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Best Video Editing Software for Mac – 2019!


– With a ton of video editors out there and the landscape constantly changing. Here’s our latest roundup of
the best video editing software for Mac right now, including
free, paid and professional to help you decide which
is the one for you. Hey, it’s Justin Brown
here from Primal Video where we help you amplify your business and brand with video. If you’re new here, make sure you click that subscribe button and all the links to everything we mentioned in this video, you can find the link in
the description box below. So let’s jump into it. video editing software updates so fast. So we do a round up like
this every six to 12 months for both Windows and Mac. And every time we go back
to the drawing board, we restart all that research
and we retest a ton of options to eventually narrow the list down to our top recommendations for
best video editing software across every budget. And as always, there have
been some big changes since our last video. Some of my prior recommendations
do still make the cut whereas others have fallen
behind and some new options have stepped in to take their place. And just Like last time,
I’m gonna break this down into multiple pricing categories, including free paid and
more professional software. So you can see what’s
available at each level, you can hear out our recommendations. And if you’re starting one of
the lower pricing brackets, then you can know exactly
what you’ll be unlocking if you do jump to a higher bracket. And once we’re done
with my recommendations for every price bracket,
we’re gonna wrap up with three quick tips that
you can use to level up your editing and edit faster
in any editing software. And while you’re watching,
make sure to drop a comment down below and let us know what video editing software
you’re using right now and your number one pick for
best video editing software on Mac in 2019. Okay, so here are the pricing categories that we’ll be breaking this down into. The first one is free software. The second category is sub $200. So $200 and under. And the third category is for
editing software above $200. And just one last thing to
be aware of, is that each one of these three categories
includes all the software that is available it in that price range. The free one, obviously,
that’s just the free stuff. But the sub $200 category
includes the Free Software as well because they are available to you if your budget is under $200. Likewise with the above $200 category, the best software recommendations in there will actually be across the
board including the sub $200 and free, so that you can really
see what is the best value for money and which is the best editor for you moving forward. Alright, so jumping straight
into the first category of free, there are some
really solid options now in this space. It wasn’t that long ago, that all the decent free
video editing software had watermarks or big limitations on what you could actually do with it being free. But I do wanna say that
no video editing software we are mentioning in
this video, especially in the free category include watermarks. So these are all fully
featured video editing programs that you can use with
little or no restrictions that I will cover those
off if there are any, but none of them here have watermarks. And in this category there’s
even some really professional really top line video editing software that you can now access for free and get amazing results with them. So in this pricing bracket
of free, we’ve got software like iMovie, Shotcut, HitFilm
Express, DaVinci Resolve, Lightworks and Avid Media Composer First. Now from trying and testing
all of those my top picks in this category come
down to Imovie, Shotcud, Hitfilm Express and Davinci Resolve. Imovie is a solid choice
for someone whether you’re an absolute beginner up to
sort of an intermediate level, you can get some great
stuff done in there. It’s really intuitive,
it’s really easy to get up to speed editing fast, whether you’ve got any experience or not. I also think it’s a
good option for someone who is starting out, who
is looking to potentially in the future move into the
big brother of that software final Cut because the
interfaces are really similar and if you can master one, the transition to the more professional
version is going to be much much simpler. Shotcut is a another solid option. This one is available on
both Mac, PC and Linux. And it is totally open source. There are some really
powerful features in here and some good hardware
integration as well. But I think the overall
complexity and the interface and really getting up
to speed with it fast, you’re gonna need to invest some time to be able to really master this. But once you do, then
you will be able to get some really amazing results
with a lot of professional tools that are in there as well. HitFilm Express is
