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    Jan 11, 2012
    the simplest video editing software?
    I used Windows Movie Maker a ton for what I needed, which was simple editing of a video file, reducing the size, things like that. So what is the closest thing to Windows Movie Maker on for mac?
    Something that can load multiple video files (.mpg, .wmv, .flv, and so) and edit the vid, reduce the size, change the format of the file. Very simple tasks. I'm guessing Adobe Premier Pro, I have used that before...

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    Jun 01, 2010
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    iMovie is I guess what you could call Apple's version of Windows Movie Maker. It isn't very robust in accepting any video format (it generally prefers .mov or MPEG4), but formats can be converted easily enough with 3rd party software. I personally like iMovie (and use it quite a bit), but a lot of people don't...

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    This is sort of like asking for "Brain Surgery for Dummies!"

    As MacShane recommended. iMovie is probably a great place to start.

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    Apr 06, 2011
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    I would also say iMovie. especially if you are wanting to compare Windows Movie Maker.

    I would also recommend an app (from the Mac app store) called Camcorder Video Converter which right now is $6 ($25 reg). I use it to convert older video file formats to work with FinalCut. It is pretty slick and easy to use. That way you dont have to worry as much about the starting format.
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    Nov 29, 2010
    Warrington, UK
    PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. MacBook Pro, 10.10.5. iPhone 3GS.
    Another one for iMovie, and use MPEGStreamclip if you need to convert for import into iMovie. Export to Quicktime, and then choose Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) under the compression options as this is what iMovie is designed for.
    Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac OS X

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