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7 Best Apps For Video Editing On a Mac | Best Apps For Video Editing

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This article showcases our top picks for the ‘Best Apps For Video Editing On Mac’. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed to the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Screenflow

This product was recommended by Andy Cabasso from Postaga

I use Screenflow for video content recording and editing. Before last year, I didn’t produce much video content for my business. Now, I’m doing it constantly, and Screenflow has made it real easy to do. Years ago when I was involved in video production, I was using more heavy-duty editing software like Final Cut Pro. But, seeing how easy it was to use Screenflow for a variety of project types, I’ll never go back.


VEGAS Pro 17 Edit

This product was recommended by Valentyn Svit from Dude Disciple

The great thing about Vegas 17 Edit is that it has quick render times and a variety of output options that make the editing process a breeze. Features such as planar motion tracking, split edit, and powerful image stabilization makes your videos look more professional without the hassle. The nested timelines feature allows you to stay organized by keeping your videos in one place so you don’t have to go on a treasure hunt to find a clip. The best part? You only pay for it once, but can use it for a lifetime.


VideoPad Video Editor

This product was recommended by Sam Canpadee from NCH Software

VideoPad is a fully featured video editor for Mac that is intuitive and easy to learn. With a range of tools and features including 360-degree video editing, green screen technology and over 50 different visual effects, VideoPad is one of the most comprehensive professional video editors for users of all expertise levels.


Final Cut Pro

This product was recommended by Noman Asghar from Fan Jackets

It’s the most compatible and professional video editing software for Mac. It’s build by Apple so it’s run very smoothly on Mac and can’t run on windows. It’s has very intuitive interface and easy to add video and audio on timeline. It’s the best competitor of Adobe Premiere Pro.


Adobe Premiere Pro

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

Adobe Premiere is a video editing software application published by Adobe Systems. It’s Pro version supports a broad range of hardware and software for Mac OS and Windows, so you can choose from a range of workstations and capture cards to build the editing system that meets your needs and budget.


Adobe Premiere Pro CC

This product was recommended by James Costa from Jim Costa Films

I have been using Adobe Premiere Pro for several years. It is a versatile and highly professional editing product. The program is aimed squarely at the pros. Anyone with the patience can learn the program, but it will take time and practice to master the software. Adobe Premiere Pro has a timeline that most people are familiar with for editing. The program is designed to make editing faster and easier once you’re familiar with the layout. It includes a full suite of video and audio effects including stylistic effects, distortions, blurs, adjustments, color effects and more.. The best thing about Premiere Pro CC is the tit integrates seamlessly with the rest of the Adobe Suite including Photoshop After Effects and more. Premiere Pro CC doesn’t skimp on audio enhancements either. There’s a wide variety of effects that you can add to your audio tracks to enhance those as well. The program also supports 360-degree video editing. Adobe is a subscription based online program with lots of options on what programs you can include in your subscription service, but it adds of quickly. At $52.99 per month you end up spending much more than the one-time fee for FCPX. If you want to try out the program, it does offer a free seven-day trail, but you’ll be charges for the subscription after that. Adobe offers excellent support to help you navigate the program. Premiere Pro supports tons of imports formats and exports an equally impressive number of formats. Some effects can be applied at render time, such as an image overlay if you want to watermark your movies. There are settings for time interpolation and multiplexing. Adobe Premiere Pro CC is available for Windows and Mac. You need a 64-bit Windows system or version 10.12 of macOS. You’ll also need 6th generation Intel CPU or the AMD equivalent and at least 8GB of RAM with 2GB of video memory, though twice as much is recommended.


DaVinci Resolve Studio 16

This product was recommended by James Costa from Jim Costa Films

Blackmagic Design offers DaVinci Resolve 16. The full suite runs $299.00 but there is a limited version available for free. The program is geared towards beginner editors and YouTubers. While seeing the interface can be daunting the first time, working with the program can be pretty easy once you’re used to it. DaVinci Resolve has seven buttons at the bottom, allowing you to move between areas focused on different tasks you need to complete. The program has many transitions available and various settings can be combined in different ways allowing for versatility. DaVinci Resolve started as a color correction/color grading program years ago and the program excels at this now. You can draw an area on your video to have different color settings, too, so if you want split screen effects or different color grading, you can do them. Audio editing is also supported and the program offers over 500 foley sound effects. The program allows editing of 360-degree video and multi-camera editing also. If you get lost, the program offers the most comprehensive reference manual out there. It runs over 3000 pages! DaVinci supports 8K editing. Its minimum system requirements are Windows 10, macOS 10.14.6 or CentOS 7.3. At least 16GB of memory is required.


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