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You know what I think of Vegas and the company that produces it, Magix. Vegas is my favorite Windows-based editing suite, and it’s power ease of use rivals all of the others, Mac or PC. The same group has been developing and maintaining it since the beginning more than 15 years ago, and it’s flexibilty and power is unrivalled. It takes special advantage of video cards, handles real time previews with ease, and has a complete suite of transitions, graphics, color correction, effects, and tremendous audio-editing power built in (it was originally an offshoot of its big brother, Sound Forge).
If the full-blown Vegas Pro product is a bit too pricey, start with one of the Vegas “Movie Studio” suites. You get much of the same power, plus valuable add-ons, for a very reasonable price. I would also look at ACID, a loop based music creation program that I find actually easier to use than, say, Fruity Loops or Garageband. There’s also many affordable graphics program that allow you to “photoshop” without the Photoshop Price.