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Best Video Editing Software

What are the best video editing software choices for both PC and MAC?

Below we outline the best video editing software programs for MAC and PC computers. While most video editing software programs do the same thing, some of them provide more freedom when it comes to manual controls over sound, music and video. While you will usually pay a premium for these advanced controls they are also some of the most important features for editing films on MAC's and PC's

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Best video editing software for Apple Computers (MAC)

Final Cut Pro - $1299

Welcome to one of the most advanced video editing tools available in the world. The most recent version of Final Cut Pro is expensive but worth the price tag. You get complete manual control over your sound and video and it outputs great video. Some of the best features of Final Cut Pro are below.

- Create animated menus with motion
- You can combine color settings and save them as templates to create signature looks to your video footage
- You get complete control over color manipulation
- You get complete control over sound and music manipulation
- 35 built in professional looking color effects
- Sound sound tools and effects
- You can mix and match different video formats

Best video editing software for PC's

Adobe Premier video editing program - $530 - $799

This is one of the best video editing software programs for PC's. It is still fairly easy to use (especially for those of you with experience with adobe products such as Photoshop), but it has much more manual control for advanced editing techniques. You have full control of color manipulation, it's HDV compatible, you have full manual control over video speed (in percentages), and you can alter the fade in / out points at exactly the point you want. It's worth the price and your films which look much more professional being edited with Adobe Premier. Just one word of caution... Make sure your system is compatible with running this software. Adobe premier requires more system resources so older computers may not be compatible with it.

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