I am making videos with puppets where I first record and cut sound, then shoot the puppets talking over the sound and replace the sound track, and now I would like to add some emotion with visual effects: blinking an eye, a lightbulb idea moment, or stroke lines vibrating around a puppet when they are dancing.
I have been using software made for podcasts to do the audio and Final Cut Pro for the video. I cannot adjust the audio after import because Final Cut Pro seems to fail when replacing media (see thread). Also, I don't think it does animation.
The Adobe suit seems to work well, Audition integrate with Premiere, and this type of animations seems easy in Adobe After Effects. After Effects is not compatible with my hardware (16 GB RAM minimum, I only have 8 GB); furthermore, it only works on my hardware with 13.1.5, which may soon become obsolete (see this thread where I posted my issue).
Here are the ideal requirements:
- audio Non-linear editor saving to XML files and with integrated loudness meter in Loudness Units Full Scale
- video Non-linear editor with an option to link media files (instead of importing and copying) with color correction
- visual effects editor with basic animation, such as blinking
What software stack would you recommend for creating this type of videos?