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  Digital Video Editing Software Gallery
    -- Professional Tools  (see also Consumer Tools)

    by Douglas Dixon

Summary version, with most recent releases
Also see the Expanded version, with previous releases and screenshots

Software applications for digital video editing, separated into consumer and professional tools. Each application includes a brief description, and information on the latest released version, with product descriptions and images are summarized from published information. (The Expanded versions include previous product releases and application screenshots.)

Contents

See also: DVD Authoring Software Gallery


Recent Updates -- 2011

10/2011 - Sony - Vegas Pro 11
9/2011 - Adobe - Premiere Elements 10
6/2011 - Sony - Vegas Movie Studio 11
6/2011 - Apple - Final Cut Pro X
5/2011 - Adobe - Premiere Pro CS 5.5
3/2011 - Avid - Studio
2/2011 - Avid - Pinnacle Studio HD 15
2/2011 - Corel - VideoStudio Pro X4


Professional Video Editing Software

Stand-alone professional video editing tools for up to around $1000, many with MPEG export.


Apple Corp. - Final Cut Express 4


Easy, affordable, powerful movie making

Apple Final Cut Express 4 - released Nov. 2007, $199

www.apple.com/finalcutexpress

    Find Final Cut Express 4 on Amazon.com


Apple - Final Cut Pro X


Not just a different cut. A whole new production.

Apple Final Cut Pro X - released July 2011, $299.99
    Companion apps: Motion 5 for professional motion graphics
    Compressor 4 for advanced media encoding, $49.99 each

PR 6/11 - www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/06/21fcp.html
www.apple.com/finalcutpro


Adobe Systems - Premiere Pro CS5.5


Bring high-performance editing to next-generation storytelling

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, released May 2011, $799   
    includes Encore, OnLocation
    Intel Mac 64-bit and Windows 7 / Vista 64-bit only

CS5 Production Premium suite $1699
    with After Effects, Audition, Photoshop Extended, Illustrator,
        Flash Pro, Flash Catalyst, Flash Builder
    plus Bridge, Device Central, Media Encoder

www.adobe.com/products/premiere

See Summary of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5
Find related Adobe articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

Find Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5,
Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium, and
Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection on Amazon.com


Avid Technology - Xpress DV, Xpress Pro


Avid Xpress DV - $495
Avid Xpress Pro - $1,695 - real-time DV, SD, HD, film editing
Avid Xpress Pro HD Power Pack - $2,495 
    animation, effects, and DVDs
bundles w/Avid Mojo hardware

www.avid.com/products/xpressdv

Avid Free DV

Free, Basic video and audio editing capabilities
Macintosh OS X and Windows XP

www.avid.com/avidfreedv


Avid - Liquid 7


Integrated editing, audio, effects, and authoring software

Avid Liquid 7, $499, Pro $999, 
    (was Pinnacle)

www.avid.com/liquid


Sony Creative Software - Vegas Pro 11


Sony Vegas Pro 11, released October 2011, $699

    Professional HD video, audio, and Blu-ray Disc creation

PR 10/11 - www.sonycreativesoftware.com/news/...
www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegaspro

    Find Sony Vegas Pro 11 on Amazon.com


Ulead Systems [Corel] - MediaStudio Pro 8


Professional digital video-editing package with full DV and MPEG-2 support

Ulead MediaStudio Pro 8 - beta Aug. 2005
    final release Q3 2005 - $399

MediaStudio Pro 7 released March 2003
    Retail $299, download $149
    (was Retail $495, download $475)

www.ulead.com/msp

Find related Corel/Ulead/InterVideo articles in the Manifest Tech Blog

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Video Processing Software

Professional tools for video compression and processing, with batch capabilities.


Miraizon Cinematize 2


DVD Movie Clip Extraction

Miraizon Cinematize 2 Pro, released Sept. 2007
    Windows or Macintosh, Cinematize 2 $69 box / $59 download
    Cinematize 2 Pro $149 box / $129 download

www.miraizon.com

    Find Miraizon Cinematize on Amazon.com


Sorenson Media - Squeeze 5                                             


Video compression and distribution for multiple formats

Sorenson Squeeze version 5, released March 2008
    Windows and Macintosh

Squeeze 5 $499, Squeeze 5 Pro with plugins $599, 
    Squeeze 5 Pro with WMV for Mac $779, Multi-User (5 seats) $2499
    Squeeze 5 for Flash $119, Pro $299, Multi-User $1299

www.sorensonmedia.com


Grass Valley [Canopus] - ProCoder 3


Software-based video format conversion

Grass Valley ProCoder 3 - Released Feb. 2007, $499

www.canopuscorp.com
www.thomsongrassvalley.com

    Find Canopus ProCoder on Amazon.com


Autodesk [discreet] - Cleaner  6.5


Autodesk Cleaner 6.5 for the Mac, $599

The industry standard for creating streaming video and audio for multimedia and the web through high quality content mastering for all major digital media formats

cleaner XL Service Pack 2, released Sept. 2004
- More MPEG sizes, additional custom settings
- Macromedia Flash MX Professional 2004

cleaner XL Service Pack (SP) 1, released July 2003
- Refining parameter control, Windows Media 9 presets
- MPEG sizes and rates, high definition MPEG

Discreet cleaner XL for Windows
    released March 2003, $599

www.discreet.com/products/cleaner

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Video Encoder Software

Encoder and decoders for video compression formats. Plug-ins for video editors.

Cinema Craft - Encoder

    www.cinemacraft.com

DivX Networks

    www.divx.com

Elecard - MPEG-2 Tools

    www.elecard.com

Heuris - MPEG Power Professional

    www.heuris.com

MainConcept - Codecs

    www.mainconcept.com

TMPGEnc - MPEG Encoder

    www.tmpg-inc.com
    www.pegasys-inc.com

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