Alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro for all platforms with Free License

  • 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...

    • The only nonlinear video editor I've found with automatic shot/scene detection for splitting larger clips. EvergreenTreesDec 2016 • 12 agrees and 2 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 • 9 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 • 2 agrees and 0 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 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Active development community, and plenty of community made guides. landonjobetheflagcourierApr 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Kdenlive is a very good video editor and the best fact is that it's free! cosbotApr 2017 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, easy, have a tutorial on YouTube caeJun 2018 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 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 Disagree   Agree
    • Kdenlive is easy to use and a good alternative for Adobe Premiere Pro! Guest • Dec 2016 • 5 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac 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...

    • Full editing timeline, powerful effects and color correction, and FREE if doing editing up to 1080p. Guest • Aug 2016 • 9 agrees and 2 disagrees 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 • 10 agrees and 4 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Similar workflow as in Premiere Pro with full functionality and excellent color correction tools. Dm1Dec 2016 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • DaVinci Resolve has most of the necessary editing features at no price tag. Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • 1. it's free - Lifetime. 2. Great tool for colour correction. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Crossplatform, free, broadcast formats Guest • Nov 2018 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 Disagree   Agree
    • It pretty much has the all adobe video suit. Ae . pr , etc... also fusion is great ! Guest • Feb 2019 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 Disagree   Agree
    • Fully featured, used commercially, excellent sound and grading features Guest • May 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    • It's a basic editor, not like Adobe Premiere Pro, but good nonetheless. Guest • Dec 2016 • 22 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Too basic, good for begginers but lacks tons of mid to advanced range features. Guest • Sep 2017 • 9 agrees and 1 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 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • considerably inferior in functionality cdcsdcesMay 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Way too basic. Way too many bugs. You need third-party programs for some features. someonelastJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • This is a little too basic, buggy, unstable, and has lots of visual glitches pizzalovingnerdOct 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Its more like iMovie than Adobe Premiere Pro Guest • Nov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • it's verry basic compared to premire Guest • Feb 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • it doesn't have all the editing tools Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Versions before 2.2 are not recommended, but the new one is stable and optimized. Guest • Jan 2017 • 7 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • its like premiere and is easy to use Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • This software only supports linux... Guest • Aug 2015 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    • Simple and good, but needs keyframes maybe. Guest • Feb 2017 • 6 agrees and 2 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 • 8 agrees and 6 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is a free software, it doesn't crash every time like other free softwares mahdimeskinFeb 2018 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 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 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 • 0 agrees and 1 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 5 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. ...

    • good functionality, practical approach but free version only supports 720p Guest • Jul 2016 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 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 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium 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...

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version,, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
    • Far too basic and has trouble loading many common encoders. User4650391Sep 2016 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it is not a real non-linear editor Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Natron

    Natron is an open source, cross platform nodal compositing application. It is built around industry standard open source tech such as OpenFX, OpenEXR, OpenColorIO and...

    • Adobe premiere is a NLE video editing software, whereas Natron is a node-based compositing and special effects software. The two are like comparing Kdenlive to Nuke. Guest • Jan 2018 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It would rather be an alternative to After Effects than to Premiere. Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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...

    • Basic with some animations. No longer supported. Handful of codecs supported. If using k-lite codecs, expect poor quality 1080 output. If Prores could be imported into Movie Maker, it would handy. Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Makes the best YTPs, best editor for Windows Guest • May 2018 • 0 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • VideoPad

    VideoPad is video editing and movie making software that lets you edit video and movies. This video editing application allows you to import various file formats...

    • Great for edits, not gonna lie, Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal 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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • 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...

    • 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 • 0 agrees and 1 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 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • Blackmagic Design Fusion

    Fusion is the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators.

    • Compositing program for special effects not video editor artexjayMar 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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