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Q: editing quicktime movies ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: editing quicktime movies
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: gnossie-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 03 Mar 2006 02:30 PST
Expires: 02 Apr 2006 03:30 PDT
Question ID: 703163
I need the name (and URL link to) a serviceable, simple program that
will allow me to edit quicktime movies:  trimming their beginnings and
endings, seamlessly chaining them together, dropping the audio and
laying music over, adding subtitles . . . relatively simple stuff.

Preferably this program should be downloadable from the internet,
although it doesn't have to be free.

I'm not sure if Apple's Quicktime Pro is what I need.  It seems to
have more capabilities, but for example can it add subtitles?

The editing I need to do is rather simple in nature, so the program
doesn't have to be Byzantine . . . And I don't have a lot of time, so
it should be user-friendly.

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 03 Mar 2006 03:14 PST
Hi gnossie,

You *can* add subtitles to the movies with QuickTime Pro:

Working With Text Tracks
"You can add text to a QuickTime movie to create titles, credits, and
subtitles. With QuickTime Pro, text tracks are searchable, so you can
use keywords to find precise frames in the movie. The following topics
provide details about adding text tracks.
Overlaying a Movie With Text
With QuickTime Pro, you can use QuickTime Player to overlay
(superimpose) text on a specific part of an existing movie."

You can also add and remove audio tracks:
"Adding an Audio Track to a QuickTime Movie
You can easily add audio and other tracks to a QuickTime movie."

Check out the user manual here (which appears to be very user friendly):

Does the above information suffice as an answer to your question?

Best regards,

Clarification of Question by gnossie-ga on 05 Mar 2006 01:58 PST
Rainbow:  looks like that's gonna do it.

I couldn't tell whether QT pro offered these features or not . . . if
it does, then that's as far as I need to look.

The money is yours.


Subject: Re: editing quicktime movies
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 05 Mar 2006 02:16 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi gnossie,

I'm glad I could help.

Best regards,
gnossie-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Just fine!

Subject: Re: editing quicktime movies
From: oman9978-ga on 05 Mar 2006 13:05 PST
There is a way to edit quicktime movies, and I'm sure it could be
quite simple. If you have an apple computer you can use iMovie to edit
movies in any way. If you have a windows computer (running XP) you
could try using windows movie maker to edit it. Windows movie maker is
free and comes on every windows XP computer. It is very simple and
user interactive, but can not do very many detailed effects. From what
you have said this is the perfect program for you, but I am not sure
it is compatible with quicktime movies. Give it a try.

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