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5 Best Video Editing Software for YouTube Creators

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Introduction

Which are the 5 Best Video Editing Software for YouTube Creators? When it comes to video editing different people have different needs. Some people just want to combine few clips and audios. While others want total control over video editing, like color grading, chroma key, and sleek animation.

So, to make things simple, I’ve divided this video into two parts –

  • Entry Level Video Editors –

    Where the most you can do is – combine two clips, Maybe add text and background music and that’s it.

  • Advance Level Video Editor –

    Those are powerful enough for producing an entire movie. They let you edit your videos frame by frame. You can do more than just combining two clips. Like adding text animations, cool transitions, advanced color grading options and video effects.

We are not go in-depth in each video editor. Although we are going to share the overview of those editors, and give you tutorial’s link of each editor. So let’s start our journey for 5 Best Video Editing Software for YouTube Creators.

~ 5 Best Video Editing Software for YouTube Creators ~


Entry Level Video Editors


5. 5 Best Video Editing Software –  Shotcut [Free] –

Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor available for windows, mac, and Linux. This is the best replacement for windows movie maker. Because windows movie maker is no longer available that is why Shotcut is in our Top 5 Best Video Editing Software for YouTube Creators list.

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Features –

Wide Format Support

  • Support for the latest audio and video formats thanks to FFmpeg
  • Supports popular image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences
  • No import required – native timeline editing
  • Frame-accurate seeking for many formats
  • Multi-format timeline: mix and match resolutions and frame rates within a project
  • Webcam capture
  • Audio capture
  • Support for 4K resolutions
  • Network stream playback (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP)
  • Frei0r video generator plugins (e.g. color bars and plasma)
  • Color, noise, and counter generators
  • EDL (CMX3600 Edit Decision List) export
  • Export single frame as image or video as image sequence

Audio Features

  • Audio scopes: loudness, peak meter, waveform, spectrum analyzer
  • Volume control
  • Audio filters:
    Balance, Bass & Treble, Band Pass, Compressor, Copy Channel, Delay, Downmix, Expander, Gain, High Pass, Limiter, Low Pass, Normalize: One Pass, Normalize: Two Pass, Notch, Pan, Reverb, Swap Channels
  • Audio mixing across all tracks
  • Fade in and out audio and fade video from and to black with easy-to-use fader controls on timeline
  • Cross-fade audio and video dissolve transitions easily by overlapping shots on the same track of the timeline
  • JACK transport sync
  • Tone generator

Video Effects

  • Video compositing across video tracks
  • HTML5 (sans audio and video) as video source and filters
  • 3-way (shadows, mids, highlights) color wheels for color correction and grading
  • Eyedropper tool to pick neutral color for white balancing
  • Deinterlacing
  • Auto-rotate
  • Fade in/out audio and fade video from and to black with easy-to-use fader controls on timeline
  • Video wipe transitions:
    bar, barn door, box, clock (radial), diagonal, iris, matrix, and custom gradient image
  • Track compositing/blending modes:
    Over, Add, Saturate, Multiply, Screen, Overlay, Darken, Dodge, Burn, Hard Light, Soft Light, Difference, Exclusion, HSL Hue, HSL Saturation, HSL Color, HSL Luminosity.
  • Video Filters:
    Alpha Channel: Adjust, Alpha Channel: View, Blur, Brightness, Chroma Key: Advanced, Chroma Key: Simple, Contrast, Color Grading, Crop, Diffusion, Glow, Invert Colors, Key Spill: Advanced, Key Spill: Simple, Lens Correction, 3D LUT, Mirror, Old Film: Dust, Old Film: Grain, Old Film: Projector, Old Film: Scratches, Old Film: Technicolor, Opacity, Rotate, Rutt-Etra-Izer, Saturation, Sepia Tone, Sharpen, Size and Position, Stabilize, Text, Vignette, Wave, White Balance
  • Speed effect for audio/video clips

Editing Features

  • Trimming on source clip player or timeline with ripple option
  • Easy-to-use cut, copy and paste operations
  • Append, insert, overwrite, lift, and ripple-delete editing on the timeline
  • 3-point editing
  • Hide, mute, and lock track controls
  • Multitrack timeline with thumbnails and waveforms
  • Unlimited undo and redo for playlist edits including a history view
  • Create, play, edit, save, load, encode, and stream MLT XML projects (with auto-save)
  • Save and load trimmed clip as MLT XML file
  • Load and play complex MLT XML file as a clip
  • Drag-n-drop files from file manager
  • Scrubbing and transport control

4. 5 Best Video Editing Software- Camtasia [Paid] –

Camtasia is a paid video editing and Screen Recording software. Yes, it can record your desktop screen. You can create eye-catching videos with Camtasia.

