Video Editing

41000 They needed a video capture card that could convert incoming video and audio in digital files that users could work with, If they wanted to record a video back to tape for distribution, that card also needed to be able to handle video output (Ken, 2006).&nbsp.Users needed special software that would actually handle nonlinear editing aspect of the process – controlling the capture of clips, trimming and managing the clips, moving the various clips around on a storyboard or timeline, adding titles, special effects and transitions, compressing the finished video for distribution and output. If serious about effects and transitions, they also needed acceleration hardware that would make the special effects and transitions happen quicker (Ken, 2006). Of course, editors needed big hard drives to store the raw video and audio clips, the rendered special effects and transitions, and the finished video files.&nbsp.All that has changed – except for the need for big hard drives. Luckily, big hard drives have become a lot more affordable and a lot more reliable. Over the last few years, most videographers have adopted digital video camcorders that capture video and audio in a digital format. Many computers now come with DV inputs – iLink, 1394 and Firewire making it a no-brainer to get digital video into the computer. Most programs automatically recognize the camcorder make and are able to remote control it – making it very easy to capture to transfer clips from the camcorder to the computer (Michael, 2007). In addition to handling DV in, DV also handles DV out over the same set of wires. If the DV camcorder offers DV in. it can record finished video projects from the computer back to the camcorder.&nbsp.Because of the ongoing growth in processor speeds – 2 GHz processors are now commonplace and the accompanying availability and drop in the price of RAM.