Have you guys heard of Davinci Resolve 14 video editor? It’s very likely the best free video editor out there. I’m not even sure why they’re giving it out for free with no restrictions when it has all the major features of paid video editors ( stuff like a color correction suite / etc… )
It’s performance isn’t as good as Adobe’s Premier because Premier is a beast at taking advantage of multiple cores and graphics cards, but it’s timeline and rendering isn’t horrible, you can def live with it considering its free software.
If you haven’t heard of it, I suggest giving it a download if you can’t pay for Premier.
The reason I’m favoring Premier is for 2 reasons, 1 it’s become the industry standard, 2. I’ve tried like 4 different paid ones and Adobe Cloud’s Premier seems to be by far the best, and I say that mostly because of how good it’s performance is, timeline scrubbing is super smooth in premier where the same scene in other programs I’ve tried just crawled and massively skipped frames at times. Premier also has excellent smart caching which if you set up the settings correctly and have a good SSD, it can greatly speeds up workflow removing all the time you usually spend waiting. Plus Premier / AfterEffects combo is hard to beat.