I just gave a 2-day webinar for ALA all about making video for libraries – fun time!
In the second session, someone asked about different video editing software options (especially free and cheap software).
Here’s a list of video editing software to check out:
- Apple iMovie (free for Macs)
- Apple Final Cut Pro ($299.99, Mac only)
- Adobe Premier Elements ($69.99, Mac and PC)
- Adobe Premiere Pro (Mac and PC. $20.99 a month +, depending on what subscription plan you choose)
- Blender (Free, Mac and PC)
- Filmora9 (Free, Mac and PC)
- Shotcut (Free, Mac and PC)
- Hitfilm Express Free (Free, Mac and PC)
- Lightworks (Free, Mac and PC)
- DaVinci Resolve (Free, Mac and PC)
As you can see, there are a LOT of options out there! This list doesn’t include mobile video editing apps (there are quite a few of those, as well). Some of these (both paid and free options) are simple, beginner software (iMovie and Blender), and some are much more complex (Final Cut, Premier Pro, and DaVinci Resolve).
So try a couple video editing software options out, see what works for you, and start editing those videos!