Top 11 professional video-editing software
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Top 11 professional video editing software with free download
Summary: Choose the right professional editing software
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Frequently asked questions
What software do professional filmmakers use?
The main video editing program used by professional video editors is probably Adobe® Premiere® Pro, as it integrates with other popular Adobe® applications, such as Photoshop®. However, professional video editors use a wide range of editing platforms and applications. Professionals who use Apple devices will often prefer Final Cut Pro, but any robust editing software that has all the features an editor needs to create a film or clip can be used.
What do most YouTubers use to edit their videos?
The top applications include:
Adobe® Premiere® Pro
Final Cut Pro
What software does Hollywood use for video editing?
Professional Hollywood studios use a few different software options for film editing, including Avid Media Composer, Adobe® Premiere® Pro, and Final Cut Pro.
Avid Media Composer is a professional-level video editing platform that’s used by Hollywood studios and independent filmmakers alike.
Part of the robust Adobe® Creative Suite®, Premiere® Pro is a go-to option for studios that use Photoshop and other Adobe products.
If a studio is using Apple products, though, there’s a good chance it’s using Final Cut Pro, which is almost the standard in macOS video editing.
Studios that do a lot of 3D movies and animated features may opt for more specialized programs, such as Nuke, Adobe After Effects, and Blackmagic Fusion.
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