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by: fehr1977 May 1, 2012 2:00 PM PDT

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Mac Video Editing Software...here's what I need to do...

by fehr1977 - 5/1/12 2:00 PM

I am trying to figure out what is going to be the best software to use for my projects....

Here's what my projects consist of:

Video footage recorded in HD LP 16:9 on a Sony camcorder
Video footage recorded in .avi format
Video footage recorded on Mini DV

Some but not all of my projects will include all 3 of those, most will be from the Sony and the .avi files but the odd time I will have to incorporate the mini DV's. I would like to be able to edit and then stitch the footage together by date and time. With that said, it is imperative to me that the date and time stamp be visible throughout my movies.
Then I need to be able to burn all of this together so that it can play as a regular DVD, data CD, and/or anything that can be played in a regular PC. Obviously I want the quality to remain at 100%, or as close to it as possible, so I don't want to have to render the video several times in order to achieve this.

I am just about to upgrade my present OS to Lion and need some suggestions as to what editing software I should be using.

PS. Right now I have been using Elgato EyeTV to capture and edit the footage from the Sony. Using iMovie to capture and edit the .avi footage and stitching that together in Visual Hub. I am losing so much quality it isn't even funny! I know there is a better way to do this....I just need help finding it!

Thanks!

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