Finding good video cutting software tools for Mac can be difficult. Compared to the products available to Windows users, there is definitely a more limited selection. However, if you look around and compare you will find the software tools you need to create, edit and share your videos.
The best video cutting software tools for Mac, or any operating system, strive to balance a number of different characteristics, including complexity, basic and advanced features, and price. We've taken several video editing software tools for Mac for a test drive, and here are the three that came out on top:
1. Wondershare Filmora for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac))
Filmora Video Editor for mac balances price, sophistication and capabilities almost perfectly. Elegant and easy to learn, Wondershare provides users hundreds of video effects and transitions, almost all of them accessible with a simple drag & drop interface. Export options are robust and include specific file or device types. This video editing program for Mac also offers direct uploading to a variety of social sharing networks.
- Pros: Intuitive, simple interface creates a very gentle learning curve, suitable for inexperienced users. Low price beats virtually every other professional video editing software available. Modest system requirements are extremely accessible.
- Cons: Does not offer the most advanced features that true professional users might desire.
Video editing software can be intimidating and frustrating to new users, VideoPad largely succeeds in reversing expectations of complexity. Suitable for anyone interested in learning the basics of nonlinear video editing, VideoPad contains all the basic tools needed and even a carefully chosen selection of more advanced tools and features. Supported import file types include WMV, AVI, ASF, XviD, MPEG, MP4, MOV and more. Burn movies to DVD, Blu-ray, CD or HD-DVD. VideoPad can also render 3D by using stereoscopic conversion on 2D files during the export process.
- Pros: Great tool for beginners looking for an easy entry into video editing. Supports all common file types.
- Cons: Lacks a full range of effects and transition types, even novice users may quickly outgrow this software tool. Relatively high price.
3.Adobe Premiere Elements 13
Straddling the line between a home and professional product, Adobe Premiere Elements 13 offers tremendous functionality to users who put in the time required to master this complex video editing tool for Mac. Adobe Premiere Elements 13 offers an extra large canvas for work (much appreciated for complex tasks) and three work modes: Quick, Guided and Expert. Even in Quick mode, the interface is a bit cumbersome and counter-intuitive: this program works great, but getting from A to B can be a challenge. Features are numerous, export options plentiful, and Adobe Premiere Elements 13 offers users direct uploading to a variety of social channels, as well as the ability to burn movies to optical discs.
- Pros: Offers near-professional level capabilities for advanced users.
- Cons: Steep learning curve may intimidate new users. Somewhat inefficient operation. Relatively high price.
Our best advice: consider your needs carefully, including your willingness to invest time in learning a new program. A little planning will help you make the best choice for a video editing software tool.