I could really use some video capturing/editing advice.
by ndtiger (2012-12-10 14:33:04)
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This is for work, and I'll preface this by saying I work for a library, so my budget is very small.

Ok, I am apparently the Library's videographer on top of my actual job, and there's a growing list of YouTube videos we want to make. Little snippets of our services, highlights of our collection, etc. Right now I am not pleased with the quality of our videos, which I attribute to old cameras (Canon Vixia HV30). I went so far as to film our latest video with my wife's GSIII.

To exacerbate the situation, my software editing choices are Adobe Premiere CS5, Windows Movie Maker, Camtasia 7 or iMovie HD 6 (running on my OS X 10.6 Mac). I hate Macs, but the Canon will only import on the Mac. It takes me hours of praying and cursing to import on iMovie, then I take my mp4s and go work in Movie Maker. Nothing plays well with anything else, and it's a giant cluster to work with 10 minutes of damn video.

So in realizing I need new 1080p cameras, I've also realized that I need to think about my software before I buy. Can anyone give me guidance on a camera/software combo that I can rely on for simple 1080p YouTube videos? Let's pretend I could get $1,000 to spend, and ideally I'd love two cameras so I could do some different angles.


I don't really deal in video editing, but thoughts on camera
by anthro_domer  (2012-12-10 16:38:33)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

The Panasonic GH2, hereon Amazon is reportedly a very good video camera as well. That price might put you out of getting 2 for $1,000 (for that, I'd consider more advanced point and shoot cameras, I guess, maybe the Sony HX30V linked hynere). Check DPReview.com for their thoughts, although note that they've only reviewed the Sony HX30 predecessor, the HX20.

Could you upgrade to Final Cut Pro for video editing? Isn't that the standard Apple editing product?


iPhone 5.... *
by NGIrish09  (2012-12-10 15:04:59)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I've thought about it
by ndtiger  (2012-12-10 15:37:56)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

but I can't get them to pay for my phone, and I'm not buying a phone so they can have better videos.


if you use Win 7 or 8 you should be able to
by boethius  (2012-12-10 14:52:24)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

import video or pics from any newish camera. I know nothign about actual hardware, but port movies using Movie Maker all the time - its a good choice if you are cost constrained - I'd spend the money on the hardware, not software.


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