Video montage makers can take your visual content to the next level.  They’re the new rave and a lot of business owners are leveraging it. Videos are a great way to promote your brand because they can catch the attention of potential customers/clients and trigger their curiosity about your brand/business.

Making videos may seem easy because all you think you need is just a camera, right? Wrong. To make a video of good quality, or the eye-catching kind takes more than a good camera and background. Although those are important elements, you would also need a good and maybe a budget-friendly app for editing the videos.

Want to add some music, texts, effects to make your video better? Then, you would need to consider using a montage video maker. Now, there are tons of montage video makers out there and it would be an arduous task selecting the one that’s best for your brand.

While selecting a montage video maker, you will need to consider the amount you’ll pay for it, that is if it is not free, the complexity of its features (are you a beginner or a professional?), and its compatibility with your system’s software (some montage makers are exclusive to certain software).

Here is a list of the top ten montage video makers you can use to take your video to the next level:

1. Adobe Premiere Pro

As the name implies, it is for professionals. You can use it to edit videos for film, TV, and the web. It supports high-resolution video editing and a wide range of video and audio file formats on both macOS and Windows. It can also be used for common video editing tasks, creating new videos and images. Titles can be added to the videos and filters, alongside other effects that can be applied.

Adobe Premiere Pro is designed to use different windows that are available inside your workspaces. In total, there are seven workplaces available which can be accessed from the top of the screen.

On the screen, each workspace has a different configuration of windows that makes each section of the video editing easier to manage. Another one thing about this video maker is that you can change a window by clicking the tabs at the top of the screen.

Some of the features of Adobe Premiere Pro include:

  • Simultaneous Projects
  • Direct Publishing
  • Type Tool
  • Shared Projects
  • Labels
  • Video Titling & Graphics
  • Lumetri Support
  • Multiple Formats Support
  • VR Editing
  • Transitions
  • Multiple Video Types
  • Regional Closed Caption standards
  • Libraries
  • Motion Graphics Templates
  • VR Audio Editing
  • Effects
  • VR Rotate Sphere

You can download it on a desktop for a 7-day free trial that includes the full version of the app. However, to continue using it, you will need an Adobe Creative Cloud membership which costs $20.99 per month.

2. Shotcut

Shotcut is a free and open-source video editing and encoding software that has extensive format support which shows its capability. Shotcut is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux devices. Some of its features include:

  • Video effects
  • Hardware support
  • Display and monitoring
  • Editing features
  • Codec independent
  • Multiple audio features
  • Cross-platform
  • Wide-format support

It is great for beginners and has a wide variety of audio and visual editing tools. It is free and good for YouTube videos. However, it doesn’t have an in-app animation feature, so you would have to download animations online or from other applications.

3. Lightworks

This is a cloud-based editing software that is fast, flexible, and equipped with exceptional functionalities and powerful tools. These tools can be used to create videos for social media, 4K film projects, etc. It is also free and can be used to edit short films. It has advanced post-production tools, real-time effects, and color correction features. Some other features include:

  • Colour Correction and Blend Modes
  • Work with Effect Keyframes
  • Edit Multicam Sources
  • Configurable Multiple Monitors
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Export
  • Applying Chromakeys
  • Fusion Compositor
  • Boris FX Plug-Ins
  • Drag-And-Drop Interface
  • Viewers
  • Content Management
  • Video Routing
  • Rendering Effects
  • Apply Color LUTs
  • Boris FX And Grafitti Pro Bundle

Although it has a complex interface, it gets easier and intuitive after some experimenting.

4. iMovie

iMovie is exclusive for only iOS and macOS devices. With it, you can create Hollywood-style trailers and 4K resolution videos. You can start editing on your iPhone or iPad and finish on your Mac. It has green-screen effects, filters, and plenty of soundtracks to select from.

Some of the features of iMovie include:

  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Trailers and themes
  • Sharing options
  • Timeline
  • Lowered background noise
  • Movie sharing
  • People detection
  • Audio
  • Easy-to-use trimmer
  • Green-screen controls

iMovie is free and easy to use, all you have to do is download and install it on your Mac or iOS device.

5. Vimeo Create

If you are a business owner, Vimeo Create is perfect for you. It comes with high-performance video marketing tools and custom video templates to suit your business needs, be it sales, driving traffic, or promotional use. It is quick and easy to use. You can create videos from scratch and edit them afterward. However, you must have a Vimeo Pro account or a Vimeo Business or Vimeo Premium account to be able to use Create.

