S.K. asks from Chicago, IL on July 06, 2011
Video Editing Software
I have lots of videos of my baby to edit and send to immediate family. I am generally holding the cam in one hand and running behind him , so the video is not focused on him or on anything for few moments whenever I need to hold him. I would like to clip these out and also join multiple videos together which are taken one after another.
I do have a MAC Pro and would love to use iMovie but somehow Mac doesn't support the format of my videos. I have a Sony HD camcorder which saves my videos as .m2ts ans mac doesn't support this .. sigh!
Now I am looking for good video editing software for my windows PC. Any recommendations for this? Thanks!
C.S. answers from Milwaukee on July 06, 2011
You might want to try converting your videos to DVD or some other medium first and then import into your computer.
Good VE equipment is $$$-imovie is perfect for your needs so I'd investigate how to make that work rather then invest in expensive VE. Another option might be to spend the money on a camera that is compatible with your Mac.
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N.M. answers from San Francisco on July 06, 2011
I've been using Ulead VideoStudio, and it's been great. I just finished with my mom's old home movies dating back to the 50s, through the 70s and 80s. I got them onto DVD, but they were all mixed up chronologically--pieces here and there that needed to be reordered...
Anyhow, the program let me clip and reorder the scenes, add background music when I needed it, make menu screens, and more. I was able to present my mom (and the rest of the family) with a professional looking dvd of their old movies. It was awesome!
S.H. answers from Honolulu on July 06, 2011
I would, go to an Apple store or call them, and ask them why your iMovie is not working with your video format.
It may just be something simple to tweak.
I have a Mac and well, we make movies on it all the time.
As the other poster said: I would, get another Camcorder, that CAN be used with iMovie.
Many Camcorders are cheap.
Even the "Flip" camcorder etc. Or using an iPhone for example.
Getting video editing software for the Windows PC, versus getting a different camcorder, will be a big price difference.
And, (my husband used to do movies/editing on a PC ), it is a real pain in the butt doing it on a PC. Doing it via iMovie on a MAC is MUCH MUCH easier and not at all time consuming.
iMovie is SO easy.
It is worth it, it is already on your Mac, and if you just get a different camcorder that is compatible with iMovie, for a good price, it will all be worth it in terms of time/effort/ease/results and enjoyment.
S.K. answers from Los Angeles on July 06, 2011
Type "converting .m2ts to .avi" into google search. You'll get a lot of hits. Replace .avi with any other format you want, e.g. .mp4.