Looking for any guidance on video editing software/hardware.
Currently video editing on my old PIII. It's a bit slow to say the least. Any ways, downloading digital video from a Sony camcorder using firewire (1394a). I want to switch the video editing to my P4 simply cause it will be far faster for editing.
My first question concerns hardware. The P4 has the newer firewire (1394b) and the connection plug is different. Is there a 1394a to 1394b connector conversion plug? I have no concern if I am stuck downloading at the old 1394a speeds. As long as I can get it onto the P4 I'm happy.
On the software side I have MGI VideoWave 4 that came with the old firewire and I was running it on the PIII with Win98SE. It's not bad software for editing but wonder your thoughts on it or if there is something far better out there (and somewhate easy to use).