We are an ameteur drama group. We recently had a theatrical performance in which we assigned three minidv camcorders to record our performance. All three camcorders are assigned different tasks: close-ups & long shots. Now I have these tapes sitting on my desk and I need an editing program. Our goal:
to create a video of the entire show using a combination of the three videos, all synchronized of course, ie. similar to a live sport event.
The very key thing here is simplicity and easy learning curve, since I know absolutely nothing about editing software. My "ideal" interface would be to have all three videos playing on my screen (synchronized) at the same time and I just click on whichever screens I want to be in the final clip (similar to what a TV producer would see I guess) and have the ability to "live" click any other clips I want to be included. I don't want to mess with timeline and worry about whether one clip follows the other perfectly. I want to jump from long shots to close-ups, say, for 10 secs and jump back to the long shot at where it should be (ie. time has elapsed 10 secs) with all these done by the computer automatically. I want to synchronize all videos once (at the very beginning) and forget about the rest. Does such editing program exist? The soundtrack should be from one camera only. Would you recommend anything?