Adobe and Pinnacle are expensive - but you get what you pay for I guess. Beware OEM ones - I got the PowerDirector set with my drive/cam and at Version1.1 it just crashed on XP - had to pay €50 for the upgrade to v3 to get it to run. It's OK I'd say, but pretty basic - maybe good if you want something very simple and straightforward for basic tasks.
Yeah, we could probably suggest something more reasonably priced if you could tell us what you want to do with the videos specifically. In fact there are a bunch of freeware and open-source apps that handle basic tasks like trimming and conversions very efficiently.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS