Video editing, NLE & post production options

As a video editor, you really have four options at the moment to choose from: Premiere Pro – Final Cut Pro – Sony Vegas Pro – and Avid Media Composer. Why only four? The short answer is that the others have a lack of sufficient user base. This means that the probability of a random google search finding your random problem and it’s solution concerning the video editor, is too low. Google is a usable technical support, but only if the user base is sufficiently high. Another thing is that you don’t want to become an expert on a software that is going to cease to exist in five years so you have to find out the condition of the company too.