Hey, it’s Justin Brown here from Primal Video.
If you’re just getting started with video editing, then there’s a ton of option out there when it comes to software.
In this video, we’re going to run through the best free video editing software available and my pick of the bunch.
As far as free video editing software’s concerned, the options available are just going ahead in leaps and bounds.
Some of the free software available these days totally beats out a lot of the paid options that were available just a few years ago.
Now, for anyone considering options, it can be pretty overwhelming to know where to start, whether you’re using the best software already, and what the upgrade options are.
So after testing heapof options in this video, we’re going to run through my recommendations for free video editing software.
If you’re interested in checking out our recommendations for all editing software, so both free and paid options, we have a new video coming up soon.
And I’ll throw a link up in the cards.
[MUSIC PLAYING] OK, so let’s get started.
So typically when you think of free video editing software, the ones that come to mind is iMovie on Mac, and Windows MovieMaker on Windows.
Now, iMovie on Macs no longer free.
And Windows MovieMaker is no longer supported for Windows 10.
You can still download it, and it does still work, but it’s not supported.
So looking beyond those, this is where it gets pretty interesting.
There’s now three really good options when it comes to free video editing software that works on both Mac and PC.
And they are DaVinci Resolve, Hit Film, and Lightworks.
Now, all three of these are the light versions, or the cut-down versions, of the full professional suite.
But that doesn’t mean that they’re not going to be any good for everyday video editing.
So all three of these packages are incredibly good for editing video.
They’re all quite comprehensive and offer a high degree of flexibility for new and intermediate editors.
DaVinci Resolve has a intuitive and well laid out interface.
And its color correction capabilities are just insane.
Hit Film isn’t the just an editor; it’s also a special effects engine built in as well for doing a lot of of3D stuff and special effects.
So to have that built in is awesome.
Lightworks has, again, a intuitive and user-friendly interface.
It is probably the most difficult to learn out of the three, I feel.
But that’s only because it’s got a heap of features in there.
And it runs across all platforms.
It does Mac, Windows, and Linux.
So for all you Linux users out there, then this is one to checkout.
Now it’s a tough call, but if I had to declare a winner, my pick would beDaVinci Resolve.
I just feel that the color correction capabilities, the way that it uses yourGPU for renderings, that’s your video card, just the power and performance in behind it, it’s just insane.
One thing to note, though, if you are going to be using DaVinci Resolve and you’re using consumer camera gear, so the video files you’re creating aren’t professional, then you may need to convert them to a more professional format so that DaVinci Resolve will let you edit them.
Hit Film and Lightworkswon’t have that issue.
They support a larger range of video files.
So as you can see, there are quite a few good options these days for free video editing software.
One thing to remember, though, is that they’re all just tools to get the job done.
So have a play around with all of them, and see which one is your favorite.
Which one works best for you.
Which one resonates most with you.
The one that’s going to be easiest for you to work in and to edit and to get your videos out quickly.
Now, it’s also important to remember that these are still free.
So you can’t go expecting a full professional editing suite.
After a while, if you find yourself wanting more from your software, you’re ready to take things to the next level, then we’ve got a video that’ll help you decide your best upgrade options for you, which is on screen now.
But starting with these recommendations, you really can’t go wrong.
If you’re looking to improve the quality and the speed of your video editing, then make sure you grab our free guide running through the ultimate video editing process.
There’s a ton of tips in there to help you create awesome quality videos faster.
And it’s completely free.
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