I've just returned from a trip with 6 miniDV tapes full of memories that I want to edit on my computer. I've never done any video editing.
I'm trying to decide what to buy to edit my video on my computer.
Here's what I want to be able to do:
- Cut, splice, and re-arrange video clips (my wife just had to use the last 15 minutes of 3 different tapes on one sight-seeing tour);
Remove the recorded audio from some clips and record a new voice-over narration (don't want to sound like a foul-mouthed, babbling fool when we share the video with friends);
Filter out wind noise but keep the rest of the recorded audio on some clips.
I don't plan to compete with Hollywood or make movies for sale. I just want to be able to put together a reasonable presentation of our travel video for family and friends. I plan to share on VCD or DVD (if I decide to buy a DVD burner - currently only have a CD burner).
My computer is a 1.7 GHz P4 with 768 MB Ram and a 128 MB video card. I will need to purchase a firewire card/cable to go with the new software. My video camera is the Sony Handycam HC40.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.