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    Video editing software

    I have recently acquired a new note book a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 with core i7. So quite decent. However I now need some reasonable video editing software. I use a GoPro 3 which is a little ancient but serves my purposes for the moment.

    I would have downloaded the GoPro Studio software but that is no longer supported. I have looked at the Microsoft video editing tools that are supplied as part of my machine and they appear a little basic. I could edit on my wife's Mac but would prefer not to.

    So any recommendations for some easy to use video editing software? I don't mind spending some money, although I am not looking at professional grade.

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    DaVinci? it is free.

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    DaVinci Resolve- great software and will do virtually anything you ever want to do. Professional grade software with quite a learning curve but free. Only issue is it can be a bit of a resource hog (not an issue on my machine as it was built to suit editing/gaming).

    Not sure about other software as I found DaVinci pretty quick when I was looking at editing

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    I quite like Movie Maker which you can get for free from Microsoft.
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    Go-pro Studio still works despite not being supported...

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    Another thumbs up for BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve, the free version will meet the needs of most people....its a bit of a learning curve to get started, but once you get the knack you have access to tools for editing, grading (sorting out the colour)and sound.

    Editing relies on a decent GPU (which tends to mean some flavour of NVidia),so you're going to be knobbled a bit, but it's worth giving it a go.
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    I've been using LightWorks, which is pretty good and free, but the free version is a bit limiting on the output formats and quality (ok for youtube).
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    I use VSDC, its free and easy to use and does colour correction.

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    Another vote for Da Vinci Resolve, if you can spare the time to learn it and can run it. Just be aware that it will often run happily on the PC but will fail on rendering if your machine isn't up to the job.
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