1. Adobe Premiere Pro CC

The best video editing software for Windows.

Cost: $21 USD / Month.

Platforms: Mac, Windows.

PROS:

  • Incredibly professional software.
  • Automatic updates.
  • Excellent automatic functions.
  • An industry-standard video editing tool.
  • Free trial available.
  • Dedicated companion app.

CONS:

  • Most expensive option over time.
  • Steep learning curve.

2. Adobe Premiere Elements

A great all-round video editor to suit most users

Cost: $60 USD.

Platforms: Mac, Windows.

PROS:

  • Lots of features for price tag.
  • User Friendly.
  • Easy to use.
  • Loads of features.

CONS:

  • Runs relatively slow.
  • Lacks features of other software.

3. Final Cut Pro X

The best video editor you can get for your Mac.

Cost: $300 USD.

Platforms: Mac.

PROS:

  • Very powerful overall software.
  • Fast renders and exports.
  • Versatile and powerful editing
  • Brilliant interface
  • It makes sense for Apple users.

CONS:

  • Expensive one-time purchase.
  • Tedious file management.

4. iMovie

Cost: Free.

Platforms: Mac, iOS.

PROS:

  • Friendly for beginners.
  • It can output directly to social media.

CONS:

  • Fewer features than other Softwares.
  • Difficult import process.

5. Davinci Resolve 16

Cost: Free.

Platforms: Mac, Windows.

PROS:

  • Excellent color grading.
  • Helpful tools for editing.

CONS:

  • Steep learning curve.
  • Inefficient motion graphics program.

6. Hitflim Express

Cost: Free.

Platforms: Mac, Windows.

PROS:

  • Bundled with 500+ video effects.
  • Organized interface.

CONS:

  • Limited export options.
  • In-app purchases.