is about the same. The current version of iMovie (part of iLife'08) has been getting poor marks (too many of the controls prior to the current version were removed - enough complaints caused Apple to provide iMovie 6 as a free download. And iMovie 6 is pretty good for bundled software.
In either case, you get what you pay for - and that is not just $. There will be an investment in time (learning curve) whichever route you go.
I have both Windows XP and Macintosh machines in my house. I do ALL my editing on my Macs using iMovie or FinalCut Pro (Studio).
I currently am running Windows XP on a Dell Dimension 8200, P4 2.4 Ghz with 1GB of ram and either 256 or 512 MB of video ram.
Can someone recommend video editing software to handle my family videos? I will be recording them in HD on a Canon HV20. Will my computer hardware be able to handle it, or will I need a more powerful system? I am thinking of building a new Windows based computer, with an Intel Core Dou, etc... or I may buy an iMac. Is video editing on a PC a viable option, or is editing on a Mac using iMovie worlds better?
Thank you in advance,