What does a Video Editor do?

What are the basic tasks of a video editor? And what are the software that I will be required to work on during the course of my career?

Video editors are in great demand with the advent of streaming videos and movie clips in websites. As this field is becoming highly competitive, video editors can expect keen competition for job openings. The increased popularity of online video clips has also produced a large increase in video editing activity by internet users.

Video editors usually acquire their skills through on-the-job training or formal training at various institutes. However, experience is the best training in this field. In addition, they must be able to demonstrate their skill with appropriate editing software packages.

Digital video editing uses video editing software's from very basic applications such as Windows Movie Maker to professional packages such as Final Cut Pro, ULead MediaStudio, Avid's Media Composer, Xpress Pro, Adobe Premiere etc. Good editing software is expensive and often requires a high-priced computer to run effectively. Editing software controls the capturing (recording) of the footage, provides a way to edit the footage, and allows the finished product to be output to a recording device.
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