Video special effects help.

I have been poking around for a good video special effects/editing software. So far I have found a couple good looking programs such as Adobe's After Effects. But I. Would like to know if there is a better way to spend my money to get the cheap muzzle flashes and laser effects I am looking for. All suggestions and advice are much appreciated!

aelias365 years ago
You don't need an expensive compositor like after effects to do that, so if your on a tight budget, try pinnacle studio, which costs 100 bucks. Unfortunately, you can't get any cheaper than that, although you should realize that after effects has a free 30 day trial, which you should definitely consider.