Buying Guide These are the best video editing software packages, whether you're an experienced user or beginner. Some are free, some are paid-for.
Review Corel VideoStudio Ultimate is a great, reliable video editor that will happily guide new users through their first steps into editing.
Review Adobe Premiere Elements is the perfect video editor for beginners, but it also scales up well for more experienced users.
Review DaVinci Resolve 16 is a pro video editing program with a wealth of features. It's free, but quite intense for beginners.
Review Shotcut Video Editor is a great free program, with cross-platform support. It's a little clumsy in parts, but overall worth a look.
Review Movavi Screen Recorder Studio is a fully featured piece of software, ideal for both beginners and pros.
Review Wondershare Filmora 9 is very easy to use, and perfect for beginners, although lacks a few key features.
Review In our review of the best screen-recording software, Debut Video Capture made an impressive showing.
Review CyberLink PowerDirector 18 Ultra is a good, if expensive, video editor for both beginners and advanced users.
Review AVS Video Editor is easily learnable video editing software for beginners and casual users alike.
Software VEGAS Movie Studio Platinum has enough tools and features to make it a fine choice for video editing software. It will meet most of the needs of experienced editors and producers, but key omissions of some basic and advanced functionality make it a middling program.
REVIEW GetFLV is a fully functional video downloader and converter application, but it's an expensive option when compared to rival downloaders.
Nero Video is decent video editing software. Its two editing modules allow you to choose which style of editing is right for you. It contains a healthy selection of effects, transitions, video enhancements and more.
Pinnacle Studio Plus offers a wide array of organizing, editing and exporting tools that make it attractive video editing software. Its unique and intuitive workflow allows import, sort and build projects from your media clips.
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Buying Guide The best video capturing software allows you to record the entire screen, or select certain regions, windows or applications to record.
We ran each video downloader software through a battery of tests to confirm the claims made by the manufacturer and to evaluate usability.