Whether you’re creating videos for YouTube or for personal or business use. The video editor use can make all the difference. In a prior article, I wrote about the best FREE video editors which are great for handling simple tasks.
In this article, I’ll show you the top 5 premium editing programs that can improve the overall quality of your videos.
During the testing, numerous factors were considered to determine the best one. The factors which were considered were features, available cost, and ease of use being the most important.
Let’s get started, without any delay:
1. Coral VideoStudio Ultimate
It is one of the most affordable premium options available. It allows you to edit your HD, 4k and 360 Degree VR media and support for most of the popular file formats.
There are more than 2,000 filters and effects included, you can easily resize and crop and apply pan and zoom effects to your video.
In addition, there’s now a 3d title editor and includes more than 100 animated templates to create cool looking titles.
Video studio ultimate is only available for Windows. There’s a limitation of up to 20 video tracks and the rendering speed is not the quickest but other than that it’s a good value for a one-time fee of around 100 bucks.
2. Vegas Pro Edit
Vegas Pro Edit is used to be owned by Sony before being acquired by Magic Software in 2016. It offers one of the best easy to use interfaces that can be customized to suit your needs.
The latest version offers full 4k support with several great features including automatic crossfades, instant freeze-frame, media management and performance tools.
It provides support for many popular file formats including support for raw photo files.
For most people, Vegas Pro Edit will be all that they need and right now it’s available for $199 they also offer Vegas Pro with additional features for 399 dollars and their subscription service Vegas Pro 365 will set you back 1667 per month.
All the products in the Vegas Pro line are only available for windows.
3. DaVinci Resolve Studio
DaVinci Resolve studio is the paid version of their software, unlike the free version.
DaVinci Resolve Studio supports for 4k and higher with frame rates up to 120 fps. It’s been designed for professionals with most of the tools you would ever need.
Their built-in fusion effects allow for cinematic quality visual effects and highly detailed color correction.
It has a high learning curve. It has a one-time cost of $299 and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. If you don’t want to spend the coin the free version is also worth checking out.
4. Apple’s Final Cut Pro X
Apple’s Final Cut Pro X is for those of you that own a Mac.
Even though lacks a traditional timeline found on most modern video editors but it does come packed with many powerful features.
In addition to HD and 4k, it also supports 360-degree footage and HDR Multi-Cam support is also included that lets you sync up to 64 angles of video with different formats, frame sizes,
and frame rates.
Final Cut Pro is available for a one-time fee of around 300 dollars.
5. Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Adobe Premiere Pro CC is the best user-friendly video editing software that you can get.
It offers support for HD, 4k, 360 VR content and HDR video.
The interface is easy to use, it’s also customizable to fit your needs. There’s no limit to the number of video tracks that you can have in your project.
It’s feature packed it includes multi-cam editing with dozens of transition effects. It support for most of the popular file formats.
New features are being added on a regular basis that continues to make it better.
The only downside I’ve ever had with the program is that it requires an internet connection so if you lose your internet because of a storm or any other reason, you won’t be able to use this program.
Other than that it’s easy to use, a great user interface and full of features which make it excellent for editing videos.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC offers a 7-day free trial with monthly plans starting at around 21 dollars per month.
Now that the countdown is done. I’ll slow things down a bit and believe that hopefully, it will help you out. So, if you find any of the mentioned software worth to use, feel free to comment down below.