A/V Start-Up & Software Advice Needed
I'm the sole person in the training department and need some advice for audio/video equipment and editing software. First, I'll admit I've found some good starting tips from looking around in the forum, and am hoping to receive some additional information.
Here's the video equipment I'm looking at (from tubetape.net):
One 7x9x7 Flex Backdrop - Green
One set Backdrop Support Stands
One kit Cool Flo 600 Watt EZ Softbox Dual Light Kit (and two replacement bulbs)
Undecided still on which of the following camcorders to get: (from bhphotovideo.com)
Canon VIXIA HF S30 Flash Memory
Canon VIXIA HF M32 Dual Flash Memory
Canon VIXIA HF S21 Dual Flash Memory
Undecided on editing software for PC (XP SP3), need something for audio/video from the camcorder, as well as still picture graphics taken with the camcorder, that will work with the green screen. Need the ability to trim and splice at various points in the video, not just at beginning and end of file. I've seen a few recommendations on here for Sony Vegas Movie software.
I'm fairly tech savvy, new software doesn't intimidate me. In the past I've used Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver for some basic web design, but it's been a few years. There is, however, pressure to quickly get production going and have courses ready ASAP. So it would be nice to find software that will allow a quick start-up/short learning curve for basic editing with the option for bells and whistles at a later date.
Any tips or advice are appreciated. Thank you!