I know Windows Movie Maker, that's it. I know if footage and sound was clean, some good/artistic editing, plus soundtrack/music will make it feel professional, on a budget.
What I need from editing software is: you know those fighting games, on the VS. screen, where there's a "VS." in the middle, and player 1's character slides in on top from left to right, and com/player 2's character slides in from right to left. And both are in a fighting stance with their names in big letters. I would like to make that.
Something like this:
Also in Manga/Anime, when two characters sizes up each other, kinda like the top picture, but it frames up just their eyes giving a suspicous look.
And I need to create something like this:
Now my quesiton is:
What's the cheapest software that can do that? Or create at least 2 out of 3.
Or should I just shell out the $800 to $1000 for an Apple plus Final Cut X cause it will be the standard for a long time.
My goal is to produce a 4 part web series, so it has to have a professional feel, (and I understand a "9 to 5 dad" can make a video look amatuer with his high priced equipment, and a crafty art student can make a nice short with just a simple DSLR plus a simple ediitng software) So what are my options?