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Best Video Editing Software for 2022

Video editing software allows you to load and edit video clips on your computer. You can cut and slice clips together, slow video down or speed it up and add sounds, video effects, titles, photos and more - creating anything from a short YouTube clip to a feature film.

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Video editing software comparison chart for 2023

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Cyberlink PowerDirector 21 Ultra
Movavi Video Suite
Magix Movie Studio 2023
Corel VideoStudio Pro 2022
Adobe Premiere Elements 2023
Pinnacle Studio 26 Ultimate
NCH VideoPad
Excellent
Five stars means excellent
Very good
Four stars means very good
Good
Three stars means good
Average
Two stars means average /
Poor
One star means poor
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Ratings
Overall
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra has a rating of five  overall movavi video suite has a rating of five  overall magix movie studio 2023 has a rating of four  overall corel videostudio pro 2022 has a rating of five  overall adobe premiere elements 2023 has a rating of five  overall pinnacle studio 26 ultimate has a rating of four  overall nch videopad has a rating of three  overall
Setup
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra has a rating of five for setup movavi video suite has a rating of four for setup magix movie studio 2023 has a rating of four for setup corel videostudio pro 2022 has a rating of four for setup adobe premiere elements 2023 has a rating of four for setup pinnacle studio 26 ultimate has a rating of four for setup nch videopad has a rating of three for setup
Importing
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra has a rating of five for importing movavi video suite has a rating of five for importing magix movie studio 2023 has a rating of five for importing corel videostudio pro 2022 has a rating of five for importing adobe premiere elements 2023 has a rating of four for importing pinnacle studio 26 ultimate has a rating of four for importing nch videopad has a rating of three for importing
Video editing
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra has a rating of five for video editing movavi video suite has a rating of five for video editing magix movie studio 2023 has a rating of five for video editing corel videostudio pro 2022 has a rating of five for video editing adobe premiere elements 2023 has a rating of five for video editing pinnacle studio 26 ultimate has a rating of four for video editing nch videopad has a rating of four for video editing
Audio editing
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra has a rating of five for audio editing movavi video suite has a rating of five for audio editing magix movie studio 2023 has a rating of four for audio editing corel videostudio pro 2022 has a rating of five for audio editing adobe premiere elements 2023 has a rating of five for audio editing pinnacle studio 26 ultimate has a rating of four for audio editing nch videopad has a rating of three for audio editing
Performance
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra has a rating of five for performance movavi video suite has a rating of four for performance magix movie studio 2023 has a rating of four for performance corel videostudio pro 2022 has a rating of four for performance adobe premiere elements 2023 has a rating of four for performance pinnacle studio 26 ultimate has a rating of four for performance nch videopad has a rating of three for performance
Disc authoring
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra has a rating of four for disc authoring movavi video suite has a rating of five for disc authoring magix movie studio 2023 has a rating of four for disc authoring corel videostudio pro 2022 has a rating of four for disc authoring adobe premiere elements 2023 has a rating of five for disc authoring pinnacle studio 26 ultimate has a rating of three for disc authoring nch videopad has a rating of three for disc authoring
Exporting
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra has a rating of five for exporting movavi video suite has a rating of four for exporting magix movie studio 2023 has a rating of four for exporting corel videostudio pro 2022 has a rating of five for exporting adobe premiere elements 2023 has a rating of four for exporting pinnacle studio 26 ultimate has a rating of three for exporting nch videopad has a rating of four for exporting
Ease of use
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra has a rating of five for ease of use movavi video suite has a rating of five for ease of use magix movie studio 2023 has a rating of five for ease of use corel videostudio pro 2022 has a rating of five for ease of use adobe premiere elements 2023 has a rating of five for ease of use pinnacle studio 26 ultimate has a rating of three for ease of use nch videopad has a rating of three for ease of use
Help & support
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra has a rating of five for help & support movavi video suite has a rating of four for help & support magix movie studio 2023 has a rating of four for help & support corel videostudio pro 2022 has a rating of five for help & support adobe premiere elements 2023 has a rating of five for help & support pinnacle studio 26 ultimate has a rating of four for help & support nch videopad has a rating of four for help & support
Video editing tools
Aspect ratio
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes aspect ratio movavi video suite includes aspect ratio magix movie studio 2023 includes aspect ratio corel videostudio pro 2022 includes aspect ratio adobe premiere elements 2023 includes aspect ratio pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes aspect ratio nch videopad does not include aspect ratio
Brightness
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes brightness movavi video suite includes brightness magix movie studio 2023 includes brightness corel videostudio pro 2022 includes brightness adobe premiere elements 2023 includes brightness pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes brightness nch videopad does not include brightness
Effects
