I looked long and hard for the right video editing suite. There are lots of cheap ones - OK for basic home movies. There are hugely expensive ones - outside my budget. It came down to this and lightworks. The latter is free, but you have to pay a monthly subscription for the better version. Furthermore it is incredibly complex and there is no manual. So after trying both products I went for this. It does everything I wanted along with some naff stuff that I didn't. Movie editing is easy and you can correct problems within reason, such as shaky video or poor lighting. So far so good. I am not sure about the add-ons. I found audio director hopeless and prefer to edit in audacity and drop the sound in. Still, overall worth the price I thought. There is one big BUT though - the program is horrendously unstable. It crashes for no reason about every 30-60 mins. The amount of work lost depends on when you last saved. This is frustrating to say the least and for a product that costs this much, it really shouldn't happen. The crashes don't occur when you run the trial, probably because you don't have access to all the features. I haven't used anything special such as 3D, so it's not that that's causing it. I haven't got as far as actually trying to create a disc yet.....so they may be problems I haven't discovered yet. Buy this product with caution.