Top Drone Video Editing Software and Services
You probably have tried to capture the views of natural objects or crowds from bird's-eye view. Surely, your fpv videos are worth being watched by the world. But, to stand out a bit you need to learn how to edit those videos. In this article we're gonna go through most popular drone video editing software that could come usefull when editing your fpv videos.
From electronic soldering, mechanical assembly, tuning to actual acro flying, you need to have a broad set of skills to get up in the air. Similarly video editing is a skill, and with proper tools you can discover wide range of creativity possibilities.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Everybody knows about Adobe Premiere Pro. It is most frequently named software among the drone owners around the world. Even Mac users choose this software over Final Cut Pro for its better performance and lower costs nowadays.
4K videos from Phantom or Custom Build can easily be handled if you host Adobe Premiere on a strong PC. However, if you still feel that 4K may be too much for your tool, then you can simply convert your footage to MPEG-2 (a recommended codec for Adobe).
The unique features of this software are: Live templates for text creation, Technical support, Back up data to Adobe Cloud automatically, Export videos in several formats. For a lot of features, it costs only $19.99 per month.
Final Cut Pro (MAC)
Final Cut Pro is a great software for the professionals who love to try something new in the video editing process. The interface of this software is very intuitive and the possibilities are also great.
To make your editing experience more pleasant, you can use some third-party plugins. If you are a real drone video editing enthusiast, if you want to make some best drone videos out of your skills, then you will love some advanced options of this tool.
The only negative thing about this tool is it costs $399.99 to install it on Mac. But if you love your work and earn money from video editing, it is not a problem for you.
DaVinci Resolve (Win, Mac, Linux)
It’s the best free tool for editing FPV drone video content. If you prefer feature-packed video editor, then, this tool is a gem for you. It has all the functionalities.
You can handle many parallel engines to enhance the quality and color grading process by using this tool. And that helps you to edit video in real time with 2k resolution.
This tool is a dream for those who want to create high-quality videos throughout their career. There is a free version of this tool but if you want to edit 4K video, then you will have to pay $905.
Windows Movie Maker 6.0
It’s very easy to find this tool in the Windows Essential toolset for Windows 7 and 8. This tool helps you to create videos from scratch, cut clips, and apply effects, filters, and fonts. With this program, you can share your videos to social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, or OneDrive.
If you have a new Mac device, then I’d say you’re very lucky. Because Imovie is built-in tool on new Mac devices, and it’s totally free to use. But in backdated Mac devices, you’ll have to use this tool by paying $15 to download from the app store.
If you want to do some basic work with your footages, then iMovie for Mac is like a magic wand for you. The design of this tool is very natural and the instructions and FAQs on Apple’s website will really help you to understand the features of this tool and get you started.
GoPro Fusion Studio (Win, Mac)
This tool worths your attention. It’s a free tool. You should make your movies in GoPro Fusion Studio if you are an FPV drone pilot. It has a lot of features such as Merge, Slow-motion, Fast-motion, Travel footage, etc. This tool helps to highlight the significant moments in your video.
You can create compelling short clips by using this tool. Also, you can share your videos to various social networks directly from this software. If you aren’t a GoPro owner, then you can simply download it on your Mac or Windows computer.
Filmora9 (Win, Mac)
This is a free tool but there will be watermarks. To get rid of the watermark, you will have to pay around $50 for the license. Filmora tool was actually made to edit footage from action cameras. There are a lot of features and a lot of menus in this tool. It has three modes. They are, Just the basic tools, Basic tools plus all the features Filmora offers, An Action Camera tool and Instant Cutter.
VSDC comparatively takes less memory and space than other popular video editors. For beginners, VSDC can be the best choice. You can have all the necessary tools and other cool features like motion blur, color grading, and blending. If you are a YouTuber or you film and edit videos for yourself, then VSDC is perfect for you.
For video editing studios or advertising agencies, this is an excellent tool. It has an intuitive interface and you can save the videos on Google Drive as well. The videos can be huge if you need them in 4k but no worries, you can always save them in Google Drive which helps you to save a lot of your computer’s internal storage. For business owners, WeVideo is perfect.
Nobody is born with drone video editing skills. Just like you have learned to control and operate your drone, you will also learn to master the art of montage to a required extent. These tools are the best ones around the globe so far. Professionals often recommend these ones for drone video editing that suit people with different proficiency level, so do I.
John O. Brooks is just a regular guy who loves to fly drones. He loves to test and review new parts and equipment. He is also a web developer. He is currently working at viddedit.com as a content developer.