Software Reviews

A collection of my reviews of the best video editing software available at the consumer or beginner level with an emphasis on usability.

The Best Video Editing Software Compared

Montage of the best video editing software packages.

Montage of the best video editing software packages. These are my current choices for the best video editing software solutions at the consumer or home user level through to prosumer. A more comprehensive review for each one can be found by following the links next to each one or just look to the menu on the right of the page for a link. The order in which . . . → Continue reading: The Best Video Editing Software Compared

Recommended Simple or Easy Video Editing Software

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Easy to use video editing software image Over the past few years all of the major video editing software companies have been battling each other in a game of who can come up with the shiniest new features to attract the attention of the public. The end result has been that the average consumer level video editing software has become incredibly feature rich but in the process, . . . → Continue reading: Recommended Simple or Easy Video Editing Software

CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Review – Overview and What’s New

powerdirector15-product-range On this page and the next you will find my CyberLink PowerDirector 15 review in all its long and rambling glory. As much as possible in this review I have tried to restrict myself to just covering the important points, but each year that task gets more and more difficult. Consumer level video editing programs like PowerDirector now pack so many features and functions inside them . . . → Continue reading: CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Review – Overview and What’s New

Corel VideoStudio Pro X10 and Ultimate X10 Review

VideoStudio X10 Splash Screen

VideoStudio X10 Splash Screen Corel VideoStudio Pro X10 and VideoStudio Ultimate X10 are the latest version releases of Corel’s popular and feature packed consumer video editing software. This product has been around for quite some time and VideoStudio is now a well matured and stable program which has benefitted from active development especially over the past 6 or 7 years. My first copy of VideoStudio . . . → Continue reading: Corel VideoStudio Pro X10 and Ultimate X10 Review

Magix Movie Edit Pro Review

magix-movie-edit-pro-range Magix Movie Edit Pro is the European based software company’s feature rich video editing software program aimed at the consumer through to semi-pro video editing market. In its early years Movie Edit Pro always offered a superior feature set in comparison to the others on offer at this level with their emphasis always being very heavy on the “latest and greatest.” Unfortunately this early drive towards . . . → Continue reading: Magix Movie Edit Pro Review

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 9 Review

Camtasia Studio 9 Review TechSmith Camtasia 9 is a dedicated and purpose built screen recording software suite made up of two main components. The first part is devoted to the recording of events as they occur on your computer screen (Camtasia Recorder) and the second section of the software (Camtasia Studio) enables the user to edit those recordings into a final video presentation. Before we go . . . → Continue reading: TechSmith Camtasia Studio 9 Review

Cyberlink Director Suite 5 Review

directorsuite5-top Before I get into the Director Suite 5 review proper I think it is important to understand where CyberLink are coming from in offering this product in the first place. Cyberlink Director Suite 5 is quite an interesting study in how a software company like CyberLink can implement an overall development and feature expansion strategy without alienating their core or entry level users. On one hand, . . . → Continue reading: Cyberlink Director Suite 5 Review

Pinnacle Studio 21 Review

Pinnacle Studio video editing software suite has been around for a long time and version 21 is only the second time I have included a review of it on this site. There are some important historical reasons for that so before you read any further let’s address the elephant in the room. Pinnacle Studio was one of the first commercially available video editors that . . . → Continue reading: Pinnacle Studio 21 Review

Wondershare Filmora Review

Wondershare Filmora splash screen Why Filmora? Before I get into the WonderShare Filmora review proper the first thing that needs to be addressed is why Filmora has a place in the world. So here’s the deal. Over the past few years the average consumer level video editor has become more and more feature rich which is a bit of a “good news – bad news” . . . → Continue reading: Wondershare Filmora Review

Vegas Movie Studio 14 Review

Vegas Movie Studio 14 marks the first update of this software since Magix bought out the entire Sony Creative range of video and audio editing products last year. Despite the doomsday rumblings of existing users regarding what Magix was going to do with the software, this update has clearly marked Magix intention to not only bring the software up to date but to continue its development. . . . → Continue reading: Vegas Movie Studio 14 Review