I am making simple marketing videos for a small business and have been using the equipment they had before I got here -
Sony Handycam HDR-SR11 and Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 8
I just got a new work computer to edit on - Dell Optiplex 390, which has 3 Gigs of Ram on it right now. The old computer was really slow so I shot all video in sd.
After getting this new computer I shot some stuff in hd, but when I import these files to vegas, the program freezes up. I suggested getting more RAM to our IT guy, but he said it wouldn't make any difference with the version of vegas I have.
I am not extremely tech-literate. I know how to use a camera and edit, but I need some advice on where to go from here.
If the issue is the editing program, what should I get that won't break the bank? Can this camera be used with a different editing platform anyway? This guy said that we used vegas because of the proprietary format? I know this equipment is kind of old - what should I be using now so that I can film and edit in hd?
Thank you so much!