Are you the unsung photographer of your family? Are you the unofficial director of all the family videos and films? Wanna get acknowledged for your work? Wanna be showered be praises?
You have come to the right place!! Like every high-end video game has some cheat codes, technology has laid out some incredible video editing tools which if used rightly, will make you feel like a Tarantino from the inside.
Let’s get started…..
#1. Sony Vegas Movie Studio: It is one of the best editing tools for a Windows platform. Generally, professionals who are working on a shoe-string budget opt for it. The interface is simple to understand and user-friendly. Sony Vegas Movie Studio is basically the scaled down or a minimized version of Sony Vegas pro. It provides a set of features such as video stabilization,real-time effects etc. It supports formats like MP4, AVI, WAV, WMV, QuickTime, MPEG-4 etc. However, there is one flaw which only a professional can understand i.e it can edit only with 10 audio tracks and 10 video tracks. This is just a minor flaw and it is overshadowed by its capacity to perform DV batch capture. It can be performed only by sophisticated video editors. It can provide up to 13 types of audio effects which are quite commendable.
#2. Wax: It is one of those editing tools that can suit both the professionals and the once in a while videographers. It works in two modes; 1) a stand alone application strictly for beginners and 2) as a “Plug-in” to video editors/NLEs which will suit the professionals in this field. Wax has a set of plug-ins which can be used to produced customized and unique effects. These plug-ins are termed as “Presets”. It is a freeware available for personal use and for professional use as well. Right-now, Wax can work as a plug-in with Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, and Pure Motion edit studio.
#3. Adobe Premiere Pro: Going by the very first line of its Wikipedia page, it is a timeline based editing program. It is hugely popular because of its video-masking and transitioning features. It is supported on a Windows platform as well as on Mac. This tool is also part of the Adobe Creative Cloud which includes graphic design and web development. The most maddening thing the software has to offer is that the workflow is integrated with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After effects. Lastly, it is one of the safest programs for a professional and a fascinating one for a professional.
#4. Final cut Pro: You remember this movie”The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”? Amazing movie right? Well *news flash*, it was edited using this tool! Being an Apple product, it has some amazing features to offer. It is capable of editing any QuickTime compatible video formats such as DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM (via plug-in), 2K, 4K and 5K film formats. In case, your QuickTime video isn’t playing properly, know how fixing unplayable QuickTime video file can be performed without any fuss. And, needless to say, it will be compatible with all the Mac platforms.
#5. Lightworks: Now, why this video editing tool has the complete right to stand out from the rest; it is because it is supported by not only Windows but also Mac and Linux Operating systems. Not to forget,it has an award in its to name ,not just any award but the prestigious Emmy award. It is a Non-Linear editing tool which supports resolution up to 4k and more of all it also supports videos in SD and HD formats. The software provides a remarkable set of real-time effects. Apart from that, it has a keyboard capable of multi-cam edits. Another notable feature includes background import-export option.
So here’s the list that you require to enhance your editing skills. Just get going and with time you will become a Pro! Indeed 🙂