There’s plenty of video editing software out there. And, when you’re just starting to create a fun video or trying to put together something informational, all the options, features, and limitations of different video editing software can easily get overwhelming.
Some video editing software will let you do almost anything you can imagine with your footage, like rendering your video in a hundred different formats, but it will almost definitely cost more than other options. Many free video editors limit features that a typical user would want, like exporting video in Full HD, or they might put an intrusive watermark on the final product. And then there’s the issue of the software potentially being hard to wrap your head around, as not all tutorials are made equal.
ACD Systems has just released a new version of its video editing software, ACDSee Video Studio 3, and it has the potential to shake all of that up. It blends ease of use, affordability, and high-quality production features into an impressive valuable package. It strips away the steep learning curve of other software, it offers the key features of its competitors, and it cuts the price down well below similar software.
ACDSee Video Studio 3 is simple and effective for all sorts of potential users. Amateur videographers can put together high quality videos in 4K, with plenty of tools for cutting, trimming, transitioning, and more. Marketers can cut together promotional videos, trailers, B2B presentations, or whatever else the job requires. Teachers can quickly create instructional videos to give their students a visual lesson or provide a tutorial with more bang than a typical slideshow. And, in turn, students can complete projects in video and gain editing experience in the process.
The features of ACDSee Video Studio 3 offer simple ways for just about anyone to put together the video they have in mind. The software lets you add tracks to a multi-track timeline, whether those tracks are audio, video, desktop screen recordings, or still images, and it gives you a simple interface to edit, tweak, and view your creation.
ACDSee Video Studio 3 works with many of the most popular image, audio, and video formats. For still images, it supports JPG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PNG. For audio, you can import WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV, AC3, OGG, and M4A. And for video, you can add AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MOV, TS, MTS, M2TS, ASF, M4V, MPG, or MPEG tracks to your timeline. You can also record desktop footage directly from your computer and add a feed from a webcam. The timeline allows you to layer and blend these as you wish.
The software provides plenty of ways to edit the footage once you’ve imported it. Filters can be applied to photos and videos, changing the color, lighting, sharpness, and more. ACDSee also provides a variety of transitions to keep your video flowing smoothly from clip to clip.
When you’re done with a video, you’ve also got plenty of options for export. ACDSee Video Studio 3 supports encoding videos in MP4, MOV, MP3, M4V, and WebM, and resolutions up to 4K are available. It also allows custom frame sizes and bitrates. The editor can even help you quickly share part or all of your video, with simple upload directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
All of that easy-to-use editing functionality is, as we mentioned before, surprisingly affordable. ACD Systems offers ACDSee Video Studio 3 in two different ways. Customers can get the editing software outright through a $79 lifetime license, or an annual subscription license for $29. Having a $29 annual license is unheard of in this industry, and with ACDSee aggressively developing their video brand, this is a great option. ACD Systems offers a free trial and a 30-day money back guarantee, making it even easier to give ACDSee Video Studio 3 a shot. You can check out ACDSee Video Studio 3 here and see a full list of features here.
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