I got this GoPro Hero2 a few days ago and started palying with it today. Set it up, shot a couple of videos. First video was a short 1-2 min clip in 1080 around the house. Loaded it in MovieMaker did a bit of editing, uploaded to YouTube - no problem. The raw file size of this first video was 128MB before edits. It took a few minutes for MovieMaker to "prepare" it before I could start working on it.
Then I stuck the GoPro on a suction cup mount onto my Jeep's windshield and drove around town. I took an 8-minute video in 1080. File size is about 700 MB. It's taking MovieMaker an awefully long time to prepare it. It's not stuck, it's working, but it's slooooooow. Got a quad-core machine with 16 GB RAM - so it's not your (or mine) grandpa's IBM - but still....
What besides MovieMaker do you PC guys use for editing? AND does it "prepare" big files pretty quickly so you can start hacking at them? I remember someone here uses AVS4YOU. How does that handle big files??
BTW - this GoPro is sweet. I love the fact that you can rotate the recording so that for example if you've got the camera mounted upside down on the bottom of your t-top, you won't have to go through the trouble of flippping the recorded video with editing software.