As much as I like our new Sony VAIO laptop, Sony’s PMB video editing software is driving me crazy.
All I want to do is put three simple digital video scenes together to make a short 45-second movie in MPEG-2 format to upload to YouRube to show brother Gordon all the ice clogging the Elbe. I mentioned it to him on the blower the other night and told him I’d post it.
After two hours of trying to decipher Sony’s cryptic instructions IN GERMAN and scouring various audio-visual forums, I’ve given up. Out of time, I am left with posting just one short clip because I can’t figure out how to jam them all together to one file.
Oh wait, yes, I figured that out, but it saves the individual .mpg files to some useless Sony-only format that Youtube doesn’t recognise. And trying to convert that file back to .mpg didn’t work.
I rarely go cap in hand to readers, but I ask you now: Do you know of any simple video editing software that is easy to use and readily downloadable? Links to good sites where I might do some more research? Thanks very much. And in the meantime, here’s that clip. It was taken from a ferry two days ago.
We plan to be completely cut off from the rest of the world over the next four days, so if I you do have a tip and I don’t respond right away, that’s why.