I am looking to embark on a stop motion movie project with a few mates, and I'm after some Video editing software (preferably free) that is capable of adding still pics one at a time in sequence to create a 10/15/20 fps (haven't decided yet) movie (MPEG I guess).
It also needs to be able to edit the audio track as well.
I've seen posts mentioning Virtualdub, is it any good (I notice it fulfills one of my criteria by being free
MGI Video Wave is able to make a mpeg slide show from jpegs. Virtual Dub is a very good program but it may not do what you want. I gave it a quick once over and could not find a slide show maker or stop motion video option. VD is able to do a lot more than I understand so mine is not the final word. Since it is free and not that big why not play with it? Also these programs are editors only the codecs to encode and decode AV must be tracked down seperate. Go to doom9.net, divxdigest, and vcdhelp.com for more help.