PC Vid Editing for older lady...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by whyrichard, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hey,

    I usually edit video in final cut pro, and can probably pick up imovie pretty quickly, however I offered my wife's aunt to help her pick up video editing.

    She has a PC
    Who knows what software she's got...

    My questions is: What PC Software, easily available and possibly free, can you guys recommend for an older lady?

    Thanks,
    r.

    p.s. i of course will bring my macbook and give her the 'see how easy imovie is?' demo...
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Windows Movie Maker should be free, and it is included in Windows XP SP 3 as far as I know.
     
  3. Synthion macrumors regular

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    Look at LightWorks, I personally have not used it that much but many have said it is amazing AND FREE! (Like pro-level amzaing) Unless you want to go with the great but pricey alts like AVID Studio and Premiere/Encore/AE

    PS: Don't use WMM, in my experience it has been awful
     
  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Depending on how far she wants to take it, it may be cheaper/less time consuming to find a cheap older Mac Tower and dump iMovie '05/'06 on it, and let her go with that... (G4/500+ CRT+Keyb+Mouse = about $50 and will run iMovie '05 under 10.3 just fine - much easier than trying to remote tech support a Windows App.)
     

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