I know this is kind of a stupid question that a simple google search should resolve, but honestly I have tried so many different options that my head is spinning.
Basically I just need an easy to use software that will let me either delete short sections of both the video and audio, or delete parts of them separately (doesn’t really matter either way).
The purpose for this is editing classic movies for my kids, but to take out the curse words and objectionable scenes.
So far I was successfully able to edit the classic “E.T.” after several tries. This was on a macbook which I no longer have, and I forget the name of the software anyway, all I remember was his punch line was “The video editor that a**** can’t give you” (referring to Adobe I guess?) but in google searches I can’t find it. It was really similar to avidemux, but it was also a pain in the ass because the video and audio kept getting out of sync every time I would do an edit, and I have to change the timing of the audio all the time. It was terrible.
I have tried editing “Back to the Future”, three separate times and failing each time for various reasons. The first time was really lame, when I took a break and came back to the macbook and accidentally un-plugged the power cord.
The third time on the PC I really thought I had it, I used SolveigMM Video Splitter, and it let me do all the edits first, and then you could export the movie after that. I’ve still got my session saved, but every time I try to export, the thing locks up after a certain percentage and never finishes.
So I know there are a million options out there, and I have tried 500,000 of them, and so far they all seem to fail because they: are too complicated, don’t do what I need, lock up, etc.
So wanted to get some input from the community on what a good tried and true software is that would let me do this fairly easily?
Thanks for your help!