I think the best and cheapest


I think the best and cheapest route, would be for him, if he has a Big enough Hard Drive is to Download the ISO for Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Operating system, burn it to thumb drive then install the OS on His Hard. Go through your Software Manager and Download KDenlive, an awesome Non Linear Video Editing Program, And If he has Thumb drive, 4 or more GB in size, or DVD he can burn the ISO to, he needs nothing else, because this all Free to do.

I edit all videos on Kdenlive now. In the PC world, it equivalent to Sony Vegas 10 or better

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