Please indulge this newbie
Today I bought a Sony Handycam 803E which I have been enjoying for a coupe of hours now.
I'm excited because this camera records 5.1. sound, and the image I get after I've finalized the disc in the camera is absolutely stunning.
Now, contrary to what the salesman told me - I am finding that editing the files seems to need specialised software.
My Gigabyte DVD Writer does not recognise the mini-DVD disc unless I finalise it. Once finalised the disc contains the usual ISO and VOB files.
I want to be start learning how to edit these, put them together in my own sequence of shots, create menus with my own titles, have transition effects, put a soundtrack in, perhaps voice over a narration, trim the files etc .. the basics of editing.
I don't want to spend too much more money (The Adobe Premiere Pro is out of reach for me now). I want an editor that will allow me to do some basic stuff with my DVD's and allow me a little room to grow into and most NB - that will preserve the great quality of the pictures and sound that the finalised mini-disc is giving me.