I'm looking for a free/opensource video editor that will just do very basic video editing (cutting a section off a clip I have, adding a bit of text at the start of a movie, maybe adding a different audio file over the movie, putting a watermark over the entire movie etc).
I've tried virtualdub, far too complicated and hadn't a clue what I was doing. I tried avidemux and it's not working with the files my camera has (h.264) - I get two errors when I try open the file "H.264 detected - if the file is using b frames as reference it can lead to a crash or stuttering. Avidemux can use another mode which is safe but YOU WILL LOSE FRAME ACCURACY. Do you want to use that mode" whether I choose yes or no, I then get another error "No audio decoder found for this file Save (A+V) will generate bad AVI. Save audio will work". Again, this is a complicated program and I haven't been able to produce an edited file from it.
I also downloaded handbrake but that appears to be a decoder only.
Is there anything just really simple that can do basic edits like I mention above and that will have a simple almost step by step guide with easy to understand icons and options?
Any feedback appreciated