When it comes to actually making your YouTube video, there aren’t any other real contenders when it comes to editing other than Premiere Pro.
This is the go-to software for most creators when it comes to finalizing and cutting their video together – capable of handling almost any video file type and offering an insane level of flexibility and customizability when it comes to finalizing your video.
One great feature in Premiere Pro is that it is incredibly user-orientated. If you are reading this article and have never actually dabbled in video production or editing before, then you can rest easy knowing that the software itself is very easy to learn and use. There are a tonne of videos online explaining how to edit your first video together, and come up with a final edit that is suitable for being uploaded to YouTube. What I’m trying to say is that there is a rich community based around Premiere Pro just because of how vastly popular it is.
On a more technical level, you can expect Premiere Pro to support a whole host of camera angles and inputs – more than you might ever need for shooting a YouTube Video. You are going to be able to cut together all different kinds of footage in order to finalize a video that looks like a cohesive film, rather than an amateur splicing together different clips.
Speaking of editing, you will be able to play with aspects like lighting and color, adjusting them to make sure that lighting and colors match on various assets throughout your video – or even giving them a more HDR-ready vibe which can (to some viewers) give off a more premium or professional look.
You can even rely on Premiere Pro to introduce things like texts and effects into your videos, all done with tasteful and professional-grade quality in mind. And this is where the fact that this is an Adobe product shines through best, as Premiere Pro plays incredibly well with assets created in other Adobe programs, meaning that anything you make in Photoshop is going to be incredibly easy to drop into Premiere Pro.
Whilst access to the other applications isn’t strictly necessary for YouTube video production, you should be aware that they go together easier than most other applications that boast about cohesive working.
You can also edit audio within Premiere Pro, with options available to the user than include recording, splitting channels, panning, and adding in processed third party audio into your video. All incredibly handy features that you should need to take advantage of as you create and upload videos to YouTube.
All of this put together amounts to a handy, reliable and professional-grade video editing software that you can bank on to put out all of your videos to YouTube without having to engage in long-form, difficult video editing courses.