Helping you with the business of being an artist

After recording excellent video the next step you must take to achieve professional level video quality is to edit what you have recorded on your desktop computer or laptop. Using an editing program will give you the opportunity to tighten up the film while adding in effects, additional soundtracks, as well as titles and captions. The following table features the editing programs that we feel are the best of the best and will really help you succeed when it comes to finalizing your production.

 Adobe Premiere ProFinal Cut ProMedia ComposerSony Vegas ProMAGIX Pro
Interface and WorkflowExcellentExcellentGoodFairFair
Skill NeededIntermediateIntermediateAdvancedBasicBasic
Editing Timelinexxxxx
Precision Trimmingxxxxx
Effects & Transitionsxxxxx
Color Correctionxxxxx
Title Designerxxxxx
Chroma Keyxxxxx
Content Analyzer xx
Audio & Video Syncxxx
Numer of video export formats 141110149
Number of audio export formats 46292
Export to webxxxx
Export to mobilexxx
OS X10.6 or later10.9 or later10.7 or later
Overall Rating (topten reviews)10/109.78/108.85/108.53/108.35/10