Video Editing Software Programs

Posted at 09:00 on 6th August 2015 by Cinephonix in Skills


Video editing has become more and more popular over recent years due to the increasing popularity of camcorders and the convenience of online video sharing. The media industry is jam packed with video editing software programs to choose from, how do you make the right decision on what software to use? Especially when video editing these days is far more than just trimming a few clips and arranging them on a timeline.

We've done our research and come up with our top video editing software's, including their pro's and cons. 

Adobe Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro has been around for a long time but has recently become the most popular editing software among video makers. This program suits all sizes of project and is updated on a regular basis. It can be integrated with other programs such as Adobe After Effects, SpeedGrade and Media Encoder. Overall, Premiere Pro can and will handle all of your video needs.

The cost effectiveness of this program depends on how much you use it. To keep an up to date copy of the program, you pay $50 a month to subscribe to the Creative cloud. However, this also includes Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects which is a great deal if you're a creative artist. Although the software is updated regularly, some editors have said that the update can be buggy and exporting is slower than other programs.

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Final Cut

Final Cut Pro

When Final Cut Pro was first launched, it was a disaster and had some serious issues. However, it has now evolved to become one of the best video editing platforms in the world. Certain features such as background rendering and multi-cam editing are very helpful to editors and in general it is very similar to Premiere Pro. The software works out cheaper on an annual basis than Adobe Premiere Pro at $299 a year (Adobe Premiere Pro works out at $600 a year) but despite it's fast workflow and sleek interface, this software can only be used on a Mac.

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Avid is the most popular program to edit feature length films and was designed to work almost entirely on keyboard shortcuts, saving loads of time on your video editing process. The price of the program is billed on a monthly basis working out at an annual cost of $420. Although some people think the Avid program is quite clunky and hard to grasp, it's great for large projects.

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DaVinci Resolve

Resolve originally started out as colour grading and colour correction software. But since then, it has become a powerful video editing tool. It's not as popular as other software editing programs but it does offer a free 'lite' version which does almost everything the paid version does. DaVinci Resolve has fantastic color features and a sleek design. The only drawback is that because it's not as popular as other software's, there are very few tutorials for video editing.

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These programs are just a small portion of all the video editing software out there but in our opinion, they are the best. You could also check out other programs such as Lightworks, Autodesk Smoke and Sony Vegas. Please share on…