While some are considering that video editing is a basic step of music video production, others give it more consideration, and don´t shrink from conferring it status of art.
After having done your shootings your music video, you are going to load your recordings onto your computer, then you are going to sort out your best shots; it´s what is called derushing. Once you have selected your best shots, you are going to start joining them end to end in your own order; this step of assembling is called editing. Within the scope of a music video production, all the subtleness of editing is in the respect of a coherent rhythm which will know how to express all the emotion from the music. You should have to pay attention to the timing between the beat of the music and the choreography, and between the singing and the lip motions.
Four main software share the professional studios
- Premiere Pro from Adobe
- Final Cut from Apple
- Media composer from Avid
- Davinci resolve from Blackmagic
A few consumer editing software
In this list, the quality of software is not equivalent from one soft to another. For instance, Vegas from Sony is a semi-professional software and is well above a Windows Movie maker; nevertheless it is not or very little used by the professional studios and we didn´t want to do multiple lists.
- Vegas from Sony
- Premiere Elements from Apple
- Pinnacle Studio from Pinnacle
- iMovie from Apple
- Movie Maker from Microsoft
There are other programs, but for the moment, these are the only ones that come to my mind; so feel free to make a comment for sharing with us what is your favorite software.