It’s the question we’re always being asked, so we thought what better way to answer it than with a quick and easy blog that gives you all the ideas and options you need? Let’s take a look at some of the best free and paid solutions out there, and get you started in no time at all.

Freeware

GoPro Quik

If you want to get up and running for free without having to spend hours mastering complicated options, this could be just what you’re looking for. Quik is specially designed for turning those raw, unedited scenes into Facebook and YouTube friendly content in a matter of minutes. Ideal if you want to share your story with ease.

Blender

This is a great option for those of you looking for an intuitive piece of free software that doesn’t cut corners when it comes to editing your travel videos. It regularly comes near the top of any list of best editing programs, and once you click around in it for 5 minutes you’ll see why.

Shotcut

For those of you who put a lot of stock in open source, this is certainly worth a closer look. It’s regularly used and recommended by YouTubers the world over, has all the features you need to increase your YouTube views, and it’s quick and easy to get to grips with. What more could you ask for?

Paid Solution

Adobe Premiere Pro

When it comes to name recognition, you just can’t beat Adobe. Their software seems to have been around for years, it’s intuitive and easy to use, and it gives you more options than you’ll know what to do with. A great option for those of you who want to look at the editing process in detail and create your own signature style.

Final Cut Pro

If money and time are not an issue, you might want to take a look at Final Cut Pro. For a price that’s typically around the $299 mark you can get full access to a professional editing suite that allows you to go into as much detail as you like with your videos. Perfect if you want to master all the fine details as you tell your story.

CyberLink PowerDirector 17 Ultra

Last but not least we come to one of the best paid editing solutions out there. If you want to be able to spend hours tweaking and adjusting your content to give it that professional polish you’ve been looking for, PowerDirector contains everything you could ever want. Ideal for applying those all-important finishing touches that will boost your views in no time.