First of, thanks you for answering my post! I read a CRAPLOAD of stuff on internet, but the more I read, the more confused I get.
Those are my questions:
-Is my hardware ok?
-What software should I use?
-Compression issues (mpeg VS Dvix VS…)
I’ll be doing a video compilation of many small “films”. There will be about 8 films each 15 minutes long and mostly made with sony (type DCR-HC40) miniDVs.
I’ll be using many transitions, adding sounds and music and many titles, (maybe using green screen…)
My Hardware (PC) :
AMD Athlon4 @ 1.46 Ghz
768 Mb Ram
Ati Radeon 9800 w/ 128 Mb
250 Gb @ 7200 Rpm w/ 16Mb buffer
Sony DCR-HC 40 miniDV video-camera
Now for the software, I tought about those:
Premier 6.5, Premier Pro 2.0, Premier Elements (didn’t know the difference)
Also, Avid media composer or Xpress DV Pro or else… Ulead? Pinnacle? Sony Vegas?
I’m so confused…
For the titles, should i get another program that does only titles then overlay the clips?
If so, what software?
For the compression, I played a bit with mpeg.. but didn’t get what I tought.
What should I use for Capture from my mini-DV camera? (AVI, mpeg??)
Once I got this 15 minutes clip, what should be the type/compression?
Once I got all those movies compiled on one BIG movie, what should be the final type/compression
Dvix, mpeg1,2,3,4, mov??
Whats linear editing?
What is considered HD?
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Just another video editing guy...