There are too much video editing software that are free, cheap, or expensive. There was a time when video editing was reserved only for professionals; today, the possibility of becoming a video editor is open to everyone. In this article, I want to review some of the essential features that your video editing software should have.
The first thing you need to consider is if you want to get free software or to pay for one. Of course, everybody will prefer free software, but you must remember that free software is coming with a price. The free video editing software usually comes with a limited set of features and is used mainly for home videos.
You have to understand your needs. If you are working on small production, this software might be great for you.
Before starting a video editing course, one must find his or her best video editing software. When looking for that software, one should go through these options to make better and faster editing.
Ready for more? Here some more things to consider when buying a video editing software:
How much Ram and CPU do your editing software needs? You have to remember that you can always add RAM to your computer. So you should pay attention that your computer meets the conditions required.
As I said, there are a lot of video editing programs. If your goal is to make something small or straightforward editing from time to time, you can use software like IMovie (Mac) or Windows Movie Maker (Windows). This software is suitable for editing trips and holiday videos. If you want to become most professional- Premiere, Final Cut, and Avid. If you’re serious about becoming a professional editor, you may want to take classes in the software you are learning. There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube, but nothing replaces a tutor or courses.
Good editing is built on your habits. if you’ll learn by yourself, you can create lousy work habits right from the start.
The three most professional video editing software in the market right now are:
Avid, Premiere, and Final cut. A final cut is a great software for beginners. Its only disadvantage is that it works only on Apple’s Mac computers. If you are planning to become a professional video editor, I also recommend starting with Avid.
For the same reason that when I wanted to learn guitar, they told me to start with a classical guitar: If you master the Avid, you can learn fast to control any other software,
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Most broadcast work with that software, mostly because it can handle huge and complicated projects. It is a very stable software, and I think she manages the media files in the best way than the other two. It is also the best software to work if you are sharing the same project with other editors.
It will probably take you some time to learn it and get the hang of it, but once you do, it will be worthwhile. Another disadvantage is that it is expensive software. The thing I like most about Avid is that it forces you to work in an orderly manner and to know what you want to plan.
On the other, hand if you are planning to use lots of graphics, then Premier or Final Cut is more recommended. Premier’s clear advantage is the perfect orientation with other Adobe software like After effects and PhotoShop. Eventually, all the video editors have the software, So I do recommend playing with all of them and see what works best for you.