Do I have any experience with MAYA? No, it is ridiculously difficult to use. South Park is made with MAYA, Shrek was made weith MAYA, many many many movies that contain CGI or any type of animation are done with MAYA. You do, however, need a hell of a machine to run it. At my college, in the graphics arts program, there were a few classes on that program, but I never took them.
It does video editing. ILM and those major companies use it. It costs, if you were to buy it, $7000 a copy.