Some features of Vimeo Create include:

  • High-quality live streaming
  • Marketing and Monetization
  • Post-production and collaboration
  • Storage and Management

The Create accounts all have subscriptions fees of US$20, US$50, US$75 per month respectively. You also get a 30-day free trial for each plan. Vimeo Create is available on Android, iOS and desktop.

6. Filmora 9

Filmora 9 is a video editing app for beginners and semi-pros. You can use it to edit home movies and export to YouTube or Vimeo for sharing. It is easy to use and has a user-friendly interface. It is compatible with both iOS, Windows devices and also supports a resolution of up to 4K.

  • Some features of Filmora 9 are:
  • Video and Audio Controls
  • Advanced Text Editing
  • Speed Control
  • Scene Detection
  • Screen Recording
  • Audio Separation
  • Chroma Key Backgrounds
  • Noise Removal
  • Social Import
  • Tilt-Shift
  • Video Stabilization
  • Frame by Frame Preview
  • Mosaic (Blurring)
  • Color Grading Pre-sets
  • Audio-Mixer
  • Layer Multiple Video Clips
  • GIF Support
  • Audio Equalizer
  • 4K Resolution Editing Support
  • Split Screen

Its latest update has a Smart Render feature that renders the video preview in real-time. You can remove unwanted background noise and do much more. It is free to use but there will be a watermark in your exported video. To remove this watermark, you will need to subscribe for $39.99 annually or a one-time fee of $69.99.

7. Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio is a video editing app that is compatible with both iOS and Windows devices. It also allows you to author video content in Video CD, DVD Video, AVCHD or Blu-ray format, you can also add a complimentary menu and burn them to disc. It provides help for first-time users in form of an introductory video, self-help files and online tutorials which makes it easy for beginners.

  • Its latest update, Pinnacle Studio 24 comes with features like:
  • New Training Material
  • Enhanced Split Screen Videos
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • New Face Tracking
  • Enhanced Performance
  • New Graphic Overlays
  • Motion Tracking
  • Enhanced Keyboard Shortcuts
  • New Clip Masking
  • Enhanced Keyframe Controls

You can download it and get a 30-day free trial with no credit card requirements. To continue after the free trial, you will have to pay a fee of $59.95 at the beginner level, $99.95 for the Plus, and $129.95 for the Ultimate level.

8. KineMaster

KineMaster is a video editing software, designed for iOS and Andriod-supported devices, that comes with several advanced features and tools. These tools can be used for trimming and cutting audio, text, images, videos, and also adding effects. Some of its features include:

  • Speed Control
  • Instant Preview
  • Transition Effects
  • Music
    Audio Filters
  • Frame-by-Frame Trimming
  • Real-Time Recording
  • Animation Styles
  • Social Media sharing
  • Multiple Layers
  • Overlays
  • Volume Envelope
  • Effects
  • Themes
  • Adjustments
  • Stickers

KineMaster allows users to create engaging and professional-level videos by having unique control over your video creations. The best part is that it supports 4K resolution videos that can tweak video effects and shift with quality and accuracy.

9. Davinci Resolve

This is a color correction and non-linear video editing application for macOS, Windows, and Linux. It is however for professional editing and amateurs will need to take some time to learn the ropes on how it works. Some of its features include:

  • High-performance playback engine
  • 3D tools
  • YRGB 32-bit float image processing
  • Fairlight audio
  • Colour correction tools
  • Support for 4K
  • Media and delivery
  • Multi-user collaboration
  • Resolve Fx
  • Professional editing tools
  • Media and delivery

This software has both a free and paid version. To fully enjoy all its features, the paid version is your best bet.

10. HitFilm Express

This is an all-in-one video editing and visual effects software that allows users to import clip and add visual and sound effects to them. With HitFilm Express, users can join two scenes to create realistic shotgun effects, iconic titles can also be created. Some of the features of HitFilm Express include:

  • Screen Simulation
  • Footage Distortions
  • Advanced Tracking
  • Lighting Effects
  • Muzzle Flash Effects
  • Blaster Impacts
  • Change Backdrop
  • Grading Tools
  • Recreate and enhance iconic heads-up display
  • Masking and layering technique
  • Iconic titles

HitFilm Express has a free version that is available on both Mac and Windows. This version comes with tutorials that show users how to create scenes and effects.

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