Good (Free) Movie Editing Software

I use a pc and I video all races I time with a GoPro.  I want to edit the videos to create a small (seconds to a minute) video for each race.  I want to do it without spending an inordinate amount of time on it.  Basically I would like to add an intro image and then cut snippets out of the video for use in the final work.  Is MovieMaker the best choice or is there something else out there?
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
This will be different than you're looking for + file it under future directions.

If you use Macs + ScreenFlow ($100), you'll likely be hooked forever.

ScreenFlow is one of the few editors which provides UI/tools/features of multi $1000s software + correctly implements multi-threading.

Correct multi-threading implementation means your export run at speed of all your cores (or threads for hyperthreaded cores).

Means the difference between hours verses minutes to render/export high framerate video footage.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
for simple cutting and merging you can use :

Small Free Video Cutter and Joiner,
http://filehippo.com/download_free_video_cutter_joiner/ 

 Free Editing Tools:
http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-windows-movie-maker-alternative
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dbruntonCommented:
DaVinci Resolve  https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/nz/products/davinciresolve/  The free version has more bells and whistles than anything else out there.  You do need to check the specs of your hardware before you get it and it does have a learning curve.  Lots of tutorials on the Internet for it.
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