I'm a newbie to video editing and basically any kind of digital imaging altogether, but I'm interested in upgrading my current software to something a little more refined. Right now I'm using Windows 7 Movie Maker and Windows Paint. I know, it's really bare-bones..... So far I've just thrown together some basic animations and have tried my best to line the animations up to songs. I know there are a lot better options than windows movie maker out there, but that is exactly my problem: there are A LOT of options. :/ I tried out using Pinnacle Studio HD 15 but it turned out that that software wasn't quite for me. I'm looking for a software that I can edit individual slide durations to very small lengths.
Here's a 30 second video of what I threw together in Movie Maker with animations I made in Paint. Some of the slides I used are a twentieth of a second in length. Windows 7 movie maker offspring - YouTube A video editor in the $50-$100 range would be ideal because I'm on a tight budget, and it definitely needs to have audio rendering so I don't have to line up the slides by my ear, lol.
Thanks for any help any of you can give me, and if I can find an affordable program that matches well with me then I would definitely like to finish the rest of that 30 second video, haha.
EDIT: High Definition capabilities aren't a huge concern for me, by the way. I think my video makes that pretty clear, haha.