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eheathThats not really how it works at all.
Basically, there is a floor to camera equipment. A basic HD camera and maybe a cheap tripod or stabilizer will be just as good as a $10k setup in the hands of an inexperienced film maker.
What I'm saying is buy the minimum of your equipment and practice, thats how you get a better video, not equipment or video editing software.
Basic software will produce the highest quality video from your given camera, thats the answer to your second question.
qyleberryAnd if I did ever upgrade, would I just get a gopro? Or would I get something different?
I am interested in astrophotography and making sequences and time lapses, along with taking videos of skiing.
Is there a camera that can do all of that?
Can a gopro do all of that?
eheathStep 1: do some research, there is a plethora of information on the internet, blogs websites etc.
That being said, for filming ski stuff, a gopro is a great place to start. If you're actually interested in astrophotography, you'd need a real dslr or mirrorless camera to do so.