I want to create a video from a collection of sequences I took with a light portable camera in 1080p. Because the sequences are quite shaky I used VirtualDub/Deshaker to process the video files and stabilize them. The output from VirtualDub was saved in uncompressed AVI (around 10GB per minute). I thought that it would be better to continue in raw in the video editing software and then to re-compress only once the end result is ready to export.
The problem is that video editing software tools seem to have a lot of trouble playing back my uncompressed video sequences. I tried Movie Maker without success and then thought a more pro tool such as Lightworks would be better. However both tools struggle playing back the video. The PC I use is a high end i7 desktop with 16GB ram but it looks like the bottleneck here is the hard drive.
Is there a better way of keeping the quality of the video between VirtualDub and the editing software, perhaps a lossless video codec ? Or is there something I'm doing wrong here ?