Screen Shot 2013-10-13 at 2.36.22 PMCorel VideoStudio Pro X6

Corel has been in the software industry for quite some time and produces excellent beginner-level video editing software. With VideoStudio Pro X6 you get all the basic editing capabilities plus advanced features such as motion tracking, Ultra HD (4K) video support, and even DSLR stop motion functionality. Corel's VideoStudio Pro X6 software has everything you produce stunning video productions without the difficult learning curve.

Screen-Shot-2013-10-13-at-2.44.07-PMSony Movie Studio Platinum Suite 12

Sony is the maker of the professional video editing software Sony Vegas 12 so rest assured, they produce excellent software. Their more affordable and entry level video editing software does an excellent job for anyone looking to try video editing as it features built-in tutorial videos to help learn the software with ease. Along with the basic editing features, the Sony Movie Studio Platinum Suite 12 software includes access to 50 royalty-free soundtracks and Red Giant Magic Bullet Quick Looks.

Screen-Shot-2013-10-13-at-3.13.22-PMCyberLink PowerDirector 11 Ultimate

The CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultimate software is the 5-time winner of “PC Magazine's Editor's Choice” and is featured packed to help any user make an excellent video production. Beyond basic editing functions you receive multi-cam functionality, motion blur effects, subtitle support, time-lapse features, 4K resolution support, 3D support, content-aware editing, multi-monitor support, and chroma key (green-screen) functionality.

Screen Shot 2013-10-13 at 3.28.53 PMMAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2013

The MAGIX Movie Edit Pro software has just been updated to their 2013 edition which provides up-to-date functionality and features. With this software you get full HD support, audio dubbing, chroma key support, intro/outro templates, advanced menu design for DVDs & Blu-Rays, and much more. This is one of the most affordable beginner-level video editing solutions so those who are on a budget will likely want to consider this option.

Screen Shot 2013-10-13 at 3.36.19 PMMuvee Reveal X 2013

The Muvee Reveal X 2013 software allows the user to create editing video productions in a fast and easy way. With the software, you receive access to professional effects, transitions, animations, and music. You can record your own voiceovers and export to many different outputs. If you're looking to upload your videos to Facebook or YouTube, Reveal X features built-in social sharing right through the app's interface. Integration is also present with Muvee's cloud service which provides a private and secure way to share photos and videos online.

Screen-Shot-2013-10-13-at-3.49.21-PMWonderShare Video Editor

The WonderShare Video Editor is one of the easiest softwares on the market and was designed for the absolute beginner. Don't let this fool you as it still has some pretty advanced features built-in to make your videos really shine. This includes scene detection, close-up, picture-in-picture, slow-motion, and much more. This software also features built-in social sharing capabilities to YouTube and Facebook.

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