If you are one of those people who likes the idea of home videos, but is scared off by the complexity, muvee Reveal may be what you're looking for. muvee Technologies produces software that automates the process of video editing. Throw some video clips, photos, and music at it, click a button or two, and voila! You have a stylized movie. And it's just as good for use with photos, alone.
I am a long-time operator of a website dedicated to Flip camcorders. The Flip has achieved success by simplifying the process of shooting video, and the people who buy pocket camcorders like the Flip have long been looking for an equally simple way to edit their videos into something they and others might actually want to watch -- something a bit more entertaining than whatever comes off the camera, or the typical YouTube monologue. muvee Reveal could be your solution.
I first looked at muvee's latest product, muvee Pixie, since at the time it was advertised as perfect for use with Flips, but alas it gives you the big thumbs down when you try to load high definition video into it. If you use a standard definition Flip, you might still want to take a look at muvee Pixie, which has a list price of $29.95. However, the last five models of the Flip all shoot Hight Definition video, and for that you need to step up to muvee Reveal, which carries a list price of $79.95. For this price, you also get the ability to create a DVD of your movie (or multiple movies) -- a significant value in itself -- plus a few more bells and whistles which we'll talk about later.