Animation Video Editing Software

Video Editing is really not much different with animation than it is with live action.   The tools are pretty much the same.  Rendering can be a little different.   However, there is not really an animation only editing program that I am aware of.   Anime Studio does have the capability to edit to some extent.  However, it seems to work better to render short segments or “takes” then put them together in a video editing program.  Otherwise rendering can take a very long time.  One sample render I did took a day and half.  Yikes.   It is very important to always save before rendering.  This can prevent you losing all your work if your computer happens to crash while you are rendering.

The Programs

I have worked with a few different video software programs before, like

Movie Edit Pro 17 and  Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 9 (Win/Mac)

However I settled on the combo Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 10

I had problems with Magix crashing.  Adobe elements 9 had some weird pixelation issues on the display panel.  Where ever I moved the cursor, it pixelated.  It only did it in the timeline view.   I suspect it was because elements 9 was a 32 bit program.   Once I received the Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 10  it worked very well.  I think because it is a 64 bit program, it was able to use all the memory I have installed.   Which solved a lot of the memory problems I was having.

I went ahead and purchased the combo pack of Photoshop and Premiere Elements.  My thinking was adding Photoshop was only 40.00 more than buying the separate video editing program.  It may be nice to have Photoshop so I can do some touch up work on the animation if needed.

This should work well for editing the animation.