The best video editing software allows you to turn raw footage into slick and polished videos. But it’s not cheap, so which tools should you buy? Well, that largely depends on your level of experience and what you’re using it for.

Anyone working as a professional will want the most advanced video editing software, which usually comes at a premium price. But if you’re a beginner, or just want to edit your holiday footage or make short clips for social media, you’ll probably be better off with a cheaper tool that’s simpler and easier to use.