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  • OpenShot icon


    OpenShot is a open source video editing program. OpenShot features include: * Support for many video, audio, and image...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Adobe Premiere Pro icon

    Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit video faster than ever before with the powerful, more connected Adobe Premiere® Pro CC. Dozens of brand-new features include...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    MAGIX Vegas Pro

    VEGAS Pro 14 is your project companion from start to finish. Edit professional video and audio material in high resolution formats up...

    Commercial Windows

  • Shotcut icon


    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Lightworks icon


    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    Windows Movie Maker Discontinued

    Windows Movie Maker makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your...

    Free Windows

    • 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...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Video editor with all things video editor should have.
      Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • iMovie icon


    Maybe you want to throw together a few video clips. Maybe you have more time and want to fine-tune every edit. Or maybe you just want...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • DaVinci Resolve icon

    DaVinci Resolve

    DaVinci Resolve combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi track editing, so now you can edit, color...

    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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    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....

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

  • FXhome HitFilm icon

    FXhome HitFilm

    Providing the best tools for indie filmmakers. Free software great for composting and editing. All in one single app!

    Freemium Windows

  • Cinelerra icon


    Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional non-linear video editing software, but still remains open source. Cinelerra solves...

    Open Source Linux

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    WAX Discontinued

    Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software. The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose...

    Free Windows Sony Vegas Pro Adobe Premiere Pro

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    Adobe Premiere Elements

    Incredible movies, effortlessly! Adobe Premiere Elements software delivers powerful, automated movie-editing options;...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Corel VideoStudio icon

    Corel VideoStudio

    Corel VideoStudio Pro is an all-in-one video-editing software for creating high-quality HD and standard-definition movies, slide shows...

    Commercial Windows

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    Pinnacle Studio

    Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application, an industry leading home video editing tool aimed at the Windows...

    Commercial Windows iPhone iPad

  • Ezvid icon

    Ezvid Warning Bundleware

    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen...

    Freemium Windows

  • PhotoFilmStrip icon


    PhotoFilmStrip is a free program that can create video from images quickly and easily, including the Ken Burns style zoom-in/zoom-out...

    Free Windows Linux

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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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Edius icon


    Edius is a non-linear video editing software package originally developed by Canopus Corporation and now owned and sold by Grass...

    Commercial Windows

  • ButtleOFX

    ButtleOFX is a simple, user-friendly and open source compositing software. It is based on TuttleOFX, an open source, modular and...

    Open Source Linux

  • Serif MoviePlus icon

    Serif MoviePlus Discontinued

    MoviePlus is a movie editing software from Serif. Produce professional movies with easy drag-and-drop editing. Features: *...

    Commercial Windows

  • ffDiaporama icon


    ffDiaporama is an application of creation of videos sequences established by - titles, fixed or livened up. - images or by photos...

    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
  • MAGIX Movie Edit Pro icon

    MAGIX Movie Edit Pro

    Magix Movie Edit Pro is a consumer-based nonlinear video editing program. The most important features: Easy operation: New...

    Commercial Windows Android

  • MAGIX Video Pro X icon

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Videorama icon


    Videorama lets you make amazing movies out of your photos and videos. You will feel like a pro in minutes! Features: A POWERFUL...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • Autodesk Motion FX icon

    Autodesk Motion FX

    Autodesk® Motion FX lets you create stunning real-time video effects using your computer’s camera. Simply select your...

    Free Mac

  • LiVES icon


    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...

    Open Source Linux

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    Game changing video creating software. Fast & Easy Video Creation Like Never Before! Sales Videos, Whiteboard, Explainer, 3D...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

  • SpeedEDIT icon


    NewTek SpeedEDIT 2 is a resolution-independent video editor designed to work quickly and efficiently on any video project, from high...

    Commercial Windows

  • Pinnacle VideoSpin icon

    Pinnacle VideoSpin Discontinued

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

    Free Personal Windows

  • Flowblade icon


    Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.

    Open Source Linux

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.