What software do you use in your movie making?

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What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by col lamb » Tue May 14, 2013 8:49 am

In the current FVM there is a request for someone to undertake a review of software used in Movie Making. I am interested in seeing just what the spread of software the members of this forum use in producing their masterpieces, it will also help in some research that I am doing about possible regional training courses.

I am listing a range of software that either I use or that I know others use, if you use something that is not on the list could I ask you to post just the name of the software you use and the version number (no dialogue on pros and cons please)

EDITING
Adobe Premiere from 6.5 to CS6 and including the subscription Creative Cloud
Adobe Premiere Elements
Apple Final Cut Pro
Apple Final Cut Express
Sony Vegas
Grass Valley Edius
Media Composer
Pinnacle Studio

SOUND
Adobe Audition
Sony Sound Forge
Audacity

DVD/BLU-RAY DISC CREATION
Adobe Encore
Sony Architect
Toast

IMAGES
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Elements
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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by Mike Shaw » Tue May 14, 2013 9:10 am

Editing - (Media Composer), + very occasionally Serif Movie-Plus (others in OVFM use this too). (Also have Pinnacle Studio and Liquid but neither used for many years...)
DVD Creation - AvidDVD by Sonic
Sound - (Audacity) GoldWave, CoolEdit
Music Generation (Royalty Free) - Band-in-a-Box, SonicFire Pro
Images - PaintShop Pro, Drawplus
Titling - BluffTiitler (rarely used now but useful with the add-on Bixelangelo)
Animation - CrazyTalk, iClone, Corner-A Art Studio + Nature Illusion + DP Animation (for animating still pictures ... I do not like static pictures in a movie!)
Stabilisation - Mercalli (no longer needed ...)
Format conversion - Sorenson Squeeze

And I still make second rate movies.... :-( (Never more than a 4-star...)

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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by John Roberts » Tue May 14, 2013 1:41 pm

With apologies to Mike Shaw for copying and pasting his excellent starter :D

Editing - Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 (just upgraded to 12 but haven't used it yet)
DVD Creation - Sony DVD Architect Studio 5
Sound - Sony Sound Forge 10, Audacity used very occasionally
Music Generation - Cubase as I usually write my own
Images - Corel Photo Paint and Corel Draw
Titling - create in either Corel Draw or Sony Vegas Movie Studio
Animation - nothing used yet
Stabilisation - in-camera or whatever's in Sony Vegas MS
Format conversion - whatever's in Sony Vegas MS but very rarely I use Super

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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by ned c » Tue May 14, 2013 5:40 pm

Mac; Final Cut Suite 3; comprising FCP7; Compressor; Color; Motion; DVD Studio pro; Soundtrack Pro.
iMovie and iDVD
Photoshop Elements 2
Garage Band

Windows; Corel Video Studio Pro X6
Wavelab LE7
GoPro Cineform
Photoshop Elements 12

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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by Peter B » Wed May 15, 2013 5:17 am

Photoshop Elements 12?? :shock:
Good Grief!! It seems only last month that PSE11 was released, it's so hard to keep up these days. :)
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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by Michael Slowe » Wed May 15, 2013 10:27 am

MacPro Computer, OS Mountain Lion
Edit Software Media: 100 Suite version 2.1
DVD Encoding: BitVice
Formatting m2v and ac3 files: Studio Pro 4
Burning DVD's: Titanium Toast Pro 11
Encoding Blu-Ray's: Toast Pro 11
Burning BD's: Lacie Stand alone player/burner

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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by ned c » Wed May 15, 2013 3:16 pm

Apologies; that should have been Photoshop Elements 10! (Really is v2 on the Mac)
Also use Toast on the Macned c

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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by TimStannard » Wed May 15, 2013 8:38 pm

Most of what I use has already been mentioned above, but I might add specific versions

EDITING
Sony Vegas Pro 12 Suite (which includes:
Hit Film Ultimate 2 (not mentioned above)

VASST Ultimate S (script collection for Vegas)
Excalibur (script collection for Vegas)
NewBlueFX - Motion Blends, Cartooner,
NewBlueFX Titler Pro 2
Neat Video v3 (de-noiser)
Magic Bullet Looks
I often find myself using MS Word (2010) for text which I later import into Vegas
Last month I found myself using MS Powerpoint 2010 for easy exporting of an existing PowerPoint presentation into a video I was asked to produce.

DVD AUTHORING
Sony DVD Architect Pro 5.2 (and 6.0)

SOUND
Sony Cinescore (now defunct)
Atmosphere
Levelator
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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by daveswan » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:09 pm

Avid MC6.0
Avid FX (Occasionaly)
Avid DVD By Sonic
Audacity
Smartsound Sonicfire Pro 5.5
Sorrensen Squeeze 6 (At work, SS 8)

Resolve 9 lite, soon Resolve 9 (Or 10) when my BMCC comes.

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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by Frank Maxwell » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:46 pm

One software not mention?, My brain. Although the saying is 'Touch Wood"

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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by fraught » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:10 pm

Pinnacle Studio 14 Ultimate
Audacity
Sony Sound Forge
Photoshop CS5
FXHome VisionLab Studio
Magic Bullet Looks
Final Draft

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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by col lamb » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:38 pm

Thanks guys

It was so much easier in the old days when nearly everyone used Adobe Premiere or Ulead Media Studio

I'll have to have a re-think about what we were proposing to undertake in the NW

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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by Frank Maxwell » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:51 pm

Col, there are two versions of FCP. FCP-X and FCP-7 on the Mac system

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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by john ingham » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:45 am

FCP X
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Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Post by Peter Copestake » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:49 pm

DVD burning Nero
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