Alternatives to Lightworks for all platforms with any license

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  • Avidemux icon

    Avidemux

    Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    • Avidemux is linear video editing software and allows only to add some effects on video. Lightworks is a non-linear editor. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    OpenShot

    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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    Kdenlive

    Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor compatible most recent video technologies. It is completely free, and open-source as defined by the GNU foundation.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    VirtualDub

    VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.10.4.35491, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
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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

  • Windows Movie Maker icon

    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    • Discontinued Windows Movie Maker is no longer updated and supported by Microsoft, but last version can be still downloaded from the official website.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.
  • PiTiVi icon

    PiTiVi

    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

  • iMovie icon

    iMovie

    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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    Final Cut Pro X

    Final Cut Pro provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime-compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM (via plug-in), and 2K film formats. It supports a number of simultaneously composited...

    Commercial Mac

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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

    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

  • 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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    PhotoFilmStrip

    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 PortableApps.com

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  • Ezvid icon

    Ezvid

    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

    • Warning The site ezvid.com has a bad reputation on WOT. You can read the comments at https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/ezvid.com
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    WAX

    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 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 and DVDs. Edit video or photos quickly and easily using the Movie Wizard, or take full control with...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 favorite preset effect, and create an incredible visual experience by moving in front of your computer’s...

    Free Mac

  • WeVideo icon

    WeVideo

    WeVideo is a cloud-based video editing platform that has features such as simple timeline editing, royalty-free music, 1080p exporting, and direct uploading to networks such as Facebook, YouTube, and more.

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome

  • ffDiaporama icon

    ffDiaporama

    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

  • Ashampoo Movie Studio icon

    Ashampoo Movie Studio

    Ashampoo Movie Studio is the ideal multi-purpose application for video creation and editing. Cut, convert or share your movies and merge photos and videos with elegant transitions. Thanks to highly intuitive handling, logos and...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 audio dubbing. It has a flexible user interface for a customized workflow and is optimized to produce...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Videorama icon

    Videorama

    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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  • YouTube Video Editor icon

    YouTube Video Editor

    The YouTube Video editor lets you make quick edits to your uploaded YouTube videos. You can combine multiple clips, incorporate Creative Commons footage, enhance your clips with effects, and more.

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Serif MoviePlus icon

    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. https://community.serif.com/forum/other%20products/74586/affinity-is-coming-to-windows
  • MovieMator icon

    MovieMator

    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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Lightworks Comments

Open Source... (yeah, right)

Negative Comment by Marcdraco
about Lightworks Dec 2016

This was supposed to be Open Source software. This promise was made several years ago and STILL there's no sign of an Open Source release and the developer remains silent on the issue.

Lightworks is the best of its kind and probably the cheapest of the serious commercial offerings - BUT - the restrictions placed on users are pretty evil. I think they've lost the will to release the source because they are making too much money. There's a lot of the Google approach to Android here and it's not good for anyone out here in userland.

Prove me wrong Lightworks. Keep your promise.

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Awful. 2/5

Comment by Cubic
about Lightworks Mar 2016

You can only use it for a week or two before you have to register, And it's not free.

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Maybe the best Free (Open Source) video editor

Positive Comment by SSStylish
about Lightworks and MAGIX Vegas Pro Dec 2011

I'm quite impressed with this free video-editing software.Really comprehensive editing tools, it's on pair with Vegas Pro ...This is solely based on my experience with these two programs.

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