The video and audio is fine in my camcorder. When I download it to Video Easy 4 HD the video is jerky but the audio keeps going. The program converts it when downloading from the camera. I have tried filming in Std D, HD, and SHD and get the same results. I use Windows XP. So, why is the video OK in the camcorder but not on Magix Video Easy 4 HD?
John and I are friendly rivals on the topic of Windows 8. Even though it may be the future, I would not repeat not buy a Windows 8 computer to edit video especially if you are moving from Windows XP. Upgrade your RAM yes if you are happy with your current system. If you are looking to buy a new system, look for a high end system running Windows 7 the experience will be similar to XP. If you are really good with new technology, go for Windows 8, but know that some of the applications that you have may not run on Windows 8, and the user interface is more geared towards tablets and touch screen PCs than it is towards traditional PCs or Laptops. I have a Windows 8 computer which I absolutely hate and never use for editing. Yes you can buy windows 7 or even XP pseudo emulators but why? As John and I have debated in the past, Windows 8 is probably not the worst OS that Microsoft has put out there but I would definitely rank it in the top 3 worst.
ps My worst Windows OS rankings are : Windows ME (John reminded me of this one), Windows 2000, and Windows Vista. Windows NT is in there somewhere as well.