Originally Posted by dmikester1
One question, what do you all recommend for editing software on Windows PCs? I have been leaning toward the Sony Vegas Suite. Are they many complaints with this software? Any better similarly priced alternatives?
For PC the two biggies are probably Adobe Premiere Pro & Sony Vegas.
I used Vegas from back when Sonic Foundry owned it and have Pro 10 now and have always loved the interface and how fast you can slap an edit together. I have been using Premiere Pro for 3 years now due to certain TV channel requirements for output and other inane reasons, did not convert willingly but have grown quite attached to PP now. Either way they will both open the .mts files from this camcorder fine (have tested this in PP CS5.5 & Vegas Pro 10), and depending on your PC config and amount of RAM installed they will edit wonderfully.
The video link on post #23 was cut in Premiere Pro but could have been edited exactly the same way in Vegas. That being said, if your decision is based on price you probably already have your answer.
Also agonizing over a small case though I did buy a Lowepro Passport Sling for day hiking the cam/still cam/bino's and all the accessories that are accumulating, awesome little "man purse" as my wife calls it