Software List [Updated 4/5/2022]

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Software List [Updated 4/5/2022]

Post by l33tmeatwad » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:18 pm

Welcome to the software list! This is by no means a complete list of everything that exists, but is a focused list of useful software for AMV editors. This list is an optimized and updated version of the original software list thread created by TaranT. If you have any recommendations for this list, feel free to post them in this thread with as much information as you can!

Software & Guides: AMVpack | AMV 101 | AviSynth 101 | VapourSynth 101
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Non-Linear Editing (NLE) Software

Post by l33tmeatwad » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:24 pm

Non-Linear Editing (NLE) Software

Most Popular Options

Title: Final Cut Pro
Company: Apple
System: Macintosh
Price: $300
Trial version? Yes
Student Dicount Available? No

Title: Premiere Pro
(Part of Adobe Creative Cloud)
Company: Adobe Systems Inc.
System: Macintosh & Windows
Price Range: $20 to $30 per month (Subscription Only)
Adobe CC Price Range: $50 to $75 per month (Subscription Only)
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Vegas
Company: MAGIX Software
System: Windows
Price range: $250 to $800
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes


Popular Budget Options

Title: Movie Studio
Company: Magix
System: Windows
Price range: $70 to $380
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Premiere Elements
Company: Adobe Systems Inc.
System: Macintosh & Windows
Price: $80
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Premiere + Photoshop Elements for $80


Free Options

Title: Cinelerra
Company: Heroine Virtual
System: Linux

Title: DaVinci Resolve
Company: Blackmagic Design
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows

Title: Kdenlive
System: FreeBSD, Linux, Macintosh, & Windows

Title: Flowblade
System: Linux

Title: HitFilm Express
Company: FXhome Limited
System: Macintosh, & Windows

Title: Lightworks
Company: Lightworks
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows

Title: LiVES
System: Linux

Title: OpenShot Video Editor
Company: OpenShot Studios
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Widnows

Title: Shotcut
Company: Meltytech, LLC
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Widnows


Other Options

Title: DaVinci Resolve Studio
Company: Blackmagic Design
Price Range: $300
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows

Title: iMovie
Company: Apple
System: Macintosh
Price: $15
Trial version? No

Title: Media Composer
Company: Avid
System: Macintosh & Windows
Web link: http://www.ulead.com/
Price range: $60 to $749
Subscription Price range: $35 to $75 per month
Trial version? Unknown
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Pinnacle Studio
Company: Corel
System: Windows
Price range: $60 to $130
Trial version? No
Student Discount Available? No

Title: VideoStudio
Company: Corel
System: Windows
Price range: $80 to $100
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Lightworks Pro
Company: Lightworks
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Price: $438
Subscription Price Range: $25 to $175
Trial version? No
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Video Pro
Company: Magix
System: Windows
Price: $399
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Nero Video
Company: Nero AG
System: Windows
Price: $50
Trial version? No
Student Discount Available? No

Title: Camtasia
Company: TechSmith
System: Macintosh & Windows
Prices: $299 (Windows) & $99 (Macintosh)
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: HitFilm Pro
Company: FXhome Limited
System: Macintosh, & Windows
Prices: $349
Software & Guides: AMVpack | AMV 101 | AviSynth 101 | VapourSynth 101
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Effects Editing Software

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Effects Editing Software

Most Popular Options

Title: After Effects
(Part of Adobe Creative Cloud)
Company: Adobe Systems Inc.
System: Macintosh & Windows
Price Range: $20 to $30 per month (Subscription Only)
Adobe CC Price Range: $50 to $75 per month (Subscription Only)
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Vegas
Company: MAGIX Software
System: Windows
Price range: $400 to $800
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes


Free Option

Title: Blender
Company: Blender Foundation
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows

Title: Particle Illusion
Company: Boris FX, Inc.
System: Macintosh & Windows


Other Option

Title: Cavalry
Company: Scene Group Limited
System: Macintosh, & Windows
Price range: Free to £16 per month
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? No


Effects Plug-ins

Company: Boris FX, Inc.
Price range: $195 to $2,295
Trial version? Yes

Company: Pixelan Software, Inc.
Price range: $19 to $199
Trial version? Yes

Company: Red Giant, LLC
Price range: $99 to $999
Trial version? Yes
Software & Guides: AMVpack | AMV 101 | AviSynth 101 | VapourSynth 101
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Audio Editing Software

