Get GiliSoft Video Editor (Win) for free
Normally $49.95, this easy-to-use editor provides basic editing tools and supports a wide range of formats. Plus: three bonus deals!
Many people who buy desktops these days do so because they want to edit video, knowing full well that juggling lots of clips requires some decent horsepower and a dedicated video card.
Ah, but what about the software? Not everyone wants the tricky learning curve or expense of a Pinnacle Studio or Sony Vegas. They just want to cobble together a sweet video with some background music and maybe a few cool effects.
Today is your lucky day. SharewareOnSale has GiliSoft Video Editor (Win) for free. Regular price: $49.95.
I haven't had the chance to try this app myself, though I do have a fair bit of video-editing experience. This definitely looks to be an entry-level (but easy-to-operate) tool for users who want to crop, split, and/or join video clips (of just about any format), then add some music and effects.
The only reviews I've found: a couple user reviews on Download.com, both very positive.
Needless to say, if Gilisoft Video Editor doesn't get the job done for you, no harm done -- just uninstall it. With a price tag of $0, you've got nothing to lose by taking it for a test-drive.
That said, if you know of another cheap/free video editor that's worth a look, talk it up in the comments section.
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