What are the best video editing software for PC?

asked by Emillio SW
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    #1VEGAS 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.

    Software

    Windows

    $599- Free trial available

    Mark Barnes
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is what the pros use!"
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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.

    Software

    Mac

    $299.99- with in-app purchases

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    #3Camtasia

    Camtasia

    Camtasia is a video-editor that enables users to produce stunning videos without being a professional video editor. This drag-and-drop editor easily lets users create remarkable videos by adding eye-catching animations, music, and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $249

    Barbara Stephens
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Its edit features are pretty straightforward. If you want something less automatic you'll have to change software."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the pre and post-production of videos take longer than the actual filming? While it is true that filming is an important part of video production, nobody would contest that the video-editing part is also vital. By definition, video editing is the manipulation of compiled video shots to create new material. It might include different techniques, effects, transitions, cutting, and many more to achieve an aesthetic goal. One of the timeless techniques in filming is the green screen. Green screen is the process of the using a single color as a backdrop in the film production. This will ease the video editor in the post-production process of film-making. But why the color green? Honestly, you can key in any color that you want such as red, yellow, purple, or pink, but the biggest factor that affects the choice of color is contrast.

If you are just starting with post-processing of videos, the first thing to consider is choosing the right video editing software. As a starter, you might get overwhelmed by all the software that features complex functions. Choose one according to your needs and what suits your level of editing skills. You do not actually need to buy an expensive subscription of professional video-editors. There are a lot of free video-editors out there that work just as fine. A lot of article on tips about video-editing are also available for your perusal. Moreover, do not be afraid to play around the program. Video-editing tutorials are good but there's no better way of learning than to experience it. Learning the different cuts also gives you the advantage. Using the right cuts leads to better storytelling so never hesitate to experiment. Lastly, do not forget to put a watermark on your work because it will seal your identity and ownership. 

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    #4Filmora

    Filmora

    Filmora is a simply elegant video editing software geared toward beginner, novice, and casual users. Anyone can learn to use this software, regardless of their skill level, and the end results look and sound fantastic.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Martha Stevens
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This software is easy to use. There are so many options and features it's perfect for anything you need."
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    #5Adobe 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.

    Software

    Windows

    $20.99- Varies by plan

    Johnny Hayes
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "So this is only my opinion, but if you are looking for the BEST editing software, I have a hard time accepting the fact the best possible software is cloud based. What do you do when you need to work on your project and you don't have an internet connection? While the software might be amazing, a wifi based software looses a few points with me. "
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    #6Adobe After Effects CC

    Adobe After Effects CC
    Adobe After Effects CC is a video editing software offered by Adobe Systems and is a part of their Creative Cloud applications. It is capable of creating visual effects and motion graphics, aside from keying, tracking, and compositing.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $20.99- Free trial available

    Amanda Dunn
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The After Effects software from Adobe is awesome. I wanted to make my Dad a special 70th birthday video so I downloaded this software. I found it so easy to use with the step by step tutorials. It is by far the best video editing software that I have found. My Dad loved his present and we re-watch it every time that I visit. "
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    #7GoPro Quik

    GoPro Quik
    With Quik, you can edit and enjoy your GoPro photos and videos. Import your film and create awesome videos synced to music in a few steps.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

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    #8MAGIX Movie Edit Pro

    MAGIX Movie Edit Pro

    MAGIX Movie Edit Pro allows you to create professional-looking videos. This video editing software contains flexible templates, tools for effects, background music and more. It is also designed with a simple storyboard and timeline.

    Software

    Windows

    $69.99- Free trial available

    Teresa Perry
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Storyboard and Timeline mode Up to 900 effects, transitions, intros/outros & film music NEW! High-speed editing functions 32 multimedia tracks Automatic wizards NEW! New enhanced chroma key features. "
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    #9VEGAS Movie Studio 15 Suite

    VEGAS Movie Studio 15 Suite

    VEGAS Movie Studio 15 Suite is a video editing software tool which features multicam editing tools, HD and 4K video support, picture-in-picture and crop OFX plug-ins, project templates, direct upload online, etc.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $139.99

    Eric Richardson
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "I'm a VEGAS fan even on its earlier version.s So I'm thrilled to add this updated suite on my PC"

Summary

Best What are the best video editing software for PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VEGAS Pro 16Software 16 Paid
2Final Cut Pro XSoftware 12 Paid
3CamtasiaSoftware 9 Paid
4FilmoraSoftware 7 Free
5Adobe Premiere Pro CCSoftware 5 Paid
6Adobe After Effects CCSoftware 5 Paid
7GoPro QuikSoftware 2 Free
8MAGIX Movie Edit ProSoftware 1 Paid
9VEGAS Movie Studio 15 SuiteSoftware -1 Paid
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