I’ve started recording gameplay footage of a Fallout 4 playthrough as sort of a video diary of my character’s evolution. While I could just store the raw footage somewhere, I’d like to clean it up some. Remove the boring bits (minigames and inventory management, for example), add some basic titles and transitions and finally, compress the hell out of it, hopefully without losing too much quality. If I like the end result, maybe even upload the result to Youtube, but that’s a big if.
So what video editor would be best suited to this endeavor? I’ve been tinkering with iMovie and Davinci Resolve, and successfully edited and cleaned up some footage. Then, today I saw this deal and snapped it up for $25:
So now I have iMovie, Davinci and Vegas Pro/Movie Studio to play with. But I’m not sure which to move forward with. Of course there’s the question of which is most appropriate to my hardware (see bottom) and purpose, but I also want to consider the possibility of learning more advanced video editing. Any thoughts?
Gaming/Video editing rig: Ryzen 7 1700, 32GB DDR4-2933, AMD Vega 56 8GB, 2x512GB SATA SSD, 2 TB WD Green HD, Win 10 + Fedora 29 dual boot
I also have a Mac laptop that can run iMovie and Davinci Resolve fairly well, but the Ryzen stomps it for encoding. But I can’t run iMovie or FCP on an AMD CPU.