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Video Editing Software Made Simple

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Video editing software for Windows. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. When it comes to editing video software that's easy to use, it's hard to beat Apple's iMovie. But if you aren't using a Mac, you're out of luck. On the Windows side, one of the simplest solutions is a brand new version of VideoWave Movie Creator from Roxio...

"VideoWave Movie Creator is perhaps the easiest way for consumers to manipulate, to create, edit and burn movies onto a CD or DVDs."

Vito Salvaggio, VP of product management at Roxio... which acquired the VideoWave line when it purchased MGI Software. Movie Creator does a good job of guiding you through the steps of capturing, editing and saving your productions. And a feature called CineMagic automates the process of creating short videos with music backgrounds... .

"And the software is intelligent enough to analyze the video and create a new story line and produce the result automatically. The consumer doesn't have to do any editing, any fancy transitions, the things normally associated with video enthusiasts or professionals are completely automated.

The package sells for about 79 dollars. Video editing is fun, and one of the most creative things you can do with a computer... .but to do a good job outside of the automated mode... .there is a bit of a learning curve. And you will need a fast processor, lots of hard drive storage space and capture cards to hook up either an analog camcorder or a digital model. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.