The costs of post-production have dropped dramatically, bringing many editing tools within easy reach of residential consumers. Deciding how to navigate all the options for post-production can be difficult, however. Consider the new dominance of nonlinear editing software applications, including products by Avid, Apple Final Cut PRO, Adobe Premiere, Grass Valley and Sony. Each comes with its own suite of tools for trimming, splicing, cutting and arranging clips across the timeline. Each includes features for color manipulation, tilting and visual effects – even tools for editing and mixing audio synchronized with video image sequence. Which is best for your post-production needs? AVI can help you make the right choice for your needs.