As a complete beginner to video editing, never having even attempted it before, I'd like to seek out your advice for my first software package.
Key elements for me are:
Affordability - I'm dipping my toe in the water for the first time so don't want to spend much, say £100 max.
Ease of use - Bear in mind I'm a complete novice who's not even familiar with the terms, the software must be intuitive and 'idiot-proof'.
Xvid compatibility - Must allow me to work with captured Xvid files, manipulate them and convert to DVD.
Initially, all I'll be doing is capturing video from TV as Xvid files, cutting, joining and outputting to DVD (for my own use only obviously). For instance, I might want to record football matches and make a compilation of the goals from those games etc.
Like most people I guess, I only want to do basic things to start but I'm sure as my interest grows I'll want to do a little more
A friend has suggested that Ulead 11 might be a good starting point but I'd be grateful for any advice you can offer.
Expect a barrage of idiot techy questions once I get started