Today, the most popular method of communication is through visual media. Its impact has evolved so much that there are literally video representations of CV’s. To have knowledge of video editing or shooting is admittedly the best mean of building a career or making additional incomes.
This is the reason why people decide to invest in gaining that kind of knowledge. An important part of successfully learning and practicing video making is getting appropriate equipment such as cameras, microphones and video editing software.
For this week, we have put up a list of the best video editing software out there, so you can choose the one that fits your needs.
Here are the 5 best video editing softwares:
1. Adobe Premiere Pro
The most commonly heard software name for editing videos is Adobe Premiere Pro. You either must know it, or its cousin-software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and so on. Because this so-called software ecosystem, Adobe Premiere Pro users can easily have access to tools from all of the other Adobe software. Another reason Premiere Pro is popular amongst users is because of its rich and practical interface. This program is supported by Windows and macOS platforms and its price is $19.99 per month.
2. Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro X is known for its simplicity. It isn’t a matter of coincidence that these two go well together. If you are using macOS platform then Final Cut is the way to go. This is because Apple and Final Cut are strongly synchronized and you always get the best possible performance. You should choose Final Cut Pro if you are a beginner at video editing and a devoted Apple software user at the same time. For this software you pay a one-time fee of $299.99.
3. Avid Media Composer
The software used for the editing of your favorite movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Baby Driver is Avid Media Composer. It isn’t well known in the world of amateurs because of its higher price ($49.99 per month) and because of its complexity.
This software is used for bigger projects and amateurs cannot fully experience its benefits and innovative creative tools. The positive thing is that a free trial version has been released. You can use this for your ambitious projects or as a motivation for overcoming the difficulties of video editing. It is supported by macOS and Windows platforms.
If you are a Linux user then Lightworks is the best video editing software for you. As others, it too offers free trial versions for you to see if it truly fits your needs. A benefit for Lightworks is that it comes with various tutorial videos to help beginners with their first steps. It also supports multi-camera editing and 4K content. Other than Linux, OpenShot is another good option for Linux users.
This is the ultimate beginner video editing software. If you want to make small steps in learning this skill, you can begin with an easier software and then transfer to the more complicated ones. iMovie is exclusive only to macOS users and it is literally free since it is pre-installed with your Mac system. It has a simple interface and you can easily get around it.
We recommend this software for people who want to make video projects for fun, contrary to the ones who have ambitious or professional motives. A beginner software for platforms other than macOS is Adobe Premiere Elements. It is a simplified version of Premiere Pro and quite easy to handle.
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