According to the Video Maker website, professional video-editing software is often bought by professional post-production houses as a combined hardware and software system, such as Avid’s Media Composer system.
Video Maker reports that professional standard editing software is priced starting at $200. Well-known professional video-editing software include Sony Vegas, Liquid Edition, Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut Pro.
According to the Master New Media website, professional video-editing software includes tools not found on cheaper versions of editing software. These tools include drag and drop editing and the ability to slow down or speed up audio and video tracks.
Master New Media explains that professional video-editing software allows video to be imported, captured and converted in a variety of aspect ratios. Video can be viewed in the standard 4:3 aspect ratio, or in widescreen 16:9 ratio.