Hello all, I'm new to this forum and I'm not sure if this is where I would post a question such as this but it seemed to be more approriate than the other forums. But anyways, I'm a film student and I recently acquired a Mac Pro to use to hone my editing skills to a professional level. I have yet to get an editing program yet (I will probably be making a buy this week or next week) and I'm not sure what I should buy. I'm already pretty proficient in Final Cut Pro as far as the fundamentals go but that is the only program that I really can say that I 'know'.
I'm really into getting an AVID Xpress Pro pack so that I can learn AVID (I hear the learning curve is really high). I'm more into editing movies than anything else and I've heard that AVID is the main program used so I figured that I should try and familiarize myself with it.
My question is: Do any of you have any recommendation as to which program would be the best to purchase? Is either better than the other or more commonly used than the other?