Like many other technologies, the cost of video editing has declined by an order of magnitude or more. The 2" Quadraplex system cost so much that many television production facilities could only afford a single unit and editing was a highly involved process requiring special training. In contrast, nearly any home computer sold since the year 2000 has the speed and storage capacity to digitize and edit standard-definition television (SDTV). The two major retail operating systems include basic video editing software - Apple's iMovie and Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker.
There are also more advanced commercial products such as AVS Video Editor, Adobe Premiere Elements, AVID Express DV, CyberLink PowerDirector, Final Cut Pro X, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Ulead VideoStudio, Roxio Easy Media Creator, muvee autoProducer, and Videopad.
Additionally, there are free, opensource video-editing programs. These include Avidemux, VirtualDub, Kdenlive, PiTiVi, Kino, Openshot and Cinelerra. A new free and collaborative video editing platform called WeVideo was introduced to the market in September 2011, which allows multiple users and editors for a unified video real.
Automatic video editing products have also emerged, opening up video editing to a broader commercial audience of amateurs and reducing the time it takes to edit videos. Muvee Technologies introduced their PC-based automatic video editing platform, autoProducer, in 2001. Other early solutions included Sony’s MovieShaker, which released its final version in 2002 and Roxio Cinematic. In September 2011, Magisto introduced a cloud-based automatic video editing solution that uses proprietary intelligence technology to automatically analyze and understand user’s videos and edit them together with music and effects.