In this blogpost, I share 4 of the many video editing software’s I have tried and tested since I started offering professional video editing services in 2009. Since that time, I have found these 4 to have good terms for beginners.
Before I begin highlighting my picks; I assume you have the following;
- A computer with the right specs for video editing.
- And video editing/creation skills.
With this said, here are some softwire’s you can download and use for free and pay for it later when you have work that pays.
Camtasia studio is an easy to use software that I use all the time for my vlogs. As a beginner, you get 30 days trial when you sign up to download it. Within this period, you will be in a position to do many things with the software among them screencast video recording and editing.
You can even produce paid work using the software!
This way, when you get paid for the video editing job, you can upgrade to a paid version of the software.
DaVinci Resolve 17
DaVinci resolve 17 is a free video editing software recommended for creators who are into filmmaking. You can do many things using the software on a professional level for FREE.
It’s important to note that the computer specs needed in order to use this software is a bit higher. Be prepared to purchase Blackmagic products as you progress.
Final Cut Pro
Final cut pro is another great video editing tool if you are a Mac user. When you download the software, you get a 90 day free trial.
This the longest window period that no other video editing software company has attempted to offer.
Their competitor Adobe premiere pro gives users only 7 days to try.
I believe they did this considering the video production industry terrain. There is no guarantee for work when beginning or at all time. Its a good offer for a starter who is hard working as they can learn to use the software and do a lot with it during this period.
Avid Media Composer
This is another professional software that one can consider when starting up. It was widely used between 2000-2010 before final cut Pro came in for Mac. The company offers four different versions of the software.
As a beginner, you can start with the free version –Media composer first– then progress to the professional version of it once you start making money from video editing.
These are few of the many professional video editing software’s that I have tried and used for free in the past.
What About Adobe Premiere and Adobe After effects?
I know you are wondering; what about Adobe Premiere and Adobe After effects? I don’t think they are good for a starter who have no money to spend on software. 7 Days is not enough to explore a software and get comfortable with.
Secondly, I understand that many people have access and use patched/cracked version of all Adobe Software’s and uses it to do their work, am totally against piracy. I say from a businessman perspective.
If you want to organically grow your freelancing profession editing videos, I recommend purchasing software license or use the ones I have recommended above when starting up until you make money.
And that is it from me. Which professional video editing software do you recommend for beginners to use? Share your suggestion in the comments section below.
Until next time, bye bye and take care.
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