I need a recommendation for a linear straight-cuts-type editor akin to Sony's DVGate that I can use for trimming and archiving off-the-air HD recordings.
I recently upgraded to a new PC and installed one the the ATI 650 HD tuner cards, which replaces the SD GigaPocket tuner previously utilized on my older Sony VAIO. The VAIO package included a program called "DVGate" which allowed for simple in and out points and a non-recompressed output. It allowed me to trim the beginning and end points off the video as well as cut out the commercial breaks, then would recopy the frames into a new file without recompression.
The interface was rather simple, with "mark in" and "mark out" buttons that I could press during playback or while paused on a specific frame. The trimmed 'clips' would then appear in a linear list that I could re-arrange with a simple drag and drop.
The new tuner records in 720p MPEG format. I'd like to find something inexpensive that will do the same thing with these files while preserving their native format. Would you direct me to some options?