Have you ever watched a movie or seen a commercial and wondered how exactly that came together? Producers of movies or commercials will often take many different shots before they get the exact one they want. A commercial for instance will take hours upon hours of filming before producers get the perfect shot; only for it to get cut down into a 30 second clip. This is the video editor comes in and works his magic. Video editors will take in all the film that has been recorded and cut out all the scenes that are deemed unnecessary. Whenever you see a movie, you will often see one scene from a variety of angles. Most producers want to see how a scene looks so they will take a variety of shots. This is probably one of the most important jobs in making a movie because the video editor has the key to the way a movie is presented.
Just like any real movie producer/video editor, you have the opportunity to be just like them. You have made a film and now you want to make it look just like the real thing. What you will need is some good video editing software, which may cost you a good deal of money when all is said and done. A good program can be very powerful, but will come at a substantial price. Be prepared to fork out anywhere from $15 to $3000. The cheaper programs are only going to have some of your basic features whereas the more expensive programs are going to offer a lot more customizable features. It is important that before you go out and buy any software, you know why you are buying it and what you are going to be using it for. If you are looking to make some videos for fun, buy the cheaper software. If you are looking to make videos that are done with a little more of a professional touch to it, go for the more expensive software.