An audio editing software is a comprehensive software tool that manipulates an audio and alters its length, speed, and volume as per the editing professionals. A video editing software manipulates a video to re-arrange it in different shots in order to create a completely new output.
A typical audio editing software helps audio and music professionals to record and edit voice music and other audio recordings. During the file editing, one can cut, copy, and paste portions of recordings and then add various effects such as amplification, noise reduction, and echo to them. A typical video editing software includes tools to convert file formats; cut clips; re-sequence clips; join clips; adjust or re-adjust brightness; crop and rotate footage; add sounds; add translation; and add other special effects to the video.
A video editing software helps professionals to record videos. It also helps them in post-production design and in editing fresh footage in a digital file format. Both video and audio editing software help professionals deliver high-quality video and audio projects to their intended audience.
The audio and video editing software market is driven by the rising need for easy-to-use editing solutions that are cost effective as well. Since video and audio software are easily accessible on any device and from anywhere, they have become popular among video and audio editor professionals. Cloud-based video editing software are also available in the market, which allow professionals to upload videos and edit files online. Cloud-based video editing solutions also allow professionals to connect to various social and online accounts and share their videos. Availability of affordable software solutions is another key driver of the audio and video editing software market.
A key indicator of the audio and video editing software market is strong penetration of smartphones across the globe. One of the major challenges for the audio and video editing software market is wide availability of free editing tools. These software can be easily downloaded and can be used to satisfy various editing requirements. However, these free video and audio editing software tools are restricted to perform only the basic editing process. For more comprehensive editing, professionals use advanced software solutions.
The audio and video editing software market can be segmented in terms of type, deployment, operating system (OS), and region. Based on type, the audio and video editing software market can be divided into audio editing software and video editing software. In terms of operating system, the audio and video editing software market can be categorized into web/desktop-based OS and mobile-based OS.
The web/desktop-based OS segment can be sub-divided into Windows and Mac OS. The mobile-based OS segment can be sub-classified into Android, Windows, and iOS. In terms of deployment, the audio and video editing software market can be segmented into on-premise and cloud-based. Geographically, the global audio and video editing software market can be sub-segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.
The audio and video editing software market has a large number of mid-sized and small-sized players providing comprehensive editing tools to their customers. The market is quite competitive and it is expected to remain competitive in the next few years as well. Software vendors operating in the market compete with one another in terms of features of their editing software and services that they offer to end-users. Brand recognition is also one of the important factors that help vendors remain competitive in the market.
Key players operating in the audio and video editing software market are Adobe Systems, Microsoft Corporation, Wondershare, Movavi Software Limited, MAGIX Software GmbH, NexStreaming Corp., Avid Technology, Inc., WeVideo, Inc., Video Editor Software, and Lightworks System.