Hi there! Are you new to video editing? If you are, you’re probably confused by the vast array of video editing software programs out there in the market.
When I started out in video editing, nobody gave me a proper comparison of video editing software programs. So I experimented on my own.
I tried using Microsoft Movie Maker and other free software. Over time, as I gained confidence in the editing process, I moved on to commercial software like Adobe Premiere and Corel VideoStudio.
In this article, I’d like to give you a comparison of the better video editing software programs out there so you can get more creative with your productions.
1. Beginner Level
Let’s start from the basics. If you’re a beginner and have not done much video editing, I recommend you that you start with a free video editing package like Microsoft Movie Maker. This allows you to understand the video timeline, splitting, cutting and how to add basic effects into your production.
Once you’ve some basic knowledge, get a good beginner video editor like MovAVI. I use MovAVI a lot these days to quickly edit and burn / upload my videos to YouTube.
MovAVI automates most of the post-production process for me. I simply import my video, select a default theme and the software does the rest. This saves me a lot of time, especially if I have a ton of say, vacation videos where I’m too lazy to do in-depth editing.
2. Intermediate Level
OK, moving on to the intermediate level software. These programs have basic video editing features for beginners but also contain advanced functionalities for those who want to be more creative.
In this category, my personal preference is Corel VideoStudio. I’ve used its competitor products like Adobe Premiere Elements …