One Editing Program to Rule them All

When it comes to editing, everyone has their favorite programs to work in, and it can be tough to choose the right one. Whether it's Adobe, Apple, Avid, Sony, or any of the numerous editing programs out there, we've all grown accustomed to the inner workings of our favorites. Eventually, we come to know these programs like the back of our hand.

We all have our own ideas about which program does what better, and while competition keeps all of these programs moving forward with great new features, I'd like to propose a radical idea. How about we get all the companies to sit together at a table, have it out once and for all, take the best aspects of each, and put them into one great editing program. There is one simple reason why I want this. How many times have you had a question answered like this, well, I don't know how to do it in that program, but in this program…. In my one program utopia, that response would never be heard again.I'm willing to jump outside of my comfort zone and learn yet another program if it means we can all be on the same page when we're talking shop. Just think of searching for results and the Videomaker forums without the need to even specify what program you're using. While we're at it, might I make the additional controversial suggestions to streamline the PC and Mac keyboards as well? I'm fine with having the control apple key if that's what it takes.

I know it seems extreme, but think of all the tutorial time wasted by saying control-t on a PC, open-apple-t on a Mac. Less time re-iterating keyboard commands means more time for content in tutorials. Deep down I know that competition helps spark innovation, but when you're searching for answers, sometimes innovation can be really frustrating.

Jennifer O'Rourke
Jennifer O'Rourke
Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy award-winning videographer & editor.

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