Being new to non-linear editing, I have just completed my first project, for which I used Movie Maker 2 (it's free, so why not?). This produced a couple of glitches which have made using it a pain and the final project unacceptable. When I drag a clip to the timeline, it sometimes seems to take a frame or two of the previous clip with it, which then has to be trimmed off. Sometimes, it previews fine, but when I go back to it later, there are the spurious frames. This means I have to be really careful before writing the project back to tape. But worse than this, when I do write to tape, there are occasional audio dropouts at the transition between clips, even though I have applied no effects there, and it previews just fine. Has anyone else encountered these bugs or am I doing something wrong? I am aware that Microsoft products often contain bugs, and a quick look at the Knowledge Base shows that MM2 has its fair share. But I don't have experience of anything else. So the question for those who have used MM2 and other paid-for software is this: Are all editing applications likely to have the same faults, or am I likely to get a much happier editing experience if I go out and buy, say, Pinnacle Studio or Ulead VideoStudio? There is no point my wasting money if they are all the same (and I have read a few horrendous things about Pinnacle in particular). Can somebody with more experience help me please?