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Write Scripts Like a Pro

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If you’re serious about your video making, you might want to take time to script out the action for your next shoot. This can be done using nothing but the word processor you already have. But if you really want to write scripts like a pro, take a look at MovieWriter Pro 2.0.

While there are more powerful script-writing software packages available, MovieWriter Pro has several things going for it.

First, it’s cross-platform. It works on either Macs or Windows machines. Second, it costs less than $25. Several of the packages I am evaluating cost 10 times more than that.

MovieWriter Pro automatically formats your script. All you have to do is write. If you plan dialog in your next video shoot, I think a script is mandatory. The good news is, you can try MovieWriter Pro yourself for free. They offer a free trial version.

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Written by scottbourne

November 19, 2008 at 2:22 pm

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Consumer Video Editing Software – Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0

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This Week’s Profile – Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0

Description: A powerful, but easy-to-use cross-platform video editing tool.

Product Highlights:

* Get started quickly with easy moviemaking options
* Amazing video and audio effects
* Excellent sharing capabilities
* Create your first movie in minutes

This program offers several benefits, including its link back to the powerful Adobe family of visual and audio editing tools. It comes with a large number of effects and templates and offers up to 99 tracks.

Titles and transitions are well implemented, and you can even add animation.

The themes option helps movies to appear very polished in a matter of minutes.

Retail $99.99 – should be available for around $105 at many online retailers. Download a free trial at Adobe.

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This review is based on the copy of the software I tested, not the most recent edition. I assume the newer version is only better. I only write reviews on software I actually own and I don’t have version 7.0. For most consumers, there’s no need to upgrade.

Written by scottbourne

November 11, 2008 at 2:31 pm

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