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Video Editing Software

Video Editing Software Overview

What is Video Editing Software?

Video editing software provides a platform for producing, uploading and editing high-quality video. These platforms include tools for clipping or applying effects to video and associated audio as well as exporting the finished product into the desired file type.


More sophisticated platforms have tools that allow advanced editing and video creation. Some even provide basic email marketing and video analytic tools to maximize return on promotional videos.

Features & Capabilities

Basic video editing software contains the following features:

  • Join or trim video clips

  • Complete basic editing such as adjust brightness and contrast, crop, and rotate

  • Convert video file into different video file types

Mid-range and high-end solutions include the following features:

  • Adjust audio tracks or add voice over

  • Apply corrective video filters

  • Add special effects

  • Create video transitions such as fade in and out

  • Add text titles and subtitles to video

  • Overlay additional video on top of existing video

  • Incorporate still images into video

  • Some offer integrated analytics

  • Some offer access to stock photo and videos

Pricing Information

There is a very large range of pricing for video editing software. It will help to determine if the editing you will be doing is considered home and hobby use, professional level, or somewhere in between. Most offer a free trial period to help ensure your needs will be met.


If you are looking to avoid a large investment, you will find many free video editing software packages available for download. Some will have limited basic functionality with the ability to purchase a full package, while others will be completely free.


Most software falls in the mid-level pricing category, which is most commonly priced as a recurring monthly fee with as little as $5 for a single user or up to $80 per month for multiple users and more functionality. Some mid-level software is available for purchase, from $50 all the way up to $500.


Enterprise level or professional solutions can be quite expensive and will target only the most savvy users. These high-end solutions include advanced processing options and can be up to $2000 per month.


Video Editing Products

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Camtasia

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132 Ratings

Camtasia from TechSmith is a tool for making screen and video recordings.

Adobe Premiere Pro

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127 Ratings

Adobe offers their video editing platform Adobe Premiere Pro, supporting video and audio editing as well as VR presentations, available as part of the company's Creative Cloud suite or as a standalone application.

Vimeo

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46 Ratings

Vimeo PRO is an enterprise video platform built to host and provide full high-definition videos with presentation customization and detailed reporting for users.

Final Cut Pro X

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38 Ratings

Apple offers Final Cut Pro X, a video editing platform featuring optimized for a high performance machines and supporting a wide range of quality effects.

iMovie

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37 Ratings

Apple offers iMovie as a video editing platform supporting video creators with high quality effects, support for 4k resolution, audio editing, and other features supporting the creation of videos and movies.

10 Ratings

Filmora from Wondershare is the company's video editing software available for a monthly or annual subscription, with support for 4k editing and a wide (and growing) range of available effects.

4 Ratings

Frame.io in New York offers a video collaboration platform, supporting the video editing process by providing creative teams with time stamped comments, annotations and hashtags, and an accelerated sharing and approval process, as well as integrations with popularly used editing tools (e.g. Final...

5 Ratings

New York-based Animoto offers their video editing platform supporting individual video creators and businesses with different tiers of service up to their business plan for marketing teams wishing to create high quality to distribute across social media sites.

4 Ratings

MAGIX Software headquartered in Berlin offers the VEGAS Pro line of video editing applications which combines the company's Sound Forge audio editing suite and a wide range of movie production features and effects.

2 Ratings

Magisto in Menlo Park offers their video editing application to marketing teams, featuring an A.I. powered workflow with professional class effects, distribution and native video player.

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Avid Technologies offers Media Composer, the company's professional class video editing software supporting high res and advanced video creation needs.

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EDIUS Pro is a nonlinear 4k and HDR video editing application from Belden company Grass Valley.

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FXHOME in the UK offers HitFilm Pro, a video editing application featuring a wide range of professional class effects and audio/visual editing capabilities.

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EditShare in Watertown offers the Lightworks video editing application with a free edition, boasting a wide range of professional effects and features.

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Corel Corporation offers the Pinnacle Studio video editing, containing a wide range of features and tools supporting HD and 3D video, split screen, stop motion, and other kinds of video.

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Freemake Video Converter is a universal tool to convert and edit video files. It supports the majority of video formats and converts videos to MP4, AVI, MKV, MPEG, and other popular extensions. The software has ready-to-use conversion options for mobile gadgets. To convert video for iPhone, users...

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Uniconverter from Wondershare is a software that allows the user to download, compress, edit, burn, and transfer videos. Uniconverter is designed to present an all-in-one tool for video making and editing