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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 Windows 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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro are DaVinci Resolve, Shotcut, MAGIX Vegas Pro and Lightworks.

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.

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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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    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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    The installer for Windows is broken and not updated.

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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!.

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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

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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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    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.

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    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

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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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    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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    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. VEGAS Pro leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence to bring your video production two steps ahead.

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    MAGIX Vegas Pro vs Adobe Premiere Pro opinions
    Most users think MAGIX Vegas Pro is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.

    MAGIX Vegas Pro, formerly Sony Vegas, is a professional non-destructive non-linear editor with a long history. It has native file editing, and rich codec support. There have been many times that I've moved a project from Premiere to Vegas because I wanted to natively edit files that Premiere didn't support, or was laggy or crashed during export. Vegas is a great, proven alternative.

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    Very easy to get used to, at the same time it's very powerful.

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    Its easy to use and It has everything you need as a non professional and professional and you can also buy vegas effects and vegas image witch is close to Adobe alternatives.

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    danielsirait

    I think it's better than Adobe Premiere.

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    It is an advanced video editor that is professional like Adobe Premiere Pro, only better and less space.

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  5. 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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    Most users think Lightworks is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.

    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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    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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    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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  6. 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

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

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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. 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.

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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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    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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  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.

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    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. 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.

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    Most users think Wondershare Filmora is a great alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.

    The watermark is too large

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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$.

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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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