Three Video Editing Options

iMovie comes preinstalled on Apple computers and laptops.  iMovie is great for beginners and simple to navigate with keyboard shortcuts to make editing faster. There is also a mobile application available for iPhone users to make movies on-the-go.

iMovie comes with different themes and trailer templates.  When a theme is selected, transitions and titles can be inserted automatically after media is.  The trailer templates have set outlines and storyboard. The outlines includes the movie name, the “studio”, and credits; all to be completed in by the user. The storyboard includes set transitions, titles, and media lengths. The user can change words and add their own media.  iMovie allows users to upload straight to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo. iMovie is great for beginners and simple to navigate. iMovie also has keyboard shortcuts to make editing faster. There is also a mobile application available for iPhone users to make movies on the go.

Final Cut Pro is a more advanced version of iMovie. It is also only available on Mac operating systems. Final Cut Pro is sold in the Apple App Store for $300. It provides the user with a more professional look. Final Cut Pro also offers more features than iMovie, along with compatibility with Final Cut Studio. This allows the user to increase the quality of the final video. Final Cut Pro is intended for professionals.

Adobe Premiere can be purchases separately for about $240 or in the Adobe Creative Cloud bundle for about $600. Along with Adobe Premiere, the Adobe Creative Cloud includes other Adobe apps including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and many more. Adobe Premiere is suitable for amateur and professional video editors. It is not difficult to maneuver and there are many tutorials available. Adobe Premiere is available on Windows and Mac operating systems. Adobe Premiere offers more in terns of manipulating the videos. It is also convenient to have compatibility with other Adobe applications. This will allow for more in-depth editing such as Adobe Audition, which would allow the user to edit the video’s audio more extensively.