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video editing software recommendation??

Can someone recommend video editing software?  Preferably to run on Mac... 

Free is good.... inexpensive would be second best.  Something basic....don't really need

a lot of bells and whistles.

thanks very much.


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After doing a bit of research I realize the version of imovie I have on my system is about 10 years old and doesn't work well with non-intel based computers (which mine is).  I have another mac I can use... but at least I know what the problem is.

thanks for the help

I use AVS Video editor. Has all the features I need and some more advanced stuff.

on my computer, but for some reason, it does not recognize movie files I have on the computer.  It is imovie vs 2.1.2.  Kind of frustrating

Which kind of movie files are they?

Are the files avi, mov or mp4?

Which version of iMovie

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EditStudio 6 is my favorite - however its for windows platform only .

It equals the high end adobe stuff at a greatly reduced price. (copes easily with HD vids too).


The easiest thing to use is iMovie and it's already installed on your Mac.

iMovie can do 99% of what most people need.

Yeah I use iMovie and enjoy it. Easily does what i need, which is normally just cutting out bloopers and putting a title and music on the video. 

OpenShot. It is only available for linux though. It is more full featured than Pitivi that is included standard on an Ubuntu install.