• Adobe Premiere Pro (Adobe offers an integrated product suite so you’re not just buying into a video editor but rather a whole family of integrated products, including the likes of Adobe After Effects)
  • Avid Media Composer (This is the go-to software used by video editing professionals)
  • Davinci Resolve (Blackmagic offers a free version of Davinci Resolve that is worth checking out; many people feel that Davinci Resolve will continue to increase its popularity among professional video editors)
  • Edius
  • MAGIX Vegas Pro or Movie Studio (Movie studio is the more consumer but still competent version of Vegas Pro; these are both viable options for a first serious video editing software to learn if you aren’t going with Adobe, Avid, or Davinci)

Others for consideration: Windows Movie Maker, Wondershare FilmoraPro, free options