Do you have lots of videos from epic games of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare or Grand Theft Auto V, and want to edit them, but not break the bank? Video editing software for gamers can help you splice portions of different videos, get rid of load screens, and add music and voice overs to make them more interesting and shareable. Wondering what the best software solution is for your project? Here are a few software packages that can do the job:
Windows Live Movie Maker
For basic editing, you cannot beat the cost of Windows Live Movie Maker. WLMM is FREE, offers decent effects, allows you to compress, make thumbnails, cut and edit game footage, and it is user-friendly for even the most novice video makers. As with most free products, it has its limitations and a number of glitches. It is difficult to save your projects unless you use a separate program to convert them, the program freezes often, and the output video is not going to win any awards.
Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor)
The Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) is an inexpensive program for both Mac and Windows. It offers more than 300 effects, voiceovers, texts, subtitles and audio, along with rotating, cropping, splitting and trimming abilities. It has a modern and user-friendly interface, good graphics and PIP and transition options previously only found in much more expensive video software programs. Still, this program is geared toward beginners and makes it easy to put together awesome videos from your first attempt. So if you are not a video editing professional and don't want to do any hardcore editing on your gameplay recordings but looking for a cheap, easy to use tool, Wondershare would be a perfect choice. They offer a 30 day free trial so you can see if it works well for you.
Lightworks Pro Video Editor
Lightworks offers professional level editing for those who desire it, are willing to pay the hefty price tag and expend the time it takes to learn how to use it well. Lightworks works with Windows, Linux or OSX and has been tested by professional editors. However, for game players, mostly as video editing novices, this might not be a plus. There is no real help available for new users within the software, and only very basic hints to get you started. Overall, this is a pro level software; it comes with a professional level cost and a steep learning curve.
Videopad Master's Edition
Videopad offers an easy to use interface, and an extra twist with either timeline or storyboard editing available. There is a free version, but it is stripped of many of the useful utilities that are available as add-on costs. Additionally, the free version locks down many of the functions after you use it just a few times, and it is known to be a little buggy. Better to expend the purchase price if you choose this software, as you will get a complete suite, no pop-up ads and a smoother running version to use.
No matter what your expertise and your goals for your game-playing videos, there is a program available to suit your needs well. Each of these video editing software for gamers can do the job; just decide which is right for you!