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes effects movavi video suite includes effects magix movie studio 2023 includes effects corel videostudio pro 2022 includes effects adobe premiere elements 2023 includes effects pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes effects nch videopad includes effects
Green screen
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes green screen movavi video suite includes green screen magix movie studio 2023 includes green screen corel videostudio pro 2022 includes green screen adobe premiere elements 2023 includes green screen pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes green screen nch videopad includes green screen
Lighting
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes lighting movavi video suite includes lighting magix movie studio 2023 includes lighting corel videostudio pro 2022 includes lighting adobe premiere elements 2023 includes lighting pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes lighting nch videopad does not include lighting
Rotoscoping
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra does not include rotoscoping movavi video suite does not include rotoscoping magix movie studio 2023 includes rotoscoping corel videostudio pro 2022 includes rotoscoping adobe premiere elements 2023 includes rotoscoping pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes rotoscoping nch videopad does not include rotoscoping
Split scenes
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes split scenes movavi video suite includes split scenes magix movie studio 2023 includes split scenes corel videostudio pro 2022 includes split scenes adobe premiere elements 2023 includes split scenes pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes split scenes nch videopad includes split scenes
Speed changes
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes speed changes movavi video suite includes speed changes magix movie studio 2023 includes speed changes corel videostudio pro 2022 includes speed changes adobe premiere elements 2023 includes speed changes pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes speed changes nch videopad includes speed changes
Storyboard
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes storyboard movavi video suite includes storyboard magix movie studio 2023 includes storyboard corel videostudio pro 2022 includes storyboard adobe premiere elements 2023 includes storyboard pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes storyboard nch videopad includes storyboard
Stabilizer
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes stabilizer movavi video suite includes stabilizer magix movie studio 2023 includes stabilizer corel videostudio pro 2022 includes stabilizer adobe premiere elements 2023 includes stabilizer pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes stabilizer nch videopad includes stabilizer
Timeline
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes timeline movavi video suite includes timeline magix movie studio 2023 includes timeline corel videostudio pro 2022 includes timeline adobe premiere elements 2023 includes timeline pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes timeline nch videopad includes timeline
Trim scenes
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes trim scenes movavi video suite does not include trim scenes magix movie studio 2023 includes trim scenes corel videostudio pro 2022 includes trim scenes adobe premiere elements 2023 includes trim scenes pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes trim scenes nch videopad does not include trim scenes
Transitions
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes transitions movavi video suite includes transitions magix movie studio 2023 includes transitions corel videostudio pro 2022 includes transitions adobe premiere elements 2023 includes transitions pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes transitions nch videopad includes transitions
Zoom
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes zoom movavi video suite includes zoom magix movie studio 2023 includes zoom corel videostudio pro 2022 includes zoom adobe premiere elements 2023 includes zoom pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes zoom nch videopad includes zoom
Graphics editing
Frames
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes frames movavi video suite includes frames magix movie studio 2023 does not include frames corel videostudio pro 2022 includes frames adobe premiere elements 2023 includes frames pinnacle studio 26 ultimate does not include frames nch videopad includes frames
Titles
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes titles movavi video suite includes titles magix movie studio 2023 includes titles corel videostudio pro 2022 includes titles adobe premiere elements 2023 includes titles pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes titles nch videopad includes titles
Add text
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes add text movavi video suite includes add text magix movie studio 2023 includes add text corel videostudio pro 2022 includes add text adobe premiere elements 2023 includes add text pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes add text nch videopad includes add text
Add scrolling credits
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes add scrolling credits movavi video suite includes add scrolling credits magix movie studio 2023 includes add scrolling credits corel videostudio pro 2022 includes add scrolling credits adobe premiere elements 2023 includes add scrolling credits pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes add scrolling credits nch videopad includes add scrolling credits
Add subtitles
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes add subtitles movavi video suite includes add subtitles magix movie studio 2023 includes add subtitles corel videostudio pro 2022 includes add subtitles adobe premiere elements 2023 includes add subtitles pinnacle studio 26 ultimate does not include add subtitles nch videopad includes add subtitles
Audio editing
Included audio files
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes included audio files movavi video suite includes included audio files magix movie studio 2023 includes included audio files corel videostudio pro 2022 includes included audio files adobe premiere elements 2023 includes included audio files pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes included audio files nch videopad includes included audio files
