I was given a Sony Handycam for Christmas and took it for a walk to Chirk aquaduct this morning. I soon realised you have to film sloooowwwwly and steadily - no jerky movements. On playing back, I realised that you do not, definitely DO NOT mutter bugger when recording........!! The hard part seems to be editing - the prog supplied - Pixella- seems very basic. I'v already got PinnacleStudio 9 but this wouldn't download off my camera. I ended up using Windows Moveiemaker - and made a first video (editing, using transitions and making a title and credits, and adding a music soundtrack. I then tried to import this into Pinnacle but couldn't. I've saved it in AVI as well as Windows Media player format. Please, does anyone have any good sensible advice? I have done some video editing (Premier) - I've a multimedia computing degree - and hope to attend a BBC video training day soon. I'm dying to get going though - and want to be able to edit v#ideo's easily. Planning where I'm shooting etc in advance.
Cheers - and thanks for any advice I may receive,