Free Adobe Premiere Pro Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best free Mac alternative is Kdenlive, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro and many of them are free and available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Mac 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 Oct 12, 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  about 3 years ago

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      It is not fully feature-packed and is buggy and laggy. Davinci Resolve is a much superior option
      Top negative comment  3 months ago

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      Its good for smaller creators that cant afford Adope Premire Pro
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      ioma8 In my opinion best free video editor out there. Learning curve is short, has all good features, works fast, is open-source.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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

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      Its garbage compared to Premiere Pro.
      Negative comment over 1 year 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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      It is free!! and it is very light as compared to Adobe premier pro
      Top positive comment  6 months ago

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      Klaymore The best video editor. Period. Linux support, the editing tools are *so helpful,* really nice color correction tools, the UI looks amazing and is really customizable without ever turning into a mess, free version works amazing, et cetera.
      Top positive comment  2 months ago

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      altersoft its the best color corrector app, not nle!
      Top negative comment  6 months ago

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      javiergil Reasonable pricing. It does many things better.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      Davinci Resolve is better than Premiere Pro all day every day. Fusion and its colour grading are much superior to premiere. It's a lot more stable.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      very user friendly and good for color grading
      Positive comment 11 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 12 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  about 1 year 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  about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 almost 3 years 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.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      mahdimeskin It is a free software, it doesn't crash every time like other free softwares
      Positive comment almost 4 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 almost 4 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  over 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  over 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 almost 5 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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      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
      Top positive comment  12 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
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      Interface is very similar
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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

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      It is THE open source alternative to Premiere Pro
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      many awesome features while its still in alpha, and the editing is easy to understand
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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
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    6. 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 over 6 years ago

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      avidemux is used only for coding, so actual cutting is impossible
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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  almost 5 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  almost 3 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 about 1 year 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 about 2 years ago

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      Its more like iMovie than Adobe Premiere Pro
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    8. 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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      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 about 2 years ago

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      Great for edits, not gonna lie,
      Positive comment almost 4 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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    9. 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 about 3 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 almost 5 years ago

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      The watermark is too large
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    10. Free video-editing and video-composition software in one, with the option of buying fx-packs.
      Hitfilm Express vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Hitfilm Express is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
      Express is good, but it's more freemium than "free". It's not a bad program! I'd just recommend searching for other free programs. This one isn't the best option.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      it has a lot of stuff that adobe premiere pro has; however this software can be quite slow and unresponsive.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      yes it is very very beautiful
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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