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    Open Source Adobe Premiere Pro Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro is Kdenlive. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro and 17 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro are Shotcut, Olive Video Editor, OpenShot and Avidemux.

    Adobe Premiere Pro is mainly a Video Editor but alternatives to it may also be Screen Recorders or Screen Casting Tools. 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 May 23, 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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      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  over 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  9 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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      Its good for smaller creators that cant afford Adope Premire Pro
      Positive comment 7 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 8 months ago

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      The installer for Windows is broken and not updated.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. 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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      its just like premiere its very good for beginers
      Top positive comment  over 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  over 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 over 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 over 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 about 4 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 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 over 4 years ago

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    3. 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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      many awesome features while its still in alpha, and the editing is easy to understand
      Positive comment about 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
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. 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
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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

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

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

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    5. 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 10 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.
      Negative comment almost 7 years ago

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      avidemux is used only for coding, so actual cutting is impossible
      Negative comment about 7 years ago

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      Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional non-linear video editing software, but still remains open source. Cinelerra solves three main tasks: capturing, editing and compositing.
      Almost everyone thinks Cinelerra is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
    6. PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+.
      PiTiVi vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
      Most users think PiTiVi is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
      PiTiVi did the job where Adobe Premiere did NOT !
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      A modern, simple to use, constantly evolving and hella fast MEDIA CUTTER + JOINER w/ frame-accurate SmartCut technology + Qt5, libmpv, FFmpeg and MediaInfo powering the backend.
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      Its not even smilliar to Premiere Pro. This program is a dumpster fire for any proffesional video editing job that Premiere Pro would handle.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    7. Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.
      Flowblade vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
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      This software is too simple for advanced use, it snaps video to the beginning of a track even if you are trying to not do that.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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      non-linear video editor targeted for home video editing.
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