I want to choose and buy a movie editing program. I visited many sites, but either the comparisons were not up to date or they did not check all the software. Regardless of the budget, what do you think is the best of the following excellent and most powerful programs?Which one is the best?
Of those, there are really two groups, "prosumer" and full on pro.
Premiere Pro and Davinci Resolve are designed for full pro use. Very little automation, extensive capabilities. Complex and complicated, with massively steep learning curves.
The others are designed for a less demanding user, who wants to get some nice video shows put together but doesn't want to spend months learning how to use the program first. They can do many things, if not as many as the 'pro' apps. But they do have a lot more automated processes for some things.
You would have to test out the trial version of each NLE and decide for yourself. I use Premiere Pro because of the GUI and integration with 3rd party hardware. I am not sure if MAGIX Video Pro supports 3rd party hardware. Do you need to use a lot of 3rd party hardware? Can iMovie edit a YouTube video? Yes it can. Does iMovie work better than Premeire Pro with multiple users in a collaborative editing situation? I highly doubt it. In the end Premeire Pro, Resolve, iMove, Avid etc. can all edit video but they all have their pros and cons. As I stated you have to test out the different NLEs for yourself and use the NLE that has all the features you want and a GUI that you like.
For me, Premiere Pro and resolve is for really really Profesional Video/Film Maker. I work in design, vector, animation, sound editing and more. All of this use adobe software. By using premiere pro, i can edit, insert all of this file to premiere pro. REally magic. /// If you just need a software for cutting video, simple edit, more automation, even child can edit, you can use the other software out therem