Here we introduce three free options for editing video: one robust professional program with a comprehensive free option (Lightworks), one open-source option available for multiple operating systems (Shotcut), and YouTube’s own browser-based video editing tool (YouTube Editor).
The most recent generations of smartphones have the ability to capture high-quality video, but have only limited capacity to edit that material. As with photo manipulation software, there are a number of premium options for video editing, but over the last few years a handful of functional free programs have been released. Depending on your needs, and the time available to teach yourself the software, you will be able to find a program that will allow you to package your footage in order to share it with your audience.
If you are not shooting your own video, these programs will let you take images created using last week’s photo editing software, and create a video slideshow.
As with last week’s photo editing options, user-created tutorials are available for specific tips and techniques for more advanced or curious users.