About this project
We need to hire a programmer to write specialized code to make Blender more finely-tuned for video editing. This will include a lot of the features already being suggested by many Blender users (see http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Requests/Sequencer for details)
I've already interviewed a few developers and even had one hired for a week until we realized that the job was a lot bigger than the grand or so (what one would spend on Final Cut stuff anyway) I could personally afford to pay him. So I figured I'd take it to kickstarter and see if other people wanted the same thing!
Actually it can be done already. I used to edit in it a lot and even wrote some tutorials on how to do it here: http://straightedgelinux.com/blog/howto/videoBlender/index.html
Its incredibly powerful, and integrating it with Blender's already amazing capacity for motion graphics and compositing could make for a killer app regardless of your computer operating system! But at the end of the day, it needs finesse. $8000 of it, to be precise.
Well, yes! Everyone in this industry is dropping Final Cut after it became "iMovie Pro". Avid is a licensing nightmare and still feels like a video editor stuck in the 90s. Adobe Premiere is getting better but.....
It's time for the video editors to take charge of their own destinies and create a video editing, compositing, motion graphic platform that works regardless of your computer system and regardless of your budget. Blender is 3/4ths of the way there.