The other thing is what format is this digital video that you have? Is it a dvd or is it raw video? Some programs handle dvd video better than others. The preferred format is usually an uncompressed or minimally compressed avi format just because its easier to work with.
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My current "FAV" is the free video converter from iWisoft. This excellent and easy to use video editor is capable of converting a plethora of video files and incorporates powerful video editing functions which include: crop, trim, merge, adding a watermark and special effects. Here's where you can download your free copy (click on the download link at the bottom of the page): http://www.easy-video-converter.com/
Be sure and read "what customers say" on the right side of the page as well as the program features and no . . . I am not affiliated with iWsoft in any way.
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I recently had the same question and I found my answer on here, Microsoft has a simple but terrific program (and it is free) called Microsoft Movie Maker. Lots of video online at Youtube to show how simple it is to use. Give it a try and I think you will like it.
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However if you are trying to use a 2 minute clip from a 1 or 2 hour video then using the video trimmer in proshow is asking for trouble. Edit your video to manageable clips first BEFORE you even put it in proshow.
The reason is this. If you insert a video that is considerably longer than what you intend to use in the show, and if you use the trimmer to trim off the excess, then proshow has to render ALL that unused video first and then figure out where you trimmed it. It is a big waste of time and computer resources.
It works the same for audio, Don't stick in a 20 minute audio/music track if you only need 2 minutes of it. Use audacity and trim it reasonably close to the length leaving enough material to work with to do fades ins and fade outs which you can do within Proshow.
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