What are the best video production software programs?

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    #1Adobe 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

    Tammy Henry
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I really have enjoyed working with this and learning how to use it. I thought it would be difficult since I am a beginner but it didn't take me long to figure things out. Once I did I was up and moving and making swift progress. I'm sure I still have more to learn but as far as the basics I've got that down well enough to play around with the software. Adobe is a quality brand and it shows with the clean graphics in this software. I was able to make a novice video look much more professional. I've had a blast with it and it has motivated me to take even more videos so that I can play around with it. You really can't go wrong with this or any of the Adobe products."
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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

    Howard Banks
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Overview Motion Compressor Resources Tech Specs Free Trial Free Trial Buy Final Cut Pro X A more powerful take on post-production. Try Final Cut Pro free Buy now Editing, audio, motion graphics, and delivery. 360° video editing and VR headset playback. Advanced color grading, HDR support, and ProRes RAW. Built-in controls to create, edit, and deliver closed captions. The tools you need. From start to finishing. With great new features and an intuitive design, Final Cut Pro accelerates post-production. So editors can create and deliver at the speed of thought. Video Editing Organizing Tools Motion Graphics Audio Delivery The Magnetic Timeline allows you to easily experiment with story ideas by moving and trimming clips without collisions or sync problems. Use Compound Clips to bundle separate video and audio clips into a single movable package, create Auditions to try out multiple takes in the timeline, and use Synchronized Clips to align video with second-source audio automatically. Color coding makes it easy to identify different types of content, with the ability to customize the look of your timeline while you edit. Final Cut Pro offers the most advanced organizing tools of any professional video editing system. Easily tag entire clips or clip ranges with metadata for searching, and create Smart Collections that automatically collect content according to a set of custom criteria. Skimming lets you efficiently browse hours of material in a more visual way, so you can identify what you want in seconds. Create 2D and 3D titles right in Final Cut Pro, apply and modify filters, and use the built-in chroma key for high-quality green- and blue-screen effects. Expand on the built-in effects with thousands of third-party tools and templates. And for even more control, use Motion to create stunning titles, transitions, generators, and effects you can access from Final Cut Pro. Learn more about Motion Final Cut Pro lets you edit multichannel audio using built-in tools for removing background noise and optimizing levels. Adjust multichannel audio files in the timeline or open the inspector for more information and options. Choose from dozens of bundled plug-ins for audio compression, EQ, and more — or send to a professional audio application like Logic Pro X for advanced audio mixing. Learn more about Logic Pro Quickly encode video using the power of multicore CPUs and high-performance GPUs. Take advantage of presets to deliver files for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV; websites like YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo; and DVD and Blu-ray discs. Adjust settings within Final Cut Pro or use Compressor to create custom export settings in a variety of professional audio and video formats. Learn more about Compressor Performance Final Cut Pro is built on a powerful 64-bit architecture, which allows you to work with complex projects, larger frame sizes, higher frame rates, and more effects. It’s optimized for the high-performance CPU and graphics card in your Mac — including the new iMac Pro. Multicam The industry’s most advanced multicam editing lets you automatically sync up to 64 angles of video with different formats, frame sizes, and frame rates. View up to 16 angles at once in the Angle Viewer. And open the Angle Editor timeline to move, sync, trim, add effects, or color grade individual clips. Motion and Compressor Create stunning effects and sweeping graphics with Motion, including studio-quality 2D and 3D titles you can open and adjust in Final Cut Pro. Use Compressor to create custom export settings and streamline delivery of your movie to the iTunes Store. Motion 5 Learn more Compressor 4 Learn or 360° video. Take your work further. In every direction. Final Cut Pro includes a complete toolset for importing, editing, and delivering both monoscopic and stereoscopic 360° video."
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    #3VEGAS Pro

    VEGAS Pro

    VEGAS Pro is a professional video editing software with a modern interface and a customizable experience. It comes with on-preview-window controls, instant freeze frame, multicamera and shuffle editing and 3D compositing modes.

    Software

    Windows

    Check price

    Bobby Kim
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This program is the best for video editing, I use it all the time and <i'm always happy with the results. I find it easy to use, but maybe you do need to get used to it first. Still, it's not that hard"
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    #4Avid 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.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Free Trial $49.99 per month

    Helen Ray
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Works great but I suggest reasonably fast computer to run it on otherwise you're going to be dealing with a lot of lag. There's a few trial online so it's worth a shot!"
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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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Joseph Moore
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a good solution because it allows you to edit videos. It is free to use and is continuously updated."
  3. 5

    #6Filmora

    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

    Anna Hughes
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a convenient application that can be downloaded on your computer to edit programs. This is not for the experienced editor, this is for someone who is beginning to use these types of programs. With that being said, as a novice, the instructions can be confusing and it may take a while to learn how to use the program."
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    #7Blender

    Blender
    Blender is a free and open source video editing and 3D creation suite software. It features tools for photorealistic rendering, fast modeling, realistic materials, animation toolset, fast UV unwrapping, full compositor, simulations, game creation, camera and object tracking and more.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Arthur Montgomery
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Blender is surprisingly capable for a free and open source software. In fact, it's comparable to the best video production software that I have used. It's robust with high end capability as well as a straightforward workflow that is friendly."
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    #8Lightworks

    Lightworks

    Lightworks is a video editing software to be used for creating and enhancing videos for film and broadcast. Supporting various video formats, this program is available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Donna Peters
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I love this software. It is quite versatile and I didn't have to spend a lot of time figuring it out. It has a very intuitive interface. "
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    #9Camtasia

    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

    Sara Beck
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This software is the best! I can edit all my videos easily and it's not difficult to use at all."
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    #10iMovie

    iMovie

    iMovie is a video editing software application. Browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on your Mac.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

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Best What are the best video production software programs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Adobe Premiere Pro CCSoftware 12 Paid
2Final Cut Pro XSoftware 10 Paid
3VEGAS ProSoftware 8 Paid
4Avid Media Composer 8Software 8 Free
5Hitfilm ExpressSoftware 6 Free
6FilmoraSoftware 5 Free
7BlenderSoftware 5 Free
8LightworksSoftware 3 Free
9CamtasiaSoftware 2 Paid
10iMovieSoftware 1 Free
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