It's a horse race between the 2 but the Asus has the bigger SSD and it's good enough size for most users. Acers tend to be a little fragile.
My pick is the Asus.
What is best overall? Mind you that i dont intend to use for gaming, only gaming that would happen will e once a week maybe
Main use is desktop work and editing videos( not professionally, you tube videos, and of course filming them with a dslr camera not the laptops camera)
There is no laptop without negative comments. We have a lot of Asus, Acer and prior to my last HP no more new HPs. HP lost me over a new laptop they replaced the motherboard and did not want to fix it again.
The Acers were OK but they seem to not age well due to the plastics they use. Shiny but we would get stress cracks over a few years. No big deal as I worked with epoxy repairs at our shops.
You should go for Acer Aspire 7 as you get 1tb HDD, and storage space is essential for editing videos. You can easily backup your data, as you said you edit videos shot on dslr, it takes up space and while editing too it requires some space to edit the file.
IMO you should go for this laptop. The other i7 one is not a bad option as you get 256gb SSD, which is great if you do not deal with heavy files.