Import audio
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes import audio movavi video suite includes import audio magix movie studio 2023 includes import audio corel videostudio pro 2022 includes import audio adobe premiere elements 2023 includes import audio pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes import audio nch videopad includes import audio
Crossfade audio
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes crossfade audio movavi video suite includes crossfade audio magix movie studio 2023 includes crossfade audio corel videostudio pro 2022 includes crossfade audio adobe premiere elements 2023 includes crossfade audio pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes crossfade audio nch videopad includes crossfade audio
Trim audio
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes trim audio movavi video suite includes trim audio magix movie studio 2023 includes trim audio corel videostudio pro 2022 includes trim audio adobe premiere elements 2023 includes trim audio pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes trim audio nch videopad includes trim audio
Mix audio
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes mix audio movavi video suite includes mix audio magix movie studio 2023 includes mix audio corel videostudio pro 2022 includes mix audio adobe premiere elements 2023 includes mix audio pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes mix audio nch videopad does not include mix audio
Image editing
Included images
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes included images movavi video suite includes included images magix movie studio 2023 includes included images corel videostudio pro 2022 includes included images adobe premiere elements 2023 includes included images pinnacle studio 26 ultimate does not include included images nch videopad does not include included images
Import images
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes import images movavi video suite includes import images magix movie studio 2023 includes import images corel videostudio pro 2022 includes import images adobe premiere elements 2023 includes import images pinnacle studio 26 ultimate does not include import images nch videopad includes import images
Crop, resize, rotate images
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes crop, resize, rotate images movavi video suite includes crop, resize, rotate images magix movie studio 2023 includes crop, resize, rotate images corel videostudio pro 2022 includes crop, resize, rotate images adobe premiere elements 2023 includes crop, resize, rotate images pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes crop, resize, rotate images nch videopad does not include crop, resize, rotate images
Change brightness & contrast
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes change brightness & contrast movavi video suite includes change brightness & contrast magix movie studio 2023 includes change brightness & contrast corel videostudio pro 2022 includes change brightness & contrast adobe premiere elements 2023 includes change brightness & contrast pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes change brightness & contrast nch videopad does not include change brightness & contrast
Pan images
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes pan images movavi video suite includes pan images magix movie studio 2023 includes pan images corel videostudio pro 2022 includes pan images adobe premiere elements 2023 includes pan images pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes pan images nch videopad does not include pan images
Capturing
Size limit
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes size limit movavi video suite does not include size limit magix movie studio 2023 includes size limit corel videostudio pro 2022 includes size limit adobe premiere elements 2023 includes size limit pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes size limit nch videopad does not include size limit
Time limit
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes time limit movavi video suite does not include time limit magix movie studio 2023 includes time limit corel videostudio pro 2022 includes time limit adobe premiere elements 2023 includes time limit pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes time limit nch videopad does not include time limit
Analog
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes analog movavi video suite includes analog magix movie studio 2023 includes analog corel videostudio pro 2022 includes analog adobe premiere elements 2023 includes analog pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes analog nch videopad does not include analog
AVCHD
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra does not include avchd movavi video suite includes avchd magix movie studio 2023 includes avchd corel videostudio pro 2022 includes avchd adobe premiere elements 2023 includes avchd pinnacle studio 26 ultimate does not include avchd nch videopad includes avchd
DVD / HDV / MiniDV
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes dvd / hdv / minidv movavi video suite includes dvd / hdv / minidv magix movie studio 2023 includes dvd / hdv / minidv corel videostudio pro 2022 includes dvd / hdv / minidv adobe premiere elements 2023 includes dvd / hdv / minidv pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes dvd / hdv / minidv nch videopad includes dvd / hdv / minidv
Batch capture
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes batch capture movavi video suite includes batch capture magix movie studio 2023 includes batch capture corel videostudio pro 2022 includes batch capture adobe premiere elements 2023 includes batch capture pinnacle studio 26 ultimate does not include batch capture nch videopad includes batch capture
Import
SD video
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra imports sd video movavi video suite imports sd video magix movie studio 2023 imports sd video corel videostudio pro 2022 imports sd video adobe premiere elements 2023 imports sd video pinnacle studio 26 ultimate imports sd video nch videopad imports sd video
