MPEG2 is a popular video format used by many digital cameras and camcorders. While there are a wealth of editing software options, there is no need to purchase expensive programs when you can edit MPEG2 video for free. Whether you have a Mac or a PC, you can take advantage of the free video editing software that comes packaged with your OS to edit MPEG2 video.
1. Open your systems video editing software. If you have a PC, you will open Windows Movie Maker. If you have a Mac, you will open iMovie. These are both complimentary programs that come pre-installed on your computer. If you do not have them, you can download them for free on the Internet.
2. Import your MPEG2 video. If you are not prompted to import automatically, click “File” then “Import” and browse for your footage.
3. Edit your footage as needed. You can make cuts, move footage around and add music, transitions and credits. When finished, you can save the edited file to your computer, export it to the Internet or burn it to disc.