Originally Posted by Dan46
I'm trying to edit my videos with HD Writer which came with the camera and I have been trying to find a video speed increasing function or effect. Does anyone know if it is possible to speed up the clips with HD Writer? And if, how?
HDWriter is very good software for doing a few things. The most important is being able to do "lossless" editing. Very few editors at the consumer level will do that.
HDWriter also has file cataloging and handling systems that take advantage of certain camera capabilities. It takes a full reading of the instruction manual to even discover what those are.
For example, you could shoot a full football game in 1080p put it in HDWriter. Edit out everything but your own kid's spectacular moves and add a title. Save it with perfect lossless 1080p fidelity and send it back to the camera. Knowing Grandpa is getting a brand new 1080p Panasonic TV for Christmas, you take your camcorder. You'll be able to use the camera as a video player, in perfect 1080p on Grandpa's TV with a simple, single HDMI cable. Since Grandpa's TV is a Panasonic, you can probably use the TV remote to control the camera. There are other ways to view 1080p60 in full fidelity, but none cheaper, and none in higher fidelity.
To do anything "creative", such as slow motion, you need a third party NLE (non linear editor). My favorite is Adobe Premier Elements 11, which added some time control options in this version. It handles every file time your camera produces.
Yesterday a Hawk landed in a tree 50 yards from my office window. I grabbed a Sony P&S camera laying on my desk, pushed the zoom way beyond practical and got a shot. At the end of the clip the hawk flies off the branch. I cut that part, pasted it on the end for a repeat and slowed it down. It's fuzzy from the overextended zoom, but you can see what Premier Elements can do with just that one effect. Speeding it up is easy too.
One of the features of PrE11 is that it uploads to Vimeo from withing the software using Vimeo optimized settings.
Without music: https://vimeo.com/56171499
With music and a little contrast adjustment: https://vimeo.com/56173164
To put this on topic for a Panasonic thread, PrE11 is the first version that fully supports the 1080p60 files produced by Panasonic camcorders including HC-V700. It will help you turn your clips into videos that are limited only by your own creativity. You can download a free trial.