I have lots of footage, all shot on a gopro 4 silver. All shot in 1080p at 30 fps. Not even sure if that matters for what I'm about to say but yah I've been planning on making an edit this year once my season is finally over, it's pretty much gonna be the highlight of my summer since I have no other hobbies. I currently have an older (09?/10?) acer laptop which I'm gonna assume doesn't really have any movie editing software or even enough power for that. Two of my roommates have new macbook pro whatevers so I plan on using one of theirs for the editing.
Now for the questions ...
First off what editing software would you guys recommend?
What is the best way to go about dropping all my video files on the macbook?
Once files are on macbook can I place them back on my micro sd card/gopro once I'm done editing, I just want to be able to keep them for future use and not lose them after the edits done.
Any other pointers would be very very appreciated. Thanks