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Home movies are ultimately only as interesting the subject matter. But with the right editing tools, at least you can make that backyard barbecue look good. Apple iMovie (apple. com/imovie; [...]
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PC users who want to convert and edit video footage onto CD-ROMs can choose from a wide range of high- and low-end video cards and software. First, users should already have a camcorder and a Pentium-based PC or other fast PC. Matrox Graphic's $200 Rainbow Runner Studio video capture card, designed as an add-on to its Matrox Mystique 200 card, eases installation if both cards are used together; the two come bundled for roughly $350. Intel's $200 Smart Video Recorder III, also easy to install, plugs directly into one of a Pentium-based computer's PCI slots. However, it lacks the connectors needed to transfer digital video back to videotape. Adobe Systems' $795 Adobe Premiere video-editing software, while expensive, offers a excellent collection of tools; including motion control, which zooms, rotates and twists any still or moving image. On the low end, Gold Disk Software's roughly $100 Video Director Suite makes it easy to join video segments and add titles and effects.