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You want to make movies? It's getting cheaper and easier to use your PC to edit videotape

I am not the kind of father who believes in videotaping his children's every last sneeze. I don't even own a video camera. I borrow one now and then to record choice events, like last weekend when toddler Clementine finally deigned to take her first E.T.-like steps. But this time, rather than record 90 minutes of raw, uncut video--which, let's not pull any sentimental punches here, would be unwatchable beyond the first two minutes--I decided to make a real movie. I had in mind something that was edited--with transitions, a sound track and a voice-over; something that would be amusing to...

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