Adobe Premiere CS5 is expensive but I am glad I went this direction for editing mp4 and MTS files. You do get 2 licenses with Adobe Premiere CS5 which is activated online. This was similar with Adobe Elements premiere 8 license agreement.
HD video looks great but expenses initially go up. You need extra hard drive space to store the HD video. You may want to get a bluray burner to archive your video. A fast computer is practically required to edit the MP4 and MTS video format. (I built an Intel I7 4 core 2.8GHz, 12 GB memory, and used an EVGA GeForce GTX-470 video card.) 64 bit Windows 7 works very well with Adobe Premiere CS5.
I have not had any more computer lock ups with the above setup and video editing is a lot more enjoyable:)
Scott helped post my first windsurfing video. The side by side sailing vidoe was and experiment that I think may be helpful on improving my jibes :). I have more windsurfing video material that I will be working on over the winter.
Yeah. Looks like W. Mich. is a little under-represented? Have you heard anything that can at least get me started? I seem to remember hearing about Gun Lake, which is close to my office. And I know alot of guys that sail boats out of Muskegon. Beyond that, I just see alot of stuff on the east side of the state and up north. Looking for good after-work spots, coming from S.E. Grand Rapids, and hour or so away. Also...who has good wind data? Do you guys use iwindsurf here? Eager to not be such a kook as soon as possible.
too many weeds right now. You can walk south toward Erieau about a quarter mile from the rigging area, in the water and sail in a weed free area, but you always need a weed fin for the weed filaments. Great steady strong South westerlies (stronger than most other places even on the main part of Lake Erie). West winds are straight on shore and you can blast along at break neck speeds just inside the weed beds. Brooke sailed there in this direction with me two years ago on a very strong west wind and he said in twenty five years of sailing he had after the first frost and the big fall south westerlies should blow them down the bay away from the main sailing never experienced anything so weird. ripping along full power on perfectly flat water! Weeds will begin to die off area. Unfortunatley they charge $16.00 to get in the gate.
Brian you sent me a comment about Big Knob. This is a state forest campground 6 mi. off U.S.2 west of Naubinway. Very large shallow shoal make for flat water and easy sailing for winds out of southwest. What can you tell me about Rondeau Beach Ontario benn there but never windsurfed.
Hey Brian. Not sure it was me. Probably wasn't unless you were sailing from someone's cottage nearby. We have a cottage approx 2 miles NE of Caseville, just south of Oak Point. Several of us windsurf/kiteboard up there. Dan
Brian: I'll put some photos up. Looks like a good week in Hatteras...first two days looked great. Because you are all there, it has been a great week for those at home...Monday BL, Tues Lex and today Friday, should be a Mville day! Sunny and 81 here. Brent