” We produce drone shoots of luxury properties, and I would like to edit the raw footage and add graphics in-house. Please can you suggest which software is the easiest to use and most intuitive to create professional videos on both Windows and Mac? Paul Coleman
Bad news I’m afraid. No serious video editing program is intuitive or easy to use, and the more power you need, the harder things get.
Worse news still. There are dozens of options, but there is no “best”. Or at least, the best option depends on the video file formats you are trying to edit, the hardware you have available, what you need to do, how skilled you are, and your personal taste in software.
There is good news, though. Most video editors are free, or offer free trial periods, or have limited free versions with paid upgrades to the full versions. Software houses expect you to try a few programs before you find one that suits you.
Pick a simple editing operation and try it with the most likely options using the same 60-second video. If you can’t manage a simple operation in a reasonable time, you won’t have much luck with the complicated ones.”