Video editing is a pretty incredible thing, it helps you turn your raw footage into a streamline narrative, perfect for anything from professional movie making, to wedding videos and even to home movies.
It can be hard to know what’s best use to use though, something like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker might be OK for the ultimate basics however is you want something with a few extra features where then?
Here are some top current choices that range from pro to beginner level, hopefully giving you a good place to start when picking your own.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC – This industry standard is arguably the best video editing software on the market. It works on both PC and Mac which is why I’ve put this at the top of the list. This software features an unlimited amount of video tracks with the capability of importing files from pretty much and source you throw at it, things like hard drives, almost all standards of camera, tapes and even VR are all cool on Premiere Pro CC. It has plenty of great fine tuning and auto features that will please both enthusiasts and professionals alike.
Final Cut Pro X – If you’re a Mac user and you’re serious about video editing then Final Cut Pro X is likely the best choice for you. Like many of Apple’s products this software comes with a very user-friendly interface (especially for those used to their Mac) as well as a plethora of features that will hopefully live up to its rather high price tag. Another great feature here for mac users is the fact that Final Cut Pro X also links up with your iTunes account, making it possible to access your video and audio libraries with ease. Again, this software is better for the more seasoned editors amongst you.
Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10 – Some of you may only just be getting to grips with the basics of video editing, if so then Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10 is the software for you. It concentrates on having an incredibly accessible interface that will have you set up in no time at all. Usually a simple editing software won’t present you with many features, this however has plenty different things to help spice up your videos such as multi-cam editing, a music library, 4K support and plenty of effects. It’s an excellent option for beginners with enough extras to please the more experienced too.
KineMaster – When it comes to filming it’s natural to think of a video camera, however we live in a time where filming on our phones is far more common. From home movies to professional films, it’s possible to make some great high-quality videos using our smartphones, it’s also possible to edit the footage on them too. KineMaster is an app for iOS and Android that will not leave you disappointed. It goes above and beyond what you’d expect from an app, providing multi track editing for both video and audio as well as the ability to edit at frame and sub-frame level and a long list of features that you won’t find on any other app at this level. It’s perfect for beginners and seasoned editors alike.