HD video
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra imports hd video movavi video suite imports hd video magix movie studio 2023 imports hd video corel videostudio pro 2022 imports hd video adobe premiere elements 2023 imports hd video pinnacle studio 26 ultimate imports hd video nch videopad imports hd video
Export
AVCHD
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra does not export avchd movavi video suite exports avchd magix movie studio 2023 exports avchd corel videostudio pro 2022 exports avchd adobe premiere elements 2023 exports avchd pinnacle studio 26 ultimate exports avchd nch videopad exports avchd
DivX
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports divx movavi video suite exports divx magix movie studio 2023 does not export divx corel videostudio pro 2022 does not export divx adobe premiere elements 2023 exports divx pinnacle studio 26 ultimate exports divx nch videopad exports divx
DV
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports dv movavi video suite exports dv magix movie studio 2023 exports dv corel videostudio pro 2022 exports dv adobe premiere elements 2023 exports dv pinnacle studio 26 ultimate exports dv nch videopad exports dv
iPod
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports ipod movavi video suite exports ipod magix movie studio 2023 exports ipod corel videostudio pro 2022 does not export ipod adobe premiere elements 2023 exports ipod pinnacle studio 26 ultimate exports ipod nch videopad exports ipod
MPEG
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports mpeg movavi video suite exports mpeg magix movie studio 2023 exports mpeg corel videostudio pro 2022 exports mpeg adobe premiere elements 2023 exports mpeg pinnacle studio 26 ultimate exports mpeg nch videopad exports mpeg
MPEG-4
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports mpeg-4 movavi video suite exports mpeg-4 magix movie studio 2023 exports mpeg-4 corel videostudio pro 2022 exports mpeg-4 adobe premiere elements 2023 exports mpeg-4 pinnacle studio 26 ultimate exports mpeg-4 nch videopad exports mpeg-4
PSP
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports psp movavi video suite exports psp magix movie studio 2023 exports psp corel videostudio pro 2022 exports psp adobe premiere elements 2023 exports psp pinnacle studio 26 ultimate exports psp nch videopad does not export psp
Quicktime
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports quicktime movavi video suite exports quicktime magix movie studio 2023 exports quicktime corel videostudio pro 2022 exports quicktime adobe premiere elements 2023 exports quicktime pinnacle studio 26 ultimate exports quicktime nch videopad exports quicktime
RealVideo
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports realvideo movavi video suite exports realvideo magix movie studio 2023 exports realvideo corel videostudio pro 2022 exports realvideo adobe premiere elements 2023 exports realvideo pinnacle studio 26 ultimate does not export realvideo nch videopad exports realvideo
WMVHD
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports wmvhd movavi video suite exports wmvhd magix movie studio 2023 exports wmvhd corel videostudio pro 2022 exports wmvhd adobe premiere elements 2023 exports wmvhd pinnacle studio 26 ultimate does not export wmvhd nch videopad exports wmvhd
Windows media
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports windows media movavi video suite exports windows media magix movie studio 2023 exports windows media corel videostudio pro 2022 exports windows media adobe premiere elements 2023 exports windows media pinnacle studio 26 ultimate exports windows media nch videopad exports windows media
YouTube
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra exports youtube movavi video suite exports youtube magix movie studio 2023 exports youtube corel videostudio pro 2022 exports youtube adobe premiere elements 2023 exports youtube pinnacle studio 26 ultimate exports youtube nch videopad exports youtube
Disc creation
Menus
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes menus movavi video suite includes menus magix movie studio 2023 includes menus corel videostudio pro 2022 includes menus adobe premiere elements 2023 includes menus pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes menus nch videopad includes menus
Multi-layer menus
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes multi-layer menus movavi video suite includes multi-layer menus magix movie studio 2023 includes multi-layer menus corel videostudio pro 2022 does not include multi-layer menus adobe premiere elements 2023 includes multi-layer menus pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes multi-layer menus nch videopad includes multi-layer menus
Menu templates
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes menu templates movavi video suite includes menu templates magix movie studio 2023 includes menu templates corel videostudio pro 2022 includes menu templates adobe premiere elements 2023 includes menu templates pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes menu templates nch videopad includes menu templates
Menu music
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes menu music movavi video suite includes menu music magix movie studio 2023 includes menu music corel videostudio pro 2022 includes menu music adobe premiere elements 2023 includes menu music pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes menu music nch videopad does not include menu music
Chapters
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes chapters movavi video suite includes chapters magix movie studio 2023 includes chapters corel videostudio pro 2022 includes chapters adobe premiere elements 2023 includes chapters pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes chapters nch videopad does not include chapters
Widescreen
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra includes widescreen movavi video suite includes widescreen magix movie studio 2023 includes widescreen corel videostudio pro 2022 includes widescreen adobe premiere elements 2023 includes widescreen pinnacle studio 26 ultimate includes widescreen nch videopad includes widescreen
Disc burning
DVD
