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#1 benny269

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:24 PM

Hi

I recently bought a digital JVC mini-DV camcorder and have recorder a bunch of mini-DV cassetes. I now want to be able to edit it on my PC but the software included looks pretty awful. Can anyone offer any alternative to freeware programs?

Ideally I'd like a simple to use program (its for my parents). We're only working with home movies so I don't need anything too professional. I need to be able to capture video from the camcorder, edit it to add transitions, text, splitting and inserting clips and to then be able to output it in CD/DVD form. As I say it won't be used extensively, just to neaten up and manage home footage. A decent selection of transitions and text additions is really the only essential requirement.

I have looked into Windows Movie Maker but was wondering if there's anything else (better)?

Thanks in advance.


Moved from "All other Applications" Forum. ~acklan~

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 02:45 AM

FREE software is going to have it's limits. As far as free goes, in my opinion I would look into this:

http://desktopvideo.about.com/od/editingso...freevidedit.htm

I hope this helps for you.
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#3 tg1911

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:54 AM

Have you checked the Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps topic?
Under the Video Applications heading, in post #3, you might find something you can use.
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