Hello, and thanks in advance for any help or tips provided.
I've been "invited" (pushed) by a friend to help some local middle school age kids with a couple of video projects. Simple stuff but I'm out of tune with best practices. One kid plays in a band (12) and the older brother (14) wants to play around taping them and editing homemade music videos, then the next week they change places while the older kid does his BMX bicycle tricks and the younger one tapes, etc. Couple of other kids involved, along with one dad (my chiroprator / friend).
I'm involved because I have a computer better suited to editing. 27" iMac, 3.4 Intel I7, FCP X, 16Gb ram that was in my photo studio a couple of years being used by paid staff (meaning I know very little about this stuff). The 14 year old has interest in editing as a job and has a Windows machine with Sony Movie Studio, but wants to try FCP.
They have access to a couple of Canon amateur camcorders.