4. Roxio Creator
I’ve always loved the drag and drop effect that Roxio programs allow. The Roxio Creator software is no different in this effect. Video and audio can be dragged and dropped along the open timeline, as well as effects. This software will also capture video that is coming directly from a camcorder and it will even burn footage right to a DVD. When it comes to exporting, this software works with just about everything, except Quicktime and Windows Media. Other than that, this is a very versatile and easy to use editing program.
3. Final Cut Pro 7
This editing software is put out by Apple, so it is specifically made to work with Macs. There are more than 150 effects and filters that can be used, a stabilizer for shots that are a bit shaky, real-time color correction, and animated titles to make movies a bit more eye-catching right from the start. Multi-cam editing is capable with this software and the editing tools are overall very comprehensive.
2. Adobe Premier Elements
I liked this one first of all because it is able to be used on Mac computers. It’s actually one of the few video editing programs that will work with Mac, according to the top selections on most testing sites. This is excellent for beginners too. If you use a Flip compact video camera for most of your filming, then you’ll like the fact that this software allows you to import directly from the Flip to your computer. Even footage taken off of a cell phone can be imported directly with this software.
1. Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum
My husband used to be a film editor, way before they came out with all these new fangled programs that can do everything that used to require the aid of a building full of people. He swears by Sony Vegas and says that the quality is very professional. It may not be the easiest to use for someone who is just starting, but if you are serious about film editing, then this software comes highly recommended.
Hopefully you can find one of these 7 programs to use for video editing that suit your needs. There are just so many to choose from that it’s very time consuming to read through a description for each one. However, maybe the short descriptions I’ve added to each of the 7 programs listed above will help a bit. If you already have editing software that works well for you, what do you like best about it?
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