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra burns dvd movavi video suite burns dvd magix movie studio 2023 burns dvd corel videostudio pro 2022 burns dvd adobe premiere elements 2023 burns dvd pinnacle studio 26 ultimate burns dvd nch videopad burns dvd
Blu-ray
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra does not burn blu-ray movavi video suite burns blu-ray magix movie studio 2023 burns blu-ray corel videostudio pro 2022 burns blu-ray adobe premiere elements 2023 burns blu-ray pinnacle studio 26 ultimate does not burn blu-ray nch videopad burns blu-ray
AVCHD
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra does not burn avchd movavi video suite burns avchd magix movie studio 2023 burns avchd corel videostudio pro 2022 burns avchd adobe premiere elements 2023 burns avchd pinnacle studio 26 ultimate burns avchd nch videopad burns avchd
VCD
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra burns vcd movavi video suite burns vcd magix movie studio 2023 burns vcd corel videostudio pro 2022 burns vcd adobe premiere elements 2023 burns vcd pinnacle studio 26 ultimate burns vcd nch videopad burns vcd
SVCD
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra burns svcd movavi video suite burns svcd magix movie studio 2023 burns svcd corel videostudio pro 2022 burns svcd adobe premiere elements 2023 burns svcd pinnacle studio 26 ultimate burns svcd nch videopad burns svcd
Help & support
Telephone support
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra does not offer telephone support movavi video suite offers telephone support magix movie studio 2023 does not offer telephone support corel videostudio pro 2022 offers telephone support adobe premiere elements 2023 does not offer telephone support pinnacle studio 26 ultimate offers telephone support nch videopad offers telephone support
Email support
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra offers email support movavi video suite offers email support magix movie studio 2023 offers email support corel videostudio pro 2022 offers email support adobe premiere elements 2023 offers email support pinnacle studio 26 ultimate offers email support nch videopad offers email support
Live chat
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra does not offer live chat movavi video suite offers live chat magix movie studio 2023 does not offer live chat corel videostudio pro 2022 offers live chat adobe premiere elements 2023 offers live chat pinnacle studio 26 ultimate offers live chat nch videopad offers live chat
Manual
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra does not offer manual movavi video suite does not offer manual magix movie studio 2023 offers manual corel videostudio pro 2022 offers manual adobe premiere elements 2023 offers manual pinnacle studio 26 ultimate offers manual nch videopad does not offer manual
Knowledge base
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra offers knowledge base movavi video suite offers knowledge base magix movie studio 2023 offers knowledge base corel videostudio pro 2022 offers knowledge base adobe premiere elements 2023 offers knowledge base pinnacle studio 26 ultimate offers knowledge base nch videopad offers knowledge base
Forums
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra offers forums movavi video suite does not offer forums magix movie studio 2023 offers forums corel videostudio pro 2022 does not offer forums adobe premiere elements 2023 offers forums pinnacle studio 26 ultimate offers forums nch videopad offers forums
Tutorials
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra offers tutorials movavi video suite offers tutorials magix movie studio 2023 offers tutorials corel videostudio pro 2022 offers tutorials adobe premiere elements 2023 offers tutorials pinnacle studio 26 ultimate offers tutorials nch videopad offers tutorials
FAQs
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra offers faqs movavi video suite offers faqs magix movie studio 2023 offers faqs corel videostudio pro 2022 offers faqs adobe premiere elements 2023 offers faqs pinnacle studio 26 ultimate offers faqs nch videopad offers faqs
Operating systems
Windows 11
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra is compatible with windows 11 movavi video suite is compatible with windows 11 magix movie studio 2023 is compatible with windows 11 corel videostudio pro 2022 is compatible with windows 11 adobe premiere elements 2023 is compatible with windows 11 pinnacle studio 26 ultimate is compatible with windows 11 nch videopad is compatible with windows 11
Windows 10
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra  windows 10 movavi video suite  windows 10 magix movie studio 2023  windows 10 corel videostudio pro 2022  windows 10 adobe premiere elements 2023  windows 10 pinnacle studio 26 ultimate  windows 10 nch videopad  windows 10
Windows 8
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra  windows 8 movavi video suite  windows 8 magix movie studio 2023  windows 8 corel videostudio pro 2022  windows 8 adobe premiere elements 2023  windows 8 pinnacle studio 26 ultimate  windows 8 nch videopad  windows 8
Windows 7
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra is compatible with windows 7 movavi video suite is compatible with windows 7 magix movie studio 2023 is compatible with windows 7 corel videostudio pro 2022 is compatible with windows 7 adobe premiere elements 2023 is compatible with windows 7 pinnacle studio 26 ultimate is not compatible with windows 7 nch videopad is compatible with windows 7
Windows Vista
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra is compatible with windows vista movavi video suite is compatible with windows vista magix movie studio 2023 is compatible with windows vista corel videostudio pro 2022 is compatible with windows vista adobe premiere elements 2023 is compatible with windows vista pinnacle studio 26 ultimate is not compatible with windows vista nch videopad is compatible with windows vista
Mac OS X
cyberlink powerdirector 21 ultra is not compatible with mac os x movavi video suite is compatible with mac os x magix movie studio 2023 is compatible with mac os x corel videostudio pro 2022 is not compatible with mac os x adobe premiere elements 2023 is not compatible with mac os x pinnacle studio 26 ultimate is not compatible with mac os x nch videopad is compatible with mac os x

