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What is the best sports video editing software & apps?

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In the world of sports, seeing is believing. Players often struggle to understand the verbal guidance of their coaches.

In such situations, watching a video demonstration of the same helps them get better clarity. This tendency has paved the need for sports video editing wherein players and coaches record live sessions and edit them for better understanding.

Today, there are several sports video editing apps, and this makes it confusing for coaches to make a pick. If you are a sports coach who is unsure of which video editing tool to choose, here is a list of the best sports video editing tools.

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InVideo

InVideo is an online video editor that allows you to rearrange your footage and add textual or other special effects to your sports footage. This makes it easier for you to explain the significance of the video to your athletes and convey the message. The provision of editing your storyboards, trimming, and editing the timeline helps you in coming up with powerful sports videos.

It is a versatile tool, and the pricing model takes a practical approach. The pricing model of this tool is unique and offers a lot of flexibility to sports coaches. It comes with a free model that lets you edit up to 60 videos in a month. Based on your editing needs, you can then upgrade to higher plans.

Coaches Eye

Coaches Eye allows you to edit videos online from any device, and you do not need to procure any special equipment for the same. The tool is priced at $120 to $240 annually and comes with a free trial. It has a dedicated app with online support. The app offers content offline also, and that is especially useful for situations when the match location does not have good internet access.

One of the best features of this app is that you can configure it on multiple devices. That way, you can record the video on one device and simultaneously edit it from the other device. As a result, this saves the coaches’ time and allows them to give feedback in real-time.

CoachMyVideo

CoachMyVideo is a video editing app designated for mobile device usage such as on a mobile or a tablet. The app can be installed in a matter of minutes, and you can expect some prompt video editing on it. It has text overlays and several advanced editing features. However, to make the most of them, you need to have prior editing experience.

The major drawback of this app is the fact that it is available only on iOS devices. The tool requires you to procure some specific hardware for it to function well. On a positive note, CoachMyVIdeo’s website has tutorial videos in multiple languages, and you may want to consider using them to guide you around the tool.

CoachNow

CoachNow is one of the most advanced comprehensive digital coaching platforms and has some of the best video analytics tools in the market. The tool allows you to create ‘Spaces’ with individual athletes that you can use to share video content, broken down forms of content, and even instantly communicate with the team.

CoachNow allows the user to export video footage and share it within the platform or beyond. On the negative side, you need to understand that there is a storage limit on video creation, and you need to keep a tab on your usage. The tool comes at a monthly subscription of $24.99 to $39.99.

DartField

DartField is one of the finest and most versatile sports video editing tools available in the market today. If you are new to the world of sports video making, the MyDartFishMobile is a great choice. This tool allows you to edit videos in real-time, thereby eliminating the time wastage in sharing the videos with the players.

It is one of the cheapest video editing tools, and you can obtain it for a mere $5 monthly. For those with a keen interest in advanced sports video making, the MyDartFishPro (S) is a premiere product to consider.

Here, you can utilize 4K cameras, analyze statistical data and integrate live videos. This comes with a free trial version and is otherwise priced at $ 165 per month. The only drawback of this app is the fact that it does not have instant messaging tools and is unavailable on Apple devices.

Hudl

Hudl is one of the most expensive sports video editing tools and is priced at $400 – $1600 per year. The tool has the provision to allow you to record statistics, store videos, export videos, and share the same within the platform. The advanced video analytics functions of this tool make it a preferred choice among sports coaches across the world.

Every video footage that you work on is stored online, and coaches can easily share the same with their players. One of the best features of this tool is the fact that you can upload video footage, and the tool will automatically break it up for you into smaller clips.  The tool’s dedicated online support community ensures that you will be able to navigate your way through the app even if you do not have any technical expertise.

Kinovea

If you are tight on the budget and would want an advanced sports video editing tool, then you should use Kinovea. This tool is available for free. However, to be able to use it, you need a prior understanding of basic video editing.

Although Kinovea does offer online support, you need to realize that the support is pretty basic, and you need to put your best foot forward to learn to navigate through the app. Also, note that there is no web or app version of this tool, and you need to download the tool onto your computer to use it.

Thus, you see that there are dedicated several video editing tools available for sports videos. As a sports coach, you need to prioritize your needs, level of support expectations, etc., and understand which of these work the best for you and your team.

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