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Roy Kelley
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I would seek advice from an expert, Debb Janes

Jan 04, 2016 11:48 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Camtasia on a PC?

Jan 04, 2016 08:04 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 David, sorry, not a piece of crap person. I use a Mac and Final Cut X.

Jan 04, 2016 05:07 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Most of the real estate videos I see?  Nobody bothers to edit them.  There is a lot of really awful stuff out there.

Jan 04, 2016 04:00 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
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I use an older version of Adobe Premiere and it works great. But since you have an iPhone, I bet there are some free apps available that you could use. 

Jan 04, 2016 03:08 PM
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David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
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Ok.  Update.  I re - used the windows movie maker yesterday.  Not sure why I had so much trouble before, but it worked out ok.  I was not able to do some things like put in a title, add credits or stuff like that.  DId not figure out the music part, though it looked simple enough.

I uploaded to youtube - took about 3 hours!!!! Insane.  Anyone know how to speed that up?

In youtube, I added title, music and credits.  You can see it here:

https://youtu.be/t0kt0EmiBlk

Jan 06, 2016 12:04 AM
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Bob Crane
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I just use the free editor that comes with windows and then upload it to youtube.

Jan 05, 2016 02:58 PM
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Mi Smith
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Hi David,

If you are using a Windows PC, then the free option would be to use Movie Maker which comes standard with Windows. It's very basic and a bit limited in features but it get's the job done. If you want more flexibility and features, I'd recommend Camtasia. It's not too expensive and provides not only extensive editing optiosn, but also allows you to outpu the finished video in several dofferent formats. It also lets you upload directly to YouTube or Screencast.

I'm not as familiar with a Mac, but I have used Final Cut Pro with great results. There are lots of free software options for the Mac, but I haven't tried any of them. A qick internet search will bring up the top picks.

Hope that helps.

Maritn

Jan 05, 2016 04:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I use CyberLink Power Director.  Though there is a fairly steep learning curve and I could still learn much more about this program.

Jan 05, 2016 03:23 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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David,

My advice would be to use a professional to do the work, and I also see that many have given you great advice and tools.  Editing is what makes a video and is time consuming.  We feel that your time may be better spent in real estate than in editing.  Sure you save money, but your time is also worth money.  A

Jan 05, 2016 01:21 AM
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Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
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My advice, pick one that is user friendly to get into the game. I used iMovie and now use Final Cut ProX.  iMovie is pretty good, but most programs will require a bit of a learning curve. If you're using Apple devices, my suggestion is iMovie. Best of luck. 

Jan 05, 2016 01:09 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
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Goodluck and blog about it when you are finished!

Jan 05, 2016 12:47 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I use Movie Maker too.   Someone recommended Movie Studio by Sony, but was so complicated, never used it.

Jan 04, 2016 11:41 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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David, stopped by to read the comments. Ken Jones does a great job!

Jan 04, 2016 09:33 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I have been thinking and asking myself the same thing. The problem has been no easy answer. I think the only thing to do is block out time to explore, use and pick one. I have lots of videos none edited and none posted yet

Jan 04, 2016 09:17 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I use Premier Pro from Adobe. 

Jan 04, 2016 09:04 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I use a video editor in Romania that I found on elance.com.

Jan 04, 2016 08:59 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the question.

Jan 04, 2016 08:56 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

iMovie is free on the iPad.

Jan 04, 2016 08:03 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning David. I do not do my own video work, I hire a company to do this work, the quality of the shoot is what I am after.

Jan 04, 2016 05:37 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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David Baker Realtor - Laveen Homes for sale - if you have iPad - I think you can use iMovie to edit the movie.

There are quite a few software that can do that. Including some apps on your smart-phone, I think.

Jan 04, 2016 03:48 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
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I use movie maker.  It is free and basic.  I get decent reviews on my videos so will most likely stick with it till at least the end of the year.  User friendly to boot.  I know because as a dinosaur I move about pretty easily.    Mark

Jan 04, 2016 01:52 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am looking forward to reading the answers to this question

Jan 04, 2016 01:20 PM