Review of ShowBiz 5 Video Editor from Arcsoft

Today I will review video editor software from the company Arcsoft called Showbiz 5. This software can help you import and editing your videos to make them look more professional. You can add all kind of effects and transitions to make them much more appealing to watch. Once you are done you can upload your videos directly to Facebook or YouTube to share them with your friends. It does not require a monster computer for you to create your own videos and it only requires about 400 MB of disk space.



Key Features of ShowBiz 5

ArcSoft-ShowBiz-5_0_1ShowBiz 5 from Arcsoft makes video editing and movie creation easy. Add cool transitions between video clips, include titles and credits, and add your favorite music or a voice-over to your shows. It’s time to share your best videos directly on YouTube or Facebook.

For more features visit Arcsofts homepage

Installation of Showbiz 5

You can download a trial version on their homepage and it is only about 122 MB for this full video editing software. The installation is pretty simple and don’t ask a lot of questions. The free trial is limited to 15 days so don’t install it before you actually are going to test it. As long as you are in trial-mode there will be an Showbiz watermark in the top left corner on the videos you create.

Testing Showbiz 5

In order to write this review I tried importing a small music video I had on my computer. Within about 20 minutes I had created captions, cool transitions and exported the video to MP4 format on my computer for the first time. Only once I got stuck figuring out how to use the program, but overall it is pretty easy to use. You don’t have to be a professional to use this software at all. You can also find tutorials on Arcsoft’s homepage and on their company YouTube channel.

Overall thoughts about Showbiz 5

For my needs Showbiz 5 is a great choice when it comes to editing videos. It can do most of the thing that I need and it is not too complicated to use. If I should wish for one feature that I would love them to add to this software it should be the feature of screen capturing. I sometimes record video demos of stuff I demonstrate on my computer and upload these videos to My YouTube channel. Of cause there is other software available for that kind of stuff, but it would have been nice if I could do it all in one program.

System Requirements for Showbiz 5

Operating System: Windows XP (SP2 or SP3), Windows Vista x86/x64, Windows 7 x86/x64
Processer: Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz or faster, Core Duo T2600 2.16GHz or faster
Graphics Card: VGA card with 128MB graphics memory
Hard Drive:  400 MB of free space

Giveaway of Showbiz 5

I have been asked if I want to host a giveaway here on my blog for 3 License of Showbiz 5. Please leave me a comment and let me know if you would like the change to win your own license of this software. If you have any questions about how it works I will do my best to answer as well.

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13 Responses to Review of ShowBiz 5 Video Editor from Arcsoft

  1. Hi Thomas,
    There are so many video editing programs and applications out there. I’m wondering what sets this one apart in your opinion. Love if you could answer in the comment section at BizSugar for everyone’s benefit.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Heather.
      You are right. There is a lot of video editing programs out there. I think that many of them are very complex to use and some of the are also pretty expensive too. Another good thing about Showbiz 5 is that they have some good tutorials that can get you started.

      I have left a comment on BizSugar too 🙂

  2. Peter says:

    Great information Thomas! I was searching for this type of video editing software. This will help me in my business profession which is deeply related to media. Its Graphic card (VGA card with 128MB graphics) and its Hard Drive (400 MB of free space) impressed me alot I will surely try Showbiz 5. Thank you

  3. Pramod says:

    This software seems to be promising and i would be trying out the trial version of it.Thanks for sharing the information Thomas .


  4. Karen Woodham says:

    This looks really good Thomas, I have been thinking of moving in to the video side of some of my interviews at gigs and events, so a video editor is going to be something I will have to consider.

    May need to boost up my computer first though 😉

  5. Jon Sansom says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Showbiz 5 looks like an easy to use videos editor just like Microsoft’s default video editor.So i guess people now have an alternative for that. As there are lots an lots of complex editors that are just craps and one find it difficult to edit videos.

    What say will it leave a mark on the audiences out there?

  6. John says:

    This software definite works for me..with its promising features one can learn more video editing features..thumbs up for this showbiz 5

  7. kamran khan says:

    Thanks for reviewing ShowBiz from ArcSoft. I like the special effects part.

  8. Thanks for reviewing ShowBiz from ArcSoft. I like the special effects part….Nice post one..

  9. Chris flynn says:

    i ins’t use showbiz yet but article really motivate me thanks for sharing such a amazing post.

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