Do you have a need for occasional (perhaps even one-time) video editor to manipulate video files? Perhaps you don't want to spend $299 for Final Cut Pro or a similar video editor? If you have such a need, I have a suggestion for you:
OpenShot is a free and open source video editor. Versions are available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. It is a powerful yet very simple and easy-to-use video editor that delivers high quality video editing and animation solutions. OpenShot offers a myriad of features and capabilities, including powerful curve-based Key frame animations, 3D animated titles and effects, slow motion and time effects, audio mixing and editing, and so much more. It also has a very simple and friendly interface.
Now, to be blunt: this free software is not the full equivalent of the $299 Final Cut Pro. However, if your needs are simpler and you perhaps don't need all the capability of the high-priced software, you may find the FREE OpenShot meets your need perfectly. I have been experimenting with OpenShot for the past few weeks and I find it meets my admittedly simple needs perfectly.
Amongst the capabilities are:
- Support for various all the more common file formats for video, audio, and image files
- Powerful curve-based Key frame animations (I am still learning to use that)
- Desktop integration (drag and drop support)
- Unlimited tracks
- Trim, scale, snap, rotate and cut clips
- Video transitions
- Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
- Title editor
- 2D animation support
- 3D animations and effects
- SVG friendly
- Scrolling motion picture credits
- Digital video effects
- Experimental hardware encoding and decoding
- Import & Export widely supported formats (EDL, XML)
- Render videos in many codecs and formats
- Simple and friendly user interface
The above is an abbreviated list; the full list may be found at https://www.openshot.org/features/.
You can also download the complete User Guide and read more about it to see if it will meet your needs at https://www.openshot.org/user-guide/.
You can learn a lot more about OpenShot and even download and install the complete program at https://www.openshot.org/.
Again it is FREE, simple to use, and has a surprising number of features.