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So in today’s YouTube video, we’re gonna talk about free software that you can use for your video editing, especially if you’re gonna be doing the video for YouTube.
Now, in a previous, older video, I talked about the best overall software for video editing.
Today, we’re gonna talk about the free stuff.
I know a lot of YouTubersdon’t have the budget for the type of programs that I use, which are Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.
And there are cheaper solutions out there that I’ll cover in a whole other video, like Adobe Premiere Elements and Corel Video Editor, but again, I will cover those in detail in a whole other video.
Today, we’re just gonna talk about free software.
And we’re gonna focus on three of them.
We’re gonna focus on iMovie for the Mac, we’re gonna focus on WindowsMovie Maker for Windows, and we’re going to talk about another free editing software called Lightworks, and why I don’t recommend it.
So most of you are familiar with iMovie and Windows Movie Maker.
You know that these free software exist.
What you may not know is that many YouTubers today still use them and got their start on them.
And these programs are perfectly fine for you doing basic vlogging-style videos, and even a little bit of the commercial stuff as well.
There are companies that take advantage of this software for their YouTube channel.
So these programs aren’t bad.
There are limitations, however.
For one thing, you don’t get multitrack editing.
What that means is you can’t sit there and do multiple layers of videos stacked on top of each other, you can’t do, you know, pop-up stuff on the screen.
So, that’s gonna be a problem for you.
Also, there are some issues regarding how you utilize audio tracks when compared to the paid software.
And these programs, again, they’re limited in what you can do.
You can only use certain video file formats with them.
They don’t have a lot of robust features.
But, they are good for someone just starting out and learning how to edit.
And, of course, they’re free.
So, if you’re a younger person in the audience, and you don’t have money for software, or your parents can’t invest in that for you, then you can still do great video editing work using the free software until you’re ready to move onto something else.
Now, at some point, I will do tutorials on the channel with how to use these free software applications to do some basic video editing.
I will have to refresh myself with them a little bit because honestly, I haven’t used them for quite a while because I have access to professional-grade software and intermediate software for other people.
So, videos that I will cover in the future regarding some lower-level software just below the professional stuff are going to be things like Corel Video Editor andAdobe Premiere Elements, which are affordable.
These are programs under $50and $100 that you can use for your video editing.
I’ll have links to them in the description below so if you can afford those; then you can step up to those from your basic video editing software that came free with your computer.
What I will say about iMovie is that iMovie has some pretty advanced features if you know where to look for them.
You can control, for example, the look and the color grading of your videos in iMovie to create a film look for your videos.
In Windows Movie Maker, you can’t necessarily do that, but there are features for making your titles, and that can come in handy as well.
And it does have some interesting transitions and wipes that you can use for your videos or presentations.
So, I would say that that’s pretty cool for free software.
And it’s come a long way from what it was back in the day.
Now, as for Lightworks, Lightworks is competitive with higher-end software.
My problem with it is that it’s just too complicated for beginners.
You could use it, but again, the interface is clunky,it’s super complicated, and it’s not nearly as intuitive as the other two programs, and that’s why I don’t recommend it.
But, if you have good experiences with Lightworks, I don’t wanna say don’t use it, I’m just saying that if you find Windows Movie Maker and iMovie to be easier, then use that until you can afford professional-grade software or intermediate software, something from Adobe or Corel, or Final Cut from Apple, something like that.
Or, there might be some other applications that I might cover that come out of the iTunes App Store that might be affordable for you as well.
Regarding free software for screencasting, because some of you want to just record tutorials like I do, well there are some free programs that you can use for that.
If you have a Mac, you can use QuickTime, and that will record your screen.
And if you want to use it on Windows, QuickTime won’t work there, but you can use CamStudio, which is a free application for screen recording that you can use.
I had some success with that years and years ago with some of my first Photoshop tutorials.
So, I would recommend either of those for screen recording and capture what’s going on on your computer screen.
And both of those applications are completely free.
I believe you can also use CamStudio on Mac, I’m not gonna swear to that, but I do know that it works on Windows, and like I said, you can use QuickTime and the screen recorder there if you’re on a Mac.
If you want to use the iSight cam on your Mac computer and just do blogging that way, you can also use QuickTimeto do that as well in the movie recorder mode.
So that is something that you can take advantage of that’s free and can let you do some simple logging with your webcam.
Also, don’t forget that YouTube has a built-in video editor, so you could always just upload your videos directly to YouTube, and your cuts and your edits there.
It also has some filters and some effects, so you should check those out as well.
So that’s my take on some of the best video editing software you can get for free, especially if you’re a YouTuber.
I hope you guys enjoyed this video.
If you have questions, definitely leave those in the comments section below.
If there are video editing applications that you want me to start doing tutorials for, let me know in the comments section, and I will try and get to those and post those up on the channel.
I have a walkthrough on Adobe Premiere Pro if you guys are interested in that and you want to use that software, or you’re in the trial.
I go from beginning to end how you edit a video and export it for YouTube.
So make sure you check that out.
I’ll make sure I leave a link in the description below for you.
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