something that will work on both Mac and PC. And this isn’t just
video editing software. It’s also got a heap of
advanced special effects and motion graphics tools
built into it as well. So if you’re someone
who’s looking for all of that advanced functionality
and having it all in one program, then it is
a solid solution for that. Now while it is free, there is
a more professional version, which we will cover a little later on, that unlocks a heap of extra functionality and the more advanced
controls and features, but know also that you do have the option just to pay and unlock
certain features depending on what it is that you’re after. So they have an awesome library of add ons that you can unlock just paying
for the ones that you need for the videos that you’re creating. And DaVinci Resolve is
hands down in this category, the most professional
video editing software. what they give you in here
for free is just insane. Like people literally use this
to edit and color great films and documentaries, and it’s free. Now as an absolute beginner, the interface and all the features
and everything in this definitely would be overwhelming. You’re also gonna need
a fairly decent computer to be able to run this,
because it’s got so much power and performance that it would
draw from your computer. But again, this is professional
video editing software and it’s just insane that it’s free. Now from all of these on the
shortlist, if I had to pick a winner in this category,
it is gonna go hands down to DaVinci Resolve. It’s just amazing what you
get access to for free, and again the power and the performance and what you can do in
there is just insane. I’d say the close runner
up though would have to go to iMovie especially if
you’re on the entry level or on the beginner end of things, but even if you are on that
intermediate level as well, you can still get great
results using iMovie. Next up, we’re jumping
to the sub $200 category. So this is all software both free and paid up to the value of $200. So generally, what you’ll
typically find with paid software versus the Free Software,
is that you’re unlocking more features, more control, more advanced professional
level tools to help you have more control over your edit. And I just say generally,
because there’s counter examples like DaVinci Resolve,
which gives you access to all of that stuff
entirely free software. But for the most part,
when you pay for software, you’re gonna unlock a heap
of extra functionality and a lot of extra features. So in this category then of
sub $200 video editing software on Mac, we’re adding
in things like Filmora, Adobe Premiere Rush,
Movavi, WeVideo, ScreenFlow, Adobe Premiere Elements 2019,
FilmoraPro and Lightworks Pro. So now once again after
testing all of those out, put together a shortlist,
and this shortlist is quite a bit different
to the previous times we’ve created this video,
there are two main programs that are no longer on the shortlist. And they are ScreenFlow and
Adobe Premiere Elements 2019. Now while these two are still
decent video editing programs and get great results with them,
they haven’t updated enough or much especially now given some of the other options that are there. So the shortlist then for this
category and opening it up to the free options as well. The shortlist is WeVideo, iMovie, Filmora, Adobe Rush, FilmoraPro and
once again DaVinci Resolve. So in regards to the new
options in this category, WeVideo is an amazing video editing tool that is actually run in the cloud, meaning that you just log into
it through your web browser and all the processing
and all the calculations and stuff are 6actually done on their end. So you just access it all
through your web browser, which means that you can use
a really low powered computer like a Chromebook, or an
absolute beast of a machine and still get great results. It works really well even if
you’re gonna be editing things like 4K or really high quality videos with multiple layers of 4K footage. And because it’s all
run through the cloud, it means that it is so
powerful for working with teams and collaborating with
people anywhere in the world. In regards to pricing,
they have plans starting at $4.99 per month, which will limit you to 720 p videos. Up from that they have
a $7.99 per month plan, which unlocks up to 4K resolutions. And they’ve also got plans
for 17.99 and 29.99 per month, they’ll give you things
like unlimited storage, multiple users or team members and access to their stock library of
images, video and music. Filmora is another really awesome solution for video editing on Mac. But there’s also a PC
version of this one as well. This is one of the standouts
that has come a long way in a short amount of
time, not that long ago, we would never consider
mentioning Filmora as a solution or as an option for
someone for video editing. It was more of a toy or
