I'm looking for a very lightweight video editor. Something that doesn't take a long time to install, start up, and doesn't use huge amounts of RAM. Nothing fancy. All I need is:
Simple cutting (no transitions, no fx)
Imports MPG files.
Has an audio compressor (not refering to file compression, but an audio compressor similar to the type used in various DAWs, that I can use to compress the dynamic range of the audio. I have a good pro DAW already, but having to export audio from a video editor, process in a DAW, export from DAW, and re-import into the video editor is a real time waster.)
Has an option to import and export video without going through the compression/de-compression process. (Don't even know if any software can do this yet, but it has always seemed to me that if I'm going to be editing together video that was all shot with the same camera, using the same settings, and that if I don't want to change the codec, the size of the video, the framerate, or process it visually in anyway, that having to decompress everything just to recompress it to the same format when I export it is another huge time waster.)