All AMV editors probably have a certain programs they prefer to use to make their AMVs. And I am sure a lot of us begun with Windows Movie Maker but moved on to other things, or perhaps you're a master at WMM and have stuck with it. Talk about your choice in editing software and why!
For my brother and I, we use MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15 (yes, we've been using it since it was new and still kickin'). We use it so much, we have come to know its flaws and its strengths. While it may not come with a lot of flashy built-in effects, with the right skills, it has all the tools you need to MAKE YOUR OWN! With chroma key, contrast, light, and color adjustments, as well as zoom, sizes, and roation, often my brother and I will create our own effect templates with GIMP and/or MS Paint and overlap it. Making your own effects gives an AMV a unique and personalized feel, especially if it is for a particular concept. While many newer versions of MAGIX Movie Edit Pro have since come out (and we would LOVE to try someday), we're still very happy with the good old version 15, and for me personally, my goal is to make many epic AMVs with it to show you don't always have to have the latest, nor spend hundreds of dollars to make an amazing, eye-pleasing AMV! ^.^ Trust me, you can, especially if you're my brother; he's just the kinda guy who will push every tool he uses beyond its limits, so I have learned a lot of techniques from him~
So what about you? What program(s) do you like to use for creating your AMVs?