Best Video Editing Software – Free & Paid Video Editors for Everyone

Video Editing has emerged as a crucial area of interest as the growth and demands of its application side has evolved over the recent years. The application part of video editing is also quite diverse youtubers, film industry, advertising industry, media and many more digital platforms out there all use video editing primarily to create, enhance and innovate features.

As video editing has become an indispensable part of the world we live in, to build a career in the same you need to have the best video editing software, companion.

The choice of Video Editing software that can suit you depends highly on a person, whether you are a beginner or a pro, windows user or Mac user, on your budget that you wants an open source or a paid one, and on your area of work and interest.

Best Video Editing Software

That’s why my friend it is highly unlikely that a single software can suit all. Therefore, I had prepared a list of good software with their specifications, hence you can choose the one which best suits you.

So, get ready for the countdown and here we go…

Best Video Editing Software 2019 (For Professionals)

<1.> Adobe Premiere Pro

Best Video editing software so far provides you with every single feature that you can imagine of.

Supported Platforms: Windows, MacOS

Supported Input Formats: MP4, MPEG, MPE, MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), M2V (DVD-compliant MPEG-2), MTS (avchd), MOV, FLV, AVI

Supported Output Formats: H.264: AAC, 3GP, MP4, M4V, HEVC (H.265), MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, among others

Price: $19.99/month (Billed annually).

<2.> Final Cut Pro X

Best software for Mac users, Easiest Video Editing Software to get used to for beginners.

Supported Platforms: MacOS

Supported Input Formats: H.264, Apple Animation codec, Apple ProRes (all versions), AVHCD, DVCAM, DVCPRO, and more.

Supported Output Formats: Apple Pro-res, H.264, HDV, MPEG, HDV and more.

Price: $299.99

<3.> Avid Media Composer

Leading software used by the professionals for big projects in Film and TV-series development.

Supported Platforms: Windows, MacOS

Supported Input Formats: MPEG, DV, DVPRO, H.264, XDCAM, MPEG-4, AVCHD, and more.

Supported Output Formats: MPEG, DV, DVPRO, H.264, AVC, AVC-Intra, MP4, and more

Price: (Free, $49.99/month)

Best Video Editing Software for Beginners

<1.> iMovie

Pre-installed free software for Mac users. Simple and spontaneous User interface.

Supported Platforms: MacOS

Supported Input Formats: DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple Animation Codec, Motion JPEG/A, iFrame, h.264, some, but not all, varieties of MP4, MOV.

Supported Output Formats: H.264, HDV, Apple Pixlet Video, Apple VC H.263, MPEG, and HDV among others

Price: (Free)

<2.> Adobe Premiere Elements:

Adobe Premiere Elements is the stepping stone to Premiere Pro. The sleek interface and intuitive editing environment.

Supported Platforms: MacOS, Windows

Supported Input Formats: H.264 (.mp4, .m4v), H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4, .m4v), MPEG-1 (.mpeg), MPEG-2 (.m2v, .mpg) and others.

Supported Output Formats: H.264 (.mp4), H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4),MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and others

Price: ($99.99)

Best Video Editing Software for Colour Correction

<1.> DaVinci Resolve

Offers Exclusive Colour Correction, the Default choice for film and tv-series makers for color grading purposes.

Supported Platforms: Windows, MacOS

Supported Input Formats: QuickTime, AVI, R3D, MXF, Prores, DNxHD, MXF, DPX, CIN, EXR and others

Supported Output Formats: H.264, HDV, MPEG, and others

Price: (Free), Pro-version is sold through offline stores

Best Software for Motion Graphics and Visual Effects

<1.> Adobe After Effects

Learning Motion Graphics and Visual Effects has now become a required skill set for any video editor.

There is no software better than Adobe After Effects to get into things like motion graphics, visual effects, animations, and special effects.

Supported Platforms: Windows, MacOS

Supported Input Formats: MPEG, MP4, M4V, M4A, MOV, AVI, WAV and others. Supported Output Formats: MOV, OMF, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, AMC, and more.

Price: ($19.99/month – billed annually)

Best Video Editing Software for Youtubers

<1.> Hit Film Express:

A full professional grade video editor. Requires time to understand and learn the software. Supports every known video and audio format.

Supported Platforms: Windows, MacOS

Supported Input Formats: MP4, H.264, AVCHD, QuickTime Import, AVI, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MXF (DVCPro HD), DV, HDV, and WMV among others.

Supported Output Formats: MP4, H.264 among others

Price: (Free – Can add extra functionality at $349)

<2.> Shotcut

Open source and free video editor, easy to learn and had immense features at no cost.

Supported Platforms: Windows, MacOS, and Linux

Supported Input Formats: Based on FFmpeg hence supports most of the video formats Supported Output Formats: H.264, WebM, ProRes, MPEG-2, and others

Price: (Free)

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Summing Up

That’s all guys, so these are some of the greatest software for the Video Editing Purpose that we have discussed so far. Now, I guess that you must be able to choose one which best suits you.

At the end I would only say friends, go out, get your software and create something amazing.