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If you want a simple-to-use, basic video editor that's free, you should take a look at Virtual Dub (http://virtualdub.org/). While it won't do anything fancy, it does support cropping, resizing, adjust levels, hue/saturation, sharpening, etc. as well as basic editing (cutting, pasting). There are a number of third-party filters available for it that extend its features.
Great... this sounds like a good place to start. I really just want to see if I even take to the whole video thing.