Are you using wmv because you only want to put movies on the Internet or is the capacity of your hard disk very small? If it is neither of these, then start using avi format files as the quality is much better. Is there some reason why you are capturing using USB? If you have Firewire on your camcorder then use that instead, it is the de facto capture method. USB is only used for still capture and web streaming. You should download a few more 30 day trial versions of the popular editors and see which one does the best job or look up reviews on the Internet and see which ones offer the features you are after. I can't remember if Adobe Premiere Elements 2 (APE2) has that automatic function you mention, but it is a very good editor and at a very good price.