Are there any video editing programs (other then windows movie maker) that can store a library of clips, preferably across different projects? I'm not sure if that makes sense, so an example:
I've got dozens of 30-45 minute avi's. Of these, I may only use about 3-4 minutes of footage, dispersed randomly through the video in 20-30 second clips. It takes a lot of time to split up the video, and It would be nice if I could do it once, then have a collection of say "sunsets" or "lightning" that I could just drop into a new movie easily. WMM seems to do this perfectly - I can open a new project and immediately have access to hundreds of short clips I've spent hours (days!) filtering through. I'm just starting to get the urge for something more advanced.
I tried the trial version of Sony Vegas, and I love the interface. But it seems I'm limited to trimming/storing clips in the timeline on a project to project basis, which seems silly.
I've thought about taking the clips, making new .avi's out of them and then using these, but it just ends up being extra wasted storage and is a lot of time additionally.