Question: I have a Toshiba X400 Camcorder, after filming an interview it takes an hour or more to get it off my memory card and onto my computer. I use Freemake video converter program and Windows movie maker to edit the video. Can you recommend another program, a type of computer, processor, or what ever to make my video?
Desktop Documentaries: Hi Ron, Greetings!
Sounds like you have two questions:
1) Why the video is taking so long to download to your computer?
This I'm not sure. Maybe you have an old computer with slow ram/processing power or the wrong cable.
Here's a link about video editing computers including a computer buying cheat sheet.
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