Video Editor Fades In

It may not make you a Spielberg or a Fellini, but professional-quality video editing is now within reach of anyone with a Macintosh. For $259, Video Shop 3.0 from Avid Technology Inc. (800 949-2843) turns your Mac into an editing machine with a simple visual interface that handles transitions, special effects, audio, and titles on a frame-by-frame basis. Any color Mac can edit images in memory. Working from videotape requires a VCR and either an A/V model Mac or a video digitizer, such as the Radius Spigot, starting at about $500.

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