As you will probably know the Q3 ain't the best video device in the world. Its a specialist non HD device with the accent on good audio in pubs and small venues, and simple operation.
My problem is that I don't know where to start looking for editing software to get it as far as You Tube. I probably want something like WMM but better quality.
Obviously i want to;
top and tail clips
Join them together
Render then into the best format (?).
I also need to mix up the audio (at last something I know) because the Q3's compression is not as good as the H2 recorder I might also want to mix in sound directly from the mixing desk. That's ok provided I can export the video to soundforge or cubase. I'll need to put the audio back and sync it.
I don't know if is unreasonable to want to clean up, lighten or add contrast to the video.
Am I looking at a expensive software? Where can I find a study guide?