Most of the tools you need are already in the video and audio editing area, but some other areas may not be quite as clearly. Video editing software is a good place to start to get a sense of what the tools are for. Here’s what I usually say when I describe video editors:
Video editing software comes in two flavors, which makes things confusing for some. But once you understand what they are, they’re not too difficult and most of the time you don’t even need a third tool, but rather a few. You’ll get in some trouble if you use some editing software, say Adobe Premiere, and then later decide to edit using the Apple Video Editor, VSCO Cam, Microsoft Premiere Elements or similar tools.
Here’s a comparison of two popular video editing software bundles.
There are numerous other editing tools, such as video-capture, audio-capture, audio-sequencing, etc. But these two are the staples.
This guide will help you get the most out of each tool in your video editing toolbox.
To be honest, many video tools are almost a non-issue, but some of the video editing tools are important to know about.
Before jumping in and editing one video, it’s good to know the general terminology, so that you understand what those tools are. Video editors may also ask you to sign in a little bit to check if they’re in your channel.
Here are the terms that every video editor will use.
Audacity has a lot of features that make it a worthy video editor tool. For instance, Audacity has built-in editing of audio for clips and effects. The software also allows you to make video loops and sequences of various lengths. The program is free to use and it can be used to edit any type of clips or sequences. There are no restrictions on the size of loops or sequences you would need in order to edit.
As an audio editor, Audacity is a must-have for every new audio editor trying to use it. It lets you edit any audio file and it’s easy to edit in the editing window as well. It’s definitely something that audio producers and audio editors should know about as well.
If you use Audacity, the software can be bought either as part of the Free Audacity software package and, for a limited time, you can purchase a Pro license for about $14.95 for the standard version.