Software


  There are a ton of different video editing softwares that are available.  I will be talking about some of the more popular ones.  The video editing software you want to use is completely up to you!


I have broken up this topic into 2 categories: free software and software that you have to buy. If you read what I said about using your smartphone as a camera at first before you buy an expensive camera, the same thing applies here. You will most likely want try out free software first to make sure you like editing, this way you don’t buy expensive software and end up wasting your money. Also, for each software I put which type of computers can run it. I’m sure there are people who have put up downloads online for video software you otherwise wouldn’t be able to download on your type of computer. But I highly suggest not doing that and just using the software that works with your computer.  Using software that’s not meant for your computer could really mess it up, and you shouldn’t trust every download you see online.

These are the programs we’ll be talking about:

  • Windows Movie Maker
  • iMovie
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Sony Vegas Pro

There are a lot more programs than this but these are the common ones that many people use.