Video editing is what makes or breaks a movie, skit, vlog etc. One can have many ideas and plans for raw footage but being able to piece it all together, along with the software being used, is just as important. The more versatile the editing software, the more creative possibilities you have at your fingertips. We’ve compiled a list containing 5 of the best video editing software out there right now to help anyone trying to make a decision.

 

1) Adobe Premiere Pro CC:

It’s not the most popular video editing app for no reason. Adobe premiere pro CC boasts of solid performance and stability, a super clean interface, and with their latest technology, easily syncs its settings to any computer around the world (as it is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud). Some of the best features of this software include:

  • A redesigned user-friendly timeline
  • A collection of free stock images, graphics and videos
  • Better management of media
  • Availability on both mac and windows
  • The existence of many tutorial videos online

 

2) Apple Final Cut Video: 

The best video editor for Mac users. It’s pretty expensive compared to the other software on this list but is worth it considering the amount of support that comes with it (which is great for beginners and professionals who need help at various moments in their work). It comes with a 64-bit engine that allows you to work in real-time with a number of different frame rates and sizes as well as different formats to give much-needed flexibility. Some cool features this software possesses include:

  • The Magnetic Timeline; an easy and flexible editing tool that collects shots together and gets rid of gaps in the timeline.
  • The Color Correction effect which enables quick grading of images.
  • The Precision Editor that provides an editing point of view that shows both used and unused parts of the video being edited.
  • Clip Connection; a feature that allows for easy clip creation and drag-and-drop sound effects and music.

 

3) CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Ultimate:

 

 

Within the lower price range of the other software here (which means that it’s not as equipped as the others, CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Ultimate is marked by its overall clean and easy to use interface.  It is a great software when it comes to creative flexibility due to the 500+ effects built-in. A few special features include:

  • A mobile app.
  • A 40GB free cloud service.
  • 3 labelled director engines (AudioDirector, ColourDirector,  and PowerDirector).

 

4) Sony Vegas Pro 19:

Sony Vegas Pro 13 is a creative and versatile nonlinear video editing software with essential features for video editing, such as improved tools for archiving, audio metering, easy-to-use edit modes, clear interface, and media synchronization. Some cool features include:

  • Dolby Digital Professional Encoder DVD Architect Pro 6.
  • Collections from NewBlueFX.
  • Editing available for clips in HD, SD, 2K and 4K in either 2D or 3D, using a simple drag and drop feature.
  • The ability to mix as much as 32-key-frameable and high-quality effects to use them for different levels such as event, media, track or project.
  • The Shape Masking and FX Masking tools.

 

5) Corel VideoStudio Ultimate:

Corel VideoStudio Ultimate is one of the best video editing software when it comes to affordability and ease of use without many fancy features. It possesses a multi-camera video editor that can correct and improve videos while adding in some different creative elements from other angles and close-ups. Some cool features include:

  • Automatic audio tools that can help improve sound quality and remove annoying background noise.
  • Premium video FX apps (that ensure professional-looking editing quality due to its 64-bit engine, special video cleanup tools, video editing effects, and advanced motion effects)
  • Essentials for video production, such as stop motion, freeze frame, multi-point motion tracking, and solid multi-track editing.

 

 

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