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30th January 2010, 07:11 AM #16
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I don't know what kind of movie making you do. You are a professional or not? I myself prefer using the Ulead movie maker for my videos that I want to edit.
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30th January 2010, 12:49 PM #17
I still like Serif products ... Movie Plus is pretty good for those wanting a bit more than Movie Maker.
30th January 2010, 03:58 PM #18
in serif's favour they do concurrent licensing, and the price is not bad either
Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
30th January 2010, 04:55 PM #19
Originally Posted by jom
What cameras are they, out of interest?
Wouldn't it have been helpful to research video formats prior to purchase, to ensure they are compatible with what you have in the way of software?
Too many 'consumer' orientated cameras (with oh so convenient memory cards etc) are in actual fact all but useless when it comes to realistically doing anything creative with the footage.
They are primarily designed for holidaymakers to watch themselves getting sunburnt in Turkey and nothing else.
30th January 2010, 05:01 PM #20
which [non-minDV] cameras would you suggest for being able to edit with the footage with popular video editing packages ?
Originally Posted by theeldergeek
30th January 2010, 05:34 PM #21
I wouldn't, as I have not done the research, but by the same token, I wouldn't go out an buy something which I hadn't researched either.
Originally Posted by torledo
You are actually asking how long a piece of string is. Some cameras store to card, some to DVD, some to HDD and all in varying formats from one camera to the other. I'm sure there are plenty of cameras out there that can be recommended.
However, if it were me, I'd find out what formats your chosen software supported (either existing or to be purchased) and work from there, buying a camera with a format that was compatible with said software.
There is of course nothing wrong with MiniDV in the absence of other formats. Fully compatible with anything that's out there.
30th January 2010, 05:42 PM #22
Depends on your budget but the Flip video cameras are very popular here.
30th January 2010, 05:54 PM #23
Yes, I'm a bit of a Serif fan myself. I have used MoviePlus in the past and found it perfectly adequate for day to day editing.
Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
31st January 2010, 12:57 PM #24
My problem with Flip is the lack of Mic-in ... but yes, I do find it the best to use across Mac and Windows.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
1st February 2010, 02:11 PM #25
Well, if you can get free software that'll do the trick - why not!! And we like to spend our money on other, better things!!
1st February 2010, 02:21 PM #26
Thanks for some of the helpful comments from people here! I shall look into the ones you have mentioned. Cheers for your help.
1st February 2010, 02:33 PM #27
I'm currently using Elements 8 to edit AVCHD and I'm not impressed. It's very slow, even with avi files and crashes a lot.
Originally Posted by Sylv3r
1st February 2010, 03:34 PM #28
Looks promising - do you know the release date for it?
Originally Posted by Arthur
Thanks to enjay from:
cookie_monster (1st February 2010)
1st February 2010, 07:57 PM #29
Not sure of an exact date, but I've read it's "soon".
There's a good YouTube video showing the pre-release version in action.
Thanks to Arthur from:
enjay (2nd February 2010)
1st February 2010, 08:29 PM #30
serif have a movie plus that the students use - looks a bit simple, dont know how good it is.
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