a gimmick, whereas now it is a decent option, and
yes, it’s on our shortlist. Filmora is a great solution for someone whether you’re an absolute
beginner right through to intermediate, because of the
amount of features in there. But it’s not something
that’s overwhelming. It’s actually pretty
intuitive to get up to speed and to learn where everything is. And you do have more features
and control of everything than you do in something like iMovie. Now, if you ask someone who is looking for some of those more
advanced features and control, then they’ve also got the
pro version FilmoraPro, which I’ll get to in just a second. But you can purchase
Filmora for just 59.99 and that gives you lifetime access. So there’s no monthly subscription,
that’s a one time fee. Adobe Premiere Rush is the
next one on our shortlist, which again, is one of the new
additions in this category. This option is one of
my personal favorites. And I do think this is an app to watch or program to watch moving forward because what they’re doing
is really changing the game when it comes to video editing. Now where this sits in Adobe as well. They’ve already got Adobe Premiere Pro which is their top
professional level software. They’ve also got Adobe Premiere Elements, which is the one that didn’t
quite make the shortlist. And then they’ve got Adobe Premiere Rush. So this one is missing some
of the features from Elements, but at the same time, it brings in a whole new set of features as well. The standout feature with Rush is that this is the first video
editing application or program that works cross device
and cross platform, meaning that you can
install this on anything on your Android device, on
your iPhone, on your iPad, on your Mac or PC. You can use it on all of them
and you can literally start a project on your phone and
you can continue editing and working on your edit from there and you can jump over then
to your Mac or your PC. And you can seamlessly
continue the Edit from there. And if you are someone who’s
looking for that upgrade path to Adobe Premiere Pro,
the professional one, you can actually open up your
Adobe Premiere Rush files inside of Adobe Premiere Pro
and finish them on there, if you want all the advanced
tools down the track. But if you are interested in
a full editing walkthrough, using Adobe Premiere
Rush, I’ll put a link up in the cards to our video now. Now Adobe Premiere Rush is
gonna cost you $9.99 per month, it is a subscription
service or if you’ve already got a license to Adobe Premiere
Pro, then you get access to Adobe Premiere Rush for free. And that brings us to Filmora Pro. Now this is just like Filmora,
one that I didn’t think that I will be adding into top
video editing software video, but FilmoraPro is actually amazing. In the pro version they
have added in so many tools and features and things from professional level
video editing software. Yes, the pro name gives it away. But how Pro is pro? No, no, this thing kind of
looks like Adobe Premiere Pro. It handles really, really well. And it is a fraction of the cost. Now I have to admit that
while I was downloading it, I really didn’t have high hopes for it. My expectations were pretty low. But I was totally blown
away when I opened it with all the professional feature set things like all the waveforms,
things like the color grading and the color tools, amazing. But what really blew me away was the power and the performance in the timeline when you’re editing 4K footage and multiple layers of 4K footage. This thing was up there with Final Cut in regards to smoothness of playback and smoothness of scrubbing
through the timeline. This was better timeline performance than even what we were
getting in DaVinci Resolve. So I really think that
FilmoraPro is a solid contender and a solid option for someone looking for professional level
video editing software, whether you are even a
beginner, you can easily jump into here and get up to
speed, but also knowing that you’ve got a lot of
those professional tools and a whole heap of advanced
controls and everything at your fingertips,
this is a solid option. So in regards to pricing,
you can get FilmoraPro on a subscription for 89.99 per year or you can buy lifetime
access for $149 and 99 cents. Okay, so rounding out the category of best video editing software
on Mac 2019 under $200. This is what it looks like. When it comes to cloud or an
online video editing solution. It goes hands down to WeVideo. If you’re an absolute beginner through to an intermediate level, you
should be looking at iMovie, Filmora or Adobe Premiere Rush. Or if you’re someone who
is on the intermediate to advanced side of things,
where you wanna get up to speed and learn a lot
of the pro level tools, you’re gonna be looking at
FilmoraPro or DaVinci Resolve. But as for the winner
on my top recommendation that I would pick in this category, it once again goes hands
down to DaVinci Resolve, the amount of features,
