Alternatives to Lightworks for Windows with Free or Open Source License

  • 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

    • 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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    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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    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

  • Shotcut icon

    Shotcut

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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    • Discontinued Windows Movie Maker is no longer updated and supported by Microsoft, but last version can be still downloaded from the official website.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.
  • 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 correct, finish and deliver all from one system!.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • VideoPad Video Editor icon

    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

  • 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 Mac Windows

  • PhotoFilmStrip icon

    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

  • 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

  • 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

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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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    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

  • 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

  • AVI ReComp icon

    AVI ReComp

    AVI ReComp allows you to recompress your AVI files. The application supports not only the files containing audio streams but AVIs without any audio as well. AVI ReComp can be very useful for users who want to clear their AVIs out...

    Free 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

    • 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 Download.com
  • Wondershare Fantashow icon

    Wondershare Fantashow

    Wondershare Fantashow lets you easily meld photos, videos, music, and effects into a movie metamorphosis, providing tons of fantastic 3D video styles. It's Easy to Make Your Own Movie! With just a few clicks away and some...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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