Alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro for all platforms with Free License

  • Kdenlive

    Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into...

    • Probably the best video editing program for small creators out there, and it's open source like all good software should be, and on top of that it's also free! If you want an alternative to those expensive, complicated industry standard programs and you want the experience to be easy and hassle-free, Kdenlive is for you. MelutoxOct 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good alternative. Old problems looks like a fixed that is good. Free and Open source that is awesome :) OKTAYMERCANJul 2019 • 16 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This software has to most to offer as an opensource/free video editor. It doesn't have a big learning curve, and the community for support is huge. austinkesslerOct 2018 • 13 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, easy, have a tutorial on YouTube caeJun 2018 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kdenlive is a very good video editor and the best fact is that it's free! cosbotApr 2017 • 8 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The installer for Windows is broken and not updated. Guest • Jun 2020 • 4 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is open source and so only does what it says it does. Who knows what Adobe has their product do in the background? Guest • Apr 2018 • 12 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its garbage compared to Premiere Pro. Guest • Apr 2020 • 0 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The only nonlinear video editor I've found with automatic shot/scene detection for splitting larger clips. EvergreenTreesDec 2016 • 16 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is my favorite Adobe Premiere alternative for Linux. Kdenlive is great on Linux. However, on Windows and macOS, Kdenlive is a buggy mess. pizzalovingnerdOct 2018 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kdenlive is an advanced, but also simple editing program. It's a little tricky to install but definitely worth it! Guest • Jun 2017 • 14 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I'ts simple to use if you've ever used a non-linear editor and has most of the features necesary for good content creation. Guest • Sep 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Active development community, and plenty of community made guides. landonjobetheflagcourierApr 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kdenlive is easy to use and a good alternative for Adobe Premiere Pro! Guest • Dec 2016 • 8 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD KDE

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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...

    • It Is Free & Also It Is Easier To Learn, even if there are nodes instead of layers Guest • Jul 2020 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best of the best (linux support, free version, best colorization tools, fast work, full set of tools) Guest • Jul 2019 • 9 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Professional class software, with everything you can dream of... For free ! ph.comptesSep 2019 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has all the functions of Premiere Pro while being completely free Dinamatum4 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Allows edit videos up to 4K/96fps in the free version, have advance color correction and multi-screen support and isn't have watermarks. Much better than Premiere Pro, but free. Guest • Jan 2017 • 18 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Goes steps further than Premiere by combining editing, node-based compositing with particle FX and audio mix/mastering. It's cross-platform and free for up to 4k video. UgotstaFeb 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Crossplatform, free, broadcast formats Guest • Nov 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 1. it's free - Lifetime. 2. Great tool for colour correction. Guest • Sep 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is a really powerful editor. It has integrated compositor, a great color grading module. The interface is solid... it is free, so you can install it anywhere. Guest • Jan 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Full editing timeline, powerful effects and color correction, and FREE if doing editing up to 1080p. Guest • Aug 2016 • 14 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free while maintaining most of the basic features needed for editing. Similar enough to PP so transitioning to it is fairly simple. Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It can handle almost all of video editing features that Adobe has, such as AE, Premiere Pro, and even Audition. Guest • Apr 2020 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's very advanced and can also compete with after effects with Fusion. All around It's a great programm and if your fimilliar with programms like Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro the Shortcuts just transfer over perfectly. Guest • Mar 2020 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • DaVinci Resolve is a really amazing video color correction and grading and it's considered as an industry standard for many colorists. Now, you have 3 alternatives to After Effects, Audition, and Premiere Pro in a single app. You can buy the Studio version from Blackmagic's website or Mac App Store if you own a Mac. p.s.: Screw you, Adobe. Guest • Jul 2020 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is for Adobe Afther Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro Guest • Mar 2020 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Supports Windows Mac and Linux. Runs great on University laptop. Has VFX, Editing, and audio all built in. ComicSadsDec 2019 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • the fusion can get really annoying when trying to edit with unreasonable load times switching menus Guest • Dec 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It pretty much has the all adobe video suit. Ae . pr , etc... also fusion is great ! Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Da Vinci is just too big (fat). Takes forever to load on a slow machine, but I've never had a problem loading Premiere Pro. Also I don't like the weird method for exporting video: click export, then click the rocket ship then click add to render queue then click export. That's way too many steps. Premiere just has one button to export. Guest • Oct 2019 • 2 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • DaVinci Resolve has most of the necessary editing features at no price tag. Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Similar workflow as in Premiere Pro with full functionality and excellent color correction tools. Dm1Dec 2016 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fully featured, used commercially, excellent sound and grading features Guest • May 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Shotcut

