I apologize for being a complete neophyte as regards video editing. I found Avidemux because it was advertised as "easy to use."
I took a trip to Cuba recently, which resulted in 250 separate video files, produced with my Sony Camcorder. They are identified as AVCHD files on the SD card on which they were produced.
I am now trying to produce a "presentable product", burned to DVD or copied to a thumbdrive, to give to the people who went with me on the trip. I have spent a lot of time reading Avidemux help files/tutorials, but my efforts so far have produced less than satisfactory results: the main flaw being encoded files that are breaking up in the middle of the frame and shaking violently, only in the lower half. My trimming efforts have been acceptable(to me
) I suppose that I must not have chosen the right combination of encoding parameters.
I am using a fairly powerful Toshiba Satellite laptop ( Windows 10, 1 TB HD, 16GB of memory, i-7 processor ).
Is there anyone who can give me advice on how to encode these files? I have been led to believe that mpeg 4 files would be best as a final product.
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