Whether you’re making a YouTube video or a commercial, you always need video editing software that put all the raw footage together. Here are our picks for the best video editing applications for PC.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the best video editing software which is used by most of the top professionals to edit YouTube videos, commercials and short films. It provides all the high-end editing tools that can help you in creating the perfect video content. It supports all types of video formats like 4K, 8K and VR. However, to use Adobe premiere pro, you need to learn how to use it first. Because it’s an advanced level video editing software and without learning it, you cannot create high-quality video content.
Adobe Premiere Pro is available on both Windows and macOS and you can buy it from Adobe official website. It will cost you around $21 (R324) per month. If you want the subscription to other apps like Lightroom, Illustrator, Photoshop etc. as well then it will cost you around $53 (R817) per month which is quite expensive for beginners.
Apple Final Cut Pro
Apple Final Cut Pro is another advanced level video editing software that is quite popular among all the top professionals. The software provides all the advanced level tools to the user which is necessary for creating the best video content. The only downside of Final Cut Pro is that it is only available on Mac and you cannot use it on Windows. This is the reason many professional editors use Premiere Pro for editing videos.
It is quite a powerful software and it is optimized perfectly for all Mac devices which makes it quite easy to use. It has a wide range of tools and effects that you can use to edit your videos.
You can buy the software from the Mac App Store for $299.99 (around R4,620). After buying the software, you don’t have to pay any monthly or annual subscription fee.
CyberLink PowerDirector 365
CyberLink PowerDirector 365 is quite an impressive video editing application for PC. It has both Windows and Mac versions. You can buy the software from CyberLink official website. The price of the software is reasonable when you compare all the features you get for editing videos. It is available for $4.58 (R70.60) per month or you can buy it for the whole year by paying $54.99 (R848) per month. For beginners, it is just a little complex and they will struggle a bit when editing videos on it. So, it is better to see some video tutorials that can help you to get familiar with the software.
CapCut Video Editor
You might be wondering why there is a mobile video editing app included in the list of such powerful video editing tools. The truth is CapCut video editor is a great video editing app that helps in creating the perfect short-form video content. The app is launched specifically for TikTok users as it is developed by TikTok parent company ByteDance. It provides a range of video editing tools and some unique features that makes it a useful video editing tool for beginners.
The app doesn’t have any PC version but you can use it by installing an Android emulator. Any Android emulator will work but we suggest you install BlueStacks as it offers a smooth Android experience on PC. If you’re unable to find the app on Play Store, you can download the APK file from this link and install the app on your Android emulator.
Filmora from Wondershare
Filmora is really a great video editing application for professional editors and newbies who are just starting. The simple interface and amazing built-in features of Filmora make it the ideal software for YouTubers. It is relatively cheap as compared to some other PC-based video editing applications.