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Top Video Editing Software

Gone are days when creating a short film or documentary was a task of technical expertise. 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 are available in industry — both paid and free. Broadcast Video Producer filtered the best ones for you!

AVS Video Editor

TAVS Video Editor can be the first choice of yours when you are looking for an easy to use, professional-quality-rich & quick video editor for your Windows computers. AVS Video Editor, developed by Online Media Technologies, offers a number of notable features such as a huge amount of effects, support for Blu-ray videos, multilingual support, ability to share videos directly through platforms like Facebook, Flick and MySpace and useful features such as stabilization. Considering these, VPS Video Editor is one of the best video editing software for Windows.

• Supported Input Formats: AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, AMV, 3GP, MPG, DAT, VCD etc.
• Supported Output Formats: AVI, MP4, WMV, SWF, FLV, MPG etc.
• Price: All software from AVS is available as a bundle for $59, but you have an unlimited trial version.

Adobe Premier Pro

Adobe Premier 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 Formats: Almost every popular video format
• Price: Different plans (individual and combo) are available through official site of Premier Pro

Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is the video editing tools that has helped filmmakers to edit some of your favourite 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 Input Formats: Any video format that is compatible with QuickTime
• Supported Output Formats: Any video format that is compatible with QuickTime
• Price: $299

Sony Vegas Movie Studio

I If you want to create stunning videos without consuming that much system resources, Sony Vegas Movie Studio will, most probably, be the best tool for Windows PCs. Sony Vegas Movie Studio is actually the minimized version of Sony Vegas Pro and it is meant for passionate professionals, who would find the simple interface, variety of features along with support for additional elements such as transitions, text, video stabilization, realtime effects etc. Altogether, its features make Sony Vegas Movie Studio an all-in-one solution for professionals who do not want to spend much.
• Supported Input Formats: MP4, AVI, WAV, WMV, QuickTime, MPEG-4 etc.
• Supported Output Formats: AVI, MP4, MPEG-4, WMV, WAV etc.
• Price: $49.95 (Trial version is available)


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

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 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)


Cinelerra is a video editing tool that lets Linux users edit videos in an intuitive manner that no previous experience is required. Written in C++, Cinelerra offers powerful features that are quite simplified by means of the simple UI it has. You can download Cinelerra for almost every Linux distribution and the tool will be quite useful, we bet. UI Cinelerra has three sections that help editors do their job neatly — Timeline, Viewer, Resource Window and Compositor.
• Supported Input Formats: Almost every Video Format, including HD
• Supported Output Formats: Almost every video format, including HD
• Price: Free

Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio is a widely used video editor available for Windows devices and it is a scaled-down version of a fully-fledged video editor from same developer. Through a number of impressive features, such as drag and drop editing of HD video, timeline-based editing up to 6 tracks, DVD authoring, title and overlay creation, free training, ability for adding sounds and music, collection of royalty-free tracks, a huge collection of transitions & effects, Pinnacle Studio has ensured top position when someone is looking for an effective video editing software for Windows.
• Supported Input Formats: AVI, MVC, QuickTime, MKV, HDV etc.
• Supported Output Formats: DVD, MPEG-4, MP4, QuickTime, MKV and some device-based platforms
• Price: $59.95

Corel VideoStudio

Corel VideoStudio comes from the same family of CorelDraw, the popular graphics suite. Powered by 64-bit power, Corel VideoStudio is something great, as the tool makes creative video editing a simple task for everyone. Also, when you purchase the ultimate version, you can get features such as variable speed in video editing, easier ways to create overlays and titles, multi-monitor support, DSLR enlarged mode, stop-motion animation etc.
• Supported Input Formats: Almost every video format including dedicated formats for devices like iPad, DSLRs and Smartphones
• Supported Output Formats: Almost every popular video format, including ability to export files as to be quite suitable in popular devices
• Price: $79.99


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 truly impressive collection of transitions, drag-based interface, iMovie Theatre that lets you watch movies from your Apple TV, ability to fine tune clips etc.
• Supported Input Formats: QuickTime compatible with HD support
• Supported Output Formats: QuickTime compatible with HD Support
• Price: $14.99


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 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 Formats: Almost every modern video format
• Price: Free


Kdenlive, built on MLT Framework, is a great solution when you are looking for an open-source video editing software that makes sense. Available for Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X, Kdenlive offers impressive features that are impressive when it comes to preparing stunning video results. Some other features of Kdenlive include rendering that you can pause according to your need, ability to apply special transition effects, multi-track editing feature etc.
• Supported Formats: MPEG2, MP4 and other popular video formats
• Price: Free


If you are looking for the best free video editing software in market, for Windows PCs, ivsEdits will be one of the finer choices you can make. Through its simple User Interface, ivsEdits can impress almost every editor as far as he or she does not want to spend much on video editing solutions. Some notable features of ivsEdits are multiple live inputs, multi-camera editing, various video effects, realtime video I/O, hardware integration etc.
• Supported Formats: Most popular video formats
• Price: Free