Top 10 Most Powerful Video Editors Available for Windows OS

Creating a strong video which delivers powerful impression on viewers needs more than just “content”. Just having attractive background, good actors, appealing music and intelligent script is not going to make your video successful; unique transition effects, frames, layered audio, cool graphics, images, a variety of filters, stickers and various other elements are included at exact time for strict time intervals. All work together to create a compelling video.

So, if you are putting too much money and efforts in creating a video, don’t compromise at the time of video-editing. You or whoever designated is going to edit the video, will need a professional video editor which will have all such required tools using which he can add “magic” to your videos.

Video Editing Software

Here, I am representing 10 most powerful video editors available in the market right now which have unique set of tools and templates along with all basic and advance level tools anyone required to edit a video and provide it a professional touch.

1. Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro fast and most efficient video editor that helps you create most visually stunning productions. It allows you to edit anything from normal video clips to 4K ultra hd to virtual reality to 8K footage in native format. With its enhanced lumetri color, you can provide best color settings and effects to your video to make it ideal for film, TV or web. Intuitive, precise, and customizable editing tools, multicam editing, enhanced audio control, improved captions features & styling, adobe stock (for license free premium images), audio and video effects, lots of keyboard shortcuts. You can explore full list of Adobe Premiere Pro features here

Adobe Premiere Pro is the part of Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) so if you buy Adobe CC subscription, this awesome tool will come as the part of your package which includes 29+ apps and services for everyone.

Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editor

2. Avid Media Composer

AVID Media Composer was the main video editor in Hobbit, Star Wars, The Martians movie. So, if you have watched the movie and you know the basics about video-editing then you can yourself analyze the level of enhancement this software has provided to these movies and various other successful productions. This single video-editing software provides you all the required tools & templates you require to edit your video and add awesome effects, clips, sound effects, transitions, motion effects.

Insert any clip by just dragging it, rotate images in real-time, edit videos in HDR mode for better enhancement, edit 3D videos, integrate stock footage, correct colors with more precision and accuracy, work fast with cutting edge tools to manage media formats, frame rates, resolutions, and more in the same timeline without rendering. Check your edits on the go with Avid Media Composer’s built-in  preview mode. Collaborate with team members even if they are using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or any other video editor.

However, if your work includes splitting videos to the exact timeframe up to the milliseconds and you sometimes need to split a big video such as movie file to lots of different parts then the best video editor I found which can help you quickly split video in parts is Filmora Video Editor.

3. VEGAS Movie Studio

VEGAS Movie Studio is very easy video editor. It comes with very straight-forward and simple interface so, without having much knowledge about video-editing, anyone can edit the video and provide it very enhanced and professional look. With a streamlined workflow, powerful editing tools, and a vast array of video and audio effects, the art of moviemaking is right at your fingertips with VEGAS Movie Studio. Add titles, music, effects and transitions and correct image color and audio sounds. Movie Studio offers all the tools and features you’ll need to put your masterpiece together, fast.

Developers have provided description, help bubbles and Show Me How tutorials to guide you on your way to video editing and create awesome videos using VEGAS Movie Studio even if you are newbie in video-editing. Add photos, videos, sound clips to the timeline by importing or dragging, create your own soundtracks, remove noise from imported audio, record and edit live video, do experiments with full freedom and when done, export video in the required file format.

Vegas Movie Studio

4. AVS Video Editor

Consider AVS Video Editor the advanced version of Windows Movie Maker. It has almost the same interface but hundreds of additional tools and features to provide such enhanced editing to your video which you’d never be able to achieve using Windows Movie Maker.

Trim, cut, split, merge, rotate, mix videos. Apply effects and overlays, insert menus, audio, texts and subtitles. Select between 300 innovative video effects and transitions. Stabilize video camera shaky recordings. Either record video using webcam or import your favorite videos without concerning about its file format because AVS Video Editor supports all key formats. Edit videos in timeline format, add multiple audio/video tracks, images, transitions easily.

Not only video editing, the software also allow you to create slideshow from selected photos or clips, you can create Blue-Ray videos with specially designed menu that you can create using built-in themes and stylish menu templates. Finally, output your videos in Full HD, standard desktop and smartphone video formats when you are done with all your editing and enhancements.

AVS Video Editor

5. CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector is very advanced video editor which provides full flexibility and control over your video. PowerDirector offers a unique combination of high-end performance and advanced editing features. It’s remarkably easy to use, making video editing accessible to creators of all skill levels, and a huge selection of customizable design tools, including unique alpha transitions, animated titles, particles and PiP objects, provide the freedom to explore creativity and reflect it in unique video creations.

CyberLink PowerDirector has some very unique video-editing features like Vertical video editor which allows you to edit videos recorded vertically from the smartphone and post online without having those black bars appearing both sides of the video when some play it, 360° Video Editor to create spectacular new 360º videos using the same intuitive design tools you know and love.  The video editor uses advanced technologies like OpenCL, TrueVelocity 6, SVRT to provide faster and smoother video rendering, previewing and production.

