iMovie is great for this.
Windows Movie for windows lovers.
FREE editing software... For Corporate Security Office? To edit video into something worth showing in any office requires skill not only how to use the software but more importantly what to keep or discard.
If you are looking for free editing software I assume that you have not done this before, so if you value your time and sanity outsource this job to a freelancer on fiverr.com, elance or pph.
I will say one of my customers gained a higher budget for future projects after showing the corporate management team successful captures and attempts. It's certainly worth doing and if movie making isn't your strong point I would find a friend or co-worker that is good.
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We are not looking to put together anything fit for broadcast or trying to win any awards. Tony and I already have all the clips edited and saved the problem is they are in all different formats. Pelco, OnGuard, Windows, etc. etc. etc. Problem is everything we saved is in the native format and some of the formats we have not used in years.
So when we need to do a little dog and pony show for HR or Senior management I want one file that the Officer can just click on and let it play for five or ten minutes as opposed to trying to find and open all these separate players and clips.
VLC will do the capture as well and opens many non-proprietary formats. Unfortunately it's a little cumbersome to learn. It is free though.
VLc also does screen capture. Not easy though! From there once you convert or capture into eithe MOV for apple or AVI for Windows the task will get much easier.
I've found that unless the VMS has built in editing capability (some do, like Geutebruck and IndigoVision), your best bet is to convert the clips to a non-proprietary format like MPEG4. Once that is accomplished, there are several free and/or inexpensive editing softwares, including Windows Movie Maker.
If you're looking to do this on the cheap, I would just sub it to someone on fiverr.com.