the amount of control and everything in there, it’s just insane. The power and the
performance that you have is next level and the price tag of free is pretty hard to beat. But definitely doesn’t have
that level of ease of use or a super simple interface
that you will find with the pro level tools
like in FilmoraPro. Okay, so moving now to
the final category $200 plus video editing
software, and as we’ve said to help you make your decision as to which is the best video editing
software in that pricing bracket if you’re looking to
spend money on software. We’ve also included the sub $200 and the free options
as well so you can see how they stack up. But generally once again,
what you would find in this higher tier pricing bracket is, access to the most
professional applications. The most amount of features
and the most amount of control you have over your editing projects. And really, these are the tools
that the professionals use. So in this pricing bracket,
we’ve got software options like Avid Media Composer,
Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Final Cut Pro, Camtasia and HitFilm Pro. And from once again, testing
and using all of these my top picks on my shortlist
goes to Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio. So Adobe Premiere Pro these days is almost like a household name. When you’re thinking of
video editing software, most people have probably heard
of Premier or Premiere Pro and that’s because it
really is a solid option. It’s got amazing integration with the rest of the Adobe apps or the Adobe Suite. So if you’re gonna be using
things like After Effects or Audition or even
Photoshop and integrating those elements into your videos, the integration is second to none. It’s got a great range of hardware support and it works on both Mac and PC. And it’s actually really easy
to transfer your projects into work between both, which we’ve had to do on a few projects. One of the biggest features I
like about Adobe Premiere Pro is how you can easily
work with external editors and team members and
collaborate on your projects. Yes, a lot of the other
options out there too have collaboration tools and features and those sorts of things. But my personal favorite
for that kind of workflow definitely goes to Adobe Premiere Pro. And really that is one
of the deciding factors that we look at when we’re
starting an editing project. Are we gonna be working with
extra editors or extra team and will they need access to this project? And if so, pretty much goes
straight away to Premiere and we’ll be working on the
entire project in Premiere because of that. Now in regards to pricing. It is a subscription based model, it will cost you $20.99 per month for a license to Adobe Premiere Pro where you can also pick
it up in the master bundle for 52.99 which will give you access to all of the other
Adobe programs as well. So next up is Final Cut
which is an amazing option for video editing software on Mac. It is my current go to from
most video editing projects, purely based on how fast it is, the way that Apple is
got the software optimize so well to work with the hardware just makes everything so fast. For a lot of the videos that we work on the render times are almost zero. Literally we’ll hit export, and the upload will just start because the rendering process
has already taken place. But not only just on the rendering side, the actual timeline
performance and scrubbing through 4K footage and
multiple layers of 4K footage with effects and everything
applied is pretty much second to none, given how fast and
how smooth everything is. Now why there are great
add-ons and plugins and things that you can get for Final Cut. There’s probably a lot
more for Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve,
but I wouldn’t say that that’s a deal breaker either. Now in regards to process, this one is a one time purchase, it is not a subscription or a monthly fee. Is a one time purchase of $299. And that gives you updates for life. Like literally I bought
this thing years ago, there’s still updates coming through and haven’t had to pay any more. And then there’s DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is the top version
of DaVinci Resolve. So this is where you’ve got
access to higher frame rates, higher video resolutions above 4k, a whole heap of extra
professional grade effects and control and functionality
that gets unlocked with this version. One of the standout features
with DaVinci Resolve is the color grading capabilities
and tools that you have over color correcting and
color grading your videos. This is industry standard software. This is what they use on
professional grade films and documentaries and
things to color grade, but even more so than that,
it’s grown a lot from that and now it is a complete
studio of not just color tools but also editing tools and
