Top Video Editing Tools For Those Working on A Windows Platform

Video has changed the way we express ourselves and capture moments. A modern version of conventional still photographs, video helps give a more holistic view and helps the viewer relive the experience. That is why people have started preferring the use of video and recording vlogs to capture the most precious moments of their lives.

Businesses have also realized the potential of video as a communication medium and started incorporating video as a part of their marketing strategies. However, one must realize that in today’s world, merely shooting a video is not enough, and if you want to ensure that your video does not get lost in a sea of content, you need to make it stand out. Editing the video is the most important step in this regard.

With most PC and laptop users having Windows platforms, there are more editing tools available for Windows as compared to the ones for Mac or Linux. This makes it difficult for Windows users to settle on a video or invitation maker such as this one. To help you through this dilemma, we have curated a list of the top 6 video editing tools that are best for the Windows platform. Here’s an overview.

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Windows Movie Maker:

If you do not have much editing experience and are keen to begin your journey without monetary investment, the Windows Movie Maker is the perfect tool for you. The drag-and-drop function is simple to use and as you work your way through it, you will learn the advanced features. Advance features of this tool include video transitions and effects, title or credit addition, audio track eddying, timeline narration, and lots more.

If you are not interested in learning the finer nuances of the tool and simply want to get the job done, the Auto Movie feature of this tool will help you. Another major perk of using the tool is that videos edited here can be directly uploaded to social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube without any additional hassle. The only catch here is that this tool was developed for Windows 7 and works only with Windows 7 and 8.

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Windows 10 Photo App:

For those using Windows 10, there is no need to be upset over the fact that the previous tool does not work for you. All Windows 10 PCs come with the Photos app that you can use to edit videos or create videos from images. This tool has several editing options under the Custom Video option that range from resizing video, changing audio volume, adding motion to video, filters, text, 3D effects, trimming the video, and a lot more.

If you want to simply convert photos to video without much editing, then the Automatic Video option will work the best for you. This tool supports multiple input videos in ASF, AVI, MPE, MP2, MPEG, and WM formats, but the output will be in either WMV or DV AVI format. This is a free tool for all Windows 10 users and in case you do not have it in your system, you can download it from the Microsoft Store.

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Lightworks:

One of the finest tools with a technical interface e, Lightworks, allows you to edit up to 256 images, audio clips, and videos with its free version. It is one of the oldest editing tools in the market and allows the use of a proxy smooth editing of 4K and HD videos. 

Lightworks is one of the most up-to-date tools in the market today and it supports all the latest audio and video formats. The interface is well designed and if you want to go for the paid version, it is reasonably priced (compared to the advanced features it offers) at $25 a month.

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InVideo:

If a smooth editing experience is your priority and you are looking for a tool with advanced editing features, then InVideo is a smart choice. This tool handles all media types and offers hundreds of transitions, color correction, filters, overlays, and other functions.

Being a non-linear tool, InVideo makes it easy for beginners to place video clips in the timeline. 

Considering that the tool allows you to export your videos to YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram and the sheer number of people using this feature, it will be fair to claim that InVideo is one of the best YouTube movie maker tools available today.

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Kdenlive:

Although this tool is not exclusive to a windows platform, it is indeed one of the finest video editing tools for a Windows user. The beauty of this tool is the fact that it beautifully brings together the simplicity of a beginner-friendly tool with the advanced features of a professional editing platform. The free add-ons that come with the tool ensure that you go about increasing the compatibility of your video.

Kdenlive comes with an online community where you can go for knowledge sharing and learn from your peers. The multi-track timeline ensures that you do not face any inconvenience in importing audio and video clips in the tool. The fact that Kdenlive automatically backs up every file that is being worked upon is a godsent boon in the event of your laptop crashing, unexpected shutdown, etc.

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DaVinci Resolve:

This comes in both paid as well as free formats and requires you to have prior editing experience to do justice to it. Even with the free version, you can expect an exceptionally high image quality. Audio editing capabilities are immense, and you have room for a lot of creativity while using this app. 

The color correction abilities of the free version are far superior to that of most other editing tools. The paid version of DaVinci Resolve gives you access to multi-camera editing, motion blur effects, spatial noise reduction, and 3D editing.

Now that you are aware of the features of the different editing tools, you can list your priorities and choose the one that works the best for you. Remember, what works well for others may not work for you and you need to be sure of what you expect from the editing tool before you make your pick.

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Last Words:

That’s all about the best video editors for Windows. If you have a windows machine then look no further, this list will give you all the feature-rich video software that you can use. They are highly user-friendly too, and won’t require a big learning curve on your part.

Thanks for reading. If you have further queries just drop a comment below. I will be happy to help. Don’t forget to join our Telegram Channel for the latest tech updates. I will be back soon with more interesting updates. Keep visiting HiTricks.

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