BHpaddock said:
W3bbo said:

I do video editing as a hobby and took classes on it in college.  Sony Vegas is way better than Final Cut Pro and has been for a long time.  Plus on a PC you have the option of running the really fance effects programs like Combustion.

One could probably argue that Avid Media Composer is the industry standard, although it's facing heavy competition in the independent sector by Final Cut Pro. I think I've remember reading somewhere that in general Media Composer is run on more PCs than Macs.

However, Media Composer is more turn-key and Avid like you to purchase computer ranges which they personally support. Adobe Premiere is probably the better option to run on an off-the-shelf machine.