Comment on Final Cut Pro

This is THE reason I bought my first Mac last year.
Kicks the pants off every other editing program I've come across, including Avid Media Composer.

I taught myself Final Cut Pro 2 on a G4 running MacOS 9. As crashy and cranky as it was then, the sheer good design of the program shone through. In version 4, it really came into it's own. 5 just kicks ass.

Maybe it's because this was my first real editing system, but when I'm working it's like an extension of my hands. Whereas with Avid, I constantly have to fight it and pander to the program's archaic, modal design.

Final Cut Pro for the win! (And Express isn't half bad either.)