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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 Kdenlive, which is both free and 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 available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac 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.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Kdenlive, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenKdenlive supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeKdenlive supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKdenlive is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    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

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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

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    GalaxyLiam

    Kdenlive is a great alternative to premiere pro is it has a lot of features which usually fine in premiere pro although it is buggy and can be laggy the team is working hard to fix the lag

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    aronkvh

    It has a consistent and modern UI and while not the most stable, it usually works great with a lot of features.

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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.

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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!.

    ⚫︎ Colour GradingDaVinci Resolve lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenDaVinci Resolve supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedDaVinci Resolve supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsDaVinci Resolve support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Multicam EditingMulticam editing lets you automatically sync several angles of video with different formats, frame sizes, and frame rates.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in DaVinci Resolve, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    It is free!! and it is very light as compared to Adobe premier pro

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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.

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    altersoft

    its the best color corrector app, not nle!

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    benwinstone

    Cheaper and easier to use! Great documentation too

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightShotcut consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Shotcut, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenShotcut supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ PortableShotcut can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeShotcut supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    It is so user friendly and also has a lot of features. It works well with low end PC

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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.

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    maurosoft391

    lots of effects are missing and is poorly designed

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

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  4. Lightworks icon

    Lightworks

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    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family.

    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenLightworks supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedLightworks supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Lightworks, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    good functionality, practical approach but free version only supports 720p

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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!

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    maurosoft391

    awful user interface and poorly designed

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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.

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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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  5. Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Olive Video Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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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

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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

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    It's a good choice for Beginners.

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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.

    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenOpenShot supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    Versions before 2.2 are not recommended, but the new one is stable and optimized.

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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.

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    maurosoft391

    too basic. almost all features are missing and is poorly designed

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

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in HitFilm Pro, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Colour GradingHitFilm Pro lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenHitFilm Pro supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableHitFilm Pro is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Almost everyone thinks HitFilm Pro is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.

    it has a good user interface for beginner to moderate users to understand

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    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Easy to use user interface, reminds me very much of adobe premiere

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  8. Final Cut Pro X icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersFinal Cut Pro X supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Final Cut Pro X, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Arneby

    Having tried Premiere, FCPX, (Sony) Vegas, a little bit of Avid and some Resolve over the years I seem to always come back to FCPX whenever there's a Mac available.

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    It runs well on potatoes Macs, and is a one time payment, what else would you need ?

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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.

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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.

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  9. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAvidemux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenAvidemux supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Avidemux, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    maurosoft391

    super poorly designed! Avidemux is impossible to use and all features of premiere pro are missing

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    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.

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

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  10. 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.

    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenCamtasia Studio supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    namnodorel

    Very simple and easy to use, although that comes with a loss of many pro-features

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    altersoft

    its screen recorder not nle!

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    OKTAYMERCAN

    Good alternative. GUI simple and easy.

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