Though there were some issues editing early on, it has become an easy process in all major and most consumer NLEs. Whether you choose to cut in native , or using a DI (Digital Intermediate), editing this popular new video codec is easy, if you have the right tools. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be taking a look at all the apps out there, big and small, and some of the proxy solutions to help out if your or deck arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t yet supported, or your computer is older and upgrading may be out of the question. Some points when deciding on your :
- Apple vs. Windows: If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re already working with one, stick with it. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tough trying to edit with on a PC if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re emailing from a separate Apple laptop. Best to have the same systems.
- How fast is your system? How much space do you have? Those two factors can help you decide if you need a proxy or a DI solution, detailed later in this article. Also, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll need a or iLink (IEEE ) i/o port to capture the footage, just like DV.
- Do you already have an you use regularly? Stick with it and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t try switching teams. Though all edit systems have similarities, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best to go with what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re familiar with, and more than likely, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s already up-to-date for cutting .
- If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re buying a new system, do you want additional hardware support to capture and edit in uncompressed HD, or better real-time? In some cases, like seeing your edits on a preview monitor in , itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mandatory.