Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What Software to use During Editing? (For Mac)

This blog post is focused on Mac softwares, I will be posting another blog post for PC users soon.

As my previous blog post mention about how to make an action scene. Question comes to what software to use in Mac to edit that with ease for beginners?

There are tons of choices when it comes to finding a software to use for editing. But personally, as I used most of them myself, there are a few recommendation and advices for beginner editors.


iMovie is the first editing software I used when I started editing. I used iMovie for small projects and huge films, it is extremely easy to use, by learning a few basic controls, anyone could be able to use iMovie with ease.
But, it does not have enough tools for me to edit large project requiring special effects and sound effects.
Therefore, iMovie is a great editor for beginner, but the options and tools are a little limited when it comes to editing large projects and films.

Final Cut Pro:

After discussing about iMovie, a more advanced movie editor will come in handy if you are aiming for a editing software with more tools and options. Final Cut Pro is a software that has far more tools to edit a profession level film or project, with the tools, better visual effects can be performed, better sound editing can be performed as well, there is far more tools in Final Cut Pro than tools iMovie has.
But, it is important to note that iMovie is an difficult software to use, trainings are required to use Final Cut Pro efficiently. Therefore, I do not recommend this software for beginners or simple projects that does not require that much tools to edit.

Premiere Pro:

Premiere Pro (by Adobe) is a advanced editing software commonly found on PC, also commonly found on Mac, but still accessible by mac. Premiere Pro is similar to Final Cut Pro, it has almost all the things you need to edit a professional looking film. Editing sound, special effects, color grading are not a problem to be done in the software. While, just like Final Cut Pro, it is a hard software to use and very confusing for beginner users. Therefore, I do not recommend beginner film makers and editor to use Premiere Pro.

These softwares above are the basic and common editing software you can find. Hope it is helpful and please feel free to ask me any questions you have through comments or slack!

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