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August 3, 2008 at 4:01 PM #37331nopEdaParticipant
I want to learn to make documentary type videos. For the price
range I can work in, it seems the Canon GL2 would be best since
zoom power will be important.
What about editting? I want to use a PC, and haven’t bought
the computer yet. What computer speed and memory size etc
would be required to do basic editing like for a documentary?
I won’t be making attempts to do animation, or playing any
games. What editing program(s) would be best for the money?
So far I want to use Windows XP instead of Vista.
Thanks for any help!
August 4, 2008 at 6:38 PM #165449chrisColoradoParticipant
oh, boy. I could go on and on, buti’ll try to keep it short.Here goes:
You’re right, XP’s a LOT better than Vista.
Good software for the money is a relative question on so many levels. i’m writing a book on freeware, so i’m finding good editing software for free. Anyway, I think Sony Vegas Pro is GREAT! Movie Edit Pro also sounds good. Vegas costs $800 or so. I think Movie Edit Pro is even less. There is also Sony Vegas Movie Studio which is cheaper and better for learners becasue it has tutorials.
I think it’s interesting you think zoom power is important. i don’t use zoom too much except to frame shots before I start recording. Why do you need zoom power?
August 4, 2008 at 7:32 PM #165450nopEdaParticipant
Why do you need zoom power?
Because I hope to be shooting things around lakes and will want
a decent zoom for that, especially for any wildlife.
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