[thelist] Advice on video editing

Javed Alam jalam at cc.ysu.edu
Tue Dec 7 11:49:34 CST 2004


You need a firewire cable to connect the dv cam to the PC. If Dell does 
not have a firewire port then you need to install one in the pc.

As far as software goes most of the software you mentioned will work. 
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Brooking, John wrote:

>Hi, all,
>   Hope this isn't off-topic. (Video editing produces output that can be
>posted to websites, eh? ;-) ) My sister is interested in getting some
>video editing software for her husband for Christmas, and asked me for
>some advice because I "know about computers". Of course, I know nothing
>about video editing; I don't even own a camcorder. So I thought maybe
>some here might have some quick thoughts. The situation is that her
>husband owns a Sony Digital Handycam and a Dell 4600 Series, but he's
>not a video professional, so I'm assuming this will be mostly for home
>   First, software. She's seen reviews for Pinnacle Studio 9, ULead
>VideoStudio 8, and Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. Anyone had experience
>with these, and can recommend them? Or any other recommendations?
>   Also, neither of us are certain about connection the camera to the
>PC. I did a little reading on "Firewire", which my sister saw referenced
>somewhere, and also on MemoryStick technology, which Sony mentions on
>its product description for the camera. Are either/both of these
>technologies involved in interfacing the camera and the PC? Probably the
>PC doesn't have an interface for either of them already, so I'm assuming
>that a card of some sort will have to be bought for whatever technology
>the camera requires?
>   Thanks for any advice.
>- John



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