I’m a big Sony fan in gene

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I’m a big Sony fan in general. I highly recommend Vegas, as does Videomaker magazine in the Feb ’07 issue. If you really need multi-cam editing on screen, go to VASST and you can purchase on inexpensive plug-in. But I’ve done all my multi-cam editing just using the timelines. And the color correction & time adjustment functions are a dream to work with.

As for your rendering question, the answer is, "It depends." If you’re capturing your video as .avi’s and then rendering to the same quality .avi’s, then the rendering will take place at the rate the system can copy files, i.e. extremely fast. What will slow the process down is doing tings to the video. The transitions, graphic keys and any modifying of the video will slow the rendering down, depending on the tasks. I’ve rendered 15 minute shows in less than 10 minutes and on the other hand, it’s taken nearly 10 minutes to render an effects heavy 90 second PSA. But all in all, if your video is good to start with, your typical program will render in less time than the show actually runs.

Good luck with your project. And plan for a long haul to get it going.

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