Hey all –
I've been perusing the forums for quite some time and I'm doing my best to learn as quickly as possible before two separate trips this spring.
I have looked at the travel threads, the software threads, etc, but I'm still (sadly) confused. All the questions seem to affect one another, so I'm not sure where I should have posted this - I sincerely apologise if this is not the appropriate area.
•I am on a budget
•I have a naked HV30 and FCE4 (so far)
•My first trip is to Costa Rica, where I'll be doing a lot of hiking, nature walks, etc (I've been warned of condensation already, but could use more tips).
•In my second trip, from Denver to Las Vegas, I want to play (and film) as many disc golf courses as possible (some action, but not a lot), and to get some nice footage of all the national parks (Zion, Grand Canyon, etc).
•I would like to have some versatility with the final output. Ultimately I want to make DVD’s to share with the people I’m going on the trips with, but I would love to be able to share random clips with them while the project is still en route (via vimeo).
•I like the idea of 24p but ultimately just want the best product given a budget.
So, what would be the best combination of shooting mode/NLE for my situation?
I've realized that FCE it doesn't support 24p. I could keep FCE4 and get CineSCENE (but which product?), but then I wonder if 24p is even the best option for my trips (for either?) Should I get a different NLE and shoot in 24p for one or both trips or is FCE good enough to learn the basics as long as I have Cinescene? How practical is cinescene as a product regardless? Would either 60i or 30p be more appropriate for my trips anyway?