Top 5 Video Editing Tools for Beginners

Top 5 Video Editing Tools for Beginners

Anas Bouargane 27/02/2020 6

In recent years, video editing has become an essential part of our lives.

It is now used not only for personal needs like blogs but also as a part of a company’s marketing strategy. If it was only the professionals who made videos before, now the situation is the opposite. That’s why the need for software that can be used by beginners is growing every day.

This list includes the best tools for video editing suitable for users with any level of experience, and even with no experience whatsoever.

1. Movavi Video Editor

Movavi


For anyone who starts editing videos, Movavi Video Editor should be on the shortlist of options. Simple, yet packed with functions, this program gives you just enough room for creativity. The Quick mode assembles a video from your files automatically – and you can even choose its theme. Need more freedom? Start working on your project on a handy timeline using loads of special effects, titles, transitions, intros, and stickers. The editor supports all popular formats and can export your projects directly to YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive.

Standout features

  • Quick editing mode creates themed videos automatically
  • Chroma key, Keyframe animation, Picture in picture, and more effects
  • Audio correction tools: equalizer, normalization, noise removal

Pricing: $59.95 for a lifetime license

2. Muvee

Muvee


With the fully automated controls of Muvee Reveal Automatic Video Editor, you’ll spend more time on collecting footage than on editing it. Choose one of the themes suggested in the editor, upload your files, select effects – and voilà – your movie is ready. The personalization tools are impressive too: overlay titles and graffiti, change the video pace and record voiceovers. Among the export opportunities is uploading to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, as well as optimizing for specific devices. 

Standout features

  • Completely automated video editor
  • Big collection of graffiti, styles, and color filters
  • Automatic Crop&Zoom tool

Pricing: $79.99

3. Magix

Magix


Magix software has always been on top of the list for many video editing aficionados, and Movie Edit Pro is not an exception. Because of its professional tools, the program may seem difficult to use for a beginner, but as you gain experience, you’ll enjoy all the possibilities it gives you. Equipped with color correction tools, more than 900 effects, titles, templates & transitions, it is your go-to editor when you are ready to step up your game.

Standout features

  • Travel maps
  • Storyboard and timeline modes
  • Automatic movie templates

Pricing: $69.99

4. Kdenlive

Kdenlive


Developed as open source software, Kdenlive ticks all the boxes when it comes to both basic and professional video editing. Multi-track timeline lets you arrange your files the way you need and make the necessary adjustments: overlay effects, edit titles, insert transitions. The more advanced users will appreciate the color scope tools that make sure the footage is balanced correctly. 

Standout features

  • Advanced audio and video scopes
  • Handy title maker
  • Keyframe animation

Pricing: free

5. Ezvid

Ezvid

Coming with a built-in screen recorder, Ezvid Video Maker makes a great combination of two tools. After recording your desktop, you can edit the footage,  then upload it to your YouTube channel – and you won’t need other programs to do it. Alternatively, you can drag multiple images to the timeline and get a slideshow with a pan&zoom effect in seconds. Plus, you can add captions and control the speed of slides.

Standout features

  • Screen recording tool
  • Instant slideshow maker
  • Speech synthesizer

Pricing: free

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  • Jeff Adams

    Thanks for sharing these tools

  • Richard Holden

    My dream is to become a Youtuber :)

  • Christina Jorgensen

    Short and sweet

  • Keith Pottinger

    Thank you for the useful information!

  • Daniel Catling

    So helpful!

  • Grant Baines

    Great article

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Anas Bouargane

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Anas is the founder of CEF Académie, a platform that provides guidance and support for those willing to study in France. He previously interned at AlphaSense. Anas holds a bachelor degree in applied economics from the University Paris Sud.

   

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