Video editing software for Mac are not that many in numbers as compared to the Windows operating system. I personally like to edit my home video for self preservation and sometimes I share some for presentations like on my YouTube channel. Since I am using Mac and I don’t like Windows, it gives me less options to edit videos, but few of the video editors in Mac are really worth paying and others are completely free. Let’s us have a look at both.
Starting with best free video editing software for mac
Apple iMovie – You don’t have to pay anything extra for iMovie it comes with your new Mac OS X. The latest version of iMovie is superb it has features like one step effect, movie trailer and audio editing. With few clicks you will be to share, upload the editing video to YouTube or may be you want to export them to your iPhone, iPad etc. All of this is possible with Apple iMovie.
I consider iMovie to the best free video editor as it has tons of features and you don’t have to pay anything, plus it’s made by Apple, so you can rely on it.
Avidemux – You might have heard about Avidemux which is a multi-platform based video editor that works on Windows, Mac and Linux. Its under GNU GPL license and it compatible with many known video formats. Its basically designed to simple cutting, encoding tasks and filtering. Some of most popular formats that it supports are : AVI, MP4, MPEG, ASF, MOV, AAC, AC3, JPG, etc. For simple editing you should try this free software.
ZS4 Video Editor – Another free video editor for Mac that can help you combine different format videos into one file. Similar to Avidemux in compatibility for Windows, Linux and Mac. Plus you have those 150+ video effects that can bring life to your videos.
HyperEngine-AV – With HyperEngine-AV you can create DVD quality movies and slideshows in minutes. You have all the controls of a professional video editor like exporting videos, editing videos, adding text and editing audio which are just basics in any video editing software.
Blender – Blender has a wonderful 3D graphic engine inside which makes it possible to create 3 dimensional effects in no time in your video. There are many advanced features that Blender has inside and the best ones are modelling, rendering water, animating, skinning, smoke simulations, non-linear editing, video games, texturing, rigging and many other visual effects. Its also has multi-OS support and it works great on Windows, Linux and of course Mac. You can even to character animations, scripting with Python embedded feature and modifying with modifier based modeling tools.
Professional (Paid) Video Editing Software for Mac
Its already a favorite of video makers. This version has integrated 4k Ultra HD video support and new effects like color pop and motion titles. The options of export, audio editing and speed slowdown/up effects are also enhanced. Still it falls short when compared to CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Ultimate which we consider the best video editing software.
Final Cut Pro
Final cut pro is for professionals and its the best video editing software for Mac. It has everything like 3D text, optimized media proxy, cache files of projects, native support for various video formats, broadcasting support files, color correction tools and much more.
There are few more Mac software for video editing that are worth mentioning – Media Composer, LightWorks and HitFilm. Do check our latest video editing reviews and explore the world of video editing.