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Adobe Premiere Elements
Tired of the dumbed-down video-editing software available within your price range? Premiere Elements goes to the opposite extreme: it offers tons of the higher-quality tools from its more expensive sibling, with some cursory assistance for newbies.
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The Capture tool lets you quickly import video from your digital or analog device, and it automatically detects scene breaks to separate the video into clips. Load up your Media panel with whatever resources you'll need, including still photos and song tracks. You work by dragging media into the timeline and editing with the Razor button. We love the precise editing controls, which make it easy to stop at exactly the frame you want and align elements perfectly.