A year ago I knew nothing about video. I had never shot video and never tried to put a story together. I had no understanding of SD cards, AVCHD, AVCHD DVDs, YouTube, Vimeo or 1080p. Nothing. Once, I had a wet dark room and a suitcase full of Nikon lenses. I could do 16 x 20 color prints. But, video? Not a clue.
I read here almost every day. Many of you answered my questions. I read the answers to everyone else's questions. As the year progressed, I tried to answer questions where I thought I could help.
Based on what I learned on this forum I bought a couple of camcorders and tried out various editing software. I shot lots of video. But most of it had no story.
I finally produced something I like. It was recorded with a Sony HX9V in 1080p. I had some footage I took with a Panasonic SDT-750 that was included. and then deleted. I used PMB to trim the clips and pull some stills for the extra slow motion.
I tried to learn Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 (what a title!) and quit when it stopped working. I ended up using Premier Elements 10.
PE 10 is loaded with junk that can create cute instant amateurish video themes. It also seems to have all the serious tools. Wonderful online trainig is available. To get the titles and slow motion to work, I had three or four timelines going at once. I have created versions for Vimeo, a DVD that plays HD on a Blu-Ray player, for my iPod and my computer.
I really had a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy seeing what you taught me how to do.
Thank you all for the help you have given me.