I'm looking for a simple video editing program that can add some (overlaid)
text to the beginning of a video and some text (white on a black background)
to the end of the video. Can LiVES do this? If so, can you point me to a
tutorial on how to do it?
Yes, it is possible. There is no tutorial for this but basically:
You can also fade the titles in and out using Edit -> Merge, see chapter
4.12.2 of the manual.
If you want to create a tutorial from this, that would be great !