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  • OpenShot icon


    OpenShot is a open source video editing program. OpenShot features include: * Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg ) * Gnome integration (drag and drop...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit video faster than ever before with the powerful, more connected Adobe Premiere® Pro CC. Dozens of brand-new features include a redesigned timeline, improved media management, and streamlined color grading. Sync your settings...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family. Lightworks is an Academy and Emmy award-winning professional-grade...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    Windows Movie Maker

    Windows Movie Maker makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer. Build your movie with a few simple drag-and-drops. Delete bad shots and include only the...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Windows Movie Maker is no longer updated and supported by Microsoft, but last version can be still downloaded from the official website. It is fully functional under Windows 10 too.
    • Kdenlive is much better ´cause has more possibilities! Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+. Taking into account the fact that not everybody has the same knowledge of video editing, nor the same needs, PiTIVi provides...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Video editor with all things video editor should have. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    DaVinci Resolve

    DaVinci Resolve combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi track editing, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system!.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • It has very good grading capabilities, powerful features and timeline. And it works on Windows Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    With iMovie for iOS and macOS, you can enjoy your videos like never before. It’s easy to browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    VideoPad Video Editor

    VideoPad is a video editing application which allows you to create movie projects from various video clips or a single video file. VideoPad allows you to import various file formats including .AVI, .WMV, .3GP, .WMV, .DIVX and many...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

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    Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional non-linear video editing software, but still remains open source. Cinelerra solves three main tasks: capturing, editing and compositing. There is virtually no limit to the video...

    Open Source Linux

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    Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software. The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose and flexible in video compositing and effects, so that you can compose your dream video sequence...

    Free Windows Sony Vegas Pro Adobe Premiere Pro

    • Discontinued The program is no longer available. Last version, 2.0e, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Adobe Premiere Elements

    Incredible movies, effortlessly! Adobe Premiere Elements software delivers powerful, automated movie-editing options; professional-quality effects; quick and easy sharing; and more. And now enjoy a complete solution for videos whether...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Corel VideoStudio

    Corel VideoStudio Pro is an all-in-one video-editing software for creating high-quality HD and standard-definition movies, slide shows and DVDs. Edit video or photos quickly and easily using the Movie Wizard, or take full control with...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Wondershare Filmora icon

    Wondershare Filmora

    The easiest-to-use home video editing software with special editing features lets you seamlessly stitch together video clips, music & text, apply effects and get a professional-looking home movie in minutes.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen recording functionality. Ezvid can import still images and video, and can upload finished videos to YouTube....

    Freemium Windows

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    PhotoFilmStrip is a free program that can create video from images quickly and easily, including the Ken Burns style zoom-in/zoom-out effect commonly used in documentaries. Other features include the ability to add subtitles, add a...

    Free Windows Linux

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    Autodesk Motion FX

    Autodesk® Motion FX lets you create stunning real-time video effects using your computer’s camera. Simply select your favorite preset effect, and create an incredible visual experience by moving in front of your computer’s...

    Free Mac

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    Edius is a non-linear video editing software package originally developed by Canopus Corporation and now owned and sold by Grass Valley USA, LLC. Edius is designed for any broadcast and post-production environment, especially those...

    Commercial Windows

  • ffDiaporama icon


    ffDiaporama is an application of creation of videos sequences established by - titles, fixed or livened up. - images or by photos, fixed or livened up. - movie clip - music These sequences are assembled in slide show by means...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • ffdiaporama is aimed at making slides with video effects, it's not actually a video editor. Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Serif MoviePlus

    MoviePlus is a movie editing software from Serif. Produce professional movies with easy drag-and-drop editing. Features: * Import, export and edit (WMV, AVI & MOV) * Add transitions and effects * Includes pan and...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued Serif will not release another major version of any of our ‘Plus’ range applications. They will however continue to be available for the foreseeable future.
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    Videorama lets you make amazing movies out of your photos and videos. You will feel like a pro in minutes! Features: A POWERFUL CLIP EDITOR - Combine your photos and videos together. Trim, re-scale, give color backgrounds and...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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    MAGIX Video Pro X

    Magix Video Pro is a specialist video editing program for DV, HDV, and AVCHD recordings, it offers professional special effects and audio dubbing. It has a flexible user interface for a customized workflow and is optimized to produce...

    Commercial Windows

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  • MovieMator icon


    MovieMator is a powerful-yet-free video editing software for Mac. It is the best free alternative to iMovie download for Mac!.

