VideoMach – deceptively powerful. Assemble clips, break your video files down into JPG’s or BMP’s for individual frame editing and the reassemble them into a video file, trim out that pesky frame where you accidentally took a shot of your thumb, Crop, resize, apply filters, audio editing is included aswell (not great, but useable), convert between file formats, make thumbnails for your webpage. a very useful piece of software.
“high performance media processing engine with ability to construct ,join, split, filter, tune and convert digital video, audio, images and image sequences. Supports AVI, MPEG, MP3, FLC, JPEG, PNG, BMP, SGI, WAV, OGG and many other formats.”
MediaEdit Pro 2 – “Designed specifically for moviemakers, amateur photographers and new creative artists, MediaEdit Pro will show you the world of movie and picture magic and help create professional looking, impressive movie projects. It includes several unique features not found in any other product. This is not your traditional hard to use movie editing environment.
Enhance your projects by adding over 200 included stunning effects, filters and transitions. It is as simple to use as iMovie, but many times more powerful! MediaEdit Pro’s ease-of-use lets even beginners create movies that will impress the pros!”
DDclip – “A professional, non-linear, non-destructive, multitrack, real-time audio and video editor for Windows. It allows you to process and mix up to 32 high-quality audio tracks (24 bit/96 kHz is available) with real-time audio effects (including any DirectX plug-ins) on PC with any Windows-compatible sound card.”
Windows Movie Maker 2 – An update of WMM that came with Windows XP, supposedly a vast improvement. And it’s free.
VirtualDub – VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for Windows platforms (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters.
Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 – Slightly watered down version of its big brother Premiere Pro (now CS3), Premiere Elements provides basic editing and stability for a great price. If your looking for a product to edit with thats relatively inexpensive this is definetly worth a look. Its only $100 and with what you get its worth it.
Vegas Movie Studio – Sony Vegas is widely becoming the editing program of choice among alot of indie filmmakers. The interface seems to be what people like about it and its price is unbeatable. This package also comes with DVD Authoring software for DVD menu creation, animating, adding buttons, etc. If you are a Brickfilmer who wants alot of features, and doesn’t have alot of dough this is THE choice for you. (its only $80) If you already own an Adobe Product or two, Premiere Pro or Elements is a better choice for the integration between them.