Careers Advice : Video Production Software

Ever wanted to create your own amazing music videos? or do you want to start your own vlog and be the next Zoella on YouTube? Well you’ll need some great video production software and we’ve picked some four softwares to help you edit and create your own stunning visuals.

Windows Movie Maker

Windows movie maker is one of the most user-friendly video editing software and is absolutely free with all windows computers. Windows Movie Maker allows you to add video effects, transitions, audio tracks and timeline narration. If you are new to video production, this is a great software to use. Windows Movie Maker allows you to create and export videos files to WMV and MP4. If you are creating HD videos in different formats such as MPEG, it is probably better to use a more advanced video production software. 

Magix Movie Edit Pro

Magix is a great tool for professional looking videos. Magix is free to download as a trial but the full software costs £39.99. Magix is compatible with the latest camcorders for a much easier transfer of files. Magix gives you the option of creating videos with resolutions up to 4K and has included new features for image stabilization. You can edit down to the frame on Magix and add up to 32 tracks to your videos. Magix is one of the best video production tools as it allows you the option to export to DVD Blu-ray, mobile devices as well as social platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.

Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro is one of the most popular video production software’s used by professionals and helps you create visually stunning productions. Premiere Pro has a simple easy to use interface and works across desktop and mobile devices. Premiere Pro is free to download as a trial but will cost £17 per month to use the full software. Premiere Pro is compatible with all camcorders for easy transfer and gives you the options of transferring files from other video software’s such as Windows Movie Maker, Final Cut and Magix. Premiere Pro is the best option for great professional videos and gives you options of exporting videos to over 10 different formats including Blu-ray, MPEG, FLV and MP4.

Corel VideoStudio

Corel VideoStudio is a clear, simple to use video editing software that supports 4K and 3D media. Similar to Premiere Pro, Corel is available on Windows and Apple but will cost £80 to use the Ultimate edition and £50 to download the Pro edition. You can use up to six multi-cam tracks if you have recorded on different video cameras and you can import and export files into 4K. Rendering on Corel VideoStudio isn’t as good as Premiere Pro or Magix but is a great option for film makers and with hundreds of effects available and motion tracking, you will get great results with this software.