Top 5 Easiest Video Editing Software Every Beginner Should Know

If you are a video editing beginner, you should definitely try these easiest to use video editing software (free and paid) no matter you have prior editing experience or not. They are not only simple to use but also powerful programs. 

Filmora Video Editor
Filmora video editor is the easiest program we’ve tried!

Editing video doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s just a process of line up your footage, trimming, adding transition and applying filters to your video then export it into a specific format for uploading to YouTube, Facebook or share with your team. That’s the most simple way people creating video content. In today’s article, I will share with you top 5 easiest video editing software that every beginner should use to do such kind of work effortlessly at very reasonable cost.

Top 5 Easiest Video Editing Software Every Beginner Should Know

1. Filmora Video Editor – The easiest video editing program for beginners

Filmora video editor is the most simple to use video editing program we’ve reviewed. It lets you edit video in a smart and intuitive user interface. The program comes in to serve the people who don’t have much prior video editing experience. You can learn how to use the program within minutes in stead of weeks or months like other professional editing suites. Filmora is available on both Windows and Mac. It’s free to use without any feature limitation. However, there will be a watermark on the output in your free edition. To remove it, you’ll need to purchase a license at $59.99. Learn more about Filmora Video Editor in this review!

Filmora video editor simple mode-min
Filmora Simple Mode is useful for creating simple videos.

2. Camtasia 2018

TechSmith Camtasia has been known as an industry standard for creating online training videos as well as marketing videos for years. It comes in with dozen of fantastic professional editing features in an intuitive and smart video editing array. New users don’t need the whole day to figure out how it works. Compare to Filmora, Camtasia 2018 is way more powerful in terms of video rendering speed and annotation availability. However, it is much more pricey than Wondershare Filmora – $249 per license and 30 days trial. To learn more about Camtasia 2018, click here!

Camtasia 2018 Review
Camtasia 2018 provides a New Library, higher video rendering speed, 60fps recording and free assets of videos and audio.

3. Movavi Video Editor

Similar to Filmora, Movavi video editor is the editing suite that every beginner should know. It’s simple to use, powerful and have everything you need to create stunning videos in minutes. The program has plethora of filters, transitions and pre-made text title for those of you who want to produce YouTube videos for personal or business channel. Again, Movavi Video Editor is not a free software, it is only available to try within 7 days as trial with a watermark on your output. Once you are satisfied with the program, you’ll need to go pro for $39.95 per license. It’s available for both Windows and Mac. Read more about Movavi Video Editor here!

Movavi Video Editor Full feature interface
Movavi Full Feature Interface

4. VSDC Free Video Editor

What if you don’t want to be watermarked on your output? Take a look at this amazing free video editor from Videosoftdev. This is one of the most powerful free video editing software we’ve reviewed. It has everything needed to create any kind of video content at pro level with no cost. VSDC video editor supports 4K editing and has advanced audio tools, Chroma key, video stabilization tool too. The only concern about VSDC is the learning curve. You’ll have to spend a little more time to get things done with this editor. Read more about VSDC here!

VSDC Video Editor Interface
VSDC Video Editor Interface

5. ActivePresenter

Last but not least, ActivePresenter is my favorite program to cut, join, split and merge videos, add annotations, texts to video and export to MP4, AVI to upload to my YouTube channel. This program is my recommendation for those of you who want to start producing YouTube channel, specially software review or top rating channel. It’s simple to use and powerful enough for such purpose. ActivePresenter can be used on both Windows and Mac. No limitation in the output as well as no watermark. Read more about ActivePresenter here!

Making Gadget Review Video With ActivePresenter
Making Gadget Review Video With ActivePresenter

Bottom line

During the past few years, we’ve reviewed more than 50 free and paid video editing programs all over the world from the most expensive one to the most powerful freeware available on the market. We know it’s tricky to judge which one is the best because of many reasons. If you are just about to start your video editing career, don’t bother to try every program before making your decision to stick with one tool. There are many options to go. No body can tell you what program is the best. It’s yourself to answer such kind of question. If you like our post, don’t hesitate to share. Don’t forget to follow us to receive more valuable post notifications in the future.

Good luck!


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