Top 8 Best Video Editing Software for 2017

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Gone are days when creating a short film or documentary was a task of technical expertise and one should be quite a professional to deal with editing and related tasks. Now, however, after dawn of all these revolutionary technologies and their day-to-day applications, video editing too has become an easy-to-accomplish task, if you know which video editors you should use. A huge number of video editing software available in industry — both paid and free —, it will be probably a tough task for you to choose one editing tool from the list and then to accomplish your editing task!

1. Adobe Premier Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is an immensely popular, timeline-based video editor that is available for Windows and Mac. In a condition that you are ready to spend, Adobe Premier Pro will be an awesome video editing tool, particularly when we consider features such as Integration with After Effects and Photoshop, top-notch video masking features, superb transitions etc.

  • Supported Platforms: Windows, Mac, and Cloud
  • Supported Formats: Almost every popular video format
  • Price: Different plans (individual and combo) are available through official site of Premier Pro
  • Key Features: HD Support, Multi-Track editing, storyboard mode, unlimited audio and video tracks, linear timecode display, and NDE.

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2. Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is the video editing tools that has helped filmmakers to edit some of your favorite movies including The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Being a video editing software developed by Apple Inc, Final Cut Pro has a number of noticeable features such as an impressive user interface, quite useful keyboard shortcuts & lots more. So, if you afford video editing in your Mac, Final Cut Pro is the best video editor for Mac, we assure.

  • Supported Platforms: Macintosh
  • Supported Input Formats: Any video format that is compatible with QuickTime
  • Supported Output Formats: Any video format that is compatible with QuickTime
  • Price: $299
  • Key Features: HD Support, Non-destructive editing, storyboard mode, up to 99 video tracks and 99 audio tracks

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3. Sony Vegas Pro

 

Sony Vegas Pro can be called the BIG BROTHER of Sony Vegas Movie Studio, as it offers enhanced features and it will need you to pay more. Sony Vegas Pro brings a number of intuitive yet productive features such as powerful effects, support for iOS devices through corresponding application, stereoscopic 3D editing, enhanced audio control, support for 4K video, multi-track audio environment, impressive media management, DVD Layout and Design along with one option to preview what you have done. Of course, Sony Vegas Pro will be the best video editing software for those professionals who are ready to pay.

  • Supported Platforms: Windows
  • Supported Input Formats: AVI, MP4, WMV, WMA, OMA, OGG, AAF, AIF etc.
  • Supported Output Formats: MP4, WAV, WMV, MVC, MP3 etc.
  • Price: $599.95 (Trial version also available)
  • Key Features: HD Support, Non-destructive editing, unlimited video & audio tracks, linear timecode display.

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4. Lightworks

Lightworks

We’ve seen different video editing software for different platforms, but Lightworks is the only video editor that does have support for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. Some unmatchable features of Lightworks include dedicated & powerful support for the background I/O, dedicated keyboard to enhance video editing experience, multi-cam editing as well as an impressive set of real-time effects that will come in handy when it comes to professional video editing. The list of features also includes the dedicated web export option, background export, import, and rendering etc.

  • Supported Platforms: Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Supported Input Formats: Almost Every Video Format including High Definition ones
  • Supported Output Formats: Almost Every Video Format including High Definition ones
  • Price: Lightworks is free to download, but it has a Pro version as well
  • Key Features: HD Support, Non-destructive editing, storyboard mode, unlimited video tracks and audio tracks, Linear timecode display

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5. iMovie

 

Here comes iMovie, yet another popular and immensely used video editor for Macintosh devices, which comes from Apple Inc. Being a tool from Apple Inc, iMovie can help you deal with video editing even while you are using an iOS-based device — let that be your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Although iMovie has a tremendous number of features, some of those include a truly impressive collection of transitions, drag-based interface, iMovie Theatre that lets you watch movies from your Apple TV, the ability to fine tune clips etc.

  • Supported Platforms: Macintosh and iOS
  • Supported Input Formats: QuickTime compatible with HD support
  • Supported Output Formats: QuickTime compatible with HD Support
  • Price: $14.99
  • Key Features: NDE, HD Support, 2 video tracks and 4 audio tracks, linear timecode display and storyboard mode.

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6. CyberLink PowerDirector

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PowerDirector from CyberLink is a consumer-focused software for video editing, and it comes with a simple UI that is capable of allowing any user get accustomed with the tool in seconds. From Professional looking animations as well as slideshows to stunning videos, CyberLink PowerDirector has an option for you; you can keep editing even when you are away from PC because CyberLink has published Smartphone applications for this tool. Apart from a number of transitions that are built it, you can get more from DirectorZone as well.

  • Supported Platforms: Windows
  • Supported Input Formats: FLV, AVI, 3GP, AVI, DAT, WMV, MPEG-4, MP4 etc
  • Supported Output Formats: MVC, MPEG-4, MKV, WMV, QuickTime etc.
  • Price: $74.99
  • Key Features: High Definition support, NDE, 100 audio and video tracks, linear timecode display and storyboard mode.

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7. Pitivi

Pitivi video editing software

Pitivi is an open-source video editing software that is available for Linux-based devices and it offers an intuitive UI in a way that Pitivi can be your favorite in a few seconds. Although Pitivi offers more than enough features for all video editors, some of the notable ones are simple yet effective video editing capabilities, hundreds of transitions, filters and effects, availability in multiple languages, precision-based video editing etc.

  • Supported Platforms: Linux
  • Supported Formats: Almost every modern video format
  • Price: Free
  • Key Features: HD Support, NDE, Multi-Track editing, unlimited video and audio tracks, and linear timecode display.

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8. Windows Movie Maker

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Although simple, Windows Movie Maker can come in handy if you want to create videos without using that much of system resources. Through its ultra-simple User Interface, Windows Movie Maker will help you add transitions, set up tracks and export the video into a Windows-compatible media format — things are simple enough, we hope.

  • Supported Platforms: Windows
  • Supported Formats: Any Windows-compatible media format
  • Price: Free
  • Key Features: HD Support, Storyboard Mode, 1 video track and 2 audio tracks, linear timecode display.

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So, we have finished our list of best video editing software to use in 2017 and we are pretty much sure that you will have some suggestions for us. Shall we wait for those through comments?

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