now also sound production and sound tools in there as well. And the studio version, the paid version unlocks all of that. So in regards to pricing,
then DaVinci Resolve Studio sells for $299. Again, not a subscription,
this is a one time purchase. So to round all of this out
of best video editing software on Mac 2019 at essentially
any price point, whether it’s free right up
to the most expensive level, this is what it looks like. If you’re looking for
video editing software to edit in the cloud to easily
work remotely with teams or to edit on a really
low powered computer in your web browser, then that
hands down goes to WeVideo. If you’re someone who is an
absolute beginner right up to say an intermediate level, this is where you wanna check out iMovie, Filmoraa or Adobe Premiere Rush. Now for someone who is on the
intermediate to advanced level or someone who’s looking for
the most amount of control, the most amount of features and really the professional tools, then
that’s where you’ve really got four options, you’ve got
DaVinci Resolve the free one, you’ve got DaVinci Resolve
studio, the paid one that unlocks all of those extra features. You’ve got Adobe Premiere
Pro and you’ve got Final Cut. Now really, at this point,
if you’re comparing these, what I would strongly recommend
is that you’re grabbing the trial versions of each of them, and that you’re giving them ago and seeing which ones resonate with
you, which ones you can get up to speed, easiest, which
one is the most logical for you to be able to
edit your videos down. I really want you to think
of these as just a tool to get the job done. These are all just tools to
help you edit your videos, some of them are going to
be much easier for you, depending on your skill
set and your requirements, and also the types of videos that you’re going to be creating. But if I personally had to pick one winner out of this category, right now it’s gonna go to Final Cut Pro. That is my current go to
for any video editing, as I said, where I’m not working with team or external editors. To me the power and the
performance that you have not just in the rendering,
but also in the timeline and how fast and how smooth
everything is, is just amazing. And that to me is important
without necessarily having access to all of
the color grading tools and things that you have
in things like DaVinci. Alright, so I know
that’s a lot to take in. But earlier in this video, I did say that I would also share my top three tips to help you edit faster in any software. So here they are. Tip number one is to always focus on editing down your content first. I see so many people jump
into the editing applications and stop color grading and adding effects and all of these sorts of things, without cutting down their content first. That’s gonna add more strength
to your editing software into your computer,
because it’s got a process all of those effects while
you’re doing the simple task of just cutting and removing pieces that you’re not ever
going to use in your edit. The other reason that you wanna
focus on your content first is to make sure that you’ve
actually got everything you need there to be
able to tell that story or to be able to make that video. There’s no point color grading
and adding all these effects and everything on if
there’s something wrong with your footage or you
don’t even have enough there to tell the story. So focus on the content first. Tip number two is to learn
the keyboard shortcuts. These are gonna be different depending on which editing software you’re using. But in cases, you can either find a list of the keyboard shortcuts
inside the help area on your application, or you can just do a quick Google search for
video editing application name and keyboard shortcuts, and
you’ll be able to find them. Now, there’s two standout
keyboard shortcuts that you should look for no matter what software you’re using. And they are ripple edit
left and ripple edit right. Or it might also be called
trim top and trim tail. You’ll thank me later. And tip number three is to go
through all of your options and settings inside
your editing application to make sure that you’ve
got everything set up for Best Performance to
get all of that extra power and performance out of your computer. Because by default, there is
a lot of programs out there that don’t have things like GPU or video card rendering enabled. And some of them even limit
the amount of CPU cores or the amount of RAM that
that video editing software has access to. So it’s a great idea to
run through the options of the settings that are available to you. But also while you’re in that
you might be able to customize or personalize some of
the settings in there to tailor them up for you. Now, those were just three tips from our full video editing process guide, The Primal Video Method,
you can grab your free copy on screen now and also linked
below in the description. And I’ll see you in the next one.

