Too Slow to Edit 4K Videos? Check Top 10 4K Video Editing Software for Windows / Mac
4K recording is easily accessible now. Sports cameras like DJI and GoPro shoot 4K in EIS. DSLR camcorders from Sony/Panasonic have long been able to record 4K. Smartphones like iPhone X add 4K 30fps mode in recent years. However, 4K editing is still hamstrung by large file size and highly-compressed formats. Professional video editors, usually power-hungry suites per se, require computer configurations for smooth operation. So the question is: Is there any 4K video editor that is friendly to common computers? What is the best 4K editing software?
Here in this guide, we have rounded up 10 professional software which can help you a lot with 4K video editing on Windows 10/7 and macOS (Catalina included). There are both free ones and paid ones among them.
- Part 1: Top 10 Free or Paid 4K UHD Video Editing Software for Windows 10 and Mac
- Part 2: What Computer Can Edit 4K Video?
- Part 3: 4K Video Editing Tips
- Part 4: FAQ
Part 1. Top 10 Free or Paid 4K UHD Video Editing Software
|Price||Operating system||Installation size||Export to 4K||Export to HEVC||Ease of use||Best for|
|VideoProc||$29.95||Windows, macOS||46.6MB||Yes||Yes||Easy||Quick editing|
|iMovie||Free||macOS, iOS||2.3GB||Yes||No||Easy||Mac beginners|
|Final Cut Pro X||$299.99||macOS||2.8GB||Yes||Yes||Hard||Mac professionals|
|Adobe Premiere Pro||$239.88/yr||Windows, macOS||1.0/1.2GB||Yes||Yes||Hard||Prosumers|
|Vegas Pro||$599||Windows||1.5GB||Yes||Yes||Hard||Special effects|
|DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio||$299||Linux, macOS, Windows||920MB||Yes||No||Intermediate||Large files|
|VideoStudio 2020||$99.99||Windows||6.8MB||Yes||Yes||Intermediate||Fledgling editors|
|Lightworks Pro||$437.99||Linux, macOS, Windows||200MB||Yes||No||Intermediate||Trimming|
|Shotcut||Free||Linux, macOS, Windows||260MB||Yes||Yes||Easy||Home editing|
|VSDC Video Editor||$19.99||Windows||46.5MB||Yes||Yes||Intermediate||Newbies|
In the following content, we will show you the details about each 4K video editing application, like its features, what it is good at, its pros, its cons, and more, to help you make a choice much more easily and smartly.