My mission for the past little while has been choosing a video editor to make my trailer. My criteria was that the video editor had to be easy to master, able to do amazingly complex operations, and of course, be completely free. As you can tell, I am a man of simple needs.
I think I finally decided on one (after trying out every single one in the known universe), and this was my journey.
Now, I must stress that this is likely due to my crappy laptop (which suffers from physical, mental, and likely even spiritual issues), but at the end of the day, I couldn't keep on using this software. Therefore, I tried to find software less taxing on my pc.
It's redeeming features are that it is free, and doesn't take up much processing power. However, these positives are outweighed by the fact that it will destroy your life, and eventually make you an empty shell of a person.
Realizing that I probably wouldn't get a decent movie editor for free, I started to explore 'not free' options.
For the purpose of my trailer, I am sometimes doing transitions that last a fraction of a second, and are often in quick sequence. What I quickly learned was that for basic transitions/edits this software is great, but if you are trying to do complex stuff, then this is not the software for you. For some odd reason, instead of diving a second into hundreths, they divide it into numerical quarters. For example. Let's say I want a frame to last 8/10 of a second. With this software you would write that as 0.2...why?!? WHHHYYY??
This, as well as other things, make this software incompatible for complex job.That is why I knew I needed to go with something more complex...
The thing is, Adobe Premiere Pro actually isn't difficult to use! As soon as I watched a 20 minute tutorial online, I realized how intuitive it is. It only seems like an unconquerable beast if you try to use it without knowing the basics first.
In terms of cost, it will cost me 30 per month...this I can live with, considering I will only be using this software for the next month or two.
So final verdict...I will be using Adobe Premiere Pro. Wish me luck!