"Reel"-y Good Video Editing Software

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    Although I have never used any of the DV editing packages mentioned I would have to say that the reviewer was fairly balanced. I guess it is a bit hard for Apple to suck in this area though.
     
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    I'm surprised they even mention Pinnacle Studio. I've used three versions and have had massive problems with all three where, after a transition or cut, the audio will be mismatched or pop loudly or the video will stutter, oh it's terrible.
     
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    doesn't final cut pro do this?
     
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    hate hate hate pinnacle. kept crashing on me, and messing up my codecs
     
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    Did they declare a winner, or is this like a suburban kids soccer match where you just kick it around for 2 hours and then declare that everyone is a winner because yo don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

    I think it may be a case where instead of the traditional Apple slandering, which just wouldn't work in this case, they just make up higher scores for the other guys. . . I don't know, but having used everything except for the CyberLink trash, I find it hard to believe that these guys can even compete with Apple in this particular arena.
     
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    They've got some valid points....

    I've used ULead Studio (version 9, and now they're on 10 with even more improvements) and I thought it was a pretty competent video editing package for Windows.

    One of the main reasons I bought a Mac in the first place was my desire to edit video footage from my Sony DV camcorder. I quickly realized that in Windows, most of the software was unstable or clumsy to use.

    That was about 4 years ago though, and I think a few of the Windows editing packages have come a LONG way since then. Plus, Adobe has thrown their hat back in the game with Premiere Elements for Windows - since they've abandonned the Mac in that area.

    Apple's iMovie is what most Mac users are going to start out using for video work -- not Final Cut Express or Pro. iMovie is lacking in a few areas, including no true mixer for editing audio. I still prefer my Mac for video editing work, by far. But it's not wise to blow off all the Windows editing packages as substandard. They're playing catch-up.



     
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    Yes it does.
     
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    any links about low-res editing?
     

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