Like pretty much like anything in life; you get what you pay for. So it's probably not a great idea to spend less on a tool than you would expect from any other occupation.
So $250 or $400 to buy/access an editor is not expensive.
But if you want to get your feet wet it might be really important to learn terminology: Which even as overly complicated Avid likes to make things, they do a great job naming the types of cuts and actions that the user does to manipulate clips and the time line.
Which would be more important to learn as you will be able to communicate and understand what you want to do. That will make it possible for you to learn any software fast and customize any software to your needs.
So either buy a used out of date version of the media composer handbook and just learn terminology or go to the internet an search for:
Types of film edits
Frame 0 actually is Frame 1
That should help you a lot more than using free software that might limit you just because it's free.
Inferior OS? You must be kidding right?
I use to like Windows more, but that was back with 95 and 98 when the expectations from an OS was really low. Drivers had to be installed manually, software had to be installed manually, and the OS had no extra features that could possibly break.
As much people don't like OS X ascetics, the thing is that its has been so much more stable and effective than Windows. Heck last week there was a rushed update on Windows 10 that made my PC forget how to use Ethernet... Which I totally get is kind of a new technology... in like 90s... There should never be a reason why that should not work.
Where is with OS X, I never have had to set up Ethernet. I have never had a glitch that kept me from using Ethernet.
I am pretty sure if I was in a house that uses a cloud, the Windows computers would seem to be the worse thing ever as we would be restarting them constantly trying to make sure that the drivers loaded correctly that time. Which is terribly inconvenient and pretty much shows off how much of a beta test Windows 10 is and not a professional tool.
I really love the new update, the ability to shuffle roles has pretty much fixed all the issues I have had with other NLE.
Plus with the organization tools implemented in this update I will not have to spend hours putting things into folders that are pretty much labeled the same.
Apple really has outdone themselves and the whole industry with this one update. They are simple fixes, but for the most part so progressive in making a faster and more accurate workflow than any other on the market.
Cause most of it was real effects covered up with CGI, not vise versa.
I don't get why those people feel that way.
Are you ever going to want to work with a person like that on set? No
Are you ever going to want to have them on your team? No
Are you ever going to want to associate with a person like that? No.
It just seems like a stupid attempt to boost their ego when their are on an indie film site schooling people that aren't schooled... It really does not get much lower than that.
You don't get it do you? This is real and you need to know this .
Well let me break it down.
35MM represents a focal length.
The focal length is the distance between the center of lens or curved mirror and its focus.
Even though light may come though at a flat plane of glass... Sometimes... light still bends its way into the glass and its completely out of your control.
Which is called angle of view. When you only use a smaller portion of where the light was sent distance it warps the image. Because since you are not getting a larger part of the the curve of light coming in, there is less distortion which effectively changes the view of the image.
So when a large amount of the sensor has to be cut around the edges, you loose all the edge distortion. Which makes it look more flat.
You are right though, the lens is still labeled as a 35mm regardless if you put it on or off your device. But it is only labeled that for a complete frame of light... not a cropped one...
I am sure if we had lenses that were dedicated to cameras that have crop sensors they would go ahead and change the label to correctly display the focal length it would provide for that camera too... Which would be the micro four thirds market.
The kind of nit picking you are making is really snobby to say the least.