I am new at this so I know I have a steep learning curve ahead of me.
But, after reading as much as I can about NLEs I've come to the decision that I will either select Avid Express Pro (without MOJO) or Vegas 4 + DVD.
Forgetting price at the moment, (except for MOJO which is out of my league) I am wondering if there are any strong reason to selct Avid over Vegas or visa versa. My anticipated environment is as follows:
1. I will be using a Panasonic DVX100A or DVX100 camera
2. I will initially be creating training videos for viewing over the web or DVD distribution
3. I may at some point want to venture into short films
Both NLE seem to come highly recommeded, but the Avid Express Pro appears to be optimized for use with MOJO in order to really make use of its features, and I won't be investing in MOJO.
As a student I am eligible to get the Avdid Express Pro EduPack which comes with Filmmakers Toolkit, Illusion FX, and Image Stabilizer ( i like the idea of image stablization, does Vegas come with it?) or Vegas + DVD for about only $100 difference in price.