Video Editing Software Reviews & Comparisons 2014

Video Editing Software is a must have tool for editing professional videographers and anyone who want to tweak videos, make minor changes or even adding simple effect in video. Below are some of the video editing tools compared in details.

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Product Name Power Director 11 Ultra MAGIX Movie Edit Movavi Video Editor muvee Reveal X Pinnacle Studio Sony Movie Studio Adobe Premiere Elements Serif MoviePlus X6 Wondershare Video Editor
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Pricing US$ 69.95 US$ 49.99 US$ 39.95 US$ 59.99 US$ 59.95 US$ 94.95 US$ 79.99 US$ 79.99 US$ 39.99
Video Editing Software Features
Special Effects 225+ 1500+ 100+ 100+ 1800+ 300+ 250+ 200+ 300+
Slideshow Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Add Music Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3D Editing Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Movie Creation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4K / HD Editing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No HD Only HD Only HD Only
Split / Join Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Trim / Crop Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Supported Formats Many Many Many Many Many Many Many Many Many
Menu Templates Yes Yes No No No No No No No
General Information
Support 3 3 3 2 1 4 Chat 2 2
Supported OS(es) 4 4 5 4 3 3 5 4 5
Special Features Many Many Many No Many Many Many Many Many

Video Editing Software Guide

Just like with image editing software suites the amount of available video editing packages can be downright overwhelming. There are freeware, shareware and of course the commercial software suites to consider and even when you have decided on what capabilities that you need in a video editing software package, you are presented with several software suites all capable of doing what you need, at least on paper.

Therefore, in order to be able to wade through this overwhelming amount of available software packages a few questions need to be addressed, so that you can filter out the software that is not suitable or desired and only the relevant ones remain.

Freeware versus Commercial software

Literally everything can be obtained on the Internet for free. However, while this may sound great at first there are also downsides on using only freeware products, especially when it comes to editing video.

Freeware tools often are created for only one purpose. They can do one thing, and most likely very well, but for anything else you need another tool. This way it is easy to end up with lots of dedicated tools, while a single commercial package may have gotten you the tools all in one place and most likely of better quality because it is backed by a team of developers.

In short: It is safe to assume that for the occasional video editing job a freeware tool will most likely suffice. However, professional or amateur users that edit video often may have the need for a package offering more.

Amateurs and Professionals

While obviously professional video editors have a need for an advanced video editing suite, today amateur editors too have a growing need for the same software simply due to the amount of videos they edit. This in turn raises the question of what features a video editing software package should possess and what is less essential. However, fact remains that lots of advanced features that professionals need on a daily basis will never get used by amateur users.

Lots of features that come with packages, like for example with Adobe Premiere Elements, are never used by the average home user. Those people might be much happier with a package that offers less features and is easier to use and master, such as the Wondershare Video Editor. Tools like this still can produce professional-looking videos but without having to jump through all the hoops professional video editing suites require to achieve the same result. Of course not jumping through those hoops means a loss of finite control, but then again the question is, do you really need that level of control?

Also it has to be taken into consideration what will happen with the created videos once they are finalized. Are they to be uploaded to a file sharing service? If the answer is yes, selecting a suite geared towards this end would be preferred. If the answer is no and the goal is to store the videos privately, selecting a software suite that also provides cloud storage along with the suite may be the best choice.

Selecting the right video editing suite

Once the above questions have been answered, a limited selection of choices remain when it comes to choosing an video editor that's right for the tasks you need it for. And to make the ultimate selection and choose the package you will be working with, there is not much more advice to be given as it boils down to a matter of personal taste. Therefore, the only advice that can be given here is to make optimum use of the free trial periods that most video editing suites come with in order to test and try several suites to determine which one works best for your particular needs and tastes.









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