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16 November 2018

I do a lot of video editing... I have to in order to keep my two YouTube channels chugging along.

When I started editing videos, I used good old Microsoft Movie Maker.

This program was a freebie that came with Windows and allowed for the most basic of editing tasks. You could create a timeline, trim clips to length, add a few transitions and then render out into several different media formats.

Quick, simple and quite efficient, if all you wanted was to create a movie out of those holiday videos.

However, things have moved on a lot since those early days and now, in order to take full advantage of HD or 4K cameras and to make your footage really stand out on sites like YouTube, you have to do a lot more work... and use software that has a lot more capabilities.

I switched to Sony Movie Maker Platinum many years ago and, for quite some time, it ticked all the boxes. I even upgraded several times as new features and improvements became available.

Then Sony sold the package to Magix and it all went to hell in a handbasket.

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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