Get it Started – Free Video Editor

As in any job, you might be dealing with, you should learn from the very beginning that quality is what makes a craftsman a pro. Quality of work that is constantly evolving is what you need to be aiming at. The fact that you are just getting started does not mean that you can do some crap and then force your family and friends watch it all and praise it. Having said all that, we would also like to add that getting started does not mean that you need to spend hundreds of bucks right away in order to buy some good video editor stuffed with plenty of different tools and functions that you unfortunately do not know how to use. You can first try something cheap, like for free, and find out how close video editing is to you. And to help you with that, we came up with some free video editors you might want to choose from.

There are actually two kinds of free video editing software: that available for downloading and online video editors. You can choose whatever you find more preferable for you and start trying your skills out.

Windows Movie Maker and iMovie are probably two most wide-spread video editors that come with your operating systems. Both of them are absolutely free of charge. These programs have all the basic video editing tools that you might need on the first stage and a good set of transitions and effects. With iMovie it is even easier than with Windows Movie Maker, this all dragging of video clips and setting them up for a nice little home video is really fun.

Besides, you should check the installation CD that comes together with the software to your camcorder. It happens very often that these disks include some pretty good basic video editors.

Jumpcut and JahShaka are two video editors that you can use online. You simply upload your videos into the program and start doing editing online. JahShaka is an open source software, so you might even want to develop it further after you master all the basic things and like that video editor a lot. Jumpcut offers a wide range of transitions and fun video effects that you will surely find very useful.

So, after trying out some of the above-mentioned free video editor you might want to get a better set of functions. Then it is time to think of buying something. Have fun with video editing!