There are many good consumer applications to consider: Apple iMovie 4, Canopus Let’s Edit, CyberLink Power Director 3, Intervideo WinDVD Creator2, MacXware MediaEdit Pro, Magix Movie Edit Pro, MainConcept EVE 2, Microsoft Movie Maker 2.1, NewSoft Presto! VideoWorks, Nova Development Video Explosion Deluxe, Pinnacle Studio and Dazzle, Sony Media Software Vegas Movie Studio+DVD, and Ulead Video Studio 8. These are among the best of the consumer video editing software packages available. Having acknowledged these applications, I want to introduce you to one that may soon be considered the _best of breed_ for Windows-based consumer video editing.
The new Adobe Premiere Elements software is my recommendation for Windows-based consumer editing. This application has been streamlined for consumer use. The design focus is clearly ease of use, with many tasks automated.