VideoPad video editor

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jcj
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Hi All,
          Has anyone used NCH VideoPad video editor? on offer around £30.  Wondered if i could use it with a usb Zennox video grapper  to pull in analogue H8 and digital H8 just to sort out a dozen or so tapes, nothing fancy required. or advice  on better methods welcome, .for playing the tapes i have for the digital 8  a CCD-TRV285E, for the H8 a CCD-TR3100E or EV-c2000E or SLV-E90. my system is
 
Intel i7 920  2.67GHz
Ram 12.0GB
GeForce GTX295
OS Dual boot   Vista Business SP2/ XP Prof SP3 64bit
capture HD 500GB.
 
a couple of other things am i right in thinking a Matrox Marvel G400-TV should go in the dustbin!! as it's of no value or use these days?
i do have a early DV500 but could never get on with it. Hope i'm in the right forum for this topic ?? Thank You
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Gavin Gration
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Re: VideoPad video editor
Pity the TRV285E doesn't do analogue playback.
 
EasyCAP is one of the cheapest USB analogue video capture devices - very well regarded by many - despite the negative reviews that are around.
 
The DV500 was pretty good in its day all things considered - it might work on your system just for capturing - worth a try.
 
That edit software looks OK for a freebie - there seem to be tutorials around on YouTube etc.
 
Windows Movie Maker is also free - loads of tutorials - basic but maybe all you need.
 
Your PC has plenty of grunt for the task.
 
Matrox Marvel - agree bin it.
 
Hope this helps.
 
 
 
 
mediaed
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Re: VideoPad video editor
Hi
I have video Pad on my netbook as a back up editor when I am travelling. No I do not do serious editing on the netbook but Video Pad doesn't take much room and I have pund it useful. If I remember correctly it came with multi features but a number were closed at the end of the free trial. What is left is a basic editor without lots of bells and whistles.  Oh and somehow I got all their software included in the download  ... audio editor, photo arranger etc. I did use any of them except to have a quick look at the audio.
 the free ex trial set up should do what you want.
Gordon
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Re: VideoPad video editor
When I installed some NCH software for someone (about a year or so back) on a Windows machine, it put a folder with ALL their software in it on the hard drive and then 'reminded' you every time you started the program about all the other software they do and asked if you wanted to buy any of it - might have changed now but be aware! 
 
woops! - missed mediaed's post by 2 minutes!

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DAVE M
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Re: VideoPad video editor
I had a quick look up on the net.
The digi 8 has firewire out and I am pretty sure that it will play the analogue 8 mm tapes as well?
johnpr98
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I think the later Dig 8's dropped analogue playback so double check
 
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Most, though not all, Digital8 camcorders can play back analogue Video8 and Hi8 tapes
 

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mediaed
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Re: VideoPad video editor
As a thought. I haven't used it but I am aware that  www.serif.com  have a free starter edition of their Movie Plus video editor. I have watched a You Tube instruction video on it and read some positive comments. I do use Serf Page Plus DTP and a few other programmes from them and find that the standard is good. Just go onto their web page and click the video editing icon. This will take you to a free download of the starter edition. Could be better than the Video Pad and I would not expect you to end up with all their software in a folder.
Gordon
 
jcj
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Re: VideoPad video editor
Hi All,
              Thanks for all this good advice from you all, The 285e does not play tapes recorded in  the H8 format according to the instruction manual, But what you do is connect the 285e set to RECORD with a blank tape in it and the 3100e set to PLAY with your recorded tape in it connect  together .and then start them up. You end up with two recorded  tapes one analog and one digital ready for transfer to computor, it's a bit longwinded but do'able. I have just discovered Ulead Video Studio SE DVD on my computor ,wonder if i can use that ? also looking at Movie Maker  will also look at  Serif,  thank you.Gordon
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PS Does anyone remember this product  Compact Studio MPE 200SX  editing device i still have a boxed one!!!! Sad is it not.

jcj

Gavin Gration
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Re: VideoPad video editor
If the 285 does have analogue input then it may also work as a pass through analogue to digital convertor straight into the computer.