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I used Windows movie maker and loved it but find I've progressed with what it can do for me and also I think it's becoming/become obsolete.  I want a software program that will 'lock' the clips in place and not move them if I make a change at one end of the video or the other as WMM did.  I like to take my home movies and photos and edit them with music to copy onto a DVD or Youtube.  I'm not an expert but not a beginning and don't want to pay more than $150 max.  Is there something out there that will do this?  I have a MAC and hate imovie so I prefer a timeline like WMM had.  If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.
Thanks in advance for your advice.

Dee
Air Force Veteran

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The only program that works very well and is very easy to use for capturing streaming video online is the one you understand and like. I use Camtasia. I use it all the time and its great quality and easy to use. Also you can check out NCH's video recording software. And for sound also NCH software and Camtasia can record online sound also.

I have tried to use that software before (Avid's Pin Studio 15) and it is very hard to use and counter-intuitive which made it clunky to me. I then bought some really inexpensive software (NCH's) and found it a thousand times easier to use. The audio capture, have you tried Audacity®? It is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Screenshots. Audacity is available for Windows®, Mac®, GNU/Linux® and does just about anything you can imagine with sound.

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