Thanks to computers and camcorders, the world of digital video editing no longer belongs solely to specialized video editors. For years, the only way to make one large video from a collection of videos was to contact a professional editor. Thanks to the wide array of today’s technology, people of all skill levels can learn how to edit their own videos.
A camcorder is the most essential of all the equipment needed for digital video editing. Optical stabilization, which is an option that keeps the image from appearing shaky, is a feature a person should seek. This happens on the inside of the camera automatically, and is only included in the higher-end models. If someone wants to edit a video, they would definitely want a camcorder that supports FireWire input and output. Purchasing a camcorder without this would just be a waste of time and money.
A computer is the other main tool needed for editing. The computer must have thirty gigs of space available, minimum, in order to create videos that last approximately one hour. To ensure crisp, clean video quality, an eight megabyte graphics card is a must, as well as good video editing software. In today’s market, and with a little research, you are sure to find many quality software choices available.