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Video Editing - The Top 5 Programs to Use

In this top 5 list I'm going to focus on the very best programs based on versatility and how useful it's to an average user or low budget video maker who wants the ability ( or at the least the tools) to produce professional looking videos.

1 - Final Cut Studio

I chose final cut studio as number 1, despite it being only available on Macintosh computers, there's lots of consumer friendly versions and alternatives for Final Cut, as well lots of power. Final cut pro x plugins may be the name of an entire package that is included with Motion, a special effects editing program, Livetyp, an animated text program and more.

Let's investigate what the difference is between Final Cut Studio, Pro, and Express etc. Final cut express is the lowest priced version of Final Cut and is a superb choice for anybody who just desires to edit videos, with much a great deal more power compared to the editing software that came using their computer. Final Cut Pro is their utmost choice and can be useful for more severe video editors and even studio editing facilities.

2. Adobe Creative Suite

Much like Final Cut, Adobe should be considered a winner because it has so many will need to have programs and different packages that are available on both Mac and Windows. The video editing application we're going to talk about here's Adobe Premiere. It includes a number of the CS (creative suite) packages or you can even buy it standalone. Adobe premiere has all the equipment you will need as a fundamental video editor and depending where CS package you obtain, you have other power tools at your disposal like Photoshop, After Effects and more.

3 - Avid Media Composer

Avid has always been considered one of the main video editing applications in the professional world and is still found in somewhere around 50% of all major production houses. Avid needs a invest this list because it's the absolute most accurate video editor in regards to database managing tools for organizing, frame accuracy control, maintaining color levels and broadcast standards etc.

It's is probably to expensive and way too hard for the average user to produce videos that may compete using what other average users can do with Final Cut Studio, or with After effects for animation + Premiere. The average user can put together really cool animated stuff with those templates while he would most likely only have basic text with limited styling if he used Avid.

This is the reason those programs are listed higher in this list, and you will see how hard it may be to rank them. From an expert broadcasting company's view the #1 combination may be multiple After Effects editors doing special effects editing while an Avid editor puts together all those FX clips with media and readies it for broadcast.

When we compare two solo editors, both with equally limited computer skills, both with pretty equal artistic sense and see who can make the very best stuff after half a year of practice - if one of them is given Final Cut Studio and learns all those software, while another one gets the professional Avid and tries to master After Effects as well - I will guarantee you the Final cut guy would discover ways to make awesome animations with live type and Motion. While the other guy could only do basic stuff with Avid + after effects while he hasn't learned it yet.

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