Top 3 Consumer Level Video Editing Software

How do you know which video editor software is right for you? Here is a quick overview of the top 3 video editing software.

1. CyberLink PowerDirector 11
2. Corel VideoStudio Pro
3. Sony Movie Studio Platinum Suite 12

Sony Movie Studio Platinum Suite 12 is a great software overall. Sony Movie Studio is a little difficult to understand but it has an in-built user guide to help you along the way and has a great amount of video editing features such as being able to create attractive looking slideshows using DVD Architect, create karaoke tracks, and create single film DVDs.

Sony also has a decent selection of audio/video effects. Hosted by NewBlue, these effects are available directly from the website as a download.

Corel VideoStudio Pro X6 is one of the few video editors that include support for 4K Ultra HD. Corel Video Studio has the tools that will allow you to create near-professional level videos. Tools such as the ability to overlay tracks with a few simple clicks, a drag and drop timeline interface allowing you to drop your media directly into the timeline and add any effects you desire, and Corel even comes with a subtitle editor which uses voice detection to print out what is said in your video.

Corel comes with a customizable motion feature allowing you to effortlessly customize movements in your video, this is great if you want to create advanced looking videos with professional level video effects. Corel is even able to track moving objects on-screen which will allow you to connect those objects to graphics and text. This is great if you want to create thought bubbles or some other text related effect in your video.

CyberLink PowerDirector 11 has a huge selection of effects and transitions. Like Corel, CyberLink PowerDirector also is one of the few video editors that supports 4K Ultra HD and 3D. It features a 100 track timeline, a user-friendly interface, and has enough tools for you to produce professional level videos.

CyberLink PowerDirector has some of the best video editing tools available and it even has an app that will allow you to use your Windows 8 tablet to create movies on the go. With the content-aware editor uses advanced features to analyze your most important video scenes (the scenes with motion, zooming, and faces) and then will hone in on any low quality it finds such as shaky footage, correcting such footage.

CyberLink even comes with an advanced level preview window allows you to bring up a preview in a second monitor, great if you have a dual monitor setup.