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    Video Editing Software

    I want to make some skating montages with some of the skating videos I've downloaded from fsvids, and I'm looking for a good, FREE, program that's very beginner-friendly, nothing too fancy. And something that people have downloaded and know that it won't mess up my computer at all. Haha not sure if something with all of the above exists, but I guess I'll just have to wait and see if anybody has any ideas.

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    I don't know if you have Windows XP but if you do then you should have WMM (Windows Movie Maker). WMM is the program that I use and I will have to say that, at times, the computer freezes but I was told that's a common problem, but it doesn't hurt your computer. I think a lot of folks use program.

    I have Vegas 6 but I have a hard time figuring it out. I did hear it was good but it's very expensive (about $400)

    I heard Pennacle was a good program to use but I don't know anything about it.

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    CDMM1991, thanks for bringing up the subject. What I want to do is make menus for my skating comps, men's SP & LP, etc. I can do it on my DVD recorder but it's not at the beginning of the program, you have to go to the menu section and you have to use DVD RW disks to do it and they cost more. A friend of mine uses IMovie but she has a Mac and I don't know if that makes a difference and she can use DVD-R or +R.

    Tracy, I have Movie Maker here at work but I just looked at it and didn't read any instructions. Can I make menu's on that? Can I use the DVD-R disks? I would appreciate any info you could give me about Movie Maker.

    Thanks so much for bringing up the subject.

    Dee

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    Right after I posted I discovered Windows Movie Maker on my computer and I love it. It's perfect for making montages. Though I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to do Dee, I think it should work fine for you. Once you're in the program if you press F1 then that leads you to all the instructions and some very helpful information. It takes some research and experimentation, but it's a great program.

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    What I am trying to do is make a menu at the beginning of my DVDs. It would be the same as your movie DVDs. You can choose what you want to watch, by clicking on a subject. I want to do the very same thing. When I start to play my DVD, I would like the option of watching the whole thing or going to the Men's SP or LP or ladies, pairs, dance. It makes it so much easier to find something or just to watch a portion of the DVD. I wondered if Movie Maker did the same thing? and also can I use a DVD-R to do it???

    Dee

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    Dee, I'm not sue if you can with WMM. I don't have a DVD player on my computer so I really wouldn't know. Sorry for not being a bigger help.

    Edited to add: I know what you're trying to say but I still don't know. If your computer is set up for DVDs it might be able to but I really don't know. I only have a CD-rom and I haven't used it to saved any of my videos to CD's. I guess I should try and see if a menu screen pops up.
    Last edited by tracylynn; 08-29-2005 at 01:54 PM.

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    I'm also not sure about Windows Movie Maker. I know I have Roxio's Easy Media Creator 7, which allows me to do all the cool stuff (menu's, etc., unfortunately I haven't had the time nor desire to play around with it). But with WMM you should at least be able to export to WIndows Media and archive your videos. Or, if you wish, export to DV and use another program to convert the video. That's what I do when I make videos on my computer now.

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