There’s no doubt that Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the best video editing tool that is out in the market right now. It is the go-to choice for many video professionals including many famous YouTubers, along with professionals working in the movie and TV industry. This shows how powerful Adobe Premiere Pro is. However, like any other piece of software, it is not flawless and it has its own fair share of problems.
For example, Adobe Premiere Pro has a history of compatibility issues with the macOS operating system. Just a few months back, a new bug was found which wreaked havoc and caused thermal throttling . And also Adobe premier pro comes with a monthly subscription scheme that means we have to pay 19.99 dollars every month to use it. Adobe Premiere Pro is also very resource hungry which means that you can only use it if you have a powerful setup.
All these reasons and more means that Adobe Premiere Pro is not the best video editing tool for many users out there. That’s why, in this article, we are going to bring a list of the some best video editing software that you can use as an alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
Final Cut Pro
If you are a Mac user who has been using Adobe Premiere Pro for reasons which I will never be able to understand, you should switch to Final Cut Pro X as there’s no better video editing tool for Macs when it comes to performance and stability. Since Final Cut Pro X has been designed in-house at Apple, it just works. Final Cut Pro X is just so in sync with their hardware that you get the best possible performance. You can easily edit 4K video using final cut pro when you can’t even dream of doing it with Adobe Premiere Pro or any other video editing software for that matter.
Final Cut Pro X not only performs well but it also brings a big set of features allowing you to easily manage projects irrespective of their size and requirements. When it comes to features, Final Cut Pro X is as good as the Adobe Premiere Pro. Also, if you are just starting out, you will be happy to know that it is also one of the easiest video editing software to learn as far as professional grade video editing software is concerned. The bottom line is if you are looking for Adobe Premiere Pro alternatives and you use a Mac, stop searching and install the Final Cut Pro X. It comes with a price tag of $299.99
Avid Media composer
Avid Media Composer is the go-to video editing tool for most of the movie professionals who have to deal with big projects. Some of your favorite movies including the Guardian of Galaxy (vol. 2), the Martian, and the Baby Driver have been edited using Avid Media Composer. When you get Avid Media Composer, you know you are getting one of the best video editing tools that are available in the market right now. And while this tool is too costly to recommend to normal users, it has a free version called “Avid Media Composer | First” and it’s the most powerful free video editor that you can get.
You can do 99% of the things with this free software that you do with premier pro. Most of the features of free version are unlocked and you wont ever need to look for some sort of costly plugins.
Sony Vegas Pro
I have always love Sony Vegas Pro as it is one of the few video editing software in the market which come with a full-fledged audio editing interface. While Adobe Premiere Pro gives you some control over your audio, if you want total control, Sony Vegas Pro is the way to go. The software also brings tons of video editing features including HDR color support, video stabilization, motion tracking, 360-degree video editing, automatic subtitle creation, multi-cam editing, and more. With its latest version; Sony Vegas Pro 16, new features such as streamlined editor, extensive file backups, hover scrub, high DPI scaling and more have been introduced. Sony Vegas Pro 16 is a very powerful video editor and is one of the best competitor to premier pro. It starts from $399.
One of the biggest drawbacks of Adobe Premiere Pro is that there’s no Linux version available. That means if you are a Linux user or are planning to switch to the open-source operating platform, you will have to switch. The good thing about this whole ordeal is that most of the software that are available for Linux are themselves open-source and hence completely free. When it comes to video editing software for Linux, we have chosen OpenShot as the best free Adobe Premiere Alternative. The software brings an easy to learn interface which is complemented well with its set of professional video editing features including 3D-rendering, video effects, animations, keyframes, and more. One of the good things about this software is that it is very easy to get used to. It’s also regularly updated with devs introducing new features from time to time. Overall, I quite like this software and consider it the best free video editing tool for Linux users. It is free of cost.
Hit Film Express
Hit Film Express is a full professional grade video editor which also happens to be completely free. Hit Film Express cannot only be used for your normal video editing needs but it can also be used to apply could video effects. And I am not just talking about your normal video effects rather about the proper VFX effects that you see in the movies including green screen effects, lighting effects, 3D-models, shootout effects, and much more. If your work requires to use video effects, Hit Film Express is the software that you should go with. Do note that it is a full professional grade video editing software so you will need to invest quite a bit of time before you can make use of all its powers. That said, on the plus side, unlike Adobe Premiere Pro, the software is totally free and there are no ads to ruin your experience.
At last I want to add that it is merely the skills of a person that counts. These softwares are just tools that will aid your productivity level. Every software mentioned here is very good. If you are a beginners or even a professional you don’t have to spend a lot of money on paid software the free alternatives will also do the work fine if you have right set of skills and knowledge.