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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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    • Can't stitch together multiple videos in Avidemux Guest • Jul 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

  • Shotcut icon

    Shotcut

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Movie maker is a much more simplified product and allows easy recording of narration and much easier timeline editing. While this would work for some scenarios it cannot be used to the same extent as Windows Movie Maker. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Lightworks

    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

    • It's VERY COMPLICATED, they changed the interface and added a whole lot of jargon. So maybe it's a good program, but someone like me who's made hundreds of Windows Movie Maker videos over the years and wants that same 'look', will not want to use Lightworks, priced or no. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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    VSDC Free Video Editor

    VSDC Video Editor allows you to apply audio effects and filters to audio tracks in video and audio files. Here are some of the most popular ones: sound normalization, volume correction, echo, reverberation, equalizer and others. ...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Everytime you have to push that goddamn button to see your preview. If you want synchronize audio with video, it's pure hell, while this operation is really simple with WMM. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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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    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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  • 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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    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

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    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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    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

    • This program makes it very difficult to edit frames and delete them. You would have to be a professional to understand how the program works inside and out. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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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    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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    Microsoft Expression Encoder

    Expression Encoder imports and encodes video files, produces live webcasts, enhances media with watermarks and advertising, and publishes with Silverlight. * encode high quality videos for devices and the web * Silverlight...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Expression Encoder 4 Pro is no longer available for sale. The free version of Expression Encoder will continue to be available for download, but it will be no longer developed.
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    Video Toolbox

    Most advanced online video editor.With just few clicks you can convert, edit, cut, record, crop or demux video files. A free way edit your movies without installing any software. MAIN FEATURES * It's FREE * It's...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    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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    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

    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

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    ProShow

    ProShow is a dedicated tool for creating slide shows from your photos, video and music. Unlike some slide show tools that are little more than a toy that creates a cute video clip, ProShow provides a complete set of creative tools and...

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud

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Windows Movie Maker Comments

Movie Maker for Windows 10

Comment by OAKside
about Windows Movie Maker Aug 2015

I wish Microsoft would continue development of Movie Maker for Windows 10 and beyond. There are a serious lack of quality, easy-to-use video editing alternatives, most are super simplified (dumbed-down) and stripped of features (Movie Moments must be a terrible joke). Or AviSynth -based GUI's which require too much time to learn for many people, especially for more complicated effects. Movie Maker was a great balance of features and ease of use. It's a shame it has not been updated in years.

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Classic Movie Maker

Comment by LAN
about Windows Movie Maker Jan 2015

Windows Movie Maker was included in Windows XP. But Windows 7 lacks it for some reason and we're forced in download Windows LIVE Movie Maker which is completely different and worse IMO. Luckily, it's still possible to download the classic Movie Maker: Download from Microsoft Download Center

(It says it's for Vista, but it also works on newer Windows.)

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It use all CPU cores

Positive Comment by CheesewithHoney
about Windows Movie Maker Feb 2013

Pro

Use all CPU cores

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Easy to use movie maker

Comment by Thelle
about Windows Movie Maker Mar 2012

The windows movie maker is good for small and simple home videos.. It is easy to use and have some nice basic features, but it can only export to Windows Media Video (wmv-files) which is quite annoying.

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This application is not Free Software.

Comment by havarn
about Windows Movie Maker Jun 2011

This application is not Free Software. It is not even open source software and it is not gratis, because you have to buy a Windows license.

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If anyone wants free full pledge video editing suite for Wi ...

Comment by Akutaj
about Windows Movie Maker Jun 2011

If anyone wants free full pledge video editing suite for Windows do not go any further. Windows Movie Maker is I think the only available, useable free non-linear video editing program for Windows. Further most, those having Windows XP will surely be blessed with this piece of freebee .

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