With the digital video camera making its way into more and more homes, whether in the form of a full-featured camcorder, an ultracompact HD-only shooter, or even your cell phone's built-in camera, having some good software on hand to edit the resulting clips is becoming a necessity. Unfortunately, most of these modern recording devices don't come with very good editing software, and many don't come with any at all.
Luckily, there are plenty of great apps available for turning any expanding library of video clips into a home movie worthy of sharing with friends and family. Now is the perfect time of year to pick something up for the amateur shooter in your life, or even something for yourself now, so you have time to throw something together for upcoming visits with loved ones. We've rounded up five great options for Windows users below below, and even one extra for those with a Mac in the house.