Best Video Editor | List of Movie Editing Software | Top 10 Editors Apps

The video editing software is an application program that is responsible for video and sound editing after the production of digital video sequences in a non-linear computer editing system (NLE). It has replaced traditional film editing tools celluloid flat base and analog machines online edition of videotape to tape.

Working with the video editor involves four stages:

  • Downloading material from external sources.
  • Add material (video, image and sound) on appropriate paths.
  • Editing tracks (cutting, sticking, adding subtitles, special effects, transitions between movie fragments or photos, voice comments).
  • Compilation of the film as a single movie file (in avi, mpg, mp4, mov, flv, wmv, mswmm formats) or as a whole presentation on a CD/DVD (DVD authoring), as well as on a Blu-ray disc, a video cassette.

The last stage is often performed in specialized programs. However, most of the leading video editors have built-in simplified tools for creating a CD, DVD and Blu-ray interface.

List of important software used for video editing is given below, vote for best movie editor and re-rank the list.

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X is a video editing program that works on the Macintosh environment of the production company Apple. The program was officially released in April 2011 at the Finals Cat Pro in Los Angeles and Bali at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Apple released a new free version, Final Cut Pro X 10.1, which only works on OS X Mavericks.

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2. Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a non-linear editor (NLE) video editing program from Adobe Systems. It is one of the software product from Adobe Creative Suite, but can also be purchased alone. Even if purchased alone, it includes Adobe Encore and Adobe OnLocation. Although the first two versions are only available for Windows, version CS3 is available for both Windows and Mac OS X. CS3 is available in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian and Spanish.

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3. Autodesk Flame

Autodesk Flame

Industry leading real-time visual effects design and synthesis system.

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4. DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve offers a non-linear edition of a multitude of video formats and in many aspects. Due to the large number of tools included, it is necessary to differentiate between editing tools, color correction tools and export tools.

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5. Edius


In Edius, you can create unlimited video and audio tracks, and mixing up a variety of timeline material, no matter what the resolution and frame rate, is not a problem. Three-way color correction and compositing filters in real-time with Wave form monitor or vector scope control, Freely selectable resolution up to 4K, 10-bit and multi-cam support, loudness meter and numerous professional output formats (eg MXF, DVCPro, GXF, QuickTime, XDCAM, MPEG-2, AVCHD etc.) to the creation of Blu-ray discs or write back to AVCHD camcorders are just some of the features of Edius.

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6. Blender


Blender, also known as blender 3D, is a computer program of open source, developed by the Blender Foundation for modeling, animation, texturing, composition, rendering, video editing and creation of interactive applications in 3D, such as games, presentations and others, through its integrated game engine, the Blender Game Engine. It is available under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later. Blender also has parts licensed under the Python Software Foundation License.

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7. Vegas Pro Edit

Vegas Pro Edit

Vegas Pro is a commercial video editing program of the company Magix Software. The editing software is suitable for video, high definition, audio and compositing. It was created from an audio software company Sonic Foundry. Vegas is distributed exclusively for Windows PCs. The software was developed by Sony Creative Software until May 2016 and has been part of Magix ever since.

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8. Camtasia


In the editor of Camtasia Studio you can import files in various formats to the library of clips and sort them by time and by track using the timeline, which is quite common in current video editors. You can add overlays of different types, including the settings that the user wants to make, such as when and how to show the cursor, or some panoramic and zoom effects, such as the Ken Burns effect. Camtasia Studio 8 and Camtasia Mac 2 offer numerous options to improve the sessions of the recorded screen to attract attention with the cursor or to highlight section (s) of the screen or to better illustrate the presenter's actions on the screen.

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9. Adobe Presenter Video Express

Adobe Presenter Video Express

Adobe presenter video express is a great tool for creating amazing videos easily. Using video Express it's simple to personalize your backgrounds when you first launch video express you'll see a giant blue button at the bottom of the screen, it make background awesome.

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10. Avid Media Composer

Avid Media Composer

Media Composer is a non-linear editing system, produced by Avid Technology. It was released in 1989 on the Macintosh II as an "off-line" editing system. Since then, the application's tools have been improved to allow the editing of movies, in standard definition (SD), high definition (HD, Full HD, 2K) and very high definition (UHD, 4K and +) for the editing and finishing. However the software does not read native 4k files, so the user has to go through proxies or third-party software.

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11. Flowblade


It uses the MLT framework, as well as the G'MIC digital processing library. It also supports effect plugins in Frei0r and LADSPA format, as well as all video formats managed by FFmpeg and libav. Some see it as a frontend to MLT and ffmpeg, it allows different audio and video effects.

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12. Lightworks


Lightworks is a professional video editing program used for editing and mastering movies in 2K and 4K as well as TV productions in PAL, NTSC and HD in 2D and 3D. Lightworks is one of the pioneers of computer-based film editing and has been developing since 1989. Numerous internationally acclaimed and Oscar-winning feature films, including Martin Scorsese's Departed, Mission: Impossible, Shutter Island, Pulp Fiction, Braveheart and Batman were edited on Lightworks. Currently the program is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The release of an open source version, as well as versions for these last two operating systems was announced in May 2010.

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13. Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects

14. iMovie


15. Filmora


16. Vegas Movie Studio

Vegas Movie Studio

17. Cyberlink PowerDirector

Cyberlink PowerDirector

18. Cinelerra


19. Corel VideoStudio

Corel VideoStudio

Corel VideoStudio (formerly Ulead VideoStudio) is Corel Corporation software. Originally developed by the Taiwanese company Ulead Systems. As a beginner product for the field of video editing, various tasks can be performed with the help of assistants. Basic features include video editing, blending, video effects, text editing, audio underpinning, etc. The software supports many different video formats (including HD), such as MPEG or AVI, but also audio and image formats. In addition, Corel VideoStudio allows you to create DVD menus. For this purpose, numerous templates are included. The newer versions also allow Blu-ray and 3D editing.

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20. WeVideo


21. ScreenFlow


22. Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio

23. Xedio


24. Screencast-O-Matic


25. Natron


26. mimoLive

27. Pitivi

28. VideoPad Video Editor

29. Kdenlive

30. OpenShot Video Editor

31. AVS Video Editor

32. Shotcut

33. Media 100 Suite

34. BlackBird

35. ivsEdits

36. VSDC Free Video Editor

37. Magix Movie Edit Pro

38. Roxio Creator

39. Action Cam Movie Creator

40. XSplit Broadcaster

41. Microsoft Photos

42. Autodesk Smoke

43. Nero Vision

44. QuickTime X

45. Movavi

46. muvee Reveal

47. Adobe Premiere Elements

48. FFmpeg

49. Powtoon

50. ActivePresenter

51. LiVES

52. Microsoft Expression Encoder

53. MPEG Video Wizard DVD

54. Debugmode Wax

55. AviSynth

56. VirtualDub

57. Avidemux

58. ArcSoft ShowBiz

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