Now that we’re able to make decent quality videos right from our phones video editing software is becoming more essential to the average consumer. For many, the most basic editing software just isn’t versatile enough, and the premium editing software, like Adobe Premiere Pro and Final cut, are far too expensive and contain an overwhelming amount of features and capabilities.
There is a growing market for affordable, mid-range video editing software, with expanded features that don’t confuse and frustrate the amateur videographer. Below we’ve compiled some of the best affordable video editing software with more features than your average stock Movie Maker.
Corel VideoStudio Pro X5 is an all-in-one video editor that brings together creative editing, advanced effects, screen recording, interactive web video and total disc authoring. Ultra-fast and packed with intuitive tools, it lets you create everything from family movies and slideshows, to fun stop motion animations, and screen recordings of presentations, tutorials and more. Get creative with advanced compositing and stellar creative effects. Tap into the full power of your multi-core processor with unprecedented speed. And share everywhere with native HTML5 video support, and enhanced DVD and Blu-ray authoring.
Creator 2012 Pro from Roxio is your Swiss Army knife for various media tasks, such as video editing, photo enhancement, music mix creation, file conversion, data backup, and DVD burning. This Pro version of the software includes advanced features that were previously available only from professional-level applications – you get HDR (high-dynamic-range) photo creation, SmartSound soundtrack creation, and much more.
Adobe Premiere Elements 11 software helps you edit video using smart, automated options, enhance your movies with pro-quality effects, and then share on virtually any screen. Premiere Elements has for a long time been among the most-used consumer-level editing programs available, and version 11 is in all regards the best Elements yet.
Elements 11 features a very broad and powerful media organizer, all types of movie-style effects and transitions, strong correction tools for both video and audio, and, among much more, several “quick-edit,” “on-the-go” tools, like InstantMovie, which automatically creates a cut with music and titles and transitions.
- Multi-Platform Video Editing Software
- Powerful, Easy to Edit, Easy to Navigate
- User-Friendly, Customizable Interface
- Imports Video and Photos
- Drag-&-Drop Clips, Transitions, Effects
- InstantMovie Auto-Edits Your Best Clips
- Mobile Connectivity / Instant Sharing
- Easy Color and Sound Adjustments
- Hollywood FilmLooks / Stores of Effects
- Supports Most All File Formats
STOIK Imagic is a combination of photo album, organizer, photo viewer, image and video editor with exhaustive set of tools for all your media needs and tasks. From convenient organizing and cataloging through fast media indexing, browsing by folders, calendar, tags, to powerful search by file and EXIF attributes to automatic batch enhancement, panorama and HDR stitching, RAW conversion, generation of games and paint-by-numbers, video authoring.
Muvee Reveal X comes complete with professional effects, transitions, great looking Titles, Credits, Captions, and Music to set the mood. Reveal X allows you to import photos and videos from multiple cameras. Even if each source comes in different formats, sizes, aspect ratios (that is 16:9 wide screen, or the traditional 4:3 like a 4X10 photo), it doesn’t matter. Muvee Reveal X makes it easy to bring it all together to make fantastic movies! First, just select your photos and video, then select a Style (6 styles included). Just Preview and hit Save. You can then save your movie and share it any way you’d like. You can even personalize your videos by adding Opening Titles, Closing Credits, Captions (or some call it subtitles) to the videos or photos, and even Voice Over to add your own commentary.
Muvee Reveal X allows you to burn a DVD to watch your movie on the big screen, or upload to Facebook and YouTube to share with family and friends. You can even export your movie in all the popular formats: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, H264 (720P and 1080P), WMV, MOV, AVI.
Pinnacle Studio Plus 16 lets you take control of the latest HD video editing technologies, including Blu-ray and AVCHD. All new Pinnacle Montage theme based editing – designed by professional producers and artists – puts incredible creative power at your fingertips. Simply drag and drop your video clips and still images to preview your movie – and watch your content come alive complete with Hollywood style multi-layered effects, animated graphics, titles and Hi-Fi audio. Edit and polish to your heart’s content with the sleek new video editing interface. When you are finished, archive your video memories, publish them on YouTube, or enjoy them on DVDs and portable devices.
Chances are, you have a camcorder, a digital camera, or an iPhone — and maybe all three. That means one thing: You have a ton of great video. iMovie puts it all in one place and organizes it for you so your video is easy to browse and fun to watch. Just plug in your device, open iMovie, and start importing your video. It appears in your Event Library — the one place you’ll find everything you’ve ever recorded. Just like photos in iPhoto, videos are organized by Events. And as your collection grows, you can rate clips as “favorite” or “rejected,” tag them with preset or custom keywords, and filter them so you can find the best scenes (or hide the ones you’re not thrilled with).
Animoto auto-generates cool slideshow videos using your own uploaded photos and music. Just select which pics you want to use (from your hard drive or sites like Flickr and Facebook), arrange them in the order you want, choose a music track or upload your own, and then sit back for a few minutes and let Animoto work its magic. You end up with a polished finished product complete with transitions and effects. Thirty-second clips are free, longer clips cost $3.