Video Editing Software – Our Top Picks
The best choice in video editing software for any vlogger will ultimately depend on a combination of budget, the type (or even the quality) of equipment you’re using, and ultimately, how serious you are about videoblogging.
These are our top picks.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
We class this one as: The best option for professional video editing.
Adobe Premier Pro CC is in our opinion the best option for the pro-vlogger because it offers to the video editor the ability to edit video content and footage in any format. Superbly helpful too is that it works 100% seamlessly with most apps – including Adobe Shock, Adobe Photoshop, Audition, and After Effects.
But probably the best part is that it comes standard with Premiere Rush – included specifically for supporting beginners, i.e. those completely new to video editing. Premiere Rush allows you film and edit the film footage directly on your phone.
- Operating System. Windows 10 (64-bit) or higher.
- Intel 6thGen or better (newer).
- At least 8GB RAM.
- At least 2GB of GPU VRAM.
This one is our favourite because: Best tool for editing when on a budget.
Available for Windows and for Mac, WondershareFilmora allows you to create custom animations, make the best of motion tracking, apply colour correction to your footage, and even create special video effects by choosing from a great selection of filters, transitions, customisable titles, and backgrounds.
- Operating System. Windows 7 or higher.
- Intel i5 or better.
- At least 4GB RAM.
- Intel HD 5000 or later.
- At least 10GB of free hard-disk space.
We like this one because: it’s the best for mobile video editing.
Apple iMovie allows you to see your video clips and images in a single-space and organised way. This little app is awesome for those just starting out and on the hunt for creative and interesting ideas. It comes pre-loaded with 29 video-trailer templates to choose from.
But perhaps best of all is that Apple iMovie allows you to edit your footage at up to 4K from any iPhone 6 or later, as well as from a GoPro and any other HD camera. And as far as HD support goes, it supports up to 1080p at 60 frames p/s.
Mobile System Requirements:
- iPhone 6 or later.
- For 4K editing, you will need a Mac from at least 2011 (or later), with at least 4GB of RAM.
This one made our list of top pics because it’s easy to use and it’s the best product in its particular price-range for stop motion and motion tracking. Also, these guys have monthly subscription-style payment options.
CyberLink is a great product for what every successful vlogger does best: storytelling. Top features include unlimited access to a fantastic and huge selection of stock images and special effects, a superb range of tools for creating masterful transitions, a massive archive of color grading presets, and professional grade support.
- Operating System. Preferably Windows 10 (64-bit).
- Intel Core i-series or AMD Phenom II or above.
- Minimum of 2GB – but 8GB or higher recommended.
- For Intel – HD graphics or above. For AMD – AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series or above.
Just like the best guide to play online will tell you what you need for gaming, this guide tells you how to get into vlogging with the right equipment for your needs.