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Old September 23rd, 2008, 11:24 AM   #1
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Cheap HDV Editing?

Does anyone out there have advice for getting cheap HDV video editing software? I need it to capture HDV at 24F (Canon user). I'm used to using a local University's software (Final Cut), but I am trying to become completely independent from using other's equipment, and I don't have a lot of money. The software doesn't have to do sfx or anything fancy, just basic transitions in a regular timeline. If anyone has suggestions, I'd appreciate it. Thanks,

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Old September 23rd, 2008, 11:30 AM   #2
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Premiere Elements 4 does the job.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:03 PM   #3
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a while ago B&H was selling Vegas 6 for $99. It comes with the Cineform Codec so you won't have issues grading and stuff. Although not sure if it works with 24f Canon.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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If you can find a copy of Vegas 6 somewhere, this one will get you into full Vegas Pro 8

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And here is Vegas Pro 8, apparently, without DVD Architect or ACC encoder for $129.00.

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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:54 PM   #5
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Since you are already comfortable with Final Cut Pro, why don't you look at Final Cut Express, its much cheaper than pro but does much of what pro does.
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Have a look at this one too.

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Old September 23rd, 2008, 06:24 PM   #7
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Thanks, I think I might go for that $129 Vegas Pro 8 w/o the DVD authoring. Has anyone had any experience with this bandh purchase? The reader reviews look good, but I trust the forum more.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 02:36 PM   #8
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I like my Sony Vegas Software

I have been using Sony Vegas since 2001. I am now in their latest suite version pro 8 and it works nice on a nice machine with HD and HDV
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:44 AM   #10
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Since you are already comfortable with Final Cut Pro, why don't you look at Final Cut Express, its much cheaper than pro but does much of what pro does.
Tim since you have an XH-A1 - Final Cut Express does not support 24F/24P. You'll have to convert it to get it to work in FCE.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 12:08 PM   #11
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Thanks, I think I might go for that $129 Vegas Pro 8 w/o the DVD authoring. Has anyone had any experience with this bandh purchase? The reader reviews look good, but I trust the forum more.
Hi Tim,

B&H is great. They are fine to do business with.

However, I would ask you what you have in mind to do with your content. You mention editing 24 frame mode from the A1, and the package from B&H doesn't have any DVD authoring software, so you'll need something else to output your production.

I don't know if Vegas does or not handle the pull down the HDV stream from the A1 or not either. Premiere CS3 is kind of hickey on that, too. I have, among other, somewhat more professional cameras, an HF100 Canon, with which I use this technique: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/hdv2-cano...-settings.html that I think will also will remove the pull down from the A1's steam as well.

If someone would post 3 to 5 seconds of A1 HDV content, I would certainly try it to see if it works.

The point is that it would be somewhat better to take your content that has been modified as 24P to the timeline rather than use the stream as shot, http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/hdv2-cano...-settings.html assuming you want a 24P stream.

Of course, I might not understand your requirement, so feel free to ignore.

Good luck, and my best.
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