Video editing is the process of manipulating and rearranging video shots to create a single fluid video. It’s a post-production process; which means it’s done after filming. Certain elements of the shots are edited such as the color, titling, sound mixing, etc.
Some of the most most popular video editing softwares are:
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects is famous for the 3D effects they offer. It is a digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software. You can use After Effects for certain tasks like titling, creating shapes, 2D animations, and of course, adding special effects. Creating motion in text, images, and any other layer is a lot easier to do in Adobe After Effects.
Adobe Premiere is part of the Adobe Creative Suite and it’s the most similar editing platform to Apple’s Final Cut Pro 7. It’s recommended for graphic designers, animators, photojournalists, and filmmakers.
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro can be compared to Adobe Premiere. The user friendly interface and good organization tools of the software make it a cult favorite among editors. Other than that, the Final Cut Pro is designed to save a decent amount of battery power of your laptop. It houses extreme assets like the magnetic timeline that you can only find in the Final Cut Pro. Many amazing, user friendly features are available with the Final Cut Pro. So go and explore yours!
There are many different types and versions of these softwares. Some prefer the one over the other; some say that one is easier to use compared to the other, some may say that one is faster than the other. Truly, there are different uses to each software and each software houses its own strengths and weaknesses. It’s up to the editor’s need and preference to judge whether or not the software is up to his/her expectations. Nonetheless, they all want to achieve the same thing; that is to help you create a solid, smooth video.
Technology will always be ever changing; and so must we. The constant changes in technology lead to the constant need to adapt to these innovations. We are in a world where technology dominates our daily lives therefore, we must always remember that we need to continue to strive to adapt and improve according to times for the sake of art.