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72 Comments

  • semow says:

    Whoever reads this…

    U HAVE A MAGICAL DAY

    Small YouTuber here 💖 20k 🙏🏽

  • Bamb Jatt Gaming says:

    First

  • Yasha Yay says:

    :0 cool! 🌻

  • Bamb Jatt Gaming says:

    Hi sir

  • Rampal Yadav says:

    Cool

  • Tr1pleK YT says:

    Sir when will you put a video on Best Windows Video Editing software 2019 becoz the version of shotcut i am using its a little different and more confusing with the one you explained 11 months ago , please reply sir

  • Own Your Survival says:

    Great vids Justin! Your videos are really helping my content get a lot better. Especially my editing. Love all the editing tips you have given!

  • Австралийский Калейдоскоп says:

    I love IMovie! But it’s not enough for me. Thank you for information🇦🇺

  • Lina Koh says:

    Hi Justin! Thank you again for another great review of the different apps esp for Mac's. Do look forward to more from you too..

  • Israel Nick says:

    WOW!
    Very helpful, hopefully in the future I'll make videos like yours, because as of now mine isn't good as this one.

  • DORENE OSTER says:

    Amazing! Thank you 🙏So much professional research! I started using Adobe Premier Rush

  • Sandra 2 Dimensional. Paranormal investigator says:

    Awesome information Justin thank you for all your research on finding us the best editing apps, you are the best

  • F ab says:

    I used imovie last year and found it nearly useless even for a pretty basic edit. I think its designed in a purposefully constrained fashion to encourage apple users to buy final cut.

  • rkavan says:

    Always supporting you

  • Faizi Groops says:

    I wonder why Lumafusion are not listed😲

  • Stella Wickham says:

    Great video, super helpful. I'm using Imovie to start my journey

  • Kristen Sofia says:

    Thanks justin this is very helpful, I learned a lot. 😀Btw you inspired me to start a youtube channel 😊

  • NEONOWY says:

    Thanks for ur help

    👍👍?

  • Gayle Jann says:

    Awesome review. Thank you so much!

  • Swapnil Sharma says:

    Please upload for windows 2019

  • Chris Mayer says:

    WeVideo is one I hadn’t considered. I’ll give it a shot.

  • Kansai Traveler says:

    Fantastic review!😃👍🏻

  • Dalia Madrid says:

    I’m currently using iMovie but I would like to use Final Cut Pro or Adobe premier.

  • Jayne Nicoletti says:

    This was such a great review. Thank you for making it, Justin. I got Premiere Pro through work on my MAC and having such problems rendering without losing color grading. I even used a suggested LUT and it does not work. I am wondering if I upgrade past Sierra if it will make a difference but I am afraid of losing files. I will try to back up if anyone thinks this would help. I do use FCP on my MACbook but need to be able to edit at work. I also like all of the LUTS I can get. I may have to pull out the PC in my basement lol. Thanks for the editing tips at end.

  • CustoMish says:

    Hey Justin, now there is Hitfilm Express 13! It just runs like butter!! Its so cool and imo better than resolve!

  • NINJATIC WALKER says:

    Justin you are the best

  • NINJATIC WALKER says:

    I use I movie in MacBook Pro 2018 and my best is I movie

  • Panos Koul says:

    Really nice video and the software looks very good but I have pc so I can not download it but I use Adobe Premiere Pro for my videos and as you can see form my video from some random clips it has done a pretty god job!

  • Hélène et Serge says:

    WoW! Such a great video ! Thank’s !
    I started editing many years ago on Adobe Première Élément 11 and then 15 whit Microsoft . Since I bought a IMac last December i was still using Éléments 15 but in February i went whit FCPX….I am amazed! And just yesterday I added a bunch of Effects and Transitions from Pixel Studio that I haven’t tried yet …it’s completely new ! So anxious to try them out !
    Again such a good review! Congratulations! 👍
    ATB from Boisbriand Québec Canada 🇨🇦
    Hélène et Serge 💑
    👍😉🎥🏔

  • Erick Ronaldo says:

    Whats the difference of iMovie and final cut prox

  • Lil Crafty Nook says:

    I started with Filmora for my very first video back in January and got that stupid watermark. Made it look even more unprofessional!? (Shocking to me that those views actually got better as time went on !) It took me a WEEK to get through the full edit! I went to iMovie and BINGO!! Takes max a few hours now (and I can actually accomplish that in my down time at work!!) I am trying to figure out Dazzle/Pinnacle now so I can use my dads Hi8 camcorder. (I have since “discovered” the rear camera on my iPhone and I can actually see if I’m in frame now!! 😊) Thank you SO very much for this!! 🙌🏻 Give those kiddos a hug from me!!—Nikki

  • iQamar America says:

    The unique youtuber Justin who always teaches and help newbies like me. I am using KineMaster now.

