Free Adobe Premiere Pro Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro is Kdenlive, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro are DaVinci Resolve (Freemium), Shotcut (Free, Open Source), Lightworks (Freemium) and Olive Video Editor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 29, 2021

    1. 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 the format of your choice.
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      Almost everyone thinks Kdenlive is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
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      Melutox 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.
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      austinkessler 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.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      The installer for Windows is broken and not updated.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Its garbage compared to Premiere Pro.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      OKTAYMERCAN Good alternative. Old problems looks like a fixed that is good. Free and Open source that is awesome :)
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      hai it is best alternative
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      pizzalovingnerd This is my favorite Adobe Premiere alternative for Linux. Kdenlive is great on Linux. However, on Windows and macOS, Kdenlive is a buggy mess.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    2. 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!.
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      Almost everyone thinks DaVinci Resolve is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
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      Best of the best (linux support, free version, best colorization tools, fast work, full set of tools)
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      Full editing timeline, powerful effects and color correction, and FREE if doing editing up to 1080p.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      the fusion can get really annoying when trying to edit with unreasonable load times switching menus
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      It is free!! and it is very light as compared to Adobe premier pro
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      altersoft its the best color corrector app, not nle!
      Negative comment 2 months ago

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      very user friendly and good for color grading
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      I've been using Resolve for a few years, and I found it pretty easy to learn, coming from having no prior knowledge of video-editing. I recommend it for everyone. The community might not be that big, but their are lots of useful tutorials on Youtube.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    3. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.
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      Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
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      its just like premiere its very good for beginers
      Top positive comment  10 months ago

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      It is so user friendly and also has a lot of features. It works well with low end PC
      Top positive comment  9 months ago

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      It's supposedly a "non-linear multitrack" editor, but you can't even select multiple clips at once on the timeline. A real pain.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

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      Very simple yet very powerful! Following a simple tutorial you can create pro videos. And it is totally free. Thank you!
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      lau22 Of all the free Premiere alternatives I've tried, this is the easiest one to work with and it seems very reliable.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      mahdimeskin It is a free software, it doesn't crash every time like other free softwares
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Raelitis 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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    4. Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family.
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      Lightworks vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
      Most users think Lightworks is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
      good functionality, practical approach but free version only supports 720p
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      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.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      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.
      Top negative comment  about 1 year ago

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      the interface is a nightmare to work with - almost nothing, not anywhere close to premiere pro.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      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.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      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)!
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      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!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    5. Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.
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      Almost everyone thinks Olive Video Editor is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
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      is a true alternative to adobe premiere pro ;)
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      the editing is very easy to understand, and it alrady has a lot of great features. its also completely free, which is awesome
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

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      Easy to use, stable, open-source, even tough it's in early access it still have lots of features, i'm going to give it a 8.1/10
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      Interface is very similar
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      apranaxfort I am really surprised when I tried Olive. It's very well made it's are real alternative to Adobe Premiere
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      It's a good choice for Beginners.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      It is THE open source alternative to Premiere Pro
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    6. HitFilm merges FXHome VisionLab Studio , FXHome Effectslab and FXHome CompositeLab into one software.

      HitFilm is a layer-based editing and compositing package.
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      HitFilm Pro vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
      Almost everyone thinks HitFilm Pro is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
      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.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      it has a good user interface for beginner to moderate users to understand
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      Just crashing all the time without warning and no auto-saving. I lost so much work with this software because it crashes without warning.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      It has a full and awesome free version that can be upgraded with micropurchases to obtain features of the Pro version.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Easy to use user interface, reminds me very much of adobe premiere
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    7. 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 and capabilities.
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      Some users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro, some don't.
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      Versions before 2.2 are not recommended, but the new one is stable and optimized.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      its like premiere and is easy to use
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      it's verry basic compared to premire
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

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      zokris OpenShot is very user-friendly and intuitive, but can absolutely not replace a professional video editor. Too many features are missing.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      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.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Not easy to use and some of the controls are just weird/confusing.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Its more like iMovie than Adobe Premiere Pro
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    8. 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 projects, job queue and powerful scripting.
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      Avidemux vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Avidemux is still a legitimate alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      patdiddy you can't actually edit video with it!
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      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.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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      avidemux is used only for coding, so actual cutting is impossible
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    9. VideoPad is video editing & movie making software that lets you edit video & movies. VideoPad is a fully featured video editor for creating professional quality videos in minutes on PC/Mac. Over 50+ Visual Effects, transitions, audio library & more.
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      VideoPad vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
      Most users think VideoPad is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
      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!
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Great for edits, not gonna lie,
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It's easy to use but professional, Premiere is harder but more professional
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    10. 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.
      Wondershare Filmora vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
      Most users think Wondershare Filmora is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
      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
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      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$.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      The watermark is too large
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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