If you are a streamer, it is very hard to grow your channel without putting out content on other platforms such as Youtube, Tik Tok or Instagram. While it may seem like a good idea to just upload a replay of your stream to these platforms, that generally will not perform well.

If you want to get some traction on these platforms you will have to edit down your stream into an interesting video or short clip. You may want to add graphics, cuts or extra commentary. To do this you will need some form of video editing software. In this article we are going to give you the best video editing software for Streamers. Let’s jump in and take a look.

5 Best Video Editing Softwares For Streamers

Below is some of the most popular editing softwares available for streamers. No software is perfect for everyone. It will depend on the level of edits you want to take on and how much experience you have.

Premiere Pro – Best All Round Editing Software

Premiere pro is the most widely used editing software for gaming content creators. It is fairly simple to use if you are looking to do the basics, such as make cuts, zooms and adding text or graphics. However it also has the power to do much, much more. If you want to become a good editor and learn how to use lots of different effects then go with premiere pro.

There are thousands of templates and graphics out there already, that you can plug in to the software and quickly create amazing looking content. For the more complex edits the learning curve can be quite large but it is worth it, as it can help your content stand out from the masses. Editing is also a valuable skill to learn as you can use it in many other projects in the future.

In the past you had to buy premiere pro as a stand alone product which was very expensive. However now you can get it on a monthly subscription plan making it more affordable.

Features:

  • Huge amount of tools and effects
  • Libraries of templates to download from
  • Auto-reframe for Tik Tok or Instagram
  • Color Grading

Camtasia – Easiest To Use Editing Software

Camtasia is a screen recording software, generally used by people who are making tutorials for the internet. However, the software is one of the easiest to use out of this list. Their editing studio makes it very easy to vut up your stream replay and add text or graphics. You can also zoom in and out of certain aspects of the video to make your video more engaging. The software is very intuitive and is not hard to learn. This is a great choice for beginners looking to make simple edits of their streams.

Features:

  • Easy To Use
  • Free Trial
  • Screen Recording

Sony Vegas

Back in the early days of gaming Youtube (I’m talking Modern Warfare 2) everyone used Sony vegas. This was the pinnacle of editing software and is still a power house. A lot of the OGs in the gaming content creation space still use Sony Vegas as it is still a great tool.

It has been greatly improved from the early days and holds it’s own against Premiere pro or Final cut. Just like Premiere Pro Sony vegas used to be an expensive one time purchase. However now anyone can access the software with a cheap monthly subscription.

Personally I prefer using Premiere Pro over Sony vegas after using both for a while but if you have used Sony vegas in the past as one of those OG Youtubers then you may want to go with Sony Vegas.

Features:

  • Complex Effects
  • Free Stock Content With Subscription
  • Color Grading
  • Sound Design

Final Cut Pro – Best Editing Software On Mac

Final cut pro is a great video editing software however most streamers/gamers don’t use it as they are on Windows. Final cut pro is only available on Mac.

If you do happen to stream from your Mac then Final Cut pro may be a good option for you. I actually prefer editing in Final Cut over all the other softwares mentioned but it isn’t convenient to transfer my footage over to my Mac.

Final cut has everything you need to edit professional level gaming videos. If there is an effect you want to use there will be a way to do it on Final Cut Pro. Just like Premiere pro, there are thousands of plugins and templates available for Final Cut to speed up your editing workflow.

Final cut also has a fairly steep learning curve but again any skills learnt from your streaming career are valuable else where. It’s a skill worth putting the time into.

Features:

  • 1000s of Plugins and Templates Available
  • Free Trial Available
  • Huge amount of tools and effects

Davinci Resolve – Best Free Editing Software

Davinci Resolve is a great free alternative to Premiere Pro or final cut. While their premium plan does cost money they have a great free plan available. This plan will be good enough for most streamers if you are just making simple edits.

The full version of Davinci resolve has most of the features premiere and final cut have. The biggest downside to Davinci resolve is the lack of presets, plugins and templates. As it is a newer software there is less of these available on the web.

However, if you are just looking to make some simple edits without spending money on a software then Davinci Resolve is a great option.

Features:

  • Professional Editing
  • Color Grading
  • Effects
  • Free

Wrapping Up

Hopefully you can now make up your mind on what the best software is for you. For most people I would recommend going with Premiere Pro as it gives you so much room to expand your editing skills in the future. It’s affordable for most of the monthly plan and has tons of plugins and templates so you can make amazing content from the get go! Enjoy creating some amazing stream content!

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James is a marketer by day and gamer by night. He loves sharing his Marketing background in the world of streaming. When he's not working on campaigns he's likely to be spotted in Verdansk.