Video editing

logo VideoMontage VideoMontage
logo Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Creative Cloud
logo Adobe Premiere Pro Adobe Premiere Pro
logo Adobe After Effects Adobe After Effects
logo Windows Movie Maker Windows Movie Maker
logo Movavi Video Suite Movavi Video Suite
logo VideoPad VideoPad
logo Wondershare Filmora Wondershare Filmora
logo DaVinci Resolve DaVinci Resolve

Video is an integral part of private and professional life. Special utilities are indispensable assistants in video creation. For comfortable and productive work it is necessary to choose the program simple in operation and with necessary functionality. Edit and edit existing videos or create quality video content from scratch. Video editors interact with the Windows operating system. They're great for hobbyists and professionals alike. After all, video editors delight users with their extensive capabilities.

If you want to learn how to create a great video for your blog, or how to edit clips and movies but you don't know what software to choose, then this selection is for you.

Programs for working with video files include the following features:

  • image processing and editing;
  • adding special effects;
  • the ability to adjust the speed of video playback;
  • adding titles, comments and captions;
  • color correction and white balance;
  • working with sound;
  • removing noise with the noise reduction option.

Among the programs represented, there is sure to be one that will suit the user in all respects. The user-friendly interface, workspace, and toolset of the programs will make the process of creating movies and clips enjoyable and interesting.

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Special utilities are increasingly being used for high-quality video processing, including amateur video. The program "VideoMontage" has gained popularity among Internet users due to the presence of a clear interface, conciseness of operations, an extensive, built-in catalog of template blanks. The program is russified and distributed free of charge.

Pros

    • No even the tiniest noise and blurring in the final video
    • The highest quality of recorded audio tracks
    • Great range of captions and titles
    • Convenient editing table
    • Extremely nice video editing system
    • The application is implemented in Russian
    • Variety of built-in tools and filters for one hundred percent video improvement
    • An impressive catalog with animated transitions
    • Quickly cuts unwanted phrases from the source

Cons

    • Trial version valid for 10 days

    • In the trial version of the editing program for PC, limited DVD-recording capabilities and functionality of the uploader of finished content to YouTube

Creative Cloud gives you access to download software from Adobe. Among them are such products as Photoshop, illustrator, Lightroom, After Effects, and others. It gives you access to the Behance service.

Pros

    • automatic installation of updates for downloaded programs 
    • trial periods
    • license programs
    • possibility to send a link to the files to other users
    • creation of a single portfolio that can be sent to a possible employer or customer

Cons

    • there may be problems with payment for subscriptions

The perception of the video footage depends to a large extent on its processing, and with the growth of cloud technology, special utilities have become in demand not only for professional but also for amateur videotaping.

Pros

    • High quality video and audio editing
    • Professional non-linear video editing program
    • Trimming function for better frame alignment when stitching video clips together
    • Support for numerous video formats, including HD, HDV and Flash Video
    • Real time video processing and editing
    • You can import quality video into Adobe Premiere Pro from any source
    • Access Adobe Premiere Pro space from anywhere via the cloud with the ability to import and export objects
    • Easily create and edit high quality video with subtitles, add special effects, metadata, etc.

Cons

    • Runs only 30 days for free

    • Rendering video clips in 4k and processing heavy video and audio formats requires the most powerful processor


Adobe After Effects is a modern tool for advanced video makers and animators. In the program you can do editing, work with dynamic images and effects. It is popular with professionals and keen amateurs.

Pros

    • Creative Cloud makes it easy to move and use files, allows you to work together on the same project
    • 2D and 3D work, text animation, text titles
    • filling tool for removing unnecessary objects
    • 10-bit decoding
    • supports virtual reality projects

Cons

    • takes up a lot of computer resources
    • expensive license

Windows Movie Maker is one of the most popular free programs for creating and editing videos. Its fame is due to the distribution model - Windows Movie Maker was supplied not only for free, but also bundled with the Windows operating systems: from Windows ME to Windows Vista inclusive.

Pros

    • A wide range of tools for working with video
    • Numerous beautiful effects and transitions
    • Subtitle feature set
    • Overlay soundtrack
    • Adjust audio stream volume
    • Preview function
    • Adding all kinds of splash screens, captions and titles.
    • Supports many formats: AVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, MOV, MP3, WMA, 3GP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, etc.
    • No need to install additional codecs

Cons

    • Availability of more functional analogues
    • The official website has stopped releasing software updates

Movavi Video Suite is a video editor for Windows, where you can both simply fix minor flaws in your videos and edit serious videos for beginners. The program is paid, but there is a 7-day trial period.

Pros

    • High quality produced content
    • Ready-made presets for adding animation
    • Variety of filters, visual effects, video and audio improvement tools
    • Easy video optimization for mobile screen and any resolution (presets and manual settings)
    • NVIDIA CUDA support for smoother video playback on your own player
    • Hardware acceleration for AMD, NVidia chipsets for video rendering
    • Ability to apply different file types for editing
    • Good audio processing tool
    • Versatility: video, audio, photo processing, working with disks (images, copying, etc.)

Cons

    • Some package tools are downloaded separately, but in automatic mode

    • Free version with a limited time

The modern virtual world is unthinkable without high-quality video content. The VideoPad program allows you to make high-quality videos for personal use, social networks, blogs and commercial applications.