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Audio Editing Software

Most Popular Options

Title: Audacity
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Price: Free

Title: Audition
(Part of Adobe Creative Cloud)
Company: Adobe Systems Inc.
System: Macintosh & Windows
Price Range: $20 to $30 per month (Subscription Only)
Adobe CC Price Range: $50 to $75 per month (Subscription Only)
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes


Free Options

Title: Ardour
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows

Title: Dark Audacity
System: Windows

Title: Nero Wave Editor
Company: Nero AG
System: Windows


Other Options

Title: ACID
Company: Magix
System: Windows
Price range: $670 to $870
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Audio Cleaning Lab
Company: Magix
System: Windows
Price range: $160
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Cubase
Company: Steinberg Media Technologies
System: Macintosh & Windows
Price range: $100 to $580
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: iZotope RX
Company: iZotope Inc.
System: Windows
Price range: $120 to $1200
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Metro
Company: Sagan Tech
System: Macintosh & Windows
Price range: $100 to $300
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? No

Title: Music Maker
Company: Magix
System: Windows
Price range: Free to $200
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Music Studio
Company: Magix
System: Windows
Price range: $430
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: SONAR
Company: Cakewalk
System: Windows
Price range: $50 to $500
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Sound Forge
Company: Magix
System: Windows
Price range: $60 to $600
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes
Software & Guides: AMVpack | AMV 101 | AviSynth 101 | VapourSynth 101
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Image Editing Software

Post by l33tmeatwad » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:37 pm

Image Editing Software

Most Popular Option

Title: Photoshop
(Part of Adobe Creative Cloud)
Company: Adobe Systems Inc.
System: Macintosh & Windows
Price Range: $20 to $30 per month (Subscription Only)
Adobe CC Price Range: $50 to $75 per month (Subscription Only)
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes


Popular Budget Options

Title: Photoshop Elements
Company: Adobe Systems Inc.
System: Macintosh & Windows
Price: $80
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Premiere + Photoshop Elements for $80

Title: Photo-Paint Essentials
(Part of CorelDRAW Essentials)
Company: Corel
System: Windows
Price: $130
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? No


Free Option

Title: GIMP
Company: GIMP Team
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows


Other Options

Title: PaintShop Pro
Company: Corel
System: Windows
Price range: $80
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: Photo-Paint
(Part of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite)
Company: Corel
System: Windows
Price: $550
Subscription Price Range: $23 per month
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes
Software & Guides: AMVpack | AMV 101 | AviSynth 101 | VapourSynth 101
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Vector Editing Software

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Vector Editing Software

Most Popular Options

Title: Illustrator
(Part of Adobe Creative Cloud)
Company: Adobe Systems Inc.
System: Macintosh & Windows
Price Range: $20 to $30 per month (Subscription Only)
Adobe CC Price Range: $50 to $75 per month (Subscription Only)
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes

Title: CorelDRAW
(Part of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite)
Company: Corel
System: Windows
Price: $550
Subscription Price Range: $23 per month
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? Yes


Budget Option

Title: CorelDRAW Essentials
Company: Corel
System: Windows
Price: $130
Trial version? Yes
Student Discount Available? No


Free Option

Title: Inkscape
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Software & Guides: AMVpack | AMV 101 | AviSynth 101 | VapourSynth 101
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Source Prep Tools

Post by l33tmeatwad » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:41 pm

Source Prep Tools
All Windows tools in this section can be easily run via WINE through PlayOnLinux or PlayOnMac!

Clip Creation Software

Title: Avidemux
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Configuration: Some Advanced Options

Title: LosslessCut
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Configuration: Very Limited


Ripping Software

Title: MakeMKV
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Supports: Blu-ray, DVD, & HD-DVD (Limited Compatibility)
Price: $50 (Free while in Beta)
Trial version? Yes


Most Popular Tools Pack

Title: AMVpack
System: Macintosh & Windows
Macintosh Version Includes: AMVtool, D2V Witch, MKVToolNix, MPV, tsMuxer, VapourSynth, VapourSynth Editor, VapourSynth Plugins
Windows Version Includes: AMVtool, AviSynth, AviSynth Plugins, AvsPmod, DGMPGDec, Lagarith Codec, MKVToolNix, MPC-HC, Premiere Plugins, tsMuxer, Ut Video Codec, VirutalDub2


Most Popular Container Tools

Title: DGDecode
System: Windows

Title: D2VWitch
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows

Title: MKVToolNix
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows

Title: tsMuxeR
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows


Script Based Frameserving Software

Title: AviSynth+
System: Windows
Difficulty Level: Advanced

Title: VapourSynth
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Difficulty Level: Expert


Script Editing Software

Title: AvsPmod
(For x64 support download this unofficial build.)
System: Windows
Supports: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: Notepad++
System: Windows

Title: TextMate
System: Macintosh

Title: VapourSynth Editor
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows


Frameserving & Output Software

Title: VirtualDub2
System: Windows
Supports: AviSynth & VapourSynth
Interface: GUI
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Other Output Options: See Encoding Software


Additional Plugins
(AviSynth x64 plugins are available here.)

