I just picked up an 808 camera. I would like to edit out parts of the raw video a bit to make it not so boring. For now, I downloaded a 30-day free trial of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5. The software is much more sophisticated than what my long-term needs dictate. I was looking at other applications. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with any of these:
- Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Production Suite: $65.
- Adobe Premiere Elements 9: $80.
- PowerDirector 9 Ultra - 64: $85.
- VideoStudio Pro X4: $60.
I also run Ubuntu and checked out Cinelerra. It was OK, but I wasn't convinced by it. On a related note, my wife and I are expecting our first child in March. I'm going to pick up the Sony HDR-XR160 Camcorder on black Friday. So whichever software I buy will be used for baby videos in addition to cycling videos. Again, any insight you might be able to provide regarding video editing software is greatly appreciated. Thanks.