Film editing software

Film editing software

A film editing software could be one of the main tool of a film and video editor, then an edition software is a computer program able to manage the edition of video segments digitally. Today exist in the market lots of good video edition software for beginners as well as for professionals.

It is necessary understand that a basic edition software should provide the right tools for capturing, editing and sharing video, here we describe each one of these characteristics.
     Capture of video
    It can load video files as well as convert them to the most popular formats, this also includes the capture of video from digital recorders as well as of computer and digital cameras.

     Video edition
    The software is able to reorder, mix or combine video segments using an edition time line. It is also able to add menus and text to the video; it is able to add effects, narration, music, sound effects, etc.

     Share Video
    The software is able to burn videos in a DVD so that they can be given as a gift, sell them or simply save them. Most of the programs have utilities to create on-line video albums and share them with family and close friends.

Here you will find a list with the commercial and free film editing software with the respect operating system.

 Adobe Systems
  • Premiere Elements
  • Premiere Pro
  • Encore
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Express
Mac OS X and Windows
 Apple Inc.
  • Final Cut Express (Mac OS X)
  • Final Cut Pro (Mac OS X)
  • iMovie (Mac OS X)
Mac OS X
 Avid Technology
  • Avid DS
  • Media Composer
  • Avid Symphony
  • Avid Studio
Mac OS X and Windows
  • VideoStudio
 CyberLink PowerDirector Windows
 Windows Movie Maker Windows
 MPEG Video Wizard DVD Windows
 Telestream Episode Mac OS X, Windows

 Avidemux Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD
 AviSynth Windows
 Cinelerra Linux, Mac OS X (with X Window System)
 Jahshaka Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
 Kdenlive FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X
 Kino Linux
 LiVES BSD, IRIX, Linux, and Solaris
 PiTiVi Linux
 Ingex Linux
 VirtualDub Windows
 VirtualDubMod Windows