For those new to digital video editing (like me) I have to suggest that that those of you with newer computers running XP follow this link for some excellent free software from Microsoft. Microsoft have produced this excellent updated, but currently Beta, version of their Windows Movie Maker. Not to put too fine a point on it, ITS FREE, its idiot proof and I've just turned my daughters christmas nativity into a masterpiece to rival Saving Private Ryan (but without the sniper scene). http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/moviemaker/downloads/moviemaker2beta.asp Although Pinnacle 8 is easy to use and offers more than the new Movie Maker, Microsoft have finally provided a package that equals if not exceeds Apple's iMovie. Its so easy my 6 year old can use it.