2016 01:59 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Maybe you will laugh at this, but I've been using youtube and their editor. It works great for me. 

Aug 09, 2016 01:28 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

The learning continues for me. I have used both of Craig Daniels recommendations and cannot trim the videos.  Looks like you have you answer. Let me know if you are succesful ... cuz I sure was not 

Aug 09, 2016 12:11 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
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Looks like you have already gotten some good answers, Fred. Good luck with your editing!

Aug 09, 2016 11:27 AM
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Sam Shueh
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mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I am waiting.....

Aug 09, 2016 10:39 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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iMovie is my preference. Keeping a video short and packed full of good content is a challenge. I almost never go over a minute and a half. Knowing where to cut is the difficult part.

Aug 09, 2016 10:09 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Thanks for asking this, Fred. Glad to see what Craig Daniels recommended - he's in the know

Aug 09, 2016 09:34 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Interesting to note that what was once a private industry is open to anyone

Aug 09, 2016 09:03 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Thank you Craig Daniels for the great info!

Aug 09, 2016 08:53 AM
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FN LN
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Your specific task can be handled by virtually any video editing software.

Aug 09, 2016 06:43 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I use Adobe Premier Pro, but as others have told you there are more affordable and easier to learn alternatives.

Aug 09, 2016 06:35 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I don't know if the Windows Media freeware is sophisticated enough. Last I checked you should be able to do it easily but I've never done it. I've never wanted to be a Steven Spielberg.

Aug 09, 2016 06:34 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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I use Adobe Elements for my editing.

Aug 09, 2016 06:28 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I don't do my own editing. I hire work like this off Upwork which you to be elance. They do a lot more than trimming, they also adjust lighting and sound as well as adding video bumpers. The also take the video from an mov file to an mp4.

Aug 09, 2016 06:07 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Fred,

I am sure there is with one that comes with Microsoft,  A

Aug 09, 2016 05:40 AM
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

for this type of editing I use iMovies on my Mac for more complex editing I would use Adobe Premier which is for both Mac and Windows

Aug 09, 2016 04:34 AM
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Sandy Williams
eXp Realty, sandy@sandywilliams.com - Sarasota, FL

If you have a Mac, there is software already on the computer.  I guess you can get pretty fancy with editing.  I sometimes outsource it for very little fees.

Aug 09, 2016 04:30 AM