Top 4 Video Editor Software for Mac OS X El Capitan

If you’re looking for a tool to edit videos in Mac OS X El Capitan, here are the top 4 video editors you mustn’t miss.
Elva updated on 2021-11-26 14:55:18

Why you need to have video editor softwares

We all have a lot of movies and videos stored in our MacBook devices. We might need do some changes to the video and movie files. We often need to perform tasks like compressing videos to reduce file size, merging videos to create a collage, chopping and cutting movies to delete unwanted parts, syncing over audio tracks etc. For these purposes, the in-built QuickTime Video interface isn’t always adequate. In addition, a good video editor offers many more features. That’s why, help from third party softwares becomes essential. Here are the best of the best video editing softwares for Mac OS X El Capitan (10.13 High Sierra included).

#1. Filmora Video Editor

Filmora Video Editor
Filmora Video Editor is the flagship video editing software for Mac 10.11 EL Capitan (10.13 High Sierra included). It's a simple, elegant and highly powerful video editor. All the basic options like cropping, cutting, overlapping, merging and compressing are available even in the free trial version of the software. The paid version has even better features. You get access to over 300 movie edit styles that are just shy of being full-throttle movie making. You get some cool graphic editing tools like sepia, blue tint and ocean effects that will certainly elevate your home movies and phone movies to a whole new level of sophistication!

Pric: $44.99 for a licence of one year. $59.99 for a lifetime licence.

Rating: 9.0/10


#2. Pinnacle Studio 18.5

Pinnacle Studio 18.5

Pinnacle Studio 18.5 for Mac OS X El Capitan is a dream editor for all the professional video tinkerers out there. Pinnacle Studio 18.5 offers a host of features that aren't found in most other video editors. To begin with, it can be said that the interface is quite unique and there is a choice of over 100 skins to customise the interface to your liking. The video editing itself is easy as you like. There are in-built tutorials present to make sure you get it right in the first go. Pinnacle Studio 18.5 allows users to post the edited videos directly to top video hosting websites like YouTube, Vimeo and Vevo.

Price: No free trial. Lifetime license for a standard edition is available at $59.95.

Rating: 8.0/10

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#3. Movavi Editor for Mac

Movavi Editor for Mac

Movavi is a popular movie editor for Mac. It is a fairly small sized applications that packs a good punch. All the standard video editing tools are available right on the front panel of Movavi. You can also customise this front panel to suit your needs.

Movavi Editor for Mac OS X El Capitan comes equipped with a complete online and cloud integration from Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, iCloud and Amazon Cloud. This means that you can import videos directly from your cloud accounts and edit them without actually downloading them!

Movavi is one of the most downloaded softwares in the Mac OS Universe.

Price: Free trial for 7 days. You can use a licenced copy available for $39.99 for up to 3 MacBook devices.

Rating: 8.0/10

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#4. Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X

Our final entry in the top 5 video editor softwares for Mac OS X El Capitan is Final Cut Pro X. It must be understood that Final Cut Pro X is not meant for the use by beginners. It is more of a high-end of video editing tools available. Final Cut Pro is from the Apply Family of softwares and hence it can be relied upon for the highest quality and efficiency.

Final Cut Pro X offers the users over 200 various video cutting and splitting options that can help to make movies to a professionally sophisticated standard. You can even create 3D titles using Final Cut Pro X. Major media houses including Disney use Final Cut Pro X for the production of most of their commercials!

The number of features available with Final Cut Pro X may discourage an average user because of their difficulty levels. However, there are many tutorials available on YouTube to help you learn your way around Final Cut Pro and within no time you will be a video editor expert!

Price: Free trial for ten day. Lifetime licence for $299.99 (available on iTunes).

Rating: 6.5/10

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Comparison

Filmora Video Editor

Ease of Use
Price (after free trial)
Cloud Compatibility
Video Host Integration
Beginner friendly $19.95 (one year) Yes
Dropbox, Box, iCloud
None

Pinnacle Studio 18.5

Intermediate $59.95 No YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo

Movavi Video Editor

Intermediate $39.99 Yes
Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, iCloud
YouTube

Final Cut Pro X

Expert $299.99 Yes
Dropbox and iCloud
iTunes, YouTube
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