I've been making short videos for a while now, mainly of mountainboarding (which is my passtime, see the introductions thread ) but have only just begun to want to make some high quality vids, namely a 40 odd minute mountainboarding DVD over this summer, a snowboard video style production.
Currently im filming with a Sony DCR-HC35 Mini DV Handycam and editing with Magix Movie Edit Pro 11. As you can probably tell from that im on a bit of a budget, but am looking to upgrade very soon. Firstly i was wandering what the next step up in software would be? I need something that doesn't cost a great deal but will work well for what im using it for. The magix stuff im currently using has been good to start with but i'm sure theres something better out there to let me make high quality edits.
Onto hardwear, i'm a total noobie when it comes to video cameras. What is it i should be looking for specs wise when looking to upgrade to improve quality etc. etc.
Any advice will be highly appreciated