What are the best non-linear editors (NLEs)?

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    #1Avid Media Composer 8

    Avid Media Composer 8
    Avid Media Composer is on of the most professional edition tools used to edit and compose video and movies in a non-linear environment. It includes features that will help you on your project like dialog search, audio editing, add plugins and many other tools more.


    Free- Free Trial $49.99 per month

    Harold Cooper
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "As someone who works in the digital entertainment industry, I was looking for a way to handle non-linear editors. With Avid Media Composer 8, I am able to edit videos of this type due to its simple interface. It enables me to seamlessly edit my content in a non-linear environment."
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    #2Final Cut Pro X

    Final Cut Pro X

    Final Cut Pro is a video editing program which is designed with customizable effects, exceptional video editing and audio editing tools, and so on. It also features various title designs, transitions, effects, and more.



    $299.99- with in-app purchases

    Marie Lopez
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Final Cut Pro X provides professional editing and camera support. Intended for advanced editors, this package provides best-in-class tools and great performance. Multi-channel audio editing and a dynamic video editing interface allow for experimentation and a revolutionary filmmaking experience. "
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    #3Adobe Premiere Pro CC

    Adobe Premiere Pro CC

    Adobe Premiere Pro is one of Adobe's flagship products. It is a set of video editing packages that supports high-resolution videos with the integration of After Effects and Photoshop geared towards professional editing.



    $20.99- Varies by plan

    Larry Jordan
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "If you are looking for a video editing software then you can't go wrong with Adobe Premiere. Use is based on a subscription model so you only need to pay for the time you plan on using it. If you decide that you want to take it for a test spin, you don't have to commit to buying a few hundred dollar program. One of the most powerful and well known editing software to date."
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    #4VEGAS Pro 16

    VEGAS Pro 16

    VEGAS Pro 16 is a professional video editing software used by professional filmmakers. It is capable of editing professional video and audio material and exporting outputs with a high-resolution quality of up to 4K.



    $599- Free trial available

    Judith Thomas
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "Vegas Pro is expensive, but it's totally worth it! It's helped me create videos and short films that look professional and look like high quality material produced in a studio. Even if I have shaky footage that is not top quality, this software can repair it and make it look smooth and professional. It's totally worth the investment! "
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    #5Hitfilm Express

    Hitfilm Express

    HitFilm is a free motion graphics and video editing software that enables users to color grade, edit videos, and compose, all on the same software. It also has advanced tracking and 3D modeling tools.


    Windows, Mac


    Deborah Woods
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I have just started learning vfx. My success depends on finding the right tools including non-linear editors. So far, Hitfilm Express seems pretty helpful. It has all of the functions I have needed so far and the presets are what has really helped me get going on my project. This is free software that works on Mac and Windows. "


Best What are the best non-linear editors (NLEs)
1Avid Media Composer 8Software 12 Free
2Final Cut Pro XSoftware 10 Paid
3Adobe Premiere Pro CCSoftware 4 Paid
4VEGAS Pro 16Software 3 Paid
5Hitfilm ExpressSoftware 1 Free

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