Best Video Editing Software for Mac 2018

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The Best Video Editing Software for Mac 2018, with recommendations for both FREE and PAID options to suit every Mac video editor, no matter what your budget or video style!


► FREE: (Best FREE Video Editing Software for Mac)
– iMovie:
– DaVinci Resolve:

► UNDER US$200: (Best Video Editing Software for Mac under $200)
– DaVinci Resolve:
– WeVideo:
– ScreenFlow:
– iMovie:
– Adobe Premiere Elements:

► US$200+: (Best Video Editing Software for Mac over $200)
– Adobe Premiere Pro:
– Final Cut Pro X:
– DaVinci Resolve:
– WeVideo:
– ScreenFlow:
– iMovie:
– Adobe Premiere Elements:

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— Best Video Editing Software for Mac 2018 —

There are a TON of options out there when it comes to Mac video editing software. Whether you’re new to video editing, or are a long-time seasoned PRO Mac video editor, it can be difficult to keep up with all the software available to make sure you’re using the right program for you.

Every 6-12 months we do a full review of the video editor landscape on both Mac and Windows, and update our recommendations on the best video editing software for every budget.

In this video we do just that, with a full review of the best video editors for mac, and our recommendations for every budget!

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32 thoughts on “Best Video Editing Software for Mac 2018

  1. I use pro tools and resolve, I ditched final cut, premier is a money pit! Resolve and black magic designs are gonna take over the world with how great their products are! The fusion addition is gonna crush premier in the not so long run.

  2. guys if you're like me (mac user) I want to use I movie but it requires the latest update, I personally hate then new os updates and cant use I movie. so I found this editor called Movavi basically an alternative to I movie

  3. I imported 10 images into Lightworks and it showed I imported 3. I imported 10 audio tracks into Lightworks and it showed I imported 8. Instantly uninstalled.

  4. Wow!, Well done sir. Awesome presentation. I'm about to buy an iMac but your review certainly sprung me forward to video editing in earnest. Thank you very much.

  5. Great video, as always!
    This is the video I needed now. I am looking in getting a new laptop, not sure yet which one but probably Mac book pro. I am not too knowledgeable about technology, but I'm learning. It's scary to decide to spend 1K or more on a peace of equipment you don't know much about.

  6. Hey bro, nice video I would like to be able to have 2 individual screens for my videos doing song covers, is it possible to get this and Multicam editing in a not so expensive <$100 video editing software?

  7. if you have a bad mac DONT GET PREMIERE PRO
    it made my computer so laggy and i had to click the export button like a million times to get the menu to come up

  8. I've watched every mac pc video of yours because i might be getting one soon and i don't know how to use it so i am watching these video's so i can be good and you've helped me alot!!

  9. Hi, I have downloaded DaVinci Resolve on my laptop, however, it lags a lot. It's a new MacBook Pro. My old laptop had the same issue. Is this issue frequent with laptops or is just mine? I wanted to download Final Cut Pro but I am worried that it will be laggy as well. Do you have any advice?

  10. Hi,

    I am shooting my videos with my iPad mini 4 and recording with a Tascam DR 10L lavelier mic and recorder.

    I was having a problem with audio drift and then I did a test and it seems like if I film at 25 fps it will solve the audio drift problem. (It appears the iPad shoots with a variable frame rate per second and the Tascam records with a constant fps but that may not really be the problem or even true.)

    Is there any problem shooting with 25 fps? The default with the apple camera app is 30 fps but that does not work with the Tascam recorder because there is audio drift after less than 3 minutes.

    I would really appreciate some help with this!

  11. i have downloaded after effects however i don’t know which editing app is the one i seek. my aim here is to edits videos of series i watch and add dialogues here and there while enhancing the resolution and colours. i want to have all of the tools to do that however i don’t know which app to depend on for now as im still a beginner. i used iMovie for the past 2 years or so and thought it was such a great app, yet now that i know there are many better ones. i wanna know which one i should start using. so my question here is that what app should i use for my aim, and where could i learn more about it? does after effects serve my aim or should i go for something like premier pro for better portrayal of the serials’ scenes. if you have any tips on which app should i use and where to learn about it i would really appreciate it. thank you!

  12. Honestly this is a great help in showing all the options that are out there. More research than I can say I've done!!

  13. great video. which software would you recommend for creating Instagram and snapchat videos? videos that are long, vertical and can have text without cropping it out.

  14. Haha, I'm using a steam-powered 2010 iMac. Is there anything that will actually work smoothly (or at all, ha!) on my machine? I have iMovie, but am wondering about Screenflow as it has screen capture.

  15. I'm learning Hitfilm Express, and it's running okay on my 5-year old iMac. It challenges me, and allows for flexibility that I just can't get from iMovie. I wanted Davinci Resolve, but no, not on an older computer! One of the reasons that I chose this when I wanted to upgrade from iMovie, is the fact that it can use multiple cameras. I am not doing multiple cameras now, once again it's a learning thing, but I wanted the ability to do it. And, it also allows for multiple audio tracks as well. It feels very professional, but the cost fits my budget!

    UPDATE: I decided to go ahead and splurge (for me) on a new Mac Mini, slightly upgraded, along with a new, larger and brighter display. When I get my new setup going, I think I will be testing final cut pro, hitfilm, and resolve, before I decide which one will be my permanent choice. I've long since outgrown iMovie, and I figured it's time to put on my big girl pants and jump in!

  16. Reviews start at 1:46. Thanks for the video man, your stuff has actually been real helpful in figuring out what I can use now, with an eye on what to upgrade to.

  17. For a while now, I've been using your suggestion about putting my hand up to remind myself that one was the keeper. That works great, especially when I'm batch recording and can't remember later how it all came out.

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