You can discuss all aspects of editing here. Software. Hardware. Aesthetics. Whatever.
...(could only handle clips up to 6 minutes long, longer then that for one clip would crash the app)....
That sounds like an isolated issue, I regularly deal with clips longer than that from CGI renders. I'd conjure it's a source or hardware/software fluke.
So I've been looking at edit packages. On the PC, I'm used to Premier. I don't
care for it (and it's a pretty old version) so I thought I'd look at FCP. I guess
you can only buy this in bundled form now?
Final Cut Express
I thought about that. But I want some of the features of FCP.
Whoops. Forgot to cut more. I'd hoped there was a source for it still.
yup. I almost daily abuse Premiere pro into handling footage segments 40-60 mins in length. Handles it just fine.
What version are you using?
Quicktime movie plays fine on my mac, but after uploading using the latest MacDaddy uploader, the audio is garbled for the first 2 seconds, and then silence.
I'm having trouble uploading videos to my smugmug site from my mac, and am wondering what works well for other people? What software are people using to capture video and edit and upload to smugmug?
I'm using iMovie HD to capture from my Sony HDV camera. I edit in full HD res and then export to quicktime, web size. Quicktime movie plays fine on my mac, but after uploading using the latest MacDaddy uploader, the audio is garbled for the first 2 seconds, and then silence.
Is anyone successfully using iMovie HD? Is anyone using Quicktime Pro? I see people are using Premier and Final Cut Pro, both a bit out of my amateur, just messing around with basic editing, price range.
Avid Media Composer:
Its the best! and pricy....
If you're on a PC, yes, but if you're on a Mac, Final Cut Pro kicks butt.
I just bought a Sony HDR-SR12 HD camera which produces .m2ts files in AVCHD format. I'm looking for something that can natively edit those files (on Windows Vista) and can produce a good HD format that Smugmug can read ...
Several of the previous threads had pointed me to Sony Vegas Platinum and I figured that at least I could be confident that it would read Sony AVCHD video. So far, it looks like my best choice.
Any other thoughts out there? Is Sony Vegas Platinum a good choice?
That's what I have read also. I don't have anything in AVCHD yet so I haven't tried it. I do have an older version of Vegas Video that I have used for DV SD. The Vegas user interface is, well, unique and takes a while to become familiar with it. Stability and speed are nice.
I think you can get a demo/trial version of the current software so I think that might make a good test for you.
The features list looks appropriate but you just never know until you (or somebody) try a project.
Basic training videos might give you some more hints to suitability:
I Simonius wrote:
I have borrowed a camcorder to video an event next week but cannot get iMovie HD to recognise it - help!
I have to edit the video. otherwise it wouldn't be a problem as my friends PC will burn it OK onto a dVD and that plays ok on my mac, but neither of us can edit it
As I understand it I need to have a firewire-in cable but the camcorder has s-video out ( so the shop I asked told me) and there are no s-video to firewire adapters that I can find
I have asked shops and as many people that I can , including daughter's fiancees, friends with PCs and/or camcorders and the local MacUsersGroup, but no answers so far:cry
any thoughts anyone?
I have a dual 2.3 ppc mac with 10.4.11
What exact model video camera is it?
I think you will need a converter box similar to something like this:
If anyone can get the raw footage off the cam and burn to DVD then I think you could just load the DVD footage (if it is files like MPEG not video_ts/dvd conversion) into iMovie that way.