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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