11 Best video editing software for 2018

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Video content is the future. Most of the social media sites are now encouraging users to focus on video content. YouTube, Facebook, twitter, Instagram and other are now popular platforms to share and watch videos. Few of these platforms also offer money for video views. So, users are actively creating video content to get popularity on these platforms. If you also want to try this, you need a good video editing software. A huge number of video editing software available. Few are free and few are paid. I have already covered free video editing software for both Windows and Mac platforms. You can use the links below.

  1. Best free video editors for Mac
  2. Best free video editors for Windows

In this post, we are covering top 10 video editing tools worth to try. This list contains both free and paid tools. If you do not want to pay, you can use the links to free video editing tools. If you are comfortable with premium tools, keep reading.

Best video editing software

1. Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro Video editing tool

Final Cut Pro is one of the most popular video editing software. It also helped several filmmakers to edit their movies. It is worth to note that Apple Inc is the developer of this software. This video editing software offers lots of features. You can learn keyboard shortcuts to quickly use this. I personally use this for my video editing works.

This software is only available MacOS. It supports any video format compatible with QuickTime for input or output. It uses all the GPUs of your Mac to give you real-time playback performance and fast background rendering.

This video editing tool requires 4GB of RAM and 4.15GB disk space. If you need 4K video editing, 8GB RAM is recommended.

It is a paid tool and is priced at $299. The only drawback is the platform dependency. You not just need to spend big on this software but you will also need to buy a costly Macbook Pro or iMac. But trust me, this software is better in terms of processing. Most of the big YouTubers use Mac just because they want to use Final Cut Pro.

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2. Adobe Premier Pro CC

Adobe Premier Pro

Adobe Premier Pro is another popular video editor you can try. This is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. This tool comes with Integration of After Effects and Photoshop, transition effects, several video masking features and more.

This tool is also available on the cloud. It supports most of the video formats. This software is most popular video editing tools and allows you to edit anything from virtual reality to 8K footage. This software is powerful but video rendering is slower than Final Cut pro.

It comes with monthly plans. You can get a plan that suits your requirement. You also get 1-week free trial with all features unlocked. In case you want to try this before purchase, go with the trial period.

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3. AVS Video Editor

Video editing software

AVS Video Editor is only available for Widows. It is professional, feature rich and easy to use video editing software. It offers several notable features and supports various input and output video formats. It also supports 4K ultra HD for audio output format

This software also comes multilingual support. You can also directly upload videos to several social media platforms. You can also record video using your web cam.

This tool is also not free and comes as a bundle for $59. You also get an unlimited software trial version with limited set of features.

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4. Lightworks

This tool is notable because of its Multiplatform availability. It comes for Windows, OS X and Linux. You can edit almost every video format including the HD and ultra HD formats. It supports multi-cam editing, offers impressive set of realtime effects and dedicated keyboard to enhance video editing experience.

The user interface is simple and allows easy timeline editing and trimming. You can also export videos to YouTube or Vimeo.

This tool is also paid and comes for monthly. yearly or Outright License. The cost of these licenses are $24.99, $174.99 and $437.99 respectively.

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5. Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10

Video editing software

This software comes from the same company that was behind popular software CorelDraw. It is also a paid tool and comes only for Windows platform. It allows you to editing professional grade movies with several nice software features. It also supports various video formats including 360-degree videos and comes with dedicated support for devices like iPad, DSLRs and Smartphones.

The only thing I hate in this tool is the less number of effects and transitions. The rendering is also bit slower as compared to other software in the lost.

Price of this software is $79.99

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6. CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector is consumer-focused premium video editing software. It aims to offer an easy to use but professional grade software. It also comes only for Windows platform but offers powerful features. This software is known for is fast rendering that even beats most of other video editing tools listed here.

It also supports multi-cam editing, 3D videos, and 4K videos. You can even edit 360 videos with this tool. The only minor issue with this tool is rare crashes with the intensive operation.

It is priced at $74.99.

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7. Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio is also a popular premium video editing tool for Windows platform. This software may not be suitable for complex editing but you can try if you do not want too complex editing.

It offers several features including and drop editing of HD video, time line, overlay creation and more. It comes with thousands of transitions and effects along with several themes for your movies.

These are three different versions of this video editing tool. Buy one depending on your need.

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8. Filmora

Filmora for Mac

FIlmora by Wondershare is also a notable video editing software available for Mac and Windows both. It is powerful and easy to use video editing software with lots of effects and options. You get a free trail to experience it before you can buy.

Filmora comes with time line editing and offers filters, overlays, text, titles and motion elements. It has 4K editing support, GIF support, noise removal and lots of other features to make it a good video editing software. It also supports screen recording, split screen, picture in picture mode and Video Stabilisation.

Also read: Filmora for Mac Review

You have all kind of video and audio editing tools you expect from a good video editing software. Video processing is also faster than many popular video editing software.

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9. iMovie


If we are talking about best video editors, Apple’s iMovie should be in this list. This tool is also available for iOS platform along with MacOS. This tool allows you to create HD and 4K videos. You get around 30 trailer templates to try. You can not edit videos, add sound, add text, try available effects and more.

You can quickly improve the look and sound of video, stabilize shaky video and more. You can also record videos directly from the webcam. The interface of the software is simple and anyone can quickly learn to use it.

This tool lacks few useful controls, it lacks multicam support and motion tracking. It also does not support 3D videos

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10. MAGIX Movie Edit Pro

MAGIX Movie Edit Pro

MAGIX Movie Edit is a high-quality and stable application. The dark interface of this tool offers nice editing experience. With over 100s of templates, you can quickly start video editing work.

It supports several video formats including Blue-ray and 3D. It offers Automatic Motion Tracking and Multi-Cam Editing and 4K video output.

There are several version of the software priced differently with different features. you can compare all those and buy one depending on your interest.

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11. Sony Vegas Pro

Sony Vegas Pro

Sony Vegas Pro is another popular premium video editing software for Windows platform. It offers nice features to give you easy video editing experience. you can powerful effects, support for iOS, stereoscopic 3D editing, support for 4K video, media management and more.

It supports most of the video and audio file formats. The trial version of the software is available for you will have to pay $599.95 for the full version of this video editing software.

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Final Words

This is not the end of the list, but there is no need to include a large number of softwares and create confusion. You can try any of these video editing software and start editing videos to become next YouTube star.

Now you have a list of best video editing software. If you are planning to come into video content, you need a good video editing tool. If you can play, you can select any of these but our recommendation is Final Cut Pro for best experience.

I hope this list helps. In case you have some suggestions for us, you can put it in the comment.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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