re Software (for videoediting DV/HDV from Canon HV20)
by Arkenware - 8/29/08 11:58 AM
In Reply to: ?Software by Six Attack
I use a group of programs under WinXPpro, most are from Ulead (now part of Corel) with usage stemming back to Hi-8 days; starting out fresh at this point, as you are, I might well go with other choices. With that qualification in mind, here they are:
-- Corel/Ulead Media StudioPro 8: full featured, powerful NLE usable for DV but HDV support weak, Vista not supported; OBSOLETE Corel has dropped it.
-- Corel/Ulead VideoStudio 11.5Plus: beginner/intermediate videoediting; capture from the HV20 firewire works, claims full HD support - can only verify the HDV support; just learning to use it (free copy from Corel when they dropped MSP8)
-- Corel/Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6Plus : reasonable DVD authoring and burning; good menu template customizing ability, limited menu structuring choice, and slideshow must use the same transition and the same pan-and-zoom throughout (use VS11.5+ for them instead)
-- HDVSplit : freeware utility that does one single function, captures HDV via firewire; HV20 is explicitly recognized and capture works well.
Based on my experience, expect a learning curve (e.g. the firewire out settings on your HV20 must be made with the firewire cable unplugged) as well as bugs to show up periodically, updates/patches to apply, disk space to be gobbled up and rendering times as long as 20 times the run time.
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