Top Video Editing Software you Need to Try

Video content is a powerful and extremely effective form of marketing. Here we share our top video editing software that you can start using, right away.


Ramzi Chamat / 8 Ways Media
2017-09-14 09:28:00

Like most new strategies, it takes time, effort and energy to get video content right, while you will also need to get a budget approved.

Though you may already have a high-quality camera built in to your smartphone to record your videos, you still need decent video editing software installed on your PC or Mac to successfully complete your videos.

With that in mind, here’s our pick of the top video editing software available, from the simplest options right through to the more complex:

1. Machete video Editor Lite (for Windows)

This is simple video-editing software which enables you to cut, copy and paste different sections of your video. With an intuitive yet simple interface, this software is easy to use and easily maintains the original quality of your video.

The main downsides are that the software doesn’t allow for audio editing while it only supports the AVI and WMV video formats. That being said, this is a fantastic option for those with limited video editing experience who only wish to make simple video edits.

2. Avidemux (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Avidemux is similar in nature to Machete Video Editor Lite, however it supports multiple video formats (including AVI, DVD, Mp4, QuickTime and MPEG), and features a number of filters including flipping, rotating clips, subtitles feature and colour adjustment. It also includes an extensive FAQ for those moments when you get stuck on a particular feature.

3. Wondershare Filmora (Windows/Mac)

Wondershare Filmora is a great option if you’re looking to start off with simple video editing functionality while becoming more advanced with time. The programme features an Easy Mode, which takes away the more complex features, while there is a Full Mode Feature that gives you more options including filters, overlays, playing clips in reverse and even using split-screen effects. The only downside to this software is that the free version includes a watermark to your videos, which can only be removed by using their paid service.

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4. WeVideo (Cloud-based)

Cloud-based video editing software is becoming increasingly popular, and WeVideo is certainly one of the most popular and advanced options on the market. Featuring audio editing options as well as a library of commercially licensed music, this is a superb option for those seeking to create a stunning one-off video. On the other hand if you’re planning to edit multiple videos, you only have 10GB of available cloud storage (free), though there are paid options available too.

5. Blender (for Windows, Mac and Linux)

On the other end of the spectrum we have Blender, which is the ideal option for those looking to produce truly professional, complex and highest-quality videos. This full-blown 3D animation suite allows modelling, rendering and motion tracking in addition to a wealth of other video editing features such as speed control, transitions and more. And although this software might be a little on the complex side for the amateur video editor, it’s the perfect option for those seeking to create absolutely outstanding video content.

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