So, I'm digitizing all my old VHS tapes and I'd like some free or cheap software to clean up the videos with. I need to be able to trim the video, crop it to remove rolling at the bottom or top of the screen on some videos, and to clean up as much of the analog mess that I can.
I'm using VideoGlide to capture the movies, and it's working pretty well. The downside is that it's capturing video as .mov files and they're several gigabytes big, it's fine because it's uncompressed, but god damn does it eat up my HDD space.
I'm using a Pinnacle Dazzle and an old Emerson VCR to do the capturing, the results are actually pretty nice, the video looks good (as good as it's gonna get from the source media) and the audio is great.
Suggestions? Tips? All is welcome.
Ever tried Final Cut Express? Pretty easy to use.