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Old March 28th, 2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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PC program for a beginner?

My brother in law has a ton of video of my nephew, and of course he was asking me to cut it together for him.

Frankly put, I don't have the time.

So, I figure it would be easier for me to show him how to edit it together himself.

So, does anyone have any suggestions on a good beginners program on the PC? I'm looking for something like the Windows equivalent of Imovie.

I edit on Avid, which would be way too much for what he needs to do. He just needs a basic cut/dissolve type program. Nothing fancy.

Thanks for any suggestions.
I'm a bit out of touch on what's out there at the entry level.
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Old March 28th, 2005, 07:34 PM   #2
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If he has Windows XP, you can download Microsoft Movie Maker for free.

For US$99.00 there's:

- Vegas Movie Studio + DVD
- Pinnacle Studio v9
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Old March 28th, 2005, 09:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions Michael.
Free sounds like the right price
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I"ll look into that.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 03:51 PM   #4
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There is also the Adobe Premiere Elements. Costs US$99
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Old April 6th, 2005, 09:19 PM   #5
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there's also magix movie edit pro 10. remarkably powerful
and intuitive for the $60 price. not for the pro but great for
a beginner.

http://site.magix.net/index.php?id=411
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Old July 14th, 2005, 07:14 AM   #7
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If you really want to confuse him lol, get avid free
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Old July 14th, 2005, 07:35 AM   #8
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Windows movie maker is probably the simplest free program. He might even HAVE it on his PC already, and not know it. Lots of people do.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 08:30 AM   #9
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Another one to look at would be Sony Movie Studio. It's basically the little brother to Vegas+DVD.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 09:36 AM   #10
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you might also consider powerdirector by cyberlink...anyone have used that before, it can render fast.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 12:20 PM   #11
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To add to the list?!
One can actually use Nero suite or B's Recorder DVD - both emerged as CD/DVD recording software but added DV editing abilities plus DVD authoring, plus, plus... for only around 60USD.
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