Source Plugins

Title: AVS Importer x64
Support: Premiere Pro

Title: D2Vsource
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: FFMS2
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: FRIMSource
Support: AviSynth

Title: LSMASHSource
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: NicAudio
Support: AviSynth

Title: VSRawSource
Support: VapourSynth

Title: VSAVSReader
Support: VapourSynth


Subtitle Plugins

Title: SubText
Support: VapourSynth

Title: xy-VSFilter
Support: AviSynth


Deinterlacing & IVTC

Title: NNEDI3
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: SangNom2
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: TDeint
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: TIVTC
Support: AviSynth

Title: VIVTC
Support: VapourSynth


Rainbow & Dot Crawl Plugins

Title: BiFrost
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: TComb
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth


Spatio-Temporal Denoiser Plugins

Title: DFTTest
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: FFT3DFilter
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: RemoveGrain
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth


Debanding Plugins

Title: Flash3kyuu Deband
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth


Line Darkening & Sharpeners

Title: aWarpSharp2
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: Hysteria
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: FastLineDarken(MOD) Script
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth


Dehaloing

Title: DeHalo Alpha
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth


Resizing Plugins/Scripts

Title: Anime Upscale Script
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: Debicubic
Support: AviSynth

Title: Debilinear
Support: AviSynth

Title: ResampleHQ
Support: AviSynth


Misc Plugins/Scripts

Title: ColorMatrix
Support: AviSynth

Title: Dither
Support: AviSynth

Title: ContinuityFixer
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth

Title: FTurn
Support: AviSynth

Title: KenBurnsEffect Script
Support: AviSynth

Title: MaskTools2
Support: AviSynth

Title: MVTools
Support: AviSynth & VapourSynth
Software & Guides: AMVpack | AMV 101 | AviSynth 101 | VapourSynth 101
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Encoding & Playback Software

Post by l33tmeatwad » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:43 pm

Encoding Software

Recommended Encoders

Title: AMVtool
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Configuration: Some Advanced Options
Tools Used: FFmpeg
Video Formats: DNxHR, ProRes, UT Video, x264, x265
Color Depth Support: 8, 10, & 12-bit
Audio Formats: AAC, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, & PCM
Output Containers: AVI, MKV, MOV, & MP4

Title: Hybrid
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Difficulty Level: Expert
Configuration: Very Advanced Options
Tools Used: AviSynth, FFmpeg, VapourSynth
Video Formats: AV1, AVC, DivX265, FFV1, FFvHuff, HEVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, ProRes, VP8/VP9, Theora
Color Depth Support: 8-bit, 10-bit, 12-bit
Audio Formats: AAC, AC-3, DTS, EAC-3, FLAC, MP3, Opus, PCM, Vorbis
Output Containers: AVI, MKV, MOV, & MP4


Other Encoders

Title: HandBrake
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Configuration: Some Options
Tools Used: LibAV
Video Formats: h264, h265, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VP8/VP9, Theora
Color Depth Support: 8-bit
Audio Formats: AC3, AAC, FLAC, Opus & Vorbis
Output Containers: MKV, MP4, & WEBM


Playback Software

Recommended Players

Title: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
System: Windows

Title: MPV
System: Linux, Macintosh, & Windows
Software & Guides: AMVpack | AMV 101 | AviSynth 101 | VapourSynth 101
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Re: Software List [Updated 3/8/2016]

Post by jakkor » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:36 pm

In Encoding Software what do you think about
Simple x264/x265 Launcher

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Re: Software List [Updated 3/8/2016]

Post by l33tmeatwad » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:42 pm

jakkor wrote:In Encoding Software what do you think about
Simple x264/x265 Launcher
It is a bit too basic, there are much better options out there that also include options for audio.
Software & Guides: AMVpack | AMV 101 | AviSynth 101 | VapourSynth 101
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