Good movie editor for windows?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Mjmar, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    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

    Feb 7, 2009
    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

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

    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

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    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.

    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:
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
  5. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    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


    May 30, 2010
    I would think if he just wanted to do really basic stuff this would work fine.

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