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Gary this is a very information packed article. My first reaction was not so good because I don’t like a lot of ads in the middle of the content. However as I read on I see that most of what is there is other relative content videos and not ads, (except for the pureflix ad) although you may be affiliated with those producers and making a commission on them. So once I realized that then I got over my aversion to them.
In the midrange, there's Adobe Premiere Elements, which is cross-platform between Macs and PCs, and offers a lot more features and lots of help with creating effects. Professionals and prosumers have powerful, though pricey options in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro. Final Cut is a deceptively simple application that resembles iMovie in its interface and ease of use, but it offers massively deep capabilities, and many third-party apps integrate with it for even more power. Final Cut also makes excellent use of the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, as shown in photo above. Premiere Pro uses a more-traditional timeline and adds a large ecosystem of companion apps and plug-ins. It also excels in collaboration features, and of course plays well with Ancillary Adobe software such as After Effects and Photoshop.
We still live in the days of talkies, so you want to be able to edit the audio in your digital moves as well as the images. Most of the products included here offer canned background music, and many, such as Pinnacle Studio, can even tailor the soundtrack to the exact length of your movie. All of these programs can separate audio and video tracks, and most can clean up background noise and add environmental audio effects such as concert hall reverb. A couple of the products have an auto-ducking feature, which lowers background music during dialog—a definite pro-level plus.
Best Video Editing Software and Video Editing Tips
If you’d like some good video templates to use for your video projects (even if you don’t use Content Samurai), these 5 templates are currently on an 85% discount flash sale ($7 instead of $49, though the offer might be over by the time you’re reading this). The reason I mention them is that if you end up buying them, there is a one-time-offer to get access to Content Samurai for $297 per year. That means you’d be paying the equivalent of $24.75 per month for the service – a 48% discount.
Free video editing software often comes with legal and technical limitations, however. Some widely used codecs require licensing fees on the part of the software maker, meaning they can't offer free software that can handle these standard file formats. That said, the impressive open-source Shotcut does a lot of the same things that the paid applications in this roundup do, including things like chroma-keying and picture-in-picture. Shotcut is completely open-source and free, while another free option, Lightworks has paid options that remove a 720p output resolution limit. Note also that both Shotcut and Lightworks run on Linux as well as Windows and Mac.
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One of the most obvious stand-outs is the price with Content Samurai being one of better priced video apps on the market today for all you get. But the other key feature is the automatic scene creation from script which is a game changer because the key to building a massive online audience is to create content REGULARLY so that people repeatedly see your videos in their feeds. (This is how they get to know, like and trust you.)
Top 5 BEST VIDEO EDITING Software (2019)