    Free Mac

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    LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one application. It will let...

    Open Source Linux

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  • VideoMakerFX icon


    Game changing video creating software. Fast & Easy Video Creation Like Never Before! Sales Videos, Whiteboard, Explainer, 3D, Photo Slideshows, Lower Third Styles & More! No Restrictions On Your Created Videos! Works...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Gilisoft Video Editor icon

    Gilisoft Video Editor

    Gilisoft Video Editor – All-in-one video editing software that you need. Edit video in several clicks, make movies, apply effects, add watermarks & subtitles & transitions in an easiest way. Nearly everyone can shoot video...

    Freemium Windows

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    NewTek SpeedEDIT 2 is a resolution-independent video editor designed to work quickly and efficiently on any video project, from high definition (HD) to standard definition (SD) to Web. SpeedEDIT streamlines the editing process by...

    Commercial Windows

  • Pinnacle VideoSpin icon

    Pinnacle VideoSpin

    VideoSpin allows you to create and edit videos and output them to a variety of formats.

    Free Personal Windows

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    • Discontinued The app is no longer available on the Pinnacle official website. Last version, 1.2, was released on October 2012. It can be still downloaded from
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    AVS Video Editor

    Edit Easily & Precisely Trim, cut, split, merge, rotate and mix videos with AVS Video Editor. Use advanced timeline and a storyboard for accurate video files editing. Manage Various Video Formats Work with all key video...

    Commercial Windows

Kdenlive Comments

Never saw it

Positive Comment by Robis
about Kdenlive and OpenShot Mar 2016

I used Openshot for over half a year. I got tried of it's bugs and crashes.* Why didn't i see this earlier ???* This is so much more awesome and I worked on it for over 2 hours, and it didn't crash or lag even once.
Totally recommend it :)


Blender 3D

Positive Comment by robinmcburnie
about Kdenlive and FFmpeg, Audacity, GIMP Sep 2014

Please don't forget Blender 3D!

Although the built-in NLE is not as advanced as Kdenlive at first sight. I can't find an open source NLE to match Kdenlive on Windows (I use Kdenlive all the time on my Linux machine), however Blender is available on the Windows platform.

Once you've got used to it, you can do almost anything that can be done in the top-end packages by getting your work flow in the right order. Blender has an amazing compositor too. Be prepared to use a lot of disk space during the edit as it is best to save each frame as an uncompressed, or lossless compressed file, this allows great freedom to work on sections of you're video.

It allows more choices (usually via ffmpeg, etc) of container / codec formats than most. It also supports a large range of resolutions and frame rates, including user defined ones.

On top of all that Blender 3D is a full featured 3D animation package!

So under Windows GIMP + Blender 3D.

Under Linux GIMP + Blender 3D -> Kdenlive (for final assembly and some FX/Transitions).

Oh and Audacity for sound fx, etc.

If I want 5.1 audio, I use Audacity to output the final audio file and stitch them together using ffmeg or a DVD Authoring package.


Best multicam editor

Positive Comment by PeFClic
about Kdenlive Jul 2014

I was looking for an affordable solution in order to synchronise two or more video tracks and one audio track recorded with a pro gear. I've tested many software and I've found that this synchronisation operation was the discriminant between pro and consumer software (understand cheap or rather expensive software) !
Now, with Kdenlive, synchronising all these tracks is a matter of selecting the audio track as reference and to sync the others according to the former : three clicks no more !
It's also very simple to show one or an another video track in the final movie according to the selected angle.
Best editor so far for me.


Really good

Positive Comment by impossible
about Kdenlive Sep 2013

I was able to easily edit a video and it has nice features. Effects and all. I recommend this to GNU/Linux users


After trying Kino, Lives, PiTiVi and Avidemux, I came upon ...

Comment by akelm
about Kdenlive Jun 2011

After trying Kino, Lives, PiTiVi and Avidemux, I came upon Kdenlive. While they all got the pixel aspect ratio for video from my Canon FS200 wrong, Kdenlive allows me to easily change this parameter. It even reads the native .MOD files produced by the camera. Kdenlive's interface is intuitive and powerful.


I liked the software and preferred it over Kino which is bu ...

Comment by Akutaj
about Kdenlive Jun 2011

I liked the software and preferred it over Kino which is bundled with Ubuntu. Its a non-linear Video editing suite. The software is akin to Windows Movie Maker but is more powerful. It has many effects and filters, and after you finish editing it has the option of making, VCD, DVD, Mpeg-I, or Mpeg-2 file.