Camtasia

 

Features –

  • Add Special Video Effects – Apply Behaviors that are perfectly designed to animate your text, images, or icons. Get a crisp, polished look without being a professional video editor.
  • Drag-and-drop Your Edits – What you see is what you get. Every effect and element in your video can be dropped and edited directly in the preview window. And you can edit at resolutions up to beautiful 4K, for clear video at any size.
  • Get exceptional performance – Camtasia takes full advantage of your computer’s processor with 64-bit performance. You’ll get fast rendering times and enhanced stability—even on your most complex projects.
  • Animated Background – You’ll have access to a variety of backgrounds that grab attention right from the start.
  • Music Tracks – Use music to set the mood of your video. All tracks are royalty free and safe to use on YouTube and Vimeo.
  • Icons – Choose from hundreds of icons, or bring in your own straight from your computer.
  • Motion Graphics – Get lower thirds, intro slides, and more so you can start quickly and look great.

3. 5 Best Video Editing Software- Filmora [Paid] –

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Filmora’s delightfully intuitive design makes it easy for anyone to become a great video editor. This software has lots of source of filters, animated elements, and other modern video effects. And new Collections added every month.

Features –

  • 4K Editing Support –  Edit and export videos at resolutions of up to 4K.
  • GIF Support – Import, edit, and export.GIF files.
  • Noise Removal – Remove unwanted background noise easily.
  • Reverse – Flip your clips and play them backward.
  • Social Import – Import photos and clips directly from Facebook or other social media platforms.
  • Speed Control – Make your clips up to ten times faster or slower to create time lapses or slow-motion effects.
  • Frame by Frame Preview – Jump through your audio and video tracks one frame at a time for precise editing.
  • Color Tuning – Adjust the white balance and dynamic range of your clips.
  • Pan and Zoom – Add panning and zooming movements to still footage.
  • Picture in Picture (PIP) – Layer multiple video clips using the Picture in Picture track.
  • Audio Mixer – Adjust the audio of each individual track on your timeline.
  • Advanced Text Editing – Edit the color, size, font, and even animation of your text and titles.
  • Green Screen – Change your background and create special effects using the Chroma Key (Green Screen) tool.
  • Screen Recording – Easily record the screen of your computer and webcam.
  • Split Screen – Play two or more clips simultaneously.
  • 3D Lut – Choose from a selection of color grading presets inspired by popular movies.
  • Video Stabilization – Eliminate the effects of camera shake.
  • Tilt Shift – Detach your audio from your video clip and edit it separately.
  • Scene Detection – Have Filmora scan your clips for scene changes to save yourself time.
  • Audio Equalizer – Fine-tune your music and audio tracks.

Advance Level Video Editors


And finally the advanced video editing software. Where you can customize every bit of your editing process. Even you can make a movie out of it. I am not going to write the features in this section. Because you can do anything you want with that software.

2. 5 Best Video Editing Software- Magix Vegas Pro.

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1. 5 Best Video Editing Software- Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Conclusion –

So, let’s wrap up everything. That is the list for 5 Best Video Editing Software for YouTube Creators. Just like any other software, the more you spend, the more features you get. Though, the system requirement and learning curve also increase with that as well. Overall, if you are looking for a basic video editor that gets the job done, then go for ShotCut or Filmora. And for more control on every aspect of video editing then go for Adobe Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro.

I personally use Adobe Premiere Pro, but if I need more effects and advanced Animations then I use Adobe After Effects and import those files from After Effects into Premiere. I’ve no plans of switching to anything else.

5 Best Video Editing Software for YouTube Creators

5 Best Video Editing Software for YouTube Creators

5 Best Video Editing Software for YouTube Creators

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