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor. Supports hundreds of audio and video formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg. No import required...

    • Very simple yet very powerful! Following a simple tutorial you can create pro videos. And it is totally free. Thank you! Guest • Oct 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Of all the free Premiere alternatives I've tried, this is the easiest one to work with and it seems very reliable. lau22Feb 2019 • 9 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is a free software, it doesn't crash every time like other free softwares mahdimeskinFeb 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The most compatible with all formats and stable on Windows of all Video editors I've tested. It's a pitty that when I'm writing this comment Shotcut does not have keyframe functionality and that effects such as Ken Burns' cannot be created. When in future releases "hopefully" this ability will be incrporated it will be the best free editor I know. RaelitisDec 2017 • 5 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its just like premiere its very good for beginers Guest • Oct 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The only free software that don't crash anytime, and got multiple features (autosave is magic on this one). Supports a lot of video formats. There is not much effects, and the ones here are not amazing, but it's already more than I need. Guest • Sep 2016 • 12 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is so user friendly and also has a lot of features. It works well with low end PC Guest • Nov 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's supposedly a "non-linear multitrack" editor, but you can't even select multiple clips at once on the timeline. A real pain. Guest • Mar 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its design language and features are all I need from a video editor, it's also Open Source so you can make derivative versions on your own, if you know how. Guest • Mar 2017 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simple and good, but needs keyframes maybe. Guest • Feb 2017 • 7 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • They are both very high quality, but this one manages to crash even more often! It managed to crash literally 13 seconds into using it! Very stable! BildawlApr 2017 • 0 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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. ...

    • doesn't have all the "pro" functionalities of Adobe PP, but for beginner to mid-level video editing, LW does the trick. Plus it's FREE (unless you buy its Pro version)! Guest • Sep 2018 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • good functionality, practical approach but free version only supports 720p Guest • Jul 2016 • 10 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I haven't used Premiere Pro, but I have used Lightworks a couple times. It is not very user friendly and is a pain to work with. Hence why I am browsing this page for alternatives. Guest • Jul 2020 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While you have to go to the forums to download user effects (which really helps by the way), this is quite an underrated editor and it can get the job done. I do agree it does have an unconventional layout that has a pretty steep learning curve, though. Guest • Mar 2020 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The interface is the worst part. They lack the drag and drop functionality of Adobe Premiere Pro. I'm not a serious video editor, but I was able to pick up Premiere pretty quick. Lightworks looks like it would have taken a few weeks to learn. Ain't nobody got time for that. Guest • Oct 2019 • 6 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • the interface is a nightmare to work with - almost nothing, not anywhere close to premiere pro. Guest • Oct 2019 • 4 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • no low-price software can reach the functionality of AdobePP, but Lightworks is really easy to use, and it has all functions a normal user need. Top! Guest • Jan 2017 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • OpenShot

    We designed OpenShot Video Editor to be an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of our most popular features...

