1. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Hello everyone!

    I'm in the process of updating a post on the best home video editing software, and I'd like to know what your favorites are.

    Best home video editing software | Windows Central

    Thanks for your suggestions!

    Cale
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    01-12-2017 03:48 PM
  2. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi Cale ! I'm not into that,but here are 15 you can look at. Most are paid programs. You didn't state if you wanted free versions!
    Top 15 Best Video Editing Software in 2016 (Free and Paid)
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    01-12-2017 04:33 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Hi Cale ! I'm not into that,but here are 15 you can look at. Most are paid programs. You didn't state if you wanted free versions!
    Top 15 Best Video Editing Software in 2016 (Free and Paid)
    Cale is on the staff.
    He is rewriting an article and is polling the members here.
    He's not looking for software per se :)
    Last edited by Guytronic; 01-12-2017 at 06:28 PM.
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    01-12-2017 06:04 PM
  4. holdum333's Avatar
    Hello everyone!

    I'm in the process of updating a post on the best home video editing software, and I'd like to know what your favorites are.

    Best home video editing software | Windows Central

    Thanks for your suggestions!

    Cale
    Hi I understand that! I just gave him 15 programs to check out!
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    01-12-2017 06:25 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    My apologies there.
    I read as what is each ones favorite to recommend.
    (It's difficult to answer via mobile apps at times)

    When I did a small amount of video edit's I thought Premier to be very complete and not all that complicated after using Adobe CS4 for so many years.
    Once you get used to Adobe's way of doing things it's not hard to figure out the user interface across most of Adobe's products.
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    01-12-2017 06:41 PM
  6. ashyu's Avatar
    I've used Lightworks the most (https://www.lwks.com/). It is a professional non-linear editor (NLE) that was actually used to cut some major, very well known films over the past couple decades from Pulp Fiction to The Wolf on Wall Street (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightw..._and_tv_series).

    Amazingly, even though it is used professionally, within the last few years they have released it for free for export to Vimeo and YouTube. Paid options are available if you need more export formats then that.

    It uses the two-scene style of editing and is very quick to get around and fine-tune the cuts. One of the features I like the most is the ability to cut directly on the main timeline, letting you join and unjoin cuts and adjusting them either in real time or frame-by-frame. There are even great tools for multi-camera syncing. I used it to cut video for a couple weddings that I did videography for (non-professionally, as a favour to friends).

    I feel for the price, feature set, and professional polish, Lightworks can't be beat if the Vimeo and YouTube exports are sufficient for your needs.
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    01-12-2017 08:10 PM
  7. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Thanks for the great suggestions, everyone. Does anyone else have any they'd like to add to the list?
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    01-13-2017 12:14 PM
  8. Axeelant's Avatar
    Pinnacle Studio Ultimate is the one I use. I'd say it's semi-professional but still quite simple to use for anyone really.
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    01-14-2017 08:11 AM
  9. mjperry51's Avatar
    Former Broadcast editor here, from 2" quad machines to 3/4" UMatic. Adobe Premier CS6 has been very serviceable for me. No reason to look elsewhere.

    Combined with After Effects a very powerful post production suite.
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    01-14-2017 08:42 AM
  10. holdum333's Avatar
    Thanks for the great suggestions, everyone. Does anyone else have any they'd like to add to the list?
    Hi ! I don't have any more suggestions, but I have noticed that you are the author of a lot of the "How to" tutorials here at WC, and I would like to thank you personalty.
    Good stuff! You are appreciated my friend! Now please create a decent search engine so I can find the one I need.
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    01-14-2017 06:02 PM
  11. HeyCori's Avatar
    Hello everyone!

    I'm in the process of updating a post on the best home video editing software, and I'd like to know what your favorites are.

    Best home video editing software | Windows Central

    Thanks for your suggestions!

    Cale
    Adobe Premier Pro, but Adobe Premier Elements is also good.
    01-14-2017 06:48 PM
  12. Dan Harris's Avatar
    I just bought Movie Edit Touch for £3.09 on the store today. It's not got the best UI things are a bit rough around the edges but it helped me create a really simple video very quickly.

    It has a couple of decent transitions and let me add text easily enough. Would be good to have more options on the text and more intuitive controls but for three quid it did what I needed with pretty much no learning curve.
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    01-16-2017 06:20 PM
  13. Dan Harris's Avatar
    Is it easy to combine videos and add transitions in Premier Elements? I want something easy to use for creating small demo videos of my apps. I used a cheap app from the store to throw together some webcam footage with a few transitions and liked how easy it was to use, just want more options and more polished UI but without getting too complex.
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    01-16-2017 06:21 PM
  14. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken, Premiere Elements has video merge and plenty of transitions. Are you familiar with other Adobe software like Photoshop? Yes or no, PE is pretty easy to get the hang of.
    01-19-2017 11:34 AM
  15. Duvi's Avatar
    Sony Vegas is a popular one in the gaming scene. I suck at it and haven't taken it seriously, but did my first real edit for 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild', using it.

    03-27-2017 12:42 AM
  16. Ninel delacruz's Avatar
    Hey Cale,
    Here is another suggestion: VSDC Free Video Editor
    It's free and has everything - from simple cut/split/rotate/zoom to color correction and blending modes.
    Would be great to hear your opinion on this one!
    04-01-2017 03:24 PM
  17. kingtigre's Avatar
    I've used Sony Vegas, Grass Valley Edius, Newtek Speed edit, DaVinci Resolve, and Adobe Premiere. (probably several others too) My go to video editing software is Adobe Premiere.

    Worth noting that DaVinci Resolve has a Free tier. And is VERY good.
    04-05-2017 09:04 AM
  18. mtf1380's Avatar
    Adobe Premier Pro CC is what I use.
    04-05-2017 09:22 AM
  19. Angela444's Avatar
    For my videos editing I use Bolide Movie Creator - Video Editing Software for Windows. I'm not a professional, but I find it very easy-to-use, cheap and convenient. I can add visual and sound effects, preview editing results in real-time and splice clips together using one of 30 different transitions. A lot of people suggest using Adobe Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve, but I haven't tried them yet.
    04-27-2017 03:09 PM
  20. chain13's Avatar
    Lightworks.
    05-13-2017 11:47 PM

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