At this years CES, it appears that software providers for video editing software have realized our pleas for better software to edit high-definition video. With many camcorders recording in AVCHD and HDDVD formats, consumers have had difficultly in editing videos for web use. Typically, users have to rely on proprietary software that comes with the camcorder in order to utilize the videos stored in AVCHD formats.
So, at CES 2008, both ArcSoft and Sony have announced video editing software that is better designed to support HD video editing.
ArcSoft unveiled its latest version of the high definition video editing program, TotalMedia Studio which is aimed at both prosumers and entry-level novice users. The software supports new formats including HDDVD, AVCHD, Blu-ray, VCH, and DVD and is compatible with HD files from hard drive and flash systems.
Sony announced that it has relaunched the video editing program Vegas Movie Studio Platinum edition. The new edition costs $129 and is geared for high definition video editing and DVD production. It is compatible with most movie formats including HDV and AVCHD.New features include direct import of AVCHD files and drag-and-drop functionality for native AVCHD editing.
Finally, although not announced at CES, it is important to note that Pinnacle Studio 11 Plus and Ultimate versions also include support for HD video editing.
Have you used any of these software programs? If so, which is best and why? Please comment below. Thank you.