Pros

    • Wide range of filters, effects and transitions
    • Opening and processing BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, ICO, PSD images
    • Integrated 2D-to-3D conversion
    • Connects to an external camera
    • Creates Full HD quality movies
    • Supports AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG, 3GP, MP4, MOV and more
    • Capture video from your computer screen
    • Software updates from the official website
    • Built-in beginner's guide

Cons

    • Limited functionality in the free version

Wondershare Filmora video editor offers all the necessary working tools for fast and high-quality processing of amateur video content, as well as fast integration into social networks and popular video hostings. For novice users, it offers a short tutorial that clearly shows how to get quality video content in five steps. The user interface is kept as simple as possible, and the preview window optimizes file editing.

Pros

    • Large set of tools for video, photo and audio processing
    • Add effects, transitions, and filters
    • Import photos and music to your movie
    • Scaling, cropping, rotating, removing unnecessary parts
    • Adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation of video
    • Work with WMV, AVI, MP4, FLV, MOV, MKV, MPG and other formats
    • Stable software updates from the official site
    • Import footage from connected cameras
    • You can edit not only video and animated files but also audio tracks

Cons

    • Does not work with Windows XP, Vista

    • Watermark on projects

The free VSDC software, developed for the Windows operating system, was designed to solve users' tasks in the field of multimedia editing. The most advanced effects and filters in the software will allow you to create a unique project of any complexity. The finished work can be saved in any convenient format or exported to social networks.

Pros

    • Fast and high-quality video editing (including non-linear editing of several files simultaneously)
    • Functional video recording tool, voice recording from microphone
    • Ability to create audio, video with effects
    • Advanced color correction tools, chromakey, mask tool
    • Special encoding feature for mobile devices ipod, iphone
    • All popular codecs are supported, including web formats; HTML5, WebM
    • Capture video from desktop and any portable devices
    • Record music tracks in real time
    • Supports audio and video in avi, mp4, mkv, mpg, wmv, mp3, wav, wma, m4a, aac, standard 2k, 4k at any frame rate

Cons

    • Profiles are not yet available for all popular social networks

    • Some updates can take quite a long time and space on your hard drive

DaVinci Resolve is a unique video editing software that supports 8K definition video. The state-of-the-art software, constantly updated with new options, is at the top of the top professional editors. With the help of professional unique software the user can create full-fledged artistic pictures.

Pros

    • Handy Grading Ruler
    • Color Grading for HDR grading
    • A large number of drawing tools
    • Built-in GPU acceleration algorithm
    • Collaboration on projects with other users
    • Variety of plugins and codecs for extending functionality
    • Advanced 3D rendering system
    • Import, export of any media formats
    • Regular product updates from the Blackmagic Software studio

Cons

    • Before downloading you need to fill out a questionnaire on the official website of the developer

    • The full paid version of Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve Studio offers more features


The popular Pinnacle software running on the Windows operating system is a useful tool for home video processing. With the program you can create full-fledged movies and enjoy watching them with your family, or create professional videos for broadcasting on social networks. The finished file can be easily saved to any storage device.

Pros

    • Many visual and sound effects
    • High speed in different video formats
    • Freeze Frame Capture
    • Import videos from mobile devices, discs, camcorders
    • HD video editing
    • Changing the background and location of objects
    • DVD menu creation with templates and effects
    • Image stabilization with special technology

Cons

    • Most features are available in the paid version

The Sony Vegas video editor is one of the most in-demand in the field of professional video editing and technological content creation. The platform has all the necessary features for initial processing, trimming, making all kinds of details and unique effects in the created project. The program interface is designed for professional use, and the Russian-language interface will help you understand the basic working tools even a novice user.

Pros

    • Installation of plugins and modules that add innovative features is possible
    • Easily process video, audio streams and other material on the timeline
    • High quality sound recording possible
    • Picture-in-picture feature, indispensable for creating video tutorials with visual effects
    • Easy frame-by-frame color control and color grading feature
    • Full support of import and export of video files in mp4, mpeg, avi and other popular formats
    • Advanced tools for digital video rendering at a high frame rate
    • Built-in processing of audio tracks
    • Light effects, special video effects, transitions and filters

Cons

    • Relatively time-consuming process of saving a record using standard methods
    • Combined with extensive functionality is the fact that it is difficult for newcomers to master
    • High requirements for PC resources
    • Vegas Pro has a limited lifetime trial version, requires paid licensed software

CapCut is a video editor designed specifically for computers running the Windows operating system. The program allows you to quickly and easily create high-quality videos for uploading to popular media portals or for home use. The application stands out with its simple and user-friendly interface, free availability, and a multitude of functions.

Pros

    • Simple and intuitive interface that allows even beginners to learn how to make videos;
    • Ability to save clips in high quality, such as Full HD or 4k;
    • During saving, you can change parameters such as codec, bitrate, frame rate;
    • Huge library of filters and video effects;
    • You can overlay layers, add text and stickers, audio accompaniment or voice from a microphone on videos;
    • No watermark on videos.

Cons

    • The video clip is only saved in MOV and MP4 format;
    • According to some users' reviews, the program sometimes has "glitches", especially when editing large media files.