Video Editing Software Cost

How much does video editing software cost?

The modern incarnations of personal computer allow us to display photographs and videos made by ourselves, and the number of video editing software packages that are available means that this is a popular pastime carried out by many. You may already have a camera or computer with basic editing software included, yet there are many packages that can be bought that enhance the effect and the cost varies only with regard to the complexity and capability of the package.

General Cost

• You can find a number of home video editing programs that offer you easy to use and very effective features and functions and the cost can be anywhere between $40 and $200 depending on the package you choose.
• Look for a package that offers the ability to burn films to disc, as these can be found for around $60 to $100 and offer greater versatility.
• Moving up the ladder, professional standard systems that are almost studio quality can be found for anywhere between $1000 and $2500, yet the simplicity of the cheaper editing packages may be lost in the complexity of the package. These are usually intended for actual professional use and may also require a more powerful computer system to use.
• Check your video camera and standard computer software – many are supplied with simple systems for editing that may well prove adequate for the average home movie maker.

Extra Cost

• As with all software improvements will be made, and users of the older version will want to trade up to the new system in time; this can cost anywhere between $20 and $200 depending on the system you are using.
• Training for the more complex packages is a sensible precaution; tuition can cost anything from $50 to $500 depending on the system and the amount of training required.


• Make sure that the system you are looking to buy is something you really need. Some of the cheaper systems do no more than the basic editing tool that you may have on your video camera, computer or even high end mobile handsets.


• Shop around for a good deal – discounts can be found in many outlets.
• Consider buying software that has been superseded by a newer version- it may do just what you need.
• If you are a student or work in education check out suppliers for discounts as many offer them without making it too obvious.

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