The following question comes from Rachel Labas in Massachusetts, who attended one of my recent presentations:
Q: My colleague and I really enjoyed your presentation and got some great ideas from it. I was the one who asked the question about what type of software you use to edit your Flip videos. We don’t have Macs here, and are a small dept, so I’d love to hear what you use to edit the video on a PC. Thanks!
Answer: If you’re using a standard definition Flip video camera, Windows Movie Maker works fine. But it doesn’t handle HD, so you need to look elsewhere. Moravi Video Suite is a versatile and inexpensive option.
For Macintosh, as I mentioned in my presentation, Quicktime Pro is a good option if you’re just pulling out a single sound bite. For more complex edits, iMovie, Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro are good choices.