    • OpenShot is very user-friendly and intuitive, but can absolutely not replace a professional video editor. Too many features are missing. zokrisSep 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's verry basic compared to premire Guest • Feb 2019 • 17 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • With OpenShot it's impossible change even font's size and the font itself. Have to use another software for this, Inkscape in this case?!. Are you kidding me? I can not understand how snap works, well, always if it works. Its interface looks so "childish". And it lags when preview. No "paragon" with Adobe Pr. Trying it was just waste of time. V 2.5.1 @Win10 @i7-8850H with 16GB Ram. Guest • Apr 2020 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not easy to use and some of the controls are just weird/confusing. Guest • Oct 2019 • 8 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Too basic, good for begginers but lacks tons of mid to advanced range features. Guest • Sep 2017 • 17 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its more like iMovie than Adobe Premiere Pro Guest • Nov 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is a little too basic, buggy, unstable, and has lots of visual glitches pizzalovingnerdOct 2018 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Way too basic. Way too many bugs. You need third-party programs for some features. someonelastJun 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • considerably inferior in functionality cdcsdcesMay 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a basic editor, not like Adobe Premiere Pro, but good nonetheless. Guest • Dec 2016 • 25 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a very basic software and there are often bugs related to tracks, like audio or video that won't go in the target track. However it can be an useful alternative to movie maker, but not premiere pro, in any way. Guest • Oct 2017 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its like premiere and is easy to use Guest • Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Versions before 2.2 are not recommended, but the new one is stable and optimized. Guest • Jan 2017 • 9 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it doesn't have all the editing tools Guest • Jan 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This software only supports linux... Guest • Aug 2015 • 0 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Olive Video Editor

    Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software. Olive is making rapid progress...

    • the editing is very easy to understand, and it alrady has a lot of great features. its also completely free, which is awesome Guest • Sep 2019 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • is a true alternative to adobe premiere pro ;) Guest • Mar 2019 • 13 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I am really surprised when I tried Olive. It's very well made it's are real alternative to Adobe Premiere apranaxfortJul 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a good choice for Beginners. Guest • May 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is THE open source alternative to Premiere Pro Guest • May 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • many awesome features while its still in alpha, and the editing is easy to understand Guest • Mar 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Avidemux

    Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks.

    • Premiere is an NLE, non-linear editor, it has a multitrack timeline in which multiple clips from various sources can be cut together. Avidemux does not have a multi-track timeline and can only set basic in/out cut points and join clips together in a strictly linear fashion; it is a linear editor at best. Guest • May 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • avidemux is used only for coding, so actual cutting is impossible Guest • May 2015 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • FXhome HitFilm

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

    • It has a full and awesome free version that can be upgraded with micropurchases to obtain features of the Pro version. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • From what I can tell, it has the majority of premier's features but the free version is what I use so, I can only comment on that, but I would imagine the paid version could rival premier quiet well. Guest • Nov 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it has a good user interface for beginner to moderate users to understand Guest • Aug 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • this software is quite close to premiere pro in many ways. there are some cool animations and stuff you can do in just one software; so you wouldnt need to install another program for animation like adobe. however this software is very slow and can be quite taxing on your computer. you would need to have a very highend computer (more than what you would need for premiere pro) in order to use this software. Guest • Oct 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Just crashing all the time without warning and no auto-saving. I lost so much work with this software because it crashes without warning. Guest • Oct 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use user interface, reminds me very much of adobe premiere Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • VideoPad

    VideoPad is video editing & movie making software that lets you edit video & movies. VideoPad is a fully featured video editor for creating professional quality...

    • Video pad looks bad and lacks many features! You can put some transitions and put videos together but no fancy effects or nothing like that! Horrible experience overall! Guest • Sep 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • It's easy to use but professional, Premiere is harder but more professional Guest • Apr 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Great for edits, not gonna lie, Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Wondershare Filmora

    Video editing software designed for ease of use that supports 4K encoding and exporting.

    • Its best thing for beginners which gives the great push and support to make videos editing in a good manner. and mostly through tutorials, we can learn a lot Guest • Nov 2018 • 2 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a powerful editor with the cost of 24$ that you have forever with lifetimes upgrades and powerful features like an editor of 300$. Guest • Jan 2017 • 1 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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