Hi, I am looking to buy an editing sytem and program but I am a bit lost with it all and was wondering if anyone could offer some advice please?
I need something that will be able to handle AVCHD footage from a Canon 5d Mark ii predominantly but also other formats. I would like to have the ability to edit naitively but I have read that people transcode their footage as various programs/systems can't handle the demanding process?
My original thoughts were to get a laptop as I like the prospect of mobile editing but I am getting less and less keen on this, seeing how much more you can get with a desktop system for less money.
I really am reluctant to go with MAC as I don't like them but everyone seems to make out that they are easier to use than PC's and that Final Cut is the best program for editing 5d footage.
I have basic editing experience with Sony Vegas and Avid but I don't know whether Vegas is up to it and Avid is far too expensive for my price range.
I was looking at CS5 but again I'm not sure how suitable that is.
I would like to build a customised system for roughly £1000, is this possible?
I'm sorry for my basic understanding but I am still doing my research!
I would like to edit short films for submission to festivals etc. and maybe one day features...