  • Well Deck Diaries says:

    Only been editing for less than a year and use IMovie . A bit reluctant to try something else as I’m still getting the hang of iMovie 👍

  • XMckingwillX says:

    To late i already have premire

  • SpeedyGoneCuber says:

    Great video! I'm currently using adobe premiere pro.

  • Jama Greek Crew says:

    im currently using imovie and looking to upgrade to have more options to do more effects etc..

  • Randy Ford says:

    Justin! This was a beautifully done project! I salute you!

  • A. Muhammad says:

    Hey Justin, what's the best video editing software for Android as of now? Specially for amazing fonts and titles and please let me know if there's any good software for splitting long video into short segments before editing! Thanks

  • Supermonkey 1964 says:

    One that didn't make any of the Short Lists, but i still think has gotten much better over time is Movavi. I've been using it a lot on my Mac. It does the job for me. 🙂

  • ELT Experiences says:

    If you work with an educational organisation, they may have Adobe subscription which offers free usage for their staff. This is why I use Premiere Pro for free.

  • Erol Sever says:

    Lumafusion on ipad pro

  • Jeff Bourke says:

    Windows.

  • Jacqueline Brown says:

    Hi Justin

  • Jacqueline Brown says:

    Amazing information. I’m still using iMovie. I don’t have a pc … it good to know I can use Adobe elements with my my ipad

  • AlexMPhotography. says:

    Mac or PC for photography?

  • GoMarcel says:

    AWESOME VIDEO!! Do you think a new MacBook Pro can handle 4k video editing on Premiere & FinalCutPro or it’s necessary to better get one of the new iMac ?

  • Benjamin Patch says:

    How can you seriously not recommend Avid in your over $200 category? It is the best software to learn for anyone who wants to work in the post-production industry. Adobe Premiere is for the most part modeled after Avid but lacks Avid’s robust media management and collaborative features. Also, placing DaVinci Resolve in every category is ridiculous. While it is good, it lacks maturity and stability compared to FCPX, Premiere, and especially Avid.

  • Bricklaying With Steve and Alex says:

    Another superb video Justin , thanks . Been on I movie for nearly 18 months now . I do like the look of Danici resolve , I’ll have to have look at that one. 👌🏼🧱👍🏼

  • Joella Castillo says:

    Great video! I love the breakdown of price and features. This is helping me have a better idea what to use for my beginner heading to intermediate video editing level! Grazie Mille!🦋

  • Alexa_gamerTikTok says:

    Hey can you tell me that how the add the music in kinemaster please I need you to help me

    I hope you look at this thank you for help and bye
    From Alexa 😂

  • Gayle Jann says:

    So even though you think DaVinci resolve has some of the best features you prefer Final Cut Pro?

  • Bruce Cooper says:

    Good honest advice 🙌🏻

  • Maxx Girr says:

    Hey Justin! Tell me please name of titles you using?

  • Ken Ossowicz says:

    Justin, do you use a teleprompter? Your delivery is always so smooth.

  • Built By Chris says:

    Hey Justin, love your channel. Quick question, on your video for Final Cut Pro, it shows a price of $299.99. Is that available for us here in Australia. I checked out the app store and it is showing a price of $499.99. Please advise as I would be only too happy to pay $300 rather than $500. Cheers mate and keep the videos coming.

