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EditDV 2.0

At a Glance
  • Digital Origin EditDV 2.0

Digital video-editing software ranges from Apple's free iMovie to its $1,000 Final Cut Pro. If your needs fall somewhere in between those extremes, you have two choices: Adobe Premiere or the newly enhanced EditDV, an increasingly popular powerhouse for pros and semipros.

Version 2.0 offers unflashy but practical enhancements: the ability to trim clips by dragging their ends, multiple-clip selection, contextual menus, and more. What hasn't changed: the understaffed help line (a one-hour wait is typical), the novice-hostile manual (with Windows illustrations), and a timeline window that shows only clip names, not images.

At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Welcome enhancements
    • Pro-quality precision and effects

    Cons

    • Manual and tech support need improvement
    • Complex
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