Video Editing Software

Best Video Editing Software include:

Adobe Premiere Pro, Camtasia, and Final Cut Pro X.

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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

(1-25 of 40) Sorted by Most Reviews

Adobe Premiere Pro
160 ratings
56 reviews
Top Rated
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.
120 ratings
55 reviews
Top Rated
Camtasia from TechSmith is a tool for making screen and video recordings.
38 ratings
32 reviews
Top Rated
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
44 ratings
22 reviews
Top Rated
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.
35 ratings
20 reviews
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.
6 ratings
9 reviews
Telestream in Nevada City offers screenflow, a video editing and screen recording application for Mac boasting a range of editing tools, graphics and effects, and easy video sharing.
DaVinci Resolve
13 ratings
9 reviews
Australian company Blackmagic Design offers their video editing application DaVinci Resolve for a wide range of high quality ultra HD effects, render queue, and video uploading options among other features.
2 ratings
9 reviews
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.
12 ratings
8 reviews
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.
2 ratings
5 reviews
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
6 ratings
4 reviews 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 Cu…
0 ratings
4 reviews
CyberLink in Taiwan offers PowerDirector as a consumer-grade video editing platform with a wide array of features and capability of publishing to social media sites.
4 ratings
3 reviews
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.
Corel VideoStudio Pro
4 ratings
2 reviews
Corel Corporation offers VideoStudio Pro for video editing and VideoStudio Ultimate supporting video editing and movie making.
1 rating
2 reviews
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.
1 rating
1 review
ilos is a video editing application from the company of the same name in St. Paul, Minnesota.
0 ratings
1 review
PlayPlay is an online video maker that any communication professional can use to produce, in minutes, videos ready to publish on social media, blogs or on internal channels. Stories, interviews, news clips, events and product promotions, job offers… Engage audiences with video!The vendor states that…
Adobe Spark
2 ratings
1 review
The vendor states Adobe Spark allows users to create beautiful graphics, web pages, and video stories in minutes, offering free themes, fonts, and images, as well as editing. Imagery assembled or created can be presented through Spark Post, Spark Page, and Spark Video. Adobe Spark is available throu…
0 ratings
1 review
Descript is a collaborative audio/video editor, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, that works like a doc. It includes transcription, a screen recorder, publishing, full multitrack editing, and AI tools.
1 rating
1 review
EditShare in Watertown offers the Lightworks video editing application with a free edition, boasting a wide range of professional effects and features.
Pinnacle Studio
5 ratings
1 review
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.
5 ratings
1 review
British company Sparkol offers VideoScribe, a video editing application supporting whiteboard style animations and presentations.
Icecream Video Editor
Icecream Apps, a small company in Cyprus, offers Icecream Video Editor. Available free or via perpetual license (one-time purchase supporting 2 machines), they describe it as an easy-to-use free video editing software for Windows that enables users to edit videos and create new ones from both videos…
Grabyo is a cloud video production, editing and distribution platform from the company of the same name in London, boasting over 85 major publishers and rights holders as customers. Grabyo provides remote production support for broadcasts, and provides features to support video distribution and mone…