Kinda off-topic but that kind of whipping irony made me remember that i was seeding that christian samurai movie, Shiro Tokisada, and after getting a good internet speed upgrade it seems i've shared it 85 times.
There's been 85 people downloading an obscure title from a second-tier (in terms of popularity) director from Japan, which is a must-see country in terms of cinema but still an unorthodox choice for the mainstream, especially when the movie isn't from a popular stylistic wave: It is neither a femboy sitcom, nor a chanbara, nor a schoolgirl slasher, nor a surrealistic trip but it is a pessimistic/nihilistic protagonist journey but situated in a non-urban era and made 60 years ago.
Taking into account many people download to archive and see later (my case) and that i'm not the only one seeding nor is it the only source available, let's suppose 50 watched that movie downright in the last 3 months. Checking sites it seems only two persons have commented on that in the time span, who said it was good to great, and another in a shill site (who seems to be ranked as a top critic) scoring it as mediocre at best. That makes me wonder, are the vast
majority of niche film enthusiasts silent? i can understand most people not watching that kind of movies but i still find the number considerable enough to be more actual discussion or a group leaving some kind of collective feedback. One even mentioned that the view source was YT so the number is potentially higher.
Just rambling about, it's one of the first real tacit examples, from my point of view, where i could see the proportions of action men vs. silent masses even when the example itself is a bit inconsequential.
Everyone seems to be using DaVinci Resolve, i tried it once and it is better than Premiere in UI experience but nothing "lightweight" about it.
I think one year ago i tried to search for the same thing, basic cut, audio levels and simple export. I don't recall finding a good alternative but i never went big into it as i had no urgency. All the cutting i do it using Avidemux, which isn't perfect, and the audio i edit it separately in Audacity and replace it; it's a ghetto workflow but i was in ghetto situations trying to deliver ghetto goods so no big deal.
Vegas was the go-to years ago but i think they bit the dust time ago, or at least got overtaken really hard. Premiere is a RAM whore and Resolve got tons of shill power behind it but at some point justifiable so, it is good but nothing express. Adobe went full into the "software as service" and it is getting annoying to crack, i only use Photoshop 2018 because they stopped working with Windows 7/8 and they can easily reach 2GB of RAM use now, instead of optimizing stuff it seems the best solution is to buy more RAM.