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My brother wants something for editing videos he makes with his friends, that will be a step up from windows movie maker, but not too difficult to learn (he is in 6th grade)

What can you guys recommend that isn't too expensive (<$100ish)?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-285-_-Product

Great deal with the rebate...
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Is vegas pretty easy to use? I myself have never, but i noticed a lot of people do.

He wants to buy a mac, just for iMovie. And i was all like, you could probably just buy video editing software, for much cheaper than that.
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Is vegas pretty easy to use? I myself have never, but i noticed a lot of people do.

He wants to buy a mac, just for iMovie. And i was all like, you could probably just buy video editing software, for much cheaper than that.
Yes, it's easy to use. I'm sure he'll like it.
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Vegas is very easy to use, and is a great place to start for movie editing enthusiast.
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Vegas can be a fairly easy tool to use, but also caters well to the people who need a more complicated tool such as me. I think it's quite pricey, but otherwise he can enjoy 30 days of full use with the trial.
I do agree on that "Macs being made for video editing" is a total myth. Doesn't really matter what platform you choose, neither will have a speed difference in workflow and/or encoding time. The hardware makes the most difference and so does the individual software, and there are more Windows-compatible apps/options at the moment that may appeal to more/certain users.
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I know that a lot of people use Vegas PRO for heavy editing. But yes that Vegas is easy to use.
    
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http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

I'm a PowerDirector fan myself but that site gives a ton of good comparisons between the otpions. Vegas and Adobe Premiere can be pretty hard to learn but they are powerful, too. Any of the top 10 there are good products.
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http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

I'm a PowerDirector fan myself but that site gives a ton of good comparisons between the otpions. Vegas and Adobe Premiere can be pretty hard to learn but they are powerful, too. Any of the top 10 there are good products.
I have PD 7.0 when I got my hdd camcorder. Its really nifty but I have yet to tap into its full potential. I have school project coming up where Im filming and editing, we'll see how I do
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Lots of people find Vegas confusing. It's not extremely intuitive - you need to actually sit down and learn it for a bit if you want to do anything useful.

You're his brother - you judge. Does he have the patience?
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