Video editing software explained

Video editing software is now cheaper than ever. Coupled with the easy availability of cameras that can shoot good quality video, this means it’s now practical to create films at home – without requiring any elaborate or expensive equipment.

Many of the features and tools used to edit movies and TV shows have trickled down into video editing packages. This means video editing software enables you to access similar technology to that which has been used commercially for years. You can:

  • Create slick home movies. Give a professional sheen to your home movies. Cut out the dull bits, add titles and sounds – and then save to a DVD so you can play it back easily.
  • Produce online video. Many websites include video clips - video editing software lets you create your own and save as a file that’s small enough to upload to your own site or a service like YouTube.
  • Remix existing videos. If you don’t have your own camera, you can use video clips from other sources such as the internet (with permission). Like a DJ remixing songs, it allows you to create something new.

Editing video yourself is also great alternative to using a professional bureau or employing a freelance video editor.

Getting started with video editing

If you’ve not used video editing software before, choose a package which includes tutorials and guides to help you get to grips with the options available. Carrying out simple edits – like shortening clips or adding titles – should be straightforward, but it might take a little longer for you to master the full range of editing tools.

Editing video requires a lot of computer power. Most modern computers are adequate, but use the fastest, most powerful computer you can – and make sure you have a large hard drive to save big video files.


What to look for in video editing software

Playback

The playback of your video should be as smooth. Proxy files.

Capturing

Effective video editing software should allow the capturing of video from multiple sources such as DV / AVCHD / mini DV camcorders, analog camcorders, VCR and TV.

Importing & exporting

If you want to upload your video to YouTube, it makes sense to choose video editing software that allows you to export FLV file formats.


Jargon explained

Proxify files

Proxify files are lower resolution working copies of video files. They help to speed up video editing. The full resolution files are then used again for the final render.

Transitions

Simply cutting from one scene directly to another is often fine for video editing, but there will be some occassions where you'll want to add in transitional effects.

Aspect ratio

Video clips usually come in one of two aspect ratios 4:3 or 16:9. 4:3 is full video quality, while 16:9 is widescreen quality.


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