  • Midlife Productions says:

    I started a you tube channel a month ago and as a full beginner that had NEVER used any editing software before, iMovie seems very easy to use, and allows me to learn quickly.

  • Gamer Butters says:

    I m new to your channel and thx for the tips of editing software suggestions, I love the editing on your channel. I want to be an editor and if you can give me feedback or tips that would be great if not is ok but still thx for your time btw I m loving your videos

  • Belen Zamora says:

    Why does he look so much like Chris Martin from Coldplay?

  • Frederic Hore says:

    Excellent video and tutorial Justin! Especially enjoyed your valued editing tips starting at 20:11 in.
    While most of us know the companies that back software like Final Cut Pro (Apple) and Adobe Premiere Pro (Adobe of course) I wonder about software that appear like Filmora, especially free ones, and whether they last and improve over the long term and not flame out when the sales or cash flow drops. Mind you, multi-billion dollar company Apple canned photo software iPhoto and Aperture, so you never know when a company decides, that's it…

    That said, I doubt Apple would drop FCP. It appears to be very popular – I've seen it in use at major TV stations in the Montreal area. So in that respect, you have helped solidify my choice to buy this software.

    Question 1: How good is FCP in working with different video formats, especially compressed footage from the iPhone, GoPro and various DSLR's?
    Question 2: Do you have an explanatory video on the best Settings and Preferences to use for max benefit and performance in FCP you mentioned at 21:25 ?

    Cheers and thanks!
    Frederic in Montréal.

  • Kamil Pyrkosz says:

    What about Camtasia 2019??? Why you not add this software into the list.

  • Matan says:

    Great video! Can you make a video on how to start learning video editing?

  • E Galindo says:

    I am a total beginner: Given what you know now, would you waste your time with the free versions and probably get confused all along or just buy Final cut Por as a Mac user and find the best way to learn it. Given the many choices to learn, i,e, Going to school, on line, Linda.com. Would you recommend one?
    Thank you for the guidance

  • Gary Miller says:

    Great video report, as usual. You give really excellent advice and education. Only comment is to emphasize the high hardware requirement for DaVinci Resolve 16. It is huge, as you know, and for beginners this is an important caution, as well as the steep learning curve. My son is a professional and whenever I call him for help, he says, “Dad, it’s time to upgrade.” 🙂

  • Feast Thailand Food Tours says:

    For me it ie Premiere Pro all the way

  • Fund Guruji says:

    Good job bro one like 👌

  • Kelly Daye says:

    Hi Justin, I'm new to YouTube and have learned so much about product and SW from your channel. Glad you're here, thanks for sharing your expertise! I'm starting off with iMovie since I'm on a MAC. When I'm editing my video, shot on my Samsung V6, the fan on my MAC runs so loud, you can hear it on my voice-overs. Do you have any recommendations? Thanks again. Cheers

  • D_oneverythangilove says:

    Hi Justin is there a way to take a photo on your iPhone and sent it to instagram story editor where I can add my animations? I can do this on my note 10 plus but not iPhone the iPhone wants to directly send it to post without any edits.

  • Boundless Bo says:

    Thanks Justin! I’ve just been using iMovie but I’m planning to invest in Final Cut Pro after watching the vid. The fact that it doesn’t crash often is what tipped the scale for Final Cut Pro vs. adobe premiere. Many thanks 🙏🏼

  • TheTrailDancer says:

    Hi Justin, Love your vids! Question, I'm fairly new to video editing and started a YouTube Review and Vlog. Do you have a recommendation for software to use for this application?

    Thanks!

  • John Implement says:

    Thanks for this video. It's really helpful. Can someone help me? How do I add text to my videos using iMovie except adding "Titles"? Will be very appreciated for that.

  • John Toti says:

    Thanks Justin, great vid. I'm very new to all this, so just had a question on how all these compare with camtasia?

  • D Beddows says:

    Great video – thank you

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