What is the best video editing software forMac and PC, and how can you take your video editing to the next level? I’m going to talk about that in this video.
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A ton of questions has been coming in from you guys about video editing software.
What’s the best free software, budget, what do I use, what are tips for video editing? So, let’s jump into it.
Gareth asks, “I was wondering for first timeYouTubers on a very low budget, what software do you recommend?” I would recommend, literally if you’re just starting out, start with the free software that you already have.
iMovie on your Mac, or Windows Movie Maker on your PC, and just use that for a while.
Start posting videos.
It’s not the best, but it willget the job done, so that’s a great starting point.
Now, as far as low budget software goes, I recommend Adobe Premier Elements.
You can grab this for about 60 bucks; I’ll link up an Amazon link you could either get the, they’ll send you the CD, or you can digitally download it for either Mac or PC.
I believe it’s Elements 14 now.
But, I also recommend that you get the bundle with Photoshop Elements, I think you can get that for about 80 bucks, and a lot of times during like cyber Monday and stuff sometimes it’s heavily discounted.
That is a great way to get into, not just your video editing software with Premier, but also creating your thumbnails and other social media graphics with Photoshop Elements.
Vince asks, “What do you use for video editing software, and do you use a Mac or a PC?” Thanks for the questions Vince.
Now, personally, and what I think is the best video editing software, is Adobe Premier Pro, or CC, Creative Cloud right now.
That’s what I use, and I know this may be controversial, but I use a PC to edit.
I know a lot of people who edit on Mac.
I’ve been on PC my whole life, andI’ve been using Premier since 2002.
That many versions ago, I’ve been on AdobePremier, it’s just gotten better and better, and it’s really what I recommend that you eventually get into, or if you want to jump right into it right now, I believe it’s the best video editing software.
For a couple of reasons.
It has what’s called the Mercury playback engine, that’s able to utilize the GPU on your computer.
Now, not to get too technical on you, but it sounds kind a weird that a lot of video editing software don’t useyour video card for processing video.
Premier started to utilize that with the mercury playback engine meaning this; it edits faster, it renders faster, it exports faster.
And so Premier, with the right Mac or PC, is super powerful.
Now, I also recommend Final Cut 10, because it also can do fast rendering and processing.
For most peoples needs I think speed is everything when it comes to YouTube, so either of those solutions’ setup right, whether Final Cut or Premier on a good computer will speed up how fast you can edit, render, export, all of those things.
Now Adobe Premier costs about 20 bucks a month, and it’s a subscription, and I think it’s worth every single penny.
Final Cut costs 300 bucks one time, and I believe you do get upgrades with that, but the nice thing about paying monthly is that they’re always upgrading the software, so it’s always compatible with the latest video camera formats.
You know, depending on what kind of camera, or if you’re using a GoPro or a DSLR or some point and shoot, the video file formats are always a little bit different, and Premier does a great job of handling all those file formats, and staying current.
Life Hacks and Pranks asks, “Can you do a video on editing?” For now, I have not done a video on editing, but here’s my biggest tip for learning how to use any of these pieces of software.
I recommend Linda.
Com, and I’ll link it in the YouTube description below.
What it is, is that’s an education site with great step-by-step video tutorials to learn anything, probably any of the software platformsI’ve mentioned here but Premier, definitely Final Cut.
You can probably sign up for a free trial and if you were just to take a day, just take a weekend day to go through all of those modules,you’re going to learn how to edit.
That’s probably the shortest path from pointA to point B when it comes to learning editing.
Think Sterling asks, “How long did it take to learn the editing techniques needed to create this video.
I watch videos like this and wonder how difficult it is to learn.
” So, my general video editing tips are this.
It took quite awhile.
I think that anything gets better, you know, as you practice and as you do it a lot, and I’ve been editing video for it feels like almost 15 years now.
Repetition really will help you get better.
Just getting in there and doing it will help you get better.
But, I think the video you were referencing was one where I did some cool stuff about my whole equipment setup, and it was a little more technical even than these videos.
I’ll link it up on the YouTube card so you could check out that video.
But, for me, I think that having good influences will help you edit better.
Meaning, look at somebody who’s like, “Whoa, that editing is on point.
” Then, try to replicate that.
Early on the influences that I would look to was skate videos, like skateboarding, snowboard videos.
The editing style, the music choice, the way that they edited to music, the whole vibe, I think the creativity of that industry, is huge.
So, if you want to kind of level up your vibe and, you know, you could, of course, follow people like today, guys like CaseyNeistat are taking editing to the next level.
Learn the software like through Linda, and then watch content that is really good editing and then just imitates it.
I mean, you know, it’s still going to be different when you do it, but you go, “Okay wow, look how fast their cuts are, how could I speed up my cuts.
How could I edit to the beat of music more?” Things like that.
That’s probably my best tips for getting better, and then just do it a lot, and you’ll get better over time.
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