Mask Designer, Title Designer, Motion Tracking,  Transition Designer, Theme Designer, MultiCam Designer toolsets are there with tones of features and templates to allow you to explore your creativity with a powerful collection of uniquely customizable design tools and the flexibility to highlight the very best of your work.

CyberLink PowerDirector Video Editor

6. Corel VideoStudio Pro

From movies in minutes to advanced timeline editing, VideoStudio Pro X9.5 has something for every video. When features like creative overlays, freeze frame, stop motion animation tool, variable speed, advanced customizable motion controls, multi-camera video editing, audio editor, motion tracking, subtitle editor, multi-trim, screen capture, slideshow creator, integrated audio library, 1500+ customizable effects are available to you, even if you put the minimum effort, your edited video will appear professionally enhanced.

Tell your story—your way—with the new Multi-Camera Editor, hundreds of creative effects, transitions and titles, and pro-quality audio tools all in one easy-to-use video editing software. If you got some problem, quick support desk is active all the time and if you want to learn from the basics, PDF guides, tutorials and Corel forum available too.

Corel VideoStudio

7. Magix Video PRO X

Magix Video PRO X is multi-award-winning video editing tool suite which is geared towards the unique requirements of ambitious and professional users, and offers an unrivaled range of powerful post-production tools. It offers advanced video as well as audio editing tools with extras which include image editing for the images you want to use inside your video.

With support of all standard video formats, scalable proxy editing for smooth 4K videos editing, primary & secondary 3-way color correction, multicam editing of up to 9 tracks simultaneously, hardward decoding, open timeline feature to combine videos of any format, 360° camera editing, beat-base editing, snap markers, professional objects tracking, section animation, advanced exposure features and what not! Magix Video PRO X has every tool you possibly require to edit and enhance your videos.

Magix Video Pro X

8. HitFilm Pro

With new and improved editing tools, bigger and bolder visual effects, comprehensive color correction and analysis tools, motion graphics editor and powerful integration library, HitFilm Pro is powerful video editor that one can’t choose to ignore.

Trim, ripple, roll and slice everything from feature-length films to 30 second YouTube videos. Create 3D title sequences for your sci-fi thriller, distort action cam footage and get a hi-res second monitor preview of your work. Auto Sync and Audio Mixer tools ensure the audio which is being delivered in your video is clear, high-quality, without any time lag. With HitFilm Pro extensive visual library, your 2D and 3D layers interact with each other in one unified space. With True 3D Power technology and VFX library of over 500 visual effects and presets, one can only think about the power and possibility the software can provide to your 3D animation. CG Particle animation, planar tracking, corner pinning, animated lasers, energy distortions, warping tools, lightning, electricity, simulated 3D cameras, customizable shadows and much more.

I can just sit and keep counting HitFilm Pro features but trust me this video editor is a industry-grade tool which you must require to create your own video with 2D and 3D customization tools and real-world physics technology.

HitFilm Pro Video Editing Software

9. Lightworks Video Editor

Lightworks is award-winning, professional Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software supporting resolutions up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. In the last 25 years Lightworks has been used to edit some of the finest films in cinema history: The Wolf of Wall Street, LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The King’s Speech and many more!

Its features include real-time titling effects, realtime effects with 100+ presets, advanced multicam editing, second monitor output, timeline rendering ,stereoscopic output, advanced project sharing, multi channel audio mixing, extensive effects with 40+ preconfigured templates, advanced color correction, clip-based audio editing to 1/4 frame. With Lightworks multi-layered timeline, a users has all the space required to do experiments with its video and add multiple objects & effects simultaneously.

Lightworks Professional Video Editor

10. Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio is really affordable video editing tool which comes with 3 different paid versions to choose only the one which have exactly those feature which you want without paying extra for such tools & features which you don’t even requires for your editing task. Its features includes drag & drop HD video editor, multi-track frame-accurate editing, 2000+ effects, transitions and template files, stop motion animation support, 100+ author DVDs and new menu template, multi-camera video editing, live screen capture, audio ducking to balance dialog and music, 3D import, editing and export, motion tracking, 360 degree video editing, 4K Ultra HD video editing and much more.

Track transparency tool, NewBlue 900+ effects packs, 175 image-enhancing, time-saving presets in 10 integrated plugins which allow you to easily split screens, spotlight areas of interest, smooth edges, improve contrast and much more are now added to Pinnacle Studio.

Check full features of Pinnacle Studio here

These are the top 10 professional video editing tools which are being used in lots of movies, TV series and actively being used in lots of projects and shows. So, if you are looking for a powerful video editing which will provide you every require video-editing feature that you don’t even remember right now, choose one from above, we ensure you, you’ll not be disappointed over your decision.

Tell which of the above video editor you are using or have used earlier and which among these professional video editors you like the most. Do you know any other great video editing software that we didn’t include in this list? Comment it below.

Pursuing MCA from the University of Delhi, Saurabh Saha is an experienced blogger and internet marketer. Through his popular technology blogs: TechGYD.COM &, he is helping several brands to gain exposure in front of high-quality web visitors.