Even iMovie requires the persons to learn a little. Maybe it's best to talk about how you trade ease of use for dollars.
Right now I'm working a multimedia fellowship/internship type thing at a small, rural, community newspaper in the middle of the mountains. (The idea is that I produce a bunch of multimedia content for them while I'm here, and then leave them with the tools to do some on their own once I'm gone.)
I'm shooting on a DSLR and editing in FCP and all that, but I'm leaving them with a less sophisticated system. They're already stretched thin and everybody wears a ton of hats, so I'm trying to develop a workflow that doesn't take too much time away from their other duties. The managing editor/reporter just invested in a $200 Canon camcorder to use, and I'm in the process of teaching her how to use it, and how to edit in iMovie.
She has a PC at home, though, and would like to be able to occasionally do some editing on it -- and I'm not really sure what program to suggest. It needs to be cheap or free and geared toward consumers, but still sophisticated enough to produce something that can be stuck on a newspaper website. The easier it is to use the better.
I've researched it a little on my own, but since I don't have a PC to check anything out on, I can't in good conscience suggest anything without at least having some people weigh in on it. Anybody have any suggestions?
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