Movie Making Made Easy: Best Video Editing Software
This article was provided to TechNewsDaily by our sister site, TopTenREVIEWS.
TopTenREVIEWS has just released a ranked comparison of the best video editing software. TTR looked for practical, professional editing software that is compatible with major file formats and many other less common formats. They also identified which movie editing software was easiest to use for average consumers who don't have experience editing videos.
“Stop watching long, boring home videos," said Lecia Monsen, Managing Editor of TopTenREVIEWS. "Import your video clips and grab out the portions where Davey hits a homerun or little Susan takes her first steps. It's easy to trim the 25 minutes of other people receiving their high school diplomas before Tim arrives on the stage. And it's even easier to add in fun transitions and background music."
The Top 3:
1. CyberLink PowerDirector: TTR's Gold Award winning video editing application comes with 225 transitions, 111 special effects, 162 picture-in-picture objects and 94 particle effects. It also comes with 100 tracks where the user can customize each aspect of the movie.
2. Corel VideoStudio Pro X5: The Silver Award winner can create 3D movies. It comes with 112 special effects and 94 particle effects.
3. Adobe Premiere Elements: The Bronze Award winner provides 107 transitions and 88 special effects, and it supports many file formats. It is also capable of supporting 99 tracks so the user can keep video, audio and effects organized.
What Makes Top-Notch Video Editing Software?
The best video software should have more than just the basic editing tools. Additionally, it should support all the main file formats, as well as some of the less common ones. TopTenREVIEWS has tested the top products against the following criteria to see how they compare to one another.
Editing Tools: Some of the basic video editor tools include color balancing, audio adjustment, transitions, effects, and storyboard and timeline modes. Other useful features are a video creation wizard, video stabilizer, 3D options and the ability to make multiple audio adjustments within one audio clip.
Supported Formats: The more importing and exporting options an application offers, the better. The best video editing software at least supports MPG, MP4, FLV, AVCHD, MOV and HD video.
Ease of Use: Making a movie can be complex if the user wants to add many clips and effects. The video editing application should allow users to drag and drop items. It should also have clear navigation and a searchable user guide.
Help & Support: The best movie editing software provides users with forums, FAQs, a user guide and contact support for the manufacturer. It should also come with tutorials that cover a variety of subjects and go into enough depth to help the user gain additional video editing skills.
This video editing software is perfect for beginners and users who have some experience creating movies. It can help them make seamless movies that have background music, voiceovers and professional transitions and effects.