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Video editing software that can work with .3gp files

I recently purchased a new computer, and need some help finding the
right video editing software. My previous computer couldn't support .3gp
files (the format cell phones shoot video in), so I bought AVS Video
Editor. Worked fine. Now the new computer (Win7 Home Premium) has a
version of Windows Movie Maker on it that seems to play nice with .3gp
files. BUT the new version of Windows Movie Maker is WAY too simple, or I
just can't figure out where everything is. So I need to purchase new
software. AVS might be fine again, but if there's any other input, I'm
game.

Here's what I need:
1. Ability to work with .3gp files is a must.
2. Ability to display the preview on top and timeline/storyboard on
bottom with separate lines for extra audio, subtitles, etc. is
preferred.
3. If I could rotate videos 90 degrees, that would be nice. Sometimes cell phone videos don't get recorded at the right angle.
4. Under $100 for the price.

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I'm going with none.

ALL and I mean ALL video editors have to decode the content to flat images and re-encode back to the intended format.

Not one editor I know can keep the content in 3GP (or almost any other encoding) from start to finish. I wonder if you remember why this is?

If you just need to rotate then there are solutions such as HANDBRAKE and Virtual Dub but I can not write tutorials on this. It's on the web but the requirement is for now not possible.
Bob

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I don't need to output in 3gp

I don't need to output in 3gp, just on my old computer running Vista, I couldn't get anything but AVS to decode the 3gp files. Does the fact that my Movie Maker software decodes 3gp mean that the codecs are already on my computer and just about anything will work?

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Sorry.

My reply was to the requirements given. I don't know any title that met that list.

However I have for years used too many titles and learned to just roll with whatever it takes to get from point A to point B. Even if I have to transcode content with those titles I noted.
Bob

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