HD Video Editing

Not too long ago I purchased a Sony HDR-SR7 with which I am reasonably happy (it is light years better than the SVHS Panasonic from the early ’90s that we were using). I experimented with Ulead VideoStudio 11 Plus and Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 8.0 (the two main products that currently support the AVCHD format used by this camcorder).

I used them each a couple of times during the first week or two of the 30-day trial, but then other things came up and the trial ended before I made a decision between the two. Separately, I’ve been toying for a while with the idea of getting a Mac. It appears that the new version of iMovie does have AVCHD support (and specifically, support for this camcorder), but I’ve yet to see any reviews of this particular support. Too bad I can’t feasibly have a 30-day trial of iMovie. 🙂


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  1. #1 by Wayne on November 2, 2007 - 8:53 am

    I think Macs are for morons.

    (that should start the comments flying)


  2. #2 by Ken on November 3, 2007 - 9:29 am

    A co-working just bought one of the new iMacs. He was talking about iMovie and contemplating getting a video cammera and I mentioned yours and he seemed mildly interested. Maybe something could be arranged for the two of you to get together and run some experiments between the two so each of you have a chance to try out the other.

    I’ve contemplated a mac multiple times due to the feeling I have that all the movie software on PCs is just not as seamless. We haven’t done movies in quite a while but when we did there were just lots of steps to go from camera to DVD that made it too laborious to do on a regular basis.


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