"Wait for next version"2.0 starson by mwild
Pros: Sophisticated editing features
Cons: Multiple - see below
Summary: After struggling to find powerful and reliable video editing software for the home, I was delighted that Adobe decided to enter this market. The product is promising, but there are a number of critical problems that make me wish I'd waited for the next version.
1. The documentation is poor. Although there is a great training video included, this only covers the basics. Good luck trying to figure out how to use the rest of the options, particularly the Advanced Effects.
2. There is limited ability to handle video originally from non-digital source since timecode is absent. The only scene detection method is based on timecode.
3. The encoding process is relatively slow. Although you can encode to a folder. There is no way to make a DVD from the folder that will play on a set top DVD player. If you want to burn directly to DVD, there is no way to set burn speed (a problem if you have 8X drive and 4X disks).
4. The number of title animation options is limited to two, scroll and crawl.
5. There are no image mattes include (solid color backgrounds).
6. There are stability problems during encoding. The program can freeze and the problem is sometimes difficult to fix. See Adobe web site FAQ.