Video Editing Software for Youtube Gaming

Hello, I was hoping to get some advice by users on here regarding software I can buy/download to enhance my gameplay for better viewing.

I'm currently using Windows Movie Maker, and it's a great tool for something that's free. I can compress, make my thumbnails, cut, edit, etc. But, I'm realizing that the quality could be better. The quality is decent right now but at times there are those pixel boxes that come up every now and then. I know it's not my computer specs, so I'm guessing it has to do with the file when it's being compressed. So my question is, is there a software I can buy or download that can make my games' overall quality better? I don't do anything advanced such as heavy editing since I straight up record my gameplays through FRAPS and just upload it.

I was looking at the Sony Movie Studio, or the Platinum one since I don't need anything too crazy. It's not like I plan on becoming a professional video editor or anything like that. I'm mainly just focusing on the quality when it compresses as it can degrade a bit. Also, the Sony Movie Studio is in a decent price range ($50-80) that I'm willing to spend for better quality. Other products are recommended too and when you do recommend one, please explain as to why you think it'll be good.

One last thing, if anyone has used the Sony Movie Studio before, what exactly does the "number of video tracks" mean? The basic version is limited to 10. Does that mean I can only merge 10 videos at once? Or only save 10 videos in the entire program? If anyone can clarify that, it'd be appreciated as well. Thanks for your time.
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  1. never used it personally, but one of my friends uses Sony Movie Studio regularly and he says it gets the job done just fine, didn't ask him about anything too specific.

    and number of video tracks probably means you can only merge 10 separate video snips at once
  2. Yeah, I decided I'm just going to download the free trials and see how they go. And regarding the # of video tracks, yes, I too think that it means you can merge 10 different clips at once
  3. Sony Vegas Pro is the way to go for Video Editing for Youtube with a LARGE range of render settings, I use it and its what a large range of people use although its not free, but PM me for some more info ;)

    Video tracks not the number of clips but lets say you were making a crazy edit for Youtube, You hit lets say a trickshot in CoD, So when you drag the media in that is 1 video track, but you want to add an optical flare to make the trickshot look cool, obviously you cant drag it ontop of the current media you have in there because it wont show but you CAN make another video track to put that separate media in then you do a couple things and it makes it an overlay ontop of the video. Hope that made sense

    Although if you're just making youtube videos you should only need 1 video track.
  4. Raddlez said:
    Sony Vegas Pro is the way to go for Video Editing for Youtube with a LARGE range of render settings, I use it and its what a large range of people use although its not free, but PM me for some more info ;)

    Video tracks not the number of clips but lets say you were making a crazy edit for Youtube, You hit lets say a trickshot in CoD, So when you drag the media in that is 1 video track, but you want to add an optical flare to make the trickshot look cool, obviously you cant drag it ontop of the current media you have in there because it wont show but you CAN make another video track to put that separate media in then you do a couple things and it makes it an overlay ontop of the video. Hope that made sense

    Although if you're just making youtube videos you should only need 1 video track.


    AH.. the additional videos/options that can be put into the video.. I see. Well, I won't be doing just gaming videos but yes, that shouldn't be a problem. If anything, 10 will most likely be more than enough. Thanks for that clarification. I've heard that Sony Vegas Pro is indeed a great software, but man.. that is really expensive lol. A couple of hundreds.. I am looking for top quality but is there not anything else that costs less?
  5. mk04 said:

    AH.. the additional videos/options that can be put into the video.. I see. Well, I won't be doing just gaming videos but yes, that shouldn't be a problem. If anything, 10 will most likely be more than enough. Thanks for that clarification. I've heard that Sony Vegas Pro is indeed a great software, but man.. that is really expensive lol. A couple of hundreds.. I am looking for top quality but is there not anything else that costs less?



    It costs that much because it's easy to make that money back from using it to get ad revenue from your youtube videos.
  6. James Mason said:
    mk04 said:

    AH.. the additional videos/options that can be put into the video.. I see. Well, I won't be doing just gaming videos but yes, that shouldn't be a problem. If anything, 10 will most likely be more than enough. Thanks for that clarification. I've heard that Sony Vegas Pro is indeed a great software, but man.. that is really expensive lol. A couple of hundreds.. I am looking for top quality but is there not anything else that costs less?



    It costs that much because it's easy to make that money back from using it to get ad revenue from your youtube videos.


    Haha, I wouldn't exactly say it's easy.. But anyway, I'm just going to proceed with my research and keep this thread open for now
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