What are the best non-linear editors (NLEs)?

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  • BK
    Bobby Kim
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This program is the best for video editing, I use it all the time and <i'm always happy with the results. I find it easy to use, but maybe you do need to get used to it first. Still, it's not that hard"
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    1. #1
      Avid Media Composer 8
      Software

      Windows

      Free - Free Trial $49.99 per month

      HC
      Harold Cooper
      Written on January 31, 2017
      "As someone who works in the digital entertainment industry, I was looking for a way to handle non-linear editors. With Avid Media Composer 8, I am able to edit videos of this type due to its simple interface. It enables me to seamlessly edit my content in a non-linear environment."
    2. #2
      Final Cut Pro X
      Software

      Mac

      $299.99 - Free trial available

      ML
      Marie Lopez
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "Final Cut Pro X provides professional editing and camera support. Intended for advanced editors, this package provides best-in-class tools and great performance. Multi-channel audio editing and a dynamic video editing interface allow for experimentation and a revolutionary filmmaking experience."
    3. #3
      LJ
      Larry Jordan
      Written on May 23, 2017
      "If you are looking for a video editing software then you can't go wrong with Adobe Premiere. Use is based on a subscription model so you only need to pay for the time you plan on using it. If you decide that you want to take it for a test spin, you don't have to commit to buying a few hundred dollar program. One of the most powerful and well known editing software to date."
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      JT
      Judith Thomas
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "Vegas Pro is expensive, but it's totally worth it! It's helped me create videos and short films that look professional and look like high quality material produced in a studio. Even if I have shaky footage that is not top quality, this software can repair it and make it look smooth and professional. It's totally worth the investment!"
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      Deborah Woods
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "I have just started learning vfx. My success depends on finding the right tools including non-linear editors. So far, Hitfilm Express seems pretty helpful. It has all of the functions I have needed so far and the presets are what has really helped me get going on my project. This is free software that works on Mac and Windows."

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    Summary

    Best non-linear editors (NLEs)
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Avid Media Composer 8 Software 112 Free
    2 Final Cut Pro X Software 84 Paid
    3 Adobe Premiere CC Software 30 Free
    4 Sony Vegas Pro Software 25 Paid
    5 Hitfilm Express Software 9 Free
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