Most video editing software that comes with your video camcorder will be enough for basic editing. As you get more comfortable with video recording and editing using smaller free programs, you might want to someday upgrade to a more robust video editing software. When that time comes, I strongly suggest you take a look at Sony Vegas Movie Studio.
I’ve struggled my way through several audio and video editors and Sony Vegas Movie Studio is just plain easier to use than anything I’ve tried personally. I’m probably not even touching 20% of what Vegas can do, but that’s okay, because what I do use it for I can do quickly.
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