I am playing with the idea of getting away from peeknuckle systems. My biggest disappointment was the disparity of the video quality from my camera to the finished rendering of the svcd.
I want to quote what I read in GTWCMT's thread
"I Build Pro editing systems... "http://www.videoforums.co.uk/perfect-video-editing-pc/10534-i-build-pro-editing-systems.html
I have Pinacle studio 8 with a lot of extras. It was fun messing with all the doo-dad's, it's really not all that bad a tool. But PERSONALY above all, I would opt for image quality and simply try to be inventive in the ways I cut and manipulate what limited editing options I have before compromising even small amounts of image quality.Capture isnt really needed any longer with digital cards, You capture software will dictate its data flow and I know that some capturing reduces the quality by around 50%, 77K to 46K in many cases which will make or break the quality of the out put.
That said I am a poor man, with limited means, particularly in the short term.
Still I am tempted to toss something like 236.863 GBP or Canadian $500 into a fresh
Software start if It could mean that I could have a higher definition, post rendering.
My first video Camera was a Sony VCD TR81 HI8 camera. And that was a BEAUTIFUL little friend!
When I last went to live in Thailand for 16 months, I stopped at the sony store and asked the same salesmen
To pleasantly surprise me again, but this time with a digital version. I explicitly made references to the
Previous camera he had sold me, and he seemed in tune to my needs. He presented me with the sony
PC101 mini digital camera, which I immediately balked at on the premise of it being designed around compactibilty. He insisted. I was hours from flight time and my friend driving me to the airport was waiting.
So now I have to live with the fact that the one year+ of intensive video shooting was done from a camera I would
LOVE to crush under my foot! But I do not have to live with the fact that my renderings come up looking "blocky"
And Iím sure thatís not a description unheard of in this group. And Iím sure that the new system I am building could give pinacle a better chance to please me. But from what I have been reading recently makes me think there may be a better way??????
So I am not asking why you think the system you are financially committed to is best, or which is more intuitive which is more accessible , puts less demands on a system, has better add Ė onís or or or the easy learning curve. But to anyone who has managed to read this far into the babble , which editing software is potentially capable of giving the best final image $ for $ ?
A debt of gratitude!!!!!!