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So, like, if you have two video tracks, the top one overrides the bottom one, but the audio gets mixed together.

And there's no way to do an envelope on the audio, that I can tell. You have to cut out the part you don't want. You don't get to play around with the timing to see what sounds right. You can't gracefully fade from one to the other. (You can fade video; there are half a dozen transition effects. There's a "fade" right-click that doesn't do anything.)

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Correction -- it fades both video and audio, but not where I expected. Maybe I'll try it again.

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@woozle have you tried kdenlive ?

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@LottieVixen Yes. I was able to get some work done in it at some point, but it also had issues. I don't remember what they were.

When this attempt with OpenShot fails, I should probably try Kdenlive again and this time make notes.

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@woozle Blender's pretty good for FOSS video editing. There might be some things to learn though if you never use Blender otherwise

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@woozle Which software are you using for editing?

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@woozle Oh nevermind, I'm a dumb dumb.

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@woozle Truth be told, I've not heard of either of those products until now. Is it anything in particular you're trying to do?

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@konc Trying to tidy up a smartphone demo of a song I wrote, basically.

Ideally I'd like to be able to edit in some shots from the webcam in my laptop (I recorded both simultaneously), but that's probably unrealistic given how difficult it's being just to do the simplest stuff.

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@woozle Maybe it's a dumb question but I don't know, so gotta ask. FOSS = free open source software?

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@konc Yes.

(Sorry for delay; was out most of the day... and then Tusky randomly stopped working, so couldn't do anything on Mastodon.)

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@woozle Does it have to be FOSS, or would you settle for "free"? DaVinci Resolve is supposed to be pretty good, and you can run a trial version of Adobe Premiere if you want alternatives.

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@konc I'm willing to give "free" a try -- if nothing else, a nonFOSS app with a good UI will give me ideas about how the UI *should* be, and then I can complain to the authors of the FOSS apps that they should do it that way. ;-)

I'd really rather avoid anything Adobe, though. They're increasingly evil.

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@woozle Can't argue with that, but they do have really good software. :)

Check out YouTube, I'm sure there's plenty of DaVinci Resolve tutorials, should give you an idea of what it's like before you even install the software.

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