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Video Editing Software List

Video editing software comes with two breeds: Non-linear editing software (1) and Transcoding software (2). Non-linear software are those that allow trimming or modifying video clips, appending or merge multiple video clips and outputing the final product into a video file. While Transcoding software (2) comes with re-compress fuction to enable the user to convert to and from the video & audio files.

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Shareware

Available on Windows:

(1) Non-linear editing software - Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Movie Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, Video Toaster, AVS Video Editor, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Premiere Express,Adobe Premiere Pro, ArcSoft ShowBiz, Avid DS, Avid Symphony, Camtasia Studio, Clesh, Corel VideoStudio, Edius, FORscene, MPEG Video Wizard DVD, Media Composer, MoviePlus, Montage Extreme, Nero Vision, PowerDirector, etc.

See also: how to rip DVD for editing on Adobe Premiere Pro

(2) Transcoding software - iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Premiere Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Symphony, Clesh, FORscene, Media Composer, Roxio Toast, etc.

Available on Mac OS X:

(1) Non-linear editing software - QuickTime Pro (Apple Inc.), Movie Editor for Mac, etc.

(2) Transcoding software - QuickTime Pro (Apple Inc.), Video Converter for Mac, etc.

Open-source

Available on Windows:

(1) Non-linear editing software - Avidemux, AviSynth, Blender VSE, Jahshaka, VirtualDubMod, VirtualDub, etc.

(2) Transcoding software - DVD Flick, FFmpeg, HandBrake, VLC Media Player, WinFF, etc.

Available on Mac OS X:

(1) Non-linear editing software - Avidemux, Blender VSE, Jahshaka, Kdenlive, etc.

(2) Transcoding software - HandBrake (only output MKV and MP4 format.). Check out: how to convert AVI to MP4 for Mac

Freeware

Available on Windows:

(1) Non-linear editing software - Lightworks, Freemake, etc.

(2) Transcoding software - FormatFactory, Ingest Machine DV, MediaCoder, MPEG Streamclip, SUPER, TMPGEnc, Windows Media Encoder, XMedia Recode, Zamzar , ZConvert, etc.

Available on Mac OS X:

(1) Non-linear editing software - None

(2) Transcoding software - MPEG Streamclip

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