Pinnacle Systems (DC30, Studio 7) -- www.pinnaclesys.com
Adobe (Premiere software) -- www.adobe.com
Apple (iMovie, Final Cut Pro) -- www.apple.com
Canopus (DVRaptor package) -- www.canopuscorp.com
Ulead (Media Studio Pro, VideoStudio software) -- www.ulead.com
Avid (Avid Express DV) -- www.avid.com
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If you want to emphasize a title put it on a still clip doubling the clip as needed to accommodate title time.
Even after you’ve completed a movie you can always import it as a new project and start over.
Save each section as a project and as a movie even if you think you are done for good.
Remember that deleted collections are gone for good unless you backup your collections somewhere else.
While you are still editing a movie the collection files need to be on the machine you are working on or you won’t see them.
Even after you are done with a movie you can redo it by importing it as a video and starting over again. Just remember you will have to cut out the transitions, and mute the music, etc.
If you want to add text to an image without an effect do it in PowerPoint, Photo Editor, or Fireworks and then add that image to your movie.
Minimum specs for a video editing pc might be: speed (400Mhz or >), RAM (128Minimum), 5 minutes of video=1GB of space. Other considerations are seek time (9ms or less) and transfer rates (8MB/sec or more).
Analog footage takes up more room than digital footage so transfer a VHS tape to DV tape before you send it to the pc for editing. Many new cameras will do this.