I’m sure some people have already asked the question…
I’m far from an expert, but maybe I can help you on a few things. Namely that you can edit your video directly online on YouTube but well, it’s not the best… On the other hand, YouTube contains a very nice library of royalty-free sounds and music (some of them, you still have to credit them) that you can download without any problem.
To have a video that looks professional, i strongly advise you to vary your shooting angles. So plan two cameras. Make sure you have a tripod so that your camera is stable. When filming yourself, move slowly, which will make your video more fluid. Also invest in a good microphone (tie microphones are good and you’ll find cheap ones).
There are plenty of them! It’s up to you to find the one that suits you best. There are paid and free ones. It’s mostly a question of budget and taste. I give you here some ideas peeling-mixed:
- Pinnacle’s Video Editor: It’s paid for but contains over 500 effects, templates and titles.
- Video Editor of Avs4you: you can download it for free but you have to pay for it. I don’t know what the free version offers you.
- Cyberlink’s Power Director: it is not free.
- Video Easy from Magix: a resource-hungry, pay-per-view software.
- Cyberlink’s Director Suite: is available for a fee and is only compatible from Windows 7 onwards.
- Avidemux: free software that is more for beginners.
- VSDC Video Editor: it is considered one of the most complete free of charge.
- Shotcut: free software.
- HitFilm Express: Completely free, it offers many advanced features.
- MiniTool MovieMaker: the perfect freeware for beginners.
- VideoPad : paid software (but free trial).
- Kdenlive : open source software so completely free.
- LightWorks: it’s still free software. It was notably used to edit the films « Pulp Fiction » and « The Infiltrated ».
- Blender: it is considered one of the best free video editing software.
You now have the main cards in hand to successfully edit your videos.