Third-party video editing tools
While understanding how to edit a video for YouTube Studio, which offers basic functions, some content creators prefer editors with more features. If you want to know how to edit YouTube videos like the pros, these third-party video editing tools can work magic.
Premiere Elements is an excellent choice for beginnings because it boasts a simple interface and is inexpensive. With a free 30-day trial, you can evaluate the functions of this software, which are more than YouTube Studio, but not as complicated as the other two tools on this list.
Beginners will enjoy the easy-to-use interface, step-by-step tutorials, video creation wizard, clear navigation, and three editing modes. The only drawback to this software is it’s not the most powerful, since it’s the stripped-down version of Premiere Pro.
Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro X is a one-off purchase software with a free 90-days trial. Many professionals use Final Cut Pro X including the top YouTube content creators and Hollywood professionals. Final Cut Pro is an excellent option for those who work in the Apple ecosystem because it's seamless with Photos collections and iTunes.
However, this editing software is only available on Mac computers, so Windows users need not apply. Also, given the extensive features and power of this software, it can be overkill for those new to video content creation.
Premiere Pro is considered the best overall video editing software for YouTube videos. While this software has a price, you can try it free for 30-days.
Premier Pro is considered the industry standard in video editing software and is used by top YouTube content creators and professionals alike. With support for VR, 4K, and 8K video, users can edit collaboratively through a virtual screening room, utilize video syncing and automatic audio, pull motion graphics from After Effects, and watch clips while simultaneously editing. However, for many newbies, this is overkill, and it requires a subscription compared to YouTube Studio, which is free