The right video editing tools are like the right customers, everything just runs so much smoother. Take a look at this list of video editing software to choose the best video editing tools for your business and be happier for it.
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VirtualDub is a piece of freeware built to process AVI files, but it still allows you to get away with a few different formats. The UI takes just a little getting used to, but after that you’ll be able to handle it with ease. Limit this software to personal use or small projects and you’ll really enjoy it.
Wax is a freeware tool that’s great for creating video effects such as text, shattering, 2d and 3d graphics and so much more. There’s no limit to how you can use the software for yourself as it comes with unlimited everything. You can also extend the functionality of the app using plugins.
I like software that makes things easy and Avidemux has done a good job of that. All you need to do is set A and B markers then cut out whatever you don’t want. It doesn’t have the same ability to layer files like the paid video editors, but it’s still a great option.
More with the open source things. Jahshaka is a powerful video editor that was created with the intention of rivaling programs such as Adobe Premier and Media100. Just like with those programs, you have to dedicate some time to really learning how to use the program or you won’t get very far.
LightWorks is a beast in the video editing space. This was the same software used to edit one of my favorite movies of all time, The Wolf Of Wallstreet. You can choose from the free version or the pro version depending on what your needs are. With a tool this powerful, it’s only natural for it to have a steep learning curve. There is an extensive tutorial section available for you if you want to take this program for a spin.
Movica is a simple video editing program that gives you the power to make quick cuts. Simply copy, paste, or cut pieces of a single file for some on the go editing. Nice for personal use or when most of your toolset is out of reach.
The most recent version of Sony’s Vegas Pro comes with a few tweaks that makes the software more user friendly. They’ve also introduced a new iPad app that allows easier collaboration between teams working on multiple projects together. Lastly, they have a great list of effects that you can play with to your heart’s content.
The editing selection in Pinnacle Studio is simply mindblowing. They literally have over a thousand effects that you can use at your leisure. Easily import, edit, and share high quality videos with the people who will enjoy them the most. Another interesting feature is being able to place the timeline above the storyboard canvas and edit them simultaneously.
Movie Editor Pro by Magix is a powerful tool with a $99 price tag. It can support up to 4GB of memory for the most involved digital products and create ultra HD video. Unlike the competition, it doesn’t quite give you the tutorials you need to master difficult tasks. All in all, a powerful tool that you should consider when choosing permanent video editing software.
You can try out this powerful piece of software for 30 days if you’re willing to put up with their brand watermarks. It’s one of the fastest programs for previewing and rendering with only the occasional crash. It supports a huge array of files and an insane amount of editing tools. The $129 price tag may just be worth it.