I have some DRM-free m4v video that I would like to edit by trimming here and there.
QuickTime X ($0)
- Pros: free, built-in to OS X
- Cons: selector to choose 'start' and 'end' times is not very easy to use to get precise in/out
iMovie ($15, or free if you have bought a recent Mac)
- Pros: free
- Cons: can't handle mp4/m4v directly, has to be re-encoded [I believe]
QuickTime 7 Pro ($30)
- Pros: Can make very precise (to the frame) edits
- Cons: saves only as .mov not .mp4/.m4v
- Pros: claims to be able to do this (although I tried the demo and found the UI so terrible I can't even verify if it works, and if it does, if it does anything that QuickTime X cannot)
- Cons: appears to be 'abandonware' as it hasn't even seen a minor update in well over a year, MacUpdate reviews are nearly entirely negative, going back to 2009, including slow- or no- responses from the developer.
Are there other good options out there*? If so, what are they, and what are their pros/cons?
* I specified "good" because Google is useless for topic as the results are littered with sites offering “reviews” of software that by some mere coïncidence they also happen to sell. (Most of the sites and most of the software appear very similar as well.) There's clearly a lot of crap out there