Home filmmaking used to be a laborious process filled with VHS tapes and analog technology. Home editing was almost impossible a couple decades ago, but now video editing software is available to bring a bit of Hollywood into the home.
CyberLink PowerDirector 8
Created by Cyberlink software, PowerDirector 8 is the latest installment of the award-winning series of video editing software, as of 2010. It features 16-track time line, 5x rendering speed, over 40,000 free effects templates and unique particle effects. It can burn movies to CD, DVD or Blu-ray.
Corel VideoStudio Pro X3
This software lets you create movies with DVD and Blu-ray quality. It boasts real-time, studio-quality effects, which let you work with live previews, and GPU acceleration, which greatly increases rendering speed.
Adobe Premier Elements 9
Created by software giant Adobe, the Premier Elements series was named the No. 1-selling consumer video-editing software by the NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service in 2010. It features an easy interface, automatic options and two gigabits of online storing space for DVD- and Blu-ray-quality film.