Top 10 Video Editing Software

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

video-editorsIsn’t it amazing, Spielberg made his debut with an amateur 8 mm “adventure” movie as a teenager. Well, how many of you aspire to get your hands on the Oscar statuette someday?  For all you film lovers enjoy is, the the frills of special effects, montage and beyond, its the magic of video editing that makes the movie come alive. There are those who love to capture family videos or uploading cool videos YouTube. Again, I see the cool-headed journalists shooting live videos. All of these videos are clumsy stuffs and needs a professional touch to get it in shape. This is where you need the video editing software. Trimming unwanted scenes, imposing dissolves, fade in & fade out, superimpose, split screen and whole lot of special effects could turn your raw footage into most watched videos or movies. Now, there are a whole lot of video editing software. You may not have any idea about which one to pick. So I decided to help you out with my top 10 video editing software.  

1. Pinnacle Studio 12

pnstudio12If you are looking for theme based editing, then this video editor can fillip your creative power. It has got the Hollywood style multi-layered effects, animated graphics, titles and Hi-Fi audio.  It offers you the latest HD video editing technologies including the Blu-ray and AVCHD.


2. PowerDirector 7

powerdirector7This one is a powerful editing and authoring tool for video editing. Great for vacation footage and the rest you can make out with the DirectorZone, transitions, and mega magical tools. Take on the dozens of sharing options via YouTube, Flickr, and Blu-ray discs.


3. Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9.0 Platinum Edition

sonyvegasWhen it comes to something video associated with Sony you can’t neglect it.  This is a perfect combination of usability and power. It includes cool list options for exporting your projects to video files - MPEG-1, MPEG-2, FLAC, FLV, AVCHD, MP4 (for iPod), PSP-compatible, • MOV, RM, AVI, WMV, DV/HDV Camcorders


3. Roxio Creator 2009


If you are Mac buff then this one is for you. It offers you varied choice of tools for mixing, authoring, and burning videos and audio. there’s a world of video, audio and photo special effects to explore with Roxio.


4.  Adobe Premiere Elements 7

adobe-premiere-elements7For an amateur or the less tech savvy people this is most user-friendly video editing tool. The interface is as simple as it could be, even the first timers won’t shy.  Apart from your camcorder  download it can edit MPEGs, AVI, Windows Media and Quick Time files.


5. Magix Movie Edit Pro 15 Plus


It’s the latest version with some cool upgrades. It can handle multi-cam editing for two live video channels at the same time. Still more you have batch processing facilities to convert the entire video. Well, its compatible for all those portable devices like the Sony PSPs, iPods and cell phones.

6. Corel VideoStudio Pro X2

corel-videostudio-pro-x2It’s all about playing with your videos. VideoStudio Pro X2 has time-saving Movie Wizard to create some cool fun movies within minutes. Although its not a feature packed stuff, but at least has some high-end features.


7. ShowBiz DVD 2.1

showbizIt is an easy to use software that makes the first timers feel at home. The software has more than over 330 choices that includes the rain and puddle and more.


8. Serif MoviePlus X3

With this you may not have loads of editing tools, but with little effort you can use it to your purpose. It also features great sharing possibilities – via DVD, direct YouTube upload as well as from iPo and PSP.

9.  Nero 9

nero9-big3The program is a part of the Nero package. It offers pretty good editing tools with a simple story board and a timeline format.  It allows smooth drag and drop transitions, special effects and text in the videos. It lacks a good audio tool.  It requires a Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 to run on Windows XP.

10. AvideMUX ( free video editor for Linux )

avidemuxThis software is one of the most widely used Video editing tool for Ubuntu Linux. AvideMUX is easy to use and can you to cut, filter and encode tasks easily. It supports most of the video formats including AVI, DVD compatible MPEGfiles, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs.

It is also  available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license.


July 20, 2010: 1:32 pm

some of the great tools are outlined there and my favourite one are adobe premiere and pinnacle studio.

November 24, 2009: 12:07 pm

i want to know whats the softwares used for editing in television channels or online vedio editing ….

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