If your plan is to create a professional looking YouTube video, then editing is a must. There are many software options available out there; knowing which one is right for you is an important factor.
One of the higher end programs, as far as features and ease of use, would be the PowerDirector. This program contains a YouTube wizard for easy uploading and also includes Magic Music to input audio. It also removes common issues with editing like red eye, and shaky video. At under $100 this product is one of the best for the money.
Ulead Video Studio is another program that runs under $100 and is also user friendly. It can automatically detect that a recording device has been connected, and will start the program accordingly. Ulead works well with QuickTime, RealVideo and Windows Media, making it ideal for Internet publishing. Using the Capturing Video option, it can detect scene changes without having to manually place breaks like some other programs.
If you are computer savvy and don’t mind taking a small tutorial, the Pinnacle Studio Ultimate is another good choice. While it is a little more expensive, usually around $120, Pinnacle has some great features. Unlike most editing software, it includes a metering feature, allowing you to see how much drive space is available, avoiding overload.
For around $100, your video, with a little practice, can look as professional as anything seen on TV. These are just a few of the many editing programs out there; experimenting with several may be the way for you to find the one that is right for your next project.
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