For any type of video content, good editing is the backbone that decides its ultimate quality. Especially in the case of vlogging, editing is the primary tool of storytelling for creators.
Whether you want to document your adventures at the escape room Bangalore or show a glimpse of your daily life to your viewers, editing is the key to making your content fun to watch and retain the audience’s attention. Come to think of it, in comparison to other types of content on YouTube that have at least one performance aspect (dance, singing, making art) to add to their spectacle; vlogging has nothing of that sort to offer. So, it isn’t out of line to say that your quality of editing primarily determines your success as a YouTube vlogger.
If you are wondering which video editing tool out of the hundreds out in the market will be a good choice to invest in, check out this top 10 best video editing software:
1. CyberLink Powerdirector 365
- LUT color presets for you to use
- Intuitive transitions for your videos
- Pre-defined effects for your videos
- Motion graphic titles for video editing
- Access to animated images and graphics as layovers on your video(s).
- Watermark cannot be removed from your videos without the premium version
- A wide spectrum of features that can be hard to get accustomed to.
InVideo is especially useful for social media marketers, business owners, and YouTube creators.
- User-friendly interface
- Over 5000 customizable video templates
- Great for beginners and professionals alike
- Automated voice overs, HD resolution, speed controls, video stabilization, etc.
- Your videos remain free of watermarks
- Automated text-to-speech features
- Video duration remains capped at 15 minutes
Veed is an ideal option for those who want to start editing videos without having to learn too much of the technicalities.
- Templates to edit your video(s)
- User-friendly interface to work on
- Helpful customer support options
- Resizing and rotating your video(s)
- Annotation of video(s)
- Green screen editing options
- Screen recording options
- Downloading SRT files
- Exporting preset settings as per requirement
- Inability to work on animations
- No mobile app version
- No watermarks
- Options for screen and audio recording that are useful for content such as tutorials, gameplays, or voiceovers.
- Unlimited cloud storage options
- Audio and video importing from YouTube and other URLs.
- AI-based features like automatic subtitle generation, background removal tool, and automated translation.
- Few stock photos available
- Video duration is capped at just 7 minutes (in the free version)
5. Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most renowned and advanced editing tools. It is preferred by people who have mastered the basics of editing first.
- Editing the audio, color, and graphics of your content
- Several exporting video formats
- Features for 3D-editing
- Multi-camera editing
- HDR support
- A high-quality collection of stock photos, footage, FX, and audio
- Automated reframing tool
- Slow rendering of video(s)
- Has a complex user interface
- The platform crashes down often
Flixier works as cloud-based editing software. It is the most practical option for small to medium-sized businesses and anyone who might not have a very powerful PC.
- Video rendering within 60 seconds
- Easy communication among collaborators through time-stamped comments
- Seamless access to the Flixier cloud storage
- Only a few ready-to-use video templates
- Unavailability of stock videos
- Lack of modern animation effects
- Lack of proper color grading features
Apart from your usual trimming and splitting features, this software offers some advanced features, all the while being easy to use.
- An impressive collection of stock images, footage, and sounds
- Slow-mo editing
- Recording features through screen and webcam (which operate simultaneously)
- Effortless integration with social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
- Separate audio export options
- 4K UHD resolution video export
- Unlimited storage on the cloud
- No limit on video duration on the premium version
- No watermarking on video(s)
- Even the premium version offers a few stock photos, videos, audio, etc.
- Limited availability of video templates
8. Final Cut Pro X
This advanced tool is compatible only with Macbooks and desktops that run on macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 or later versions.
- User-friendly and simple interface
- Several effects and plug-ins are available
- Enhanced graphics, audio, and transitions
- Presence of a magnetic timeline
- Editing of videos using multiple cameras
- Intuitive color grading options
- Only mac users can use it
- Seemingly expensive to avail
Filmora is a good video editing software that can be used as both an online video editing platform and as a mobile app.
- User-friendly interface
- Has a drag and drop interface
- Importing and exporting video(s) in almost any known format
- Video stabilization effects
- Color tuning options in your video(s)
- Advanced text editing options
- Panning and zooming of movements
- Speed monitoring and controlling options
- The editing software crashes down occasionally
- Poor application of transition effects
Lightworks is popularly used by filmmakers and broadcasters for editing videos.
- Easily customizable interface
- User-friendly interface
- Animated text effects
- Availability of 2D and 3D titles
- Multiple-camera editing options
- Variety of in-built presets
- Supports video in almost every known format
- Color correction options
- Lack of official ‘how to use’ tutorials
- No HD video exports in the free version
- The free version has very limited features
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