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Top 5 Programs For Video Editing

Updated on November 20, 2012

These Are The Best Video Editors On The Market

Do you want to get your creative juices flowing? If so then this is the place for you!

Today we are showcasing the best and foremost video editing software on the market. If you love video editing as much as we do then you will love this read. Please continue on!

Sony Vegas
Sony Vegas

5. Sony Vegas

Top Video Editing Software From Sony

If you have used any Sony Software like Sound Forge or Acid Pro then Sony Vegas should be very familiar to you. It uses a similar interface and acts in the same way as most other Sony Software. Sony Vegas is a good editor but it has some downfalls which are mostly in the design and interface. Its a bit quirky for a video editor but all in all it is still a good video editor. It is a good start for video editors on a budget.

Other Video Editors For A Budget

Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro

4. Final Cut Pro

Apple's Flagship Video Editing Software

If you are a MAC owner then this is the software for you! Final Cut Pro rivals any of the big boy video editors in every way. Apple held back no punches when they built their editing master piece. The interface is smooth, fluid, and easy to navigate. Final Cut Pro offers multi-channel audio editing, duel viewers, and red camera support.

If I was a MAC user I would probably use Final Cut Pro exclusively.

Video Editing Is Fun And Addictive

Video Editing Is Fun And Addictive
Video Editing Is Fun And Addictive
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects

3. Adobe After Effects

The Industry Standard For Special Effects

Adobe After Effects is the most powerful special effects editor on the market today. The visual possibilities are endless. It allows you to add effects of any type to your video or movies. You can create effects as elaborate as Avatar and Jurassic Park or as simple as the lighting effects in music videos.

If you want to create a scary movie and have someone's skin peel off and melt away then this is your software to make that happen. This software is good for everybody from the experienced professional to the beginner and novice. Adobe After Effects would be number one on the list if it was as good at normal video editing as it is for special effects however it is hands down the best special effects editor you will find.

Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro

2. Adobe Premier Pro

Video Editing Software Almost Second To None

Adobe Premiere Pro offers ultra fast editing and performance and works with many formats including video from mobile phones. Premiere Pro is 64 BIT and is hardware integrated. It is highly comparable to the industry leaders in video editing and should be considered an excellent alternative.It offers real time editing that is extremely fluid and reliable. This is a very stable software with lots of high end capabilities.

Avid Media Composer
Avid Media Composer

1. Avid Media Composer

This Is Considered The Industry Standard Video Editing Software

For some time now Avid has been and still is considered the reigning champion of video editing software. Their premier software was Avid XPress Pro which is now Avid Media Composer. Avid Media Composer has the ability to integrate seamlessly with nearly every piece of video equipment imaginable. It is highly advance but it is also relatively easy to learn. Media Compose is a 64 BIT video editor and can edit HD, 2D, and 3D video with up to 64 audio tracks. Media Composer also works with any type of media format form any camera or video source. You will also never loose files with the advanced file system that is built into this program. This program is well worth every bit of the dollar value it has.

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      libertyloudspeak 4 years ago

      Very helpful lens - thumbs up for sure! Needed a review like this as I plan to buy editing software soon. Also stopped by your website and really enjoyed it as well. Great stuff!