I'll start with http://cinelerra.org/ since it's top of the line of the free apps.
If only Windows then another look at Virtual Dub but many of today's users would be put off by it. It does work, it is free but it is WORK.
For a little money, check out Sony Movie Studio HD.
I would be grateful for any help anyone might be able to provide.
I am looking for a piece of video editing software, where I am able to "cut" the piece of film into smaller clips and then paste them together to make an edited version of the raw version that I have now.
Basically, I have taken recorded clips from my cam-corder (Hitachi Hybrid DVD/HDD) via VLC as I have lost the original piece of software that cam with the cam-corder (Vision Mixer 3). These recorded clips have been extracted as one 5.5hr "clip"
Ideally, I would like this software to be free even if its on a limited trial period. The main thing that I want is to be able to cut and paste this 5.5hr "clip"
many thanks for your anticipated help