So, you have done the first part of your vlogging that is shooting a video. Now, what’s next? Do you know anything about editing a vlog? If don’t I am here to guide you about How to edit a vlog perfectly.
Newbie vloggers don’t know about the fact that only making a raw video and uploading it on your YouTube channel is not enough.
For giving a professional touch to your vlog, you must know basic editing skills and don’t worry if you are an amateur.
I have collected a bunch of video editing softwares which will be providing editing from basic to advanced level. So, if you are a newbie or a professional, sit tight as you will be learning about how to edit a vlog easily.
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Let’s start without any further time delay.
- Editing Vlog with Free Softwares – For Beginners
- Video Editing Softwares for Semi Pros
- Video Editing Softwares for Professionals – How to Edit a Vlog Perfectly
Editing Vlog with Free Softwares – For Beginners
There are a lot of free vlogging softwares available by which you can edit your videos easily. Although they won’t provide you the perks of a paid editing software but if you want to just improve your editing skills then this program might become worthy to give a try.
These editing softwares are as follows :
Windows movie maker is probably the first free video editing software made by Microsoft. I have used this program a lot in my early days as I didn’t have enough knowledge of other softwares.
Well, the interface of this software is very easy. You can easily crop, trim, cut and paste your video footages with the
help of Windows Movie Maker.
Transitions effects are also available for adding more beauty to your vlog. You can also add text according to your needs.
Watch this tutorial to make your concepts clear about editing your vlog on Windows Movie Maker
Quik Video Editor is one of the best video editing applications and is available absolutely free.
With the help of this app, you can easily edit your vlogs, add different effects, transitions, texts, and music background as well.
If you have got a lot of action videos and you want to merge them with a perfect music background, Quik video editor might be the perfect choice for you.
This free video editing app provides a lot of functions that only paid softwares are providing such as music syncing and adding different effects to the video.
Don’t forget to try it out if you are just a beginner and want to learn basic video editing skills.
Here is a video tutorial on how to edit a vlog on Quik Video Editor
OpenShot video editing software is the last application that I have used personally and I have found it to be one of the best free editing programs.
You can download it absolutely free on Windows, Mac and Linux OS. What I liked about this software is an easy editing interface. You can drag and drop video clips from your computer and simply merge or edit them in this software.
Another perk of using this software is, it will allow you to improve your video editing skills sufficiently. So, don’t forget to try out this video editing program if you are just starting to edit your first vlog.
Check out this video tutorial on how to edit a vlog in OpenShot Video Editor :
Video Editing Softwares for Semi Pros
Now that you have mastered the basic skill of video editing using free softwares. Now I will mention some short-budget video editing softwares in order to introduce you to the whole new level of editing.
Let’s take a look at them one by one :
Wondershare Filmora is a very simple yet advanced video editing software and is perfect for semi pros.
Vloggers especially who have mastered the basic skill of editing can get a lot of benefit from this software as it has got a very simple interface.
You can edit your videos, merge them, crop them and trim them at any point or place you want. There are thousands of effects and transitions available with a number of intros and outros as well.
You can use all of the tools to customize your videos easily. I have still got Wondershare Filmora and I use it from time to time whenever I have got a simple vlog to edit.
Watch this amazing tutorial on how to edit a vlog with Wondershare Filmora.
Camtasia 9 – Video Editing Made Easy
Another great software for editing videos and vlogs is TechSmith Camtasia. A lot of vloggers are unaware of this software.
I have used this video editing application and it’s one of the best when it comes to editing a video like a pro. You can easily use its all features and can add effects and transitions to your videos.
One of the most amazing features in this video editing software is the presence of its library. In the library section, you will find a huge sum of intros, outros, and background music that you can use in your videos easily.
The software is available on Windows OS and TechSmith provides a 30-day free trial. After that, you have to pay to keep enjoying editing videos with Camtasia.
Watch this quick tutorial on how to edit a vlog with TechSmith Camtasia.
Video Editing Softwares for Professionals – How to Edit a Vlog Perfectly
When it comes to professional video editing, you have to invest some bucks to get a professional video editing software.
That’s mainly because these softwares are not for basic use. In fact, they can only be used by professional videographers for making top-notch videos with a professional touch.
If you consider yourself as a pro vlogger, you should try out these video editing softwares in order to make top-notch vlogs easily.
Let’s take a look at them :
Cyber PowerDirector 16 Ultra
The first paid video editing software on my list is PowerDirector ultra 16. I have used this software and I am still using it as it provides a lot of video editing features in a very reasonable budget.
By spending only under 50 bucks, you will get a software capable of making top-notch videos with 4K and 3D feature.
Merging photos plus videos is just one step away when you are using this software. You can make a collage of up to 7 videos at the same time as well.
Last but not least, this is probably the first software that has introduced a 360° video stabilization feature.
In just under 50 dollars, you are getting a video software that will assist you for a very long period of time.
Here is a video on how to edit a vlog perfectly with Cyber PowerDirector Ultra 16 :
Final Cut Pro X –
For Mac users, Final Cut Pro X is an ideal choice. This video editing software is available in only under 70 dollars.
There are a lot of features in this program that will allow you to edit your vlog like a pro.
Many professional vloggers and YouTubers use it as it is easy to use and you can add any beauty feature you want.
With the availability of almost 1000+ effects, you can change the view of your vlog easily.
I have used Final Cut Pro X for my logs and in my opinion, it is a perfect choice for Mac users who are probably using a MacBook to edit their vlogs.
Watch this awesome tutorial on how to edit a vlog with Final Cut Pro X :
Corel VideoStudio Ultimate 2018
This software is not used by many YouTubers but in my opinion, it is one of the most underrated video editing apps available on the market.
With this video editing software, you can make polished videos as it has got premium effects for its users.
For only under 70 dollars, you are getting a software that is capable of making 4K UHD editable videos with 3D support as well.
You can also customize 360° videos and can add different effects to them in order to make them more beautiful.
Buy it with your eyes closed as I am still using this software and haven’t got any issue or problem with it till now.
Sony Vegas Pro 15
Sony Vegas Pro 15 is a powerful video editing app and I use it more often to give a fine touch to my vlogs.
This software has got all you need to make professional videos, edit them and customize them as you want.
With video editing, you can also do audio editing. yeah, you heard it right. You can edit audio of your video and can reduce the distortion and background music sufficiently.
You can easily edit your videos in 4K feature. The software also comes with graphics acceleration that allows you to enhance the graphics of your video clips easily.
As usual, there are a lot of effects and transitions available for customizing your video quickly.
Watch a complete tutorial on how to edit a vlog with Sony Vegas Pro 15 below :
The Final Word :
That was my collection of using different video editing softwares from beginner to advanced level. As a professional video editor, my advice to new vloggers is, “Please don’t invest a large sum of money in buying a paid video editing software if you don’t know basic video editing skills”.
Try to learn basic video editing first, master the basic and semi pro level of video editing and then you can invest in a paid video editing software without any worries.
I wish you good luck with your incoming video editing journey.