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    Default Windows Moviemaker2

    Hello,

    My son and I are attempting to edit for the first time.
    We are using WinXP, Moviemaker2 (until we think we know what we are doing) and a Canon DMX M2.

    Two questions please.

    When we are downloading from the Canon to the PC we find it is downloading in real time, is this correct.

    Where does Windows MovieMaker2 stand in the rankings with other editing Programmes ( it looks o.k. to us at the moment).

    TIA
    Newbie, and a little on the thick side(so my wife says). )

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    Yep, you'll be capturing in realtime - so you can use this as the first stage of editing (simply don't capture what you know you won't use!). In fact, it's always best to capture in small chunks to make video editing an easier process.

    For a freeware app, WMM2 does the job. If you want more control and creativity, you'll be looking at either Adobe Premiere, Ulead Media Studio or Vegas Video at around the 500 mark.

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    Thanks for that response Marc, we will stick with WMM2 for time being,
    500 is a lot of money in our house (anyone's house come to that ).
    Newbie, and a little on the thick side(so my wife says). )

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    Quote Originally Posted by minuteman
    Thanks for that response Marc, we will stick with WMM2 for time being,
    500 is a lot of money in our house (anyone's house come to that ).
    WMM2 wow what a program. Dra and drop transitions, cutting, easy timeline, titles. I learnt that in twenty mins. Compared to learning AUTOCAD, COREL draw etc it's a great program.

    Nick

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    I agree. Editing software really has come on leaps and bounds (especially with the age of digital video). It really is as simple as editing a Word document. That being said, the one thing that software can't do is to make a creative video... yet!

    Infact, whilst excellent for the casual user, the more automated apps tend to take some of the fun and creativity away. It's just the little things that I like to control, like what parts of my clips I capture! I can't reccomend the likes of WMM2 enought to the new or casual user - but to get a little more creative, you'll be reaching for an Adobe Premiere guide soon enough

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