What’s a good easy-to-use video editing program?

Jack Rigby August 19, 2012

I’ve made a video with Fiverr. I want to add / remove bits from it. I am just beginning to look at and use video editing software so I want something easy to use. What is the best?

  1. Dave
    December 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Windows Movie Maker v6.0 has allowed my 12 year old to be very creative. The drag & drop time line story board is great allowing the music waveform on each video frame to be editied. It seems Microsoft got it right with version 6 & then buggered it up with Windows Live Movie Maker & Windows Movie Maker 2012. On Windows 7 it maybe possible for the old & new version to coexist. Which means one could be creative using WMM6 & then publish to the web using WMM2012

  2. Nikhil Chandak
    November 13, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Adobe Flash or Windows Live Movie maker

  3. kumar raja
    October 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

    In Serif.com there is a software call Movie plus it is very nice it free but while editing it show it logo on middle of the videos

  4. fatihamzah
    September 3, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Windows Live Movie Maker, very easy to use and good visual effect too

  5. Jack Rigby
    August 22, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Especially for the informative comments on usability! :-)
    Looks like Windows Movie Maker FIRST (easiest) and the LIVE version later!

    I'll be baaaack! :-)

  6. Wouter Ruelens
    August 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    For Linux I would recommend KDENlive, it is the best freeware video-editor out there I have used.
    just take a look at kdenlive.org
    It can be difficult to get it installed properly as the Ubuntu repositories contain a bad version of the program.

  7. ReĆ½ Aetar
    August 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    windows movie maker

  8. Rik
    August 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    maybe you'd like the open source program Jahshaka : http://www.jahshaka.com/

  9. Usman Mubashir
    August 21, 2012 at 8:49 am

    If you use windows check out the windows live movie maker

  10. Ravi Lamontagne
    August 21, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Definitely Windows Movie maker, its the easiest that i have used

  11. jessemanalansan
    August 21, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Same here, if you're using Windows, it's best to use Windows Movie Maker for a start.

  12. Charles Rachor
    August 21, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Windows Live Movie Maker and the default Youtube editor are probably the easiest for beginners to use. I've tried many different ones and found those to be the better ones for people just starting to get into, or dabble in video editing. The basic necessities are there and should be enough, depending on your needs.

  13. Kannon Y
    August 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    In my experience, free video editing software is terrible and extremely hard to use. There are a few examples that are decent, such as VideoLAN Movie Creator, which is currently in beta.

    There are other options in the link provided above. Give it a browse. I've heard good things about Avidemux, although it never successfully ran on my computer.

  14. Leonard Ivan Padilla
    August 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm
  15. Nala Dimapunong
    August 20, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Use Windows Movie Maker. It's free and user-friendly.

  16. Juthika Solanki
    August 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Windows Live movie maker.....

  17. Prabha Rani
    August 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I prefer Total Media Converter. It allows you to add, remove, split, merge, crop video clips. You can also convert videos into another type. Windows Live Movie Maker has less options than Total Media Converter in video-editing.

  18. Dalsan
    August 20, 2012 at 6:54 am

    I vote for Windows Movie Maker (not Windows Live Movie Maker) as it produces semi professional looking videos if you know what you are doing, and is quite easy to use. Windows Movie Maker 6 has tons of transitions and effects to download and I suggest you play around with them to see which ones you might like to use to make the videos stand out more. Live Movie Maker does not have much for transitions and effects, but does well at editing. To download Windows Movie Maker 6 and the transitions and effects, go here. http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?&PostID=126998 They also have tutorials and guides on the site to help you along. Once comfortable with Movie Maker, you can try some of the better video editors with a larger learning curve, though you don't have to go with Movie Maker at all if you don't wish to, just a suggestion. I have been happy with it and have come across less problems than some of the other free editors.

  19. josemon maliakal
    August 20, 2012 at 4:46 am

    cyberlink power dvd is one of the better

    • Bond
      August 21, 2012 at 2:14 am

      Did you mean Power Director? I use it to make movies from my recordings. It is simple to use with plenty of tutorials. It does cost but well worth it.

  20. Bruce Epper
    August 20, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Windows Live Movie Maker is probably one of the easiest around and it is free. Lightworks is one of the best around. It is free, but it has a HUGE learning curve. As far as commercial software, Adobe Premiere Elements is highly rated, feature rich for newbies, and pretty easy to use. Pinnacle Studio and Sony Vegas are generally get good ratings from people I know, but I have not used them myself.

  21. Shakirah Faleh Lai
    August 20, 2012 at 1:41 am

    If you're using windows, use Windows Movie Maker for Mac Apple i Movie. You tube is a great option to edit videos online. Avid FreeDV, Wax , Zwei-Stein are free softwares that can be used to edit videos too.

    • Jack Rigby
      August 20, 2012 at 2:46 am

      @Shakirah Faleh Lai,
      Thanks for the fast reply!
      I would not have thought of :
      1. Windows movie maker - will go look at it. Would you rate it easy for a newbie?
      (Should be! :-) )

      2. Edit online in YouTube?? Will go check that out, as naturally, my own video efforts will be posted there, so should be best compatibility, I'd think.

      I'll be back to report - when I've tried these out.

  22. Jack Rigby
    August 20, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Me again - I should have added that a Linux program is more than welcome, too.
    (Although they tend to be a bit more techie!)
    I think there is probably a good freebie one out there somewhere for me - usually the type of program that offers a cut-down (simpler!) version with an upsell to it.

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