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dear sir good day

I m asking about the following

1- how can I merge several videos with each other ?

2- how can I change background of a video I had recorded ?

3- how can I put musical background upon video also my voice upon video ?

4- how can I cut a piece of a video from original video for instance ( if I have a video with 5 minutes and I want just 2 minutes from this video - cut a time frame from a video ) , hope you understand what I mean ?

5- does you tube has all the option mentioned above ?

6- how can I recorded a piece of video from you tube video the same as question number 4 but on you tube ?

7- last thing , how can I add musical or voice background to an audio record for instance ( I m perform my poems voiced and want to add background or had a music played and want to narrate on background ?

8- does the following players (real player - km player - divx - media player - jetaudio - winamp ) can do what I mentioned questions above ?

9- recommend me a freeware programs please ?

thanks and best regards

Answer
1, 3, & 4: any video editing program will do these things. They are very basic functions.
2: you can't. The only way to do this is if the footage is shot on a green or blue screen and you know how to do a chroma key.
5: I don't think youtube will do these things. It may have basic trimming abilities but that's about it.
6: I'm not sure I know what you are asking but if you want to edit a video from youtube, you have to download it. Youtube doesn't allow downloading. It can be done however but it is not exactly legal.
7: try a free program called Audacity. It should do this for you.
8: I don't think so.
9: Windows Movie Maker is free and should do these things. Other than that, I don't know of any other good freeware.

Good luck.

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Some technical knowledge in connectivity, systems, cameras, image/video software. I am better at project development, scripting, organization, conceptualization. I know Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, AfterEffects, some Avid, and some others but am no real expert on them. I also have knowledge in multimedia.

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Wel over 20yrs of various TV/video production experience. B.S. degree in TV Production from James Madison Univ. Taught TV production at a community college for 5 yrs.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications (Radio, TV, Film); James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA

Awards and Honors
Telly Awards, Communicator Awards, Ava Award, Virginia Community College Associatiopn awards, National Council for MArketing and Public Relations Awards, CAB Award, and others.

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