I want to create videos for YouTube and in doing so I need a video editor software.

The software needs to have:

  • Animated title templates for the introduction.
  • Captioning with different fonts and colours.
  • A GUI
  • A timeline (preferably)
  • Low hardware processing requirements

I have used Davinci Resolve 16 and OpenShot. They do not suit my needs as Resolve requires a lot of hardware power and OpenShot indirectly requires a graphics card I do not have.

It also needs to be free with no watermark. Is there a software which applies to all of these?

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    Video editing normally requires a lot of hardware power, or a lot of time to compensate for it.
    – Alejandro
    Commented Jun 23, 2020 at 12:19
  • @Alejandro I don't need hardcore editing software. I just need the captioning and animated titles. So a fully fledged package is not needed. There won't be any heavy colour grading or VFX, like with many editors.
    – SkyPlayX
    Commented Jun 23, 2020 at 12:40

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I would suggest taking a look at MoviePy which of course requires Python as a pre-requisite and for captioning ImageMagick. Behind the scenes MoviePy relies on FFMPEG but it installs its own copy for you on first use.

What it doesn't give you is a GUI but of course that does mean that it is much lighter on its hardware requirements. It can give you:

  • Animated titles (even Star Wars Like or partially hidden) enter image description hereenter image description here

  • The use of scripts, (rather than templates), to preform work that you regularly do

  • Captions in different colours & fonts

  • Much more

And everything mentioned is Free and will work on multiple platforms from a Raspberry Pi to a super computer.

  • Thank you, but my requirements have changed recently, as you can see in the post. Moviepy needs me to enter the commands into a terminal, and that isn't ideal.
    – SkyPlayX
    Commented Jun 26, 2020 at 16:27

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