In this episode I complete my look at the gear I use to create Harp Tuesday and music videos, etc.
This episode looks at some of the software I use.
Here’s a list of not only the software I talk about in the episode, but also other tools I’ve used:
Reaper. Fantastic audio editor that also functions as a pretty good video editor. Just recently discovered that it has more video editing capabilities than I was aware of and I’m super happy about that! I love it as an audio editing program and am now using it as my main video editing program. These two videos were both created in Reaper, for example:
Try out the complete program for free for 60 days, and it’s just $60 for a personal license. Highly recommended!
The rest of these programs are either free or have a free version:
Open Broadcast Software (OBS). Steaming/capture software that lets you record your screen if you want to display sheet music + video, for example (such as this episode):
Of course, you can also use it for livestreams!
Lightworks. Professional quality video editor. Free (basic) version only lets you export at a max of 1280 x 720. Steep learning curve and not particularly intuitive, but very powerful.
Since it’s free, potentially worth checking out. I have used it for various music videos over the years:
DaVinci Resolve. There is a free version available (scroll to bottom). I’ve played around with it a tiny bit, but wasn’t sure I wanted to tackle the learning curve given that I all ready know how to use Lightworks (to some extent!) and now I’m very happy with Reaper. Still, if I end up wanting to do some greenscreen videos, for example, I may revisit Resolve.
Handbrake. Open source (free) video conversion tool, can be handy to have around.
VirtualDub. Free tool for encoding/some editing.
FFmpeg library – many other programs make use of this library, can also access it from the command prompt.