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Free Adobe Premiere Pro Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best free Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Windows alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro are DaVinci Resolve, Shotcut, Lightworks and Olive Video Editor.

Adobe Premiere Pro alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be VFX Software or Motion Graphics Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Premiere Pro.
This page was last updated Jun 26, 2022
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  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.

    Kdenlive vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Kdenlive is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
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    Its good for smaller creators that cant afford Adope Premire Pro

    Top positive comment  9 months ago
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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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    It is not fully feature-packed and is buggy and laggy. Davinci Resolve is a much superior option

    Top negative comment  10 months ago
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    danielrhyscook

    A great program for 90% of users, but its still missing a few features to fully replace premiere (at least for me)

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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 9 months ago
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    The installer for Windows is broken and not updated.

    Negative comment about 2 years ago
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    Its garbage compared to Premiere Pro.

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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!.

    DaVinci Resolve vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
    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  about 1 year 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  10 months ago
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    altersoft

    its the best color corrector app, not nle!

    Top negative comment  about 1 year ago
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    idk i'm still going through others alternatives will let you know once i go through all of them

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    jonpienaar1

    Free to use for all but the most advance features (4K/8K export) and the Pro version is very reasonably priced. Version 18 now has a workable collaborative workflow. Multicam editing, mixed formats, no problem. Includes a node-based FX compositor that rocks, and also incorporates the fully featured Final Mix application Fairlight. Helps to have a gamer pc or laptop, and a second monitor to do serious work.

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    javiergil

    Reasonable pricing. It does many things better.

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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.

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

    Shotcut vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
    Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
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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  over 1 year ago
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    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.

    Top positive comment  over 5 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.

    Top negative comment  over 4 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!

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    its just like premiere its very good for beginers

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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.

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    mahdimeskin

    It is a free software, it doesn't crash every time like other free softwares

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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.

    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  almost 6 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!

    Top positive comment  over 5 years 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  almost 2 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.

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    the interface is a nightmare to work with - almost nothing, not anywhere close to premiere pro.

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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.

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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)!

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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.

    Olive Video Editor vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
    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  over 1 year 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

    Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago
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    Interface is very similar

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    It's a good choice for Beginners.

    Positive comment about 2 years 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

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  6. 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.

    OpenShot vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
    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 5 years ago
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    its like premiere and is easy to use

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    Too basic, good for begginers but lacks tons of mid to advanced range features.

    Top negative comment  almost 5 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.

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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.

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    Not easy to use and some of the controls are just weird/confusing.

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    it's verry basic compared to premire

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  7. Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. SIMPLE video editor, dedicated for ONE video at a time. NOT for multi video editing/montage.

    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!

    Negative comment 11 months ago
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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.

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    avidemux is used only for coding, so actual cutting is impossible

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  8. 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.

    The watermark is too large

    Negative comment almost 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 5 years ago
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    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

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  9. VSDC Free Video Editor allows you to add quick changes to a video file as well as create a more complex project involving advanced post-production techniques.

    VSDC Free Video Editor vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
    Most users think VSDC Free Video Editor is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.

    Not close to enough features

    Negative comment about 7 years ago
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    it is good but it a bit hard to understand

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    Lots of capability you don't see in most free software. Mostly very stable on Windows 10.

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    The software have many resources even in the free version.

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  10. Cyberlink PowerDirector

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    PowerDirector is an video authoring and editing applications for the home/casual user. It has a robust feature set including timeline, many transistion/text effects, PiP, and much more.

    Cyberlink PowerDirector vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Cyberlink PowerDirector is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.

    because this app is very light.

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