Hey all. I have recently been looking at a well-priced, very easy to use and incredibly cool program for special effects called AlamDV2. I am also glad that it is quite powerful with it's effects (which is what I'm looking for) but it doesn't require the complicating editing process (very important, as I am a noob.) Now I am not a big fan of buying things over the internet and I was praying that there might be something of that nature other than that program itself. I also realize there is a program called "Adobe After Effects", but being 15 years old... That's quite a ways out of my price range.
Please post anything you feel might help.