Greetings, I'm new to the forum here. I just finished aquiring legal copies of Premiere 6, Avid Xpress DV, Final Cut Pro 5, and something with Max in it. Anyway... I've always wanted to do that. Here's my situation: When I started doing video work for my youth group, I stepped into a role left by a previous kid. The church had custom-built a computer for him to run all the new programs on. Those programs include Adobe Premiere 5.1, Photoshop 6, and After Effects (not sure which version, as I haven't touched it yet, but it's not the newest). We had to reassemble the cpu, but once we got it up and running, everything seemed to be okay. Until I started actually editing clips. Premiere is so messed up it's unbelievable. The Source View monitor won't work. And when it does (which is rare), the Preview monitor won't work. They just go blank, displaying no frames. After 3 months, no one at the Adobe forums has been able to help me. And now it's starts shuffling frames at cuts between video tracks. It's unbearable! Since our Video fund is in it's infancy stage (it could actually be more likened to a toddler), we're not able to buy Premiere 6 yet. Even with a student discount. So we need to look into cheaper editing programs with decent editing capabilities. I believe we'll still be able to capture through our Pinnacle card into Premiere, but as far as basic editing goes, we need something that works! I already have Quicktime Pro 6, so don't mention that. I'm quite fluent when it comes to using it, but I need to be able to manipulate tracks by looking at them, not by guess-work. Besides, it isn't able to do the transitions required for some upcoming projects (such as the wonderous Star-wipe). Please, don't mention stuff like Final Cut Pro, Premiere (obviously), or Avid. While I do have experience with Avid, we're not going to afford it. I need something in the $50-$200 price-range. Also, if you could give a brief summary of what features your suggestion has, and why you like it. Thanks!