New spin on Pinnacle Video Editing, it’s FREE!
I have long been a fan of the Pinnacle digital video editing software for its ease of use and affordability. Now they are offering a free download called VideoSpin and it gives you all but the ability to generate mpeg2/4 and divX. In short you can’t produce movies for the ipod, youtube, or can you? They want you to upgrade to their Studio 11 and it may be worth it to save the hassle of using conversion programs. If you have relatively small videos they can be converted using zamzar.com but if you are producing anything substantial then conversion may not be practical. It also may mean loss of quality or distorted aspect ratio. So I guess it depends how picky you are. I plan to try it out because from what the tutorial showed it looks better than MS MovieMaker (no surprise) and I think it would be a great starting point for teachers who would like to begin learning how to edit video.