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Like always, it depends what you want to do. Personally, I’m not into crazy effects and all that jazz. I think a good story and good production values make for a great movie. So if you follow that philosophy, all you really need is something that can cut and dissolve.
Let us know what you want to do as far as editing goes and maybe we can guide you in the right direction.
But to answer your question, you’re non linear editing program (NLE) is mainly preference because a lot of programs, especially the higher end programs, offer the same things but in a different way. I guess what you could be missing out on is the ability to work seamlessly with other programs. For example, the Final Cut Studio programs all work together in a fast, efficient work flow, and I’m sure other NLE bundles do as well. The higher end programs can work with higher end formats and codecs as well, and they offer better solutions to some of the problems you may come across in the production stage of your video, like noise reduction for instance, or color correction/grading.
In a nutshell, it’s just preference and what you need to do.
Does that help?