Platforms: Windows & OSX
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Beginner friendly
Amazing all-in-one starter software thanks to a lot of powerful presets and a simplified workflow. There are tips, guides, explanations and easy access to community support. The interface is intuitive and easy to overview.
Pro Powerful presets & visual effects
Color grading, motion blur, lights, flares, 3D muzzle flashes, procedural fire, etc. They both work out of the box and can be heavily customized. More than 150 visual effects and more are added constantly.
Pro Lots of beginner-friendly tutorials
Pro Combines editing and VFX tools in one package
Pro YouTube direct upload
Con Free version lacks some of the major selling points of the software
Express lacks physics-driven particle simulation, the ability to import and animate 3D models, some of the more powerful plugins (such as professional denoiser and chroma key), OpenEXR export, 64-bit and GPU acceleration, 4K support and OpenFX plugin support.