After reading this blog post over at SaltyShores.com, I decided it was time to throw down some cash and purchase a better video editing program. Until now, all of my videos have been pieced together using Windows Movie Maker (yikes!) or a comparable program that came free with my Kodak PlaySport. While they both "worked", countless crashes and limited control of...well...everything, made these programs about as functional as using a hammer to chop down a tree.
When I discovered that Sam Root at SaltyShores.com was using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11, I decided to go ahead and order the software. The $65 price tag makes Movie Studio HD very accessible to an amateur like me in a market riddled with video editing software north of $500.
The video below is the first project that I have pieced together using Movie Studio HD. The learning curve is surprisingly fast with this software and it is actually enjoyable to use. Most of the processes are intuitive and I have yet to run into any crashes or other hurdles that I encountered with the previous programs. While I have only scratched the surface with what Vegas Movie Studio HD can do, I highly recommend it to other kayak anglers that like to mess around with video. Now I just need to find some bigger fish.
If you go directly to youtube, make sure you enable playback in 720p for best quality.