One of the best ways to effectively convey a message to an audience is through the use of multimedia. And irrespective of how you choose to get it done, you sure will, at some point, require some of the best tools to do so.
While limited in features, there are some free video editing software you can use to cut, join, edit, and produce basic and beautiful videos on your timeline. But depending on your occupational need and, of course, budget, the best video editing software for professionals is what you need as they come with all the feature you need to create top-quality, award-winning video content.
Professional video editing software are usually used by vloggers, movie & music video producers, YouTubers, filmmakers, and, generally, any individual/company/agency that create professional videos that are projected to a large audience.
Listed below are some of the mostly used and popular video editing software used by professionals in the industry, their features, pricing and how to get them.
Best Video Editing Software for Professionals
1. Adobe Premiere Pro CC
The Adobe Premiere Pro is the best tool for editing videos from Adobe, and I doubt if there is any professional videographer that has not, not even once, come across this name either as a beginner or an intermediate.
It is interesting enough that the Adobe Premiere Pro has a tonne of features and functions you will need on a video editing tool. It is, however, more interesting that Adobe is always steadily pumping in more and more features to the software — like the latest VR compatibility.
Some highlight features of the Adobe Premiere Pro include support for 8k format, auto syncing, 3D editing, multicam support, unlimited video tracks support, and smooth integration with other Adobe tools like Photoshop, After Effects,
Adobe Premiere Pro is available on subscription basis only and costs $20.99 per month. See more about the Premiere Pro’s features, pricing and plans.
2. Pinnacle Studio
Ever since Pinnacle Studio was acquired by Corel in 2012, the tool has since climbed up to become a name to reckon with among the best video editing software for professionals; thanks to the numerous advanced features and functions it comes with.
The software recently received an upgrade to the latest version, the Pinnacle Studio 22, which brings in even better high-end features to the tool known for its simplistic user interface.
The best model of this software is the Pinnacle Studio 22 Ultimate which comes fully loaded with all of the newly added features: motion tracking, three and four-point editing, multicam capture, split screen with Keyframe, selective colour and more.
The Pinnacle Studio 22 Ultimate is available for a one-off payment of $129.95 and you can learn more about offers and pricing here.
3. Movavi Video Editor — Personal
Unlike the above-mentioned video editing software with price tag and subscription plans that are quite pricey for individuals or businesses on a low budget, Movavi is available with similar (and some better) features at a relatively lower price.
Movavi boast of a short learning curve, numerous effects, filters and output formats, and a smart montage wizard feature — an automatic video editor which that can quickly and automatically edit footages and make an instant movie out of them while you get to select a music of choice.
Like Movavi, Filmora is another inexpensive video editing software for professionals on a low budget. At the price the software comes at, it only has enough features to get the basic professional video editing and production job done.
Filmora offers two pricing model: subscription and outright purchase. For Windows OS, annual subscription cost is $39.99 and $44.99 for Mac PCs. Outright purchase for both Mac and Windows is $59.99.
5. Final Cut Pro X
The Final Cut Pro X is a product from Apple and supports Mac OS only. The software has been laced with incredible high-end features over the years that positions it as one of the go-to and best video editing software for professionals over the years.
Some feature of the Apple Final Cut Pro X include support for 360-degree VR contents, multicam editing, external monitor support, 3D tilting, HDR & HEVC support, improved color grading, XML importing, and a couple of other high-end features.
The Final Cut Pro X is available for Mac OS only for $299. This is a one-time payment which grants users access to installation multiple Mac devices, and automatic updates to the latest versions.
Be you a beginner, amateur, or pro, if you want to create videos of professional quality, there is always a tools for you, irrespective of your budget. Other notable mentions include:
- Nero Platinum 2018
- Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10
- Cyberlink PowerDirector 15