Glad you started this thread. I'm in the same boat, very new to video editing. I did some research and found great reviews on Cyberlink PowerDirector 14 Deluxe. What convinced me was how it was rated for ease of use and with discounts was under $50. unfortunately after I paid for and downloaded it found that it didn't support 4K video so I to get refunded and get the next version "Ultra" and paid another $40. So far I like it but can't compare it to anything because it's my first. Here's my first video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YP3ggRdCdg. do any of the freebie's support 4K?