Can I combine both high definition and standard definition videos into a single project?
This is possible but not recommended. Each video project has fixed settings that cannot easily accomodate video files that are formatted differently. A standard definition video file will have to be stretched to fill the entire frame of a high definition project. A high definition video file will have to be shrunk to fill a standard definition project. Both cases of rescaling cause quality loss and switching between different formats during a video project produces noticeable inconsistencies. The best way to avoid this is to record with one type of camera for the entire project. Alternatively, if you would like to use multiple cameras, we recommend that you record in the same format across all cameras (e.g. 1080p for all) – consult the camera's manual to figure out how to adjust the settings.
What video editing application should I use?
You should choose your video editing software based on a number of criteria.
- The level of expertise required
- The type of operating system on which the application runs (especially important if you will be using your own computer)
- Your comfort using the application (this takes time to evaluate)