Avid, that video editing software maker that used to dominate Hollywood movies until Apple's Final Cut Pro came along, now resorts to giving its software away. VideoSpin 2.0, a variant of Avid subsidiary Pinnacle's Studio software, lets you quickly and easily upload widescreen videos to YouTube.
This QuickTime-compatible Windows software works when you're offline, too, letting you put together sequences with erstwhile pro features such as a fit-to-fill timeline. But if you want to compress your videos for iPod and Sony PSP, you'll have to buy a "SpinPack."
Considering that Avid's Pinnacle Studio is the most widely used consumer video editing software in the world, this can't be too bad. Might be worth a free download.