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Top 5 Video Editing Software To Choose From In 2022


Top 5 Video Editing Software To Choose From

Video Editing is becoming more and more popular as Social Media to Digital Media, Promotions to Advertisements, everything that goes into the internet is getting done in the form of Videography. Such video content are edited by Professionals who use Video Making as their Full Time Job and not just professionals, nowadays video editing got so much easier that people are now started to edit their Clips on a Smartphone.


Everyone nowadays is taking their jab at Video Editing and why not, it got so much easier as there is much powerful hardware available to render 100 of minutes of clip in just 10 minutes. And not just that, there are thousands of Video Editing courses available on the Internet and don't forget YouTube. You can find any type of Tutorial from Beginner to Intermediate to Professional level editing that would definitely give a boost to your ongoing project in a long run.





Video editing is becoming so common that even graphic designers are starting to learn software like premiere pro, filmora, etc. When it comes to Editing Videos in your Desktop PC, there are several options to choose from Paid to Free Editing Software, you can also create Motion Graphic videos from these Software.


Windows Movie Maker used to be a Free to use Video Editing Software included in Windows XP and later discontinued on January 10, 2017 and was replaced by Video Editor which is built in with Microsoft Photos on Windows 10.



Choosing a Video Editing program for your project is quite tough as some software comes with a hefty price tag which you may have to pay for monthly or annually.


Have a look at our picks of Top 5 Video Editing Software:

 

1. ADOBE PREMIERE PRO

(Windows, Mac)

Premiere Pro is an an industry leading Video Editing software which is an all rounder and also suitable for Beginners. Premiere Pro is a Powerful Software which also gives some level of freedom to build entry level Motion Graphics.

Adobe Premiere Pro - Top 5 Video Editing Software To Choose From

Premiere Pro rules out with it's vast availability of Plugins, Presets, Transitions and most importantly because of it's developer company Adobe


SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Intel® 6th Gen or newer CPU – or AMD Ryzen™ 1000 Series or newer CPU

  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) or later, MacOS 10.15 or above

  • 8 GB of RAM

  • 2 GB of GPU memory For a list of supported graphic cards

PRICING:

Premiere Pro isn't free of cost as it's developed by a team of developers which provides time to time updates, support and adds new features quite often

Premiere Pro costs around ₹2,300 Monthly or ₹27,600 Annually.

 

2. FINAL CUT PRO

(Mac)

Final Cut Pro is a Powerful Video Editing Software developed by Apple for Professional Film Makers.

It is only available for Mac users. Final Cut Pro X was introduced by Apple in 2011.

It provides 360 Degree VR Editing and non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime compatible video format


FINAL CUT PRO - Top 5 Video Editing Software To Choose From

Final Cut Pro provides tools that seems Professionals yet easy to use. This include the Magnetic Timeline that enables users to move and trim clips without causing problems for the rest of the video.

Final Cut Pro comes with varieties of Motion Graphics Templates, Transitions, and Video Effects that gives users some grip to experiment on their Projects.





SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • MacOS 11.5.1 or later

  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles and 360° video editing)

  • 1GB of VRAM Recommended for 4K Editing

  • 3.8GB of available disk space

PRICING:

Final Cut Pro isn't a subscription based software, so all you have to pay is one time fee of ₹25,000 or $299.99

 

3. CYBERLINK POWERDIRECTOR

(Windows, Mac, IOS)

PowerDirector is a Video Editing program developed by CyberLink for consumer Level Video editing.


Cyberlink PowerDirector isn't as powerful as Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro but is easier to learn and a bit more affordable than it's competitors.


Cyberlink Powerdirector - Top 5 Video Editing Software To Choose From

PowerDirector is famous for it's Fast rendering. Clear interface. Loads of effects and it's capability to edit 3D and 4k videos as well as 360-degree video capability and Motion Tracking. It doesn't require a High Performance Graphic Card to work properly.


SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Microsoft Windows Xp, Windows 7 or later, MacOS X v10.14 or above

  • Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom II and above

  • 4 GB of RAM

  • 128 MB VGA VRAM or higher

PRICING:

Cyberlink PowerDirector is available as one time purchase or a monthly/annual subscription. It costs around $19.99 or ₹1500 per month for it's latest version and an Annual fee of $129.99 or ₹9750.

 

4. FILMORA PRO

(Windows, Mac)

Filmora X is for beginners and comes with free, lifetime, and annual plans which offers basic to intermediate level editing capabilities, whereas FilmoraPro is for professional editors which offers advanced features and number of built in Titles, Effects and Filters.




There is a free version of FIlmora available to download, but it will always export your video with Wondershare Logo which appear in your final video.


Filmora Pro - Top 5 Video Editing Software To Choose From

FilmoraPro is an advanced version of it's successor Filmora X with some additional and advanced features like Free Hand Mask, Color Wave Form, Video Keyframe, Partial Timeline export option.



SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Windows 8 (64-bit) or later, MacOS 10.13 or above

  • Intel 4th Gen Core Processors or AMD equivalent, Apple M1

  • 4GB of RAM

  • 4GB of VRAM Recommended for HD and 4K Editing

PRICING:

FIlmoraPro comes up in a 1 time plan with a price tag of $149.99 or ₹11,167. You can also download it's Trial Version with few limitations.

 

5. Sony Vegas Pro

(Windows, Mac)

Originally developed as audio editing software, Sony Vegas Pro is a Video editing program developed by Sony Creative Software.

Vegas Pro is a professional video editing software designed for editing Music Videos, TV shows, Movies and Audio Files


SONY VEGAS PRO - Top 5 Video Editing Software To Choose From

Sony Vegas does not require any powerful hardware to run properly, allowing it to operate smoothly on almost any standard Windows computer (Depending on the version you are using).

It supports Open Effects Plug-Ins, Cinematic Color Grading and a wide range of Presets and Transitions.





SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Intel Core i5 or AMD Quad Core and Faster

  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) or later

  • 8 GB of RAM

  • 4GB of VRAM Recommended

PRICING:

Vegas Pro comes up with both Subscription and 1 time purchase plan whereas subscription starts from $12.99/month for 12 months billed plan or $19.99 for 1 month billed plan.

Vegas Pro could be yours with a one time purchase of $249 or ₹18,500.

 

This Top picks above is a personal experience of software used by the author and could be varies by someone else's use of any of the above programs.

You can always choose a trial version of these software (If developer provides Trial versions) before making a purchase to have a better idea of what you are looking for.

 
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