Good movie editor for windows?

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  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    My dad has a new HD camcorder, but is having trouble getting the videos to play on his PC... So, for his birthday I want to get him software to help him do that. As a mac user I don't know what is best for simple transferring and editing on a PC, so can anyone help? I was looking into Adobe Premiere Elements 9, not really sure if it's good though.
     
  2. clank72 macrumors regular

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    My Dad has the same problem. They refuse to get a Mac but always want you to fix their PC issues. Used to be a daily thing.

    I would definitely go with Adobe Premiere Elements 9. But it might be more of a learning curve for him. For the most part it's pretty basic. I use Premiere CS4

    For something else you can check these out...

    Video Studio BASIC

    http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1175263344580#tabview=tab0

    or, Video Studio PRO (cost a little more, but more features)

    http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1175714228541#tabview=tab0

    These are pretty cheap and I think you can get a box with it so it seems more like a gift instead of a download.

    Adobe is better software IMO.
     
  3. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    Adobe Premiere Elements is a good basic NLE.

    There is a loyal group of Sony Vegas fans that rave about it. Again, lots of features and prices start at $50.
    http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegassoftware


    Finally is Pinnacle (now Avid) Studio. I used this back in 2000 and while it was very picky about hardware back then, it was a good editor. Bundles very nice titling package, 3D effects, themes, DVD burning and more:
    http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/Home+Video/Studio+Family/
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  5. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    If he just wants play back capability, I'd recommend Splash Lite (it's free:cool:). I use it to play back .mts files (AVCHD format) from my HD camcorder. It's not an editor, but it's an awesome player.
     
  6. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I would think if he just wanted to do really basic stuff this would work fine.
     

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