Get tooled up: Video editing software

In the cut

March’s digital theme will be VIDEO EDITING. We’ll be bringing you beautifully formed explainer videos using the software applications below in case you want to download them in advance and try them out 🙂 

Adobe Premiere Pro

Part of Adobe Creative Cloud and paid for by yearly or monthly subscription, Premiere Pro includes all the necessary tools for importing, sequencing and exporting a video masterpiece. This software is a proven choice If you hope to carry your video skills forward into a professional environment, though for dedicated editing roles in TV and film you may also take a look at AVID Media Composer, which is geared towards professional team use.

A 30 day free trial of Premiere Pro is available – Long enough to play along with us in March!

Vegas Pro

Now produced by Magix, Vegas Pro was previously a Sony product. It can be bought outright or on a subscription basis. The sub version includes thousands of stock video clips, audio files and additional functionality including high quality text to speech and mobile-to-timeline support. Vegas Pro runs well on many mid-range laptops and is a popular option for YouTubers who require more than the video basics but don’t require a full Adobe subscription. You can get a 30 day trial so if you’d like to wait until March before installing it you can follow along!

The free option: Shotcut

A completely free video editor just for you! If you’re taking first steps this year there’s no need to pay a penny. Feel free to get downloading right now! Note we won’t be covering Shotcut in our explainers.

ShotCut screenshot

Honourable mention:

Davinci Resolve

Offering a generous FREE version and full-length official tutorials, Resolve sits alongside Premiere Pro in the ‘enthusiast to pro’ category of video editors and continues to gain popularity…

There you go! Get downloading and see you in March for video editing month!