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    Video editing software

    So, can anyone recommend me some decent video editing software? I'm pretty clueless as to whats out there and whats user friendly.
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    Well, I tried using the various proprietary packages that came with the various cameras I've owned, but I've always found them a bit limited and sluggish.

    I got a copy of Vegas Pro 10 from work about a year ago (along with a shiny new ATI 5700) and I haven't looked back since. Before that I was using Adobe Premiere Elements. It's not bad, but I found it a little sluggish at times, but that may have been my old card. It's certainly intended to be more user-friendly than something like Vegas Pro, but I found it a bit limiting and annoying to have to open up different panels for different tasks.

    Vegas Pro is very intuitive, very powerful and runs very well for me. The workspace is similar to Reaper, in that you have windows docked around where you want them, or have them floating wherever you like.

    But I'll say this for Adobe, with that and a cheap £100 candy-bar camera, I won a Primeminister's award (not quite the Oscars, I know) for a video I made. It's perfectly capable of doing common tasks, and can add in some nice transitions and effects. Along with Vegas Pro, there are hundreds of tutorials on YouTube about how to use them.

    I'd recommend looking at some tutorials, as you'll get to see how the programs work, etc.

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    I have premiere elements. I'm very impressed with it. Very easy to use. It lets me load in video that exceeds the memory my computer has. It works smooth considering im using the integrated graphics. With a card i could see it being super smooth.

    It has really really detailed control over the rendering quality. It has options i dont even understand. The good news is if you dont want to see the complicated option you dont have to do anything with them. You can select a preset and go.

    I think its on sale at bhphotovideo for $69 right now.

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    If you're on Windows, Premiere Elements is the way to go. Every version of Pinnacle I've tried in the last 5 years has been unstable shit.

    But really, iMovie is awesome.
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    I've used Corel VideoStudio X4 Pro on several occasion and it's been very stable, the capabilities are reasonably robust, it's not hard to use, it's not very expensive and it does not hog resources.
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    +1 for Vegas. I've always liked it and found it intuitive.

    For a cheaper alternative at work, for editing Hi Def video from an HD Pro, I recently purchased VideoPad. It seems to deal well with Hi Def video and has a workstream much like Windows Movie Maker (for whatever that's worth).
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