January 16, 2015 at 2:47PM
NLE Software - Need Recommendations
Hi there, filmmakers! I'm going down the self-taught filmmaker route and need some recommendations on where to start with non-linear editing software. It seems there are a lot of options available at different price-points and I want to avoid burning too much cash in the process of teaching myself editing. Adobe's Creative Cloud sounds great, but I'm feeling hesitant about them draining a monthly fee from me while I'm on a learners curve. I'd also rather not dish out $600 for CS6 just so I can have something permanent on my computer. I've been looking at Davinci Resolve 11 Lite, but haven't determined yet if it's compatible with my laptop. I also see that Lightworks provides free NLE software.
What do you personally use and/or recommend for someone getting their feet wet?
FYI: I have a Windows laptop (HP Envy m4) and am shooting on a Panasonic G6.