The Mac OS X platform is famous for being well supported in audio and video, with many professional software dedicated to multimedia. In the video industry we have already seen the best 5 players for Mac: we are still expanding this sector with 6 software for video editing, more or less professional to choose the one that best suits our needs. In general all the software are quite functional, being able to use them both in a basic and advanced way without major problems with a minimum of user experience.
The first software is one of the most famous, made directly by Apple: iMovie. This application, included in the iLife software package included in every new Mac, allows a good basic video editing, offering controls and management of the most simple and easy to handle traces; However, it does not offer advanced tools so we can recommend it to those who only want to edit some videos occasionally without big claims and quickly and easily. In any case, surely one of the best software for simplicity and interface.
If iMovie is probably the simplest and most intuitive video editing software, the exact opposite can be represented by Blender: a really advanced and complicated software to use at least at the beginning. Blender offers 3D modeling and advanced tools that can satisfy the most experienced users in the field of video editing; the project is opensource and there are many tutorials on the web to start using the app.
Kdenlive is a new software for Mac but well known in the Linux environment where it has existed for some time; a recent fundraising has allowed the developer to carry out a port for Mac OS X: we therefore have the opportunity to exploit a good video editing software, still quite basic but that promises great things being still at the beginning of its development.
Formerly known as CineFX, Jahshaka is another excellent open source video editing software for Mac OS X. The app is well-developed for post-production editing, offering many effects and corrections; the software is a good interlude between the basic and the advanced, offering many features that are not found in other editors. The application is a good alternative to be clear to Adobe After Effects.
The VideoLan team does not stop at the development of the famous VLC player: here is another interesting video editor also available for Mac OS X. The development is a bit ‘irregular last time but already the last build available offers a good editing video without big claims; in terms of functionality and interface we can compare it to iMovie, even if the whole application needs different tweaks. We hope the project can go further and get to know a more intense development.
The latest software on our list is Avidemux: another known software initially for Linux today also present for Mac OS X. The application offers a rather basic editing but supports a wide range of formats and coded both audio and video; the interface is old-fashioned but is very functional and simple. Nothing advanced then, a basic software that offers a simple and fast editing for a user without big claims.