Frost & Sullivan defines non-linear editing (NLE) as the process of capturing digitized content on to a storage device and editing it non-linearly.
With a steady pricing decrease since 2003, the professional editing solutions market opened up to a large number of users across all segments. Eventually, the availability of products at $ created a large user base of individual professionals who typically owned small boutique studios or small production houses.
In 2011, the NLE market witnessed another significant price cut by Apple for its Final Cut Pro solution to $. This price decline has made NLE solutions increasingly affordable, causing lines between highly evolved independent professionals and prosumers to blur.
The democratization of video has propelled the growth of technologies that enhance and optimize the video workflows. The global NLE market has been a beneficiary of this trend.
On the flip side, the downward price spiral, the intensifying competition, and the slow growth in number of units in the broadcast and post-production segments are challenges to the growth of high-margin, high-end NLE products.
About this report
Non-linear editing (NLE) is a fairly mature market globally. The democratization of video, the proliferation of video-enabled consumer devices, higher-resolution cameras, and the increasing affordability of NLE solutions have resulted in a new wave of market growth. This research service analyzes the NLE market with a focus on the broadcast, post-production, and professionals segments. It discusses key drivers, restraints, and risks in the market, and provides regional and segment revenue forecasts and assessments. The base year is 2013; the forecast period is from 2014 to 2020. Predictions about the market, and recommendations for participants are also provided.
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