Imagine your day without watching a Youtube video. Can that be possible? Of course, I know your answer. Youtube, Tiktok, Instagram, and many other content creation apps have become this generation’s best watch time because of the videos’ quality content and its stunning edits, which creators take care of to make their videos eye-catchy and scintillating.
As of today, Netflix, Prime video, HBO, Lionsgate and Disney are worth of Billion dollars. All these because of its content.
We know how Content creation is in high demand now; equally, video editing has gained its market too. Even if the content may be good, but if editing is not good then everything will be ruined. Now everyone is editing videos from their homes. The job has become easy, but the choice has become hard.
Some of the key features to notice while choosing software for editing:
- Editing Tools: The software should offer complete and advanced video editing features like 4k editing, multi track editing and many more
- User Friendly: The software should be easy to learn and work with.
- Documentation: The software should have tutorials available online so that you can get your queries cleared.
- Price: Cheaper is the better.
Let’s check out the products in a detailed description.
Adobe Premiere Pro
I hope you already heard this name before. If not, then remember this name because this software is top of its kind. It has every feature in it, and this is used by top YouTubers and content creators across the world.
Adobe is a timeline-based editor developed by Adobe Systems. It has rich video editing tools such as Slip Tool, Rolling Edit Tool, and Ripple Edit. This software works on both Windows and Mac OS and provides a rich user interface. It is so responsive that one can reach his maximum potential while working on it. Although it is tough for beginners to work on it, we have many tutorials and documentation to learn it.
|Clear, flexible interface. |
Lots of organizational tools.
Ultimate power in video editing.
A rich ecosystem of video production apps.
Unlimited multi-cam angles.
|Subscription-based pricing model.|
Steep learning curve.
Too complex for beginners.
Slow Video Rendering even on top-end systems
To learn more about it, refer below link for the complete description
CYBERLINK POWERDIRECTOR 365
This softwares has made its place in top 5 this year. Till last year, this was just a normal software with limited features. But now, it is giving a tough competition for Adobe. This might even become more popular and powerful than Adobe due to its rich features. This popularity has been received as now it is available for Mac OS too after the latest update.
Some of the best features are:
- 100 track timelines to be able to use at once
- Muti-cam editing
- Motion tracking
There’s 360-degree video editing as well, together with support for all the file standards and formats you can imagine. Then there’s slideshows, screen recording, DVD menus, object design tools and more. You get free and unlimited access to an extensive, royalty-free library of content from Shutterstock. And the latest version, released in September 2021, comes with AI-powered tools such as Sky Replacement, Object Detection, Speech Enhancement, and Wind Removal to speed up your workflow.
To learn more, check this link
|Best Video and Audio editing features|
Simple UI when compared to Adobe and FinalCut pro
Good Transition and Title card effects
|Need more animated text features|
MacOS version needs more stabilisation
As it is latest in the market, have to test all the features
Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing software of Apple that operates on Mac OS. This software is so sophisticated and advanced that it has every feature in it. It also gives a tough competition to Adobe Premiere Pro.
This software offers AI-driven tools and also machine learning tools that automatically transform every project video into all the custom sizes for social media. The user interface is extremely smooth, which will make everyone get creative with their video editing. It can produce both 2D and 3D videos at a blazing fast speed. Some of the Final Cut Pro X’s advanced features are Multicam, Smart Conform, Key Burns Effect, and Flow Dissolve, which will do magic to your videos.
In a word, if you are a Mac user who thinks iMovie is not enough for your work, then grab Final Cut Pro X.
|It also featured Magnetic Timeline 2, which gives color coding and flexibility and easy to use. |
Multi-core processing Background processing and rendering can be done in just a minute, the user does not need to wait for a longer time.
Suitable for both beginners and professionals because of its simple user-interface
|Available only for MacOS.|
Limited color correction features.
To learn more about it, refer below link for the complete description
Wondershare has developed a tremendous and freemium video editing software primarily targeting beginners. The main features of this software are it has many filters, transitions, overlays. Its interface is easy, and mainly, we need to discuss the timeline, which does almost all the work for you.
It provides 4K editing support where you can edit and export the video in superior quality, and it will work on compatible devices like Smart TVs.Filmora9 offers good music and sound effect, so the audience can use it by sitting at home by making a unique ambiance.
The software operates on both Mac and Windows OS. It has many functions of video editing software like trimming, transitions, overlays, and more. However, it doesnt have some advanced features like motion tracking and Multicam.
While setting up Filmora for the first time, you will have four modes to choose from Instant Cutter,Full Feature , Action Cam , and Easy Mode. We can select the mode which best accords with your video needs.
Filmora features Audio Mixer, Pan and Zoom, and Video Stabilization that are extremely useful for any YouTuber. It also has Green Screen feature will also come in handy to them.
Not to forget, the free version offers a good range of features, but it exports videos with Filmora watermark on it, and to remove the watermark, you need to upgrade to the pro version.
|Excellent value for money.|
Simple to use.
A wide array of features.
Great for both beginners and professionals.
Uploads directly to YouTube, and Vimeo.
|Recurring subscription required to use effects store|
To learn more, refer below link for description
COREL VIDEO STUDIO ULTIMATE
This software also made its way to top 5 this year. Adding all features to its Editor, makers have managed to give a tough competition to Adobe, Cyberlink and Final Cut Pro. However, this software is only available to Windows. Its contains features like 360 degree, split screen video ability and many more.
The only drawback is its user interface which is not user friendly. You must have acquainted with it or else it would be a mess. But it does the job better. So if you are thinking of a less priced software then this is the best.
|Over 1000 filters and effects|
Enjoy multi-camera editing.
Play with speed.
|Interface is hard|
Only available to Windows
Very less features when compared to others in Effects and transitions
Lightworks is a non-linear video editing software that operates on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X operating systems. The software also has a free version which is considered the most powerful free video editing software.
Lightworks is very popular in the film industry. It has been used to edit some of the finest films in history, including The Wolf of Wall Street. Apart from that, the software is suitable for editing videos for social media and YouTube.
Its interface can be a little intimidating because of the professional toolkit it offers, but it just takes some time to get used to it.
Lightworks makes it easy to edit shots or clips using the drag-and-drop method. With color blending and grading, enhancing the video images is made more accessible as well. The software also lets video editors execute keyframing to make a smooth transition between clips. Lightworks works with Blackmagic Fusion (a post-production image compositing solution used to create visual effects). The software’s plug-in helps users use graffiti, filters, transitions, and graphics from Boris, a visual effect solution.
Some of its main features are SD/HD, up to 4K, Rendering Effects, Boris FX Plug-Ins, and Export video for YouTube/Vimeo, Drag-And-Drop Interface, Easy timeline editing & trimming.
Viewers Content Management.
Video Routing Color Correction And Blend Modes Work With Effect Keyframes.
Rendering Effects Apply Color.
Multicam Sources Configurable.
Direct export to Youtube.
|It’s hard to come up with something bad to say. |
Perhaps for new users, there will not be much transition pain, but for seasoned editors, it may be a bother. Sometimes it becomes somewhat unstable.
Sometimes it has frozen and I had to finish homework.
It can be difficult to adapt to its look if you’ve been using Adobe’s Premiere before.
To learn more about Lightworks, please check the description below
Hope this article helps you out in deciding the best software to use so that once you got acquainted with the software you shouldn’t revert back.