Well that didn’t work! Simply speeding up a video to compress time is terrible. It might work for a humorous video of people working, but not for dash cam video.
Enter PowerDirector and the ability to compress time to fit a sound track. I’m not trying to boost PowerDirector sales, but this is one of the fastest editing and rendering programs I’ve used. It has some extreme limitations in its editing features. I suppose that’s the trade-off, speed and ease of use for functionality. The software is also quite inexpensive for what you get. It does crash if overwhelmed; loading too many AVI files at once challenges its memory/cache for example. Loading the same set of files converted to MP4, works.
I will remove the dash cam videos at 16x and I’ll be uploading our entire trip from Connecticut to California. Well almost the entire trip, Day 1 starts at night south of Baltimore, Md, I’ll skip that and start with Day 2 which should be available in a few hours. These videos are much smoother and more fun to watch.
I’ll be experimenting with these videos to make them more fun; adding still shots, inserting google map shots, changing up the music.