Top 3 Best FREE Video Editing Software 2017
Welcome back to a new article so in this article go ahead and show you guys the top three best video editing software’s as of $MONTH 2017 that you guys can use that are completely free now a lot of the guys I’m telling me to do a top five but I realized that top five is very hard to do because there’s a lot of free ones that are very bad a lot of these video editing software’s contain water marks so I narrowed it down to the top three best free video editing software’s with no watermarks and are very good so these software’s you guys can use for color grading and doing all cool stuff and effects let’s get started coming in at number three.
Number 3 ) shortcut
Number three of the list we have a program called shock video editor now shocking video editor comes both Microsoft Windows and Mac and it’s a very good beginner video editing software if you guys are starting to YouTube or you guys are doing acoustic you guys are making music whatever it is i can basically edit anything so I’m going to go ahead and give you guys a recap of how this works when you open up shortcut you just click on timeline and make sure you have a timeline opened up and active next you’ll want to click here where it says display menu additional options click on video track and also want to add an audio track now once you guys got that done to import your media files on the top left corner of the screen while you guys got to do is click the open file finder media for instance i want to pick this movie profile and go ahead and drag it into the timeline now if you guys have a voice over if you’re doing game play or you guys are putting music you guys can even add your own audio file in there and drag it underneath the video and then you guys can go ahead and basically adjust the sound so you guys can fix the sound levels or there’s a bar you can just drag up and down to level it so it’s not too loud but what I’m going to do right now is go ahead and show you guys some filters you can put in your video so if you click on the filters right here next to a timeline and you click the plus button you guys can see there’s a lot of filters we’re going to add in a fade-in video and fade-out video so the video fades in and out when you’re playing it and we’re also going to add a color grading now what color grading with this is you basically can mess around the colors so if you’re doing DSLR shots like I did you guys are recording real life things or you have any movies in mind you can just go ahead and adjust color saturation and basically make it look really nice as you guys can see right here and that’s that and it makes you look pretty cool and you guys can do other visual effects I’m not going to get into every tiny details because I want to make this video too long but you guys get the idea you guys can look at tutorials all over.
YouTube if you want to know how to use a shocking video editor now to export remember your file are you guys going to do is click the export button next to the filters right here and you’re going to want to make sure you select the H dot 264 high-profile option and on format make sure to mp4 this is very important so make sure you save it as mp4 and even want to adjust the resolution 1920 x 1080 once you got that on a frame rate per second depending on what you’re recording with a put 29.97 though and on scanner mode make sure it’s on progressive it’s going to be on interlace that first to change the progressive and click on a codec tab next video and make sure you up the GOP or the actual equality from sixty to seventy percent and ran control make sure it’s on quality-based variable bitrate what this does is it basically gives the best bit rate for your video and makes it look nice when you’re done just click on export file go ahead and click desktop put in the file name and click Save and you guys can see right here here’s your vendor status on our jobs this is how much percentage is done and when you’re done with everything is going to say done now once you guys got that done you can go ahead and now open up the file and as you guys can see here it is the rendered out video with a color grading on there you guys can cut the tracks you guys can do whatever you guys want that’s how it looks like all right and he can fit out there you go coming in at number two.
Number 2) DaVinci Resolve 12.5
DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Number two of the list we have a program called DaVinci Resolve 12.5 this is also a very good video editor and the reason like this is because it’s very good and it’s packed a lot more features and Chaka these are both good programs but when you guys go to the download page you just going to have to enter some fake information and then go ahead and click register and download now I’m when you guys download this might be confusing at first but there’s a bunch of tutorials on YouTube but again I’m going to go ahead and just give you guys a recap on how this works so it’s going to be into a zip file if you guys are on Windows you can see it’s going to be a dot zip and to fix that to extract it just right click and click on extract DaVinci Resolve 2.5 and go inside that double-click the application install it like you would in any other program make sure you take this box if you don’t have the visual c++ installed and that’s that and just let it install when its open you can see the interface right here which is a pretty basic and it’s pretty also advanced
so we’re going to go ahead and import a video you just drag it into right here you have to see four tabs right here you guys got to these tabs and what we’re going to now do is go ahead and drag this swollen going to click on edit and you guys want to go ahead and click right here and drag it into the timeline and you guys can see two separate tracks you have your video track and your audio track like I said I’m not going to get too much into detail with every feature but when you click on color like we did in the other program you can go ahead and adjust the way the colors look which is very awesome apart from that I’m going to show you guys on how you can also add text so if you’re wondering how you can add text onto your videos,
it’s super simple so when you click right here you’re going to go ahead and click on library right here and make sure that you guys go ahead and click on text Drive text up there and we go now we can go ahead and adjust the text or says title just highlight whatever you guys want I’m going to go ahead and highlight it and put down 370z exhaust there you go of course you can adjust the text to your liking so if you guys want to go ahead and change upon we have all the fonts there and all that good stuff the beach is a very good program and the reason why I like it is because just like shocking video editor it’s completely free.
