Are you trying to make the video off of your SD card or did you download it to your computer and then try to make the video?
I have found that downloading the items into the computer, then importing them into the movie maker will make a difference in quality.
Even just trying to play the raw clips in any media player straight from the sd card will usually play pretty choppy!
Also,.. you want to be sure you have a large(ish) chunk of drive disk space free for the editing software to access, store, write, and re-write all the temp files it creates and uses when editing video!
If I import say a 200-500 mb video file into my editing software,..? I can often (…temporarily) lose a gig or two sometimes more of HD disk space. And that's before
I begin cutting and pasting clips!
Being a mac guy also,.. I'll probably be of little or no help to you, but just as a comparison,..? On my 1.7ghz i5 processor Mac Airbook laptop with only 4gb RAM? I use iMovie to load, edit and paste together multiple GoPro raw video files. I Add effects, transitions, Titles, music, etc. and the only thing that will slow it down considerably is the available hard disk space I have left!
Hope you get things sorted out! We're all anxious to see your AK trip clips!
Neni,.. :C-Net Downloads:
here's a link to a site that you can use to search for different video editing software. Ther's a lot of free/shareware apps here. I've used this site to download various software. Hope it helps!