PC Advisor reviews the best video editing software you can install.

1. Adobe Premiere Elements 10

Adobe Premiere Elements 10
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  • Reviewed on: 21 September 2011

The addition of a 64-bit version gives Adobe Premiere Elements 10 some performance breathing room, especially with high-definition video. Premiere Elements is an effective editing program that covers a lot of territory and satisfies different levels of users with its wide range of features. The organizer is problematic, but mostly if you're using its auto-analyzer feature to manage still shots. Premiere Elements is a stable, capable editor, and it continues to be the only consumer-priced video editor with usable keyframing tools.

Read our Adobe Premiere Elements 10 review.

2. Camtasia Studio 8

Camtasia Studio 8
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  • Reviewed on: 5 July 2012

Simply the best screen-capture program there is, Camtasia Studio 8 adds a host of functions, features and media assets to an already great program. Camtasia Studio could be your screen capture program, multimedia project creator and video editor. It's easy to use, has masses of features, and represents decent value - if you will use all of its many facets.

Read our Camtasia Studio 8 review.

3. OpenShot

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  • Reviewed on: 20 June 2011

An easy-to-use, yet powerful free video editor, OpenShot is a winner.

Read our OpenShot review.

4. LoiLoScope 2

LoiLoScope 2
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  • Reviewed on: 2 July 2012

As I said - exceedingly minor issues. You should take a look at LoiLoScope 2. Really. Do it even if you're satisfied with your current video editor. But be warned: Satisfaction with your reigning favorite may vanish in short order.

Read our LoiLoScope 2 review.

5. Sony Vegas Pro 11

Sony Vegas Pro 11
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  • Reviewed on: 11 January 2012

A powerful video editor takes great strides with GPU acceleration, but it needs to speed things up even more to compete with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Read our Sony Vegas Pro 11 review.