you don’t have any water marks and the developers that are very good job keeping it free and basically allowing the public to make videos because not all of us have money not all of us can afford sony Vegas pro 13 and a lot of us want to start on simple that’s that so when you export your file you guys can go ahead and select video YouTube or you guys can input your own custom settings and you guys can just follow what I’m doing on a screen and add to render queue when you guys got that done just go ahead and start to render and you guys can see a video files rendering and that’s that this is a good software video editor if you guys are really looking into getting into YouTube seriously go ahead and check that out now want to go ahead and come to number one on the list coming out number one.
Number 1 ) Hitfilm 4 Express
Hitfilm 4 Express
Number one on the list we have what is called hit film express for hit film express for is a very good program for video editing now the reason why i like hit film for express is because it has all the features that you guys can use for visual effects editing and it’s very similar to sony vegas pro now when you are like download page you just go ahead and create an account what you guys can do is use a disposable email address like i did in the article
so if you guys all know there’s a site called the oatmeal where you guys can basically go ahead and use a disposable email so you guys don’t have to enter your real information so when you click send me the download as you guys can see when i go on your email i want to go ahead and sign in just a random account click check inbox you’re going to see right here when i refresh it it’s going to hit film com download expressed for and you can download for microsoft windows or mac whichever one you guys have it is the exe file.
so you just go ahead and download and run it and there you guys go hit film for express all right now coming into hit film for express the reason why i like this like i said earlier has a lot of visual effects you guys can do if you look all over YouTube you guys have a harry potter visual effects you can make gun visual effects so if you guys are looking into real-world editing and you guys go ahead and make awesome movies hit film for expresses a very good program to start with now to import file you go ahead click import and go ahead and import your media file and basically I’m going to go ahead and import my audio track as well and now we’re going to do next is Jagan the mp4 to the timeline click yes there you go there’s two separate tracks you guys can see video and audio right there.
so I’m going to go ahead and add in the color balance again like I did in the other two software that we use earlier so go ahead and adjust the shadows now for this video i found out that negative 56 on red balance negative 24 on the green balance and negative 14 on a blue balance is a nice look on the bright side you can see the before-and-after so when we play here is that’s how it’s going to look like now the cool part about hit film for express is that a you guys can do a lot of things like split our tracks here so I’m going to slice tool go ahead and cut let’s see zoom a little bit more we’re going to go ahead and cut the video right there get the little move tool and position it so apart from cutting art stuff like I said you guys can do a lot of visual editing and there’s a bunch of tutorials on YouTube on how to use that film for express which will really get you into a pro grade in a couple weeks of learning which is awesome go ahead and play SC down we just cut the part of the audio track and looks nice good colors a good audio i jested
now we’re going to go ahead and do is now make a right click and make a composition shot if you guys want to learn how to get text me show you that right now alright so we’ll go ahead and click on the text tool make a little rectangle and under the box will go ahead and type in some text I’m going to go ahead and type in $YEAR Nissan whoops 370z exhaust there you go now we can go ahead and adjust the text to one of my favorite fonts are going to click here click text and select a different color I want to go and click blue for this video example text when I’m going to go ahead and select on American captain and you decide you guys can position it right here we go you guys to see here’s a text now if you want to make it stand out more you guys can go ahead and go back to effects and type in drop shadow click on drop shadow and just basically drag it into the timeline and you guys can see a drop shadow on a text which makes the text pop out more which is pretty cool now that we got that done we’re going to click on export go to mp4 make sure your settings just like mine and bam there you guys have it thank you .