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 Mac alternative is DaVinci Resolve, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro are Shotcut (Free, Open Source), Lightworks (Freemium), Olive Video Editor (Free, Open Source) and HitFilm Pro (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    1. 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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      DaVinci Resolve vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
      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  about 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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      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.
      Positive comment 5 days 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 30 days ago

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      It is free!! and it is very light as compared to Adobe premier pro
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      altersoft its the best color corrector app, not nle!
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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    2. 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  11 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  10 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 11 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 almost 4 years ago

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    3. 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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    4. 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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      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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      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 10 months ago

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      Interface is very similar
      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
      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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. 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  almost 5 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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    6. Final Cut Pro provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime-compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM (via plug-in), and 2K film formats.
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      Final Cut Pro X vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
      Most users think Final Cut Pro X is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
      It runs well on potatoes Macs, and is a one time payment, what else would you need ?
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      POX The interface is much more clean and the software is easier to use. I've tried many video editors but FCPX is my favorite software on macOS.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Although it is more expensive than Adobe Premiere Pro, which is a minor drawback, it is lightning fast and can make videos in HD better than Premiere, and uses less space. However, it is only for Mac users and I run Windows 10.
      Positive comment about 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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      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 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 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 almost 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. 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!
      Negative comment about 2 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 over 6 years ago

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

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    9. Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.
      Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
      Most users think Camtasia Studio is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
      namnodorel Very simple and easy to use, although that comes with a loss of many pro-features
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      altersoft its screen recorder not nle!
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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      OKTAYMERCAN Good alternative. GUI simple and easy.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    10. 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 about 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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