Entry-level video editing software–What I’ve learned from using it | Tech, No Babel

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On today’s Tech, No Babel: What I’ve learned from using entry-level editing software

When you’re in church tech, sometimes you just don’t have the money for what you really need. As a result, you make do. There are sometimes problems with that approach, though.

I first edited video using a linear editing system, from one tape to another. Then, I started using Final Cut Pro and loved it so much that I switched to a Mac.

With the change over from tape to tapeless recording, I initially tried to transcode my footage so that I could still use Final Cut Studio. It was very time consuming.

I really need either Final Cut X or Premiere Pro to do what I do. Here’s the thing. I’m used to the power of high-level software, but I don’t have the money for the ones that can do what I want.

So, I’m trying to use what I do have: Camtasia and iMovie (which are better for non-tape work). The problem is that I want to use them like the higher-end stuff and they just can’t do it.

Watch today to find out the lessons I’ve learned.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of TrinityDigitalMedia.com, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines.