Free DaVinci Resolve Alternatives

    The best free alternative to DaVinci Resolve is Kdenlive, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to DaVinci Resolve and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to DaVinci Resolve are Shotcut (Free, Open Source), Avidemux (Free, Open Source), OpenShot (Free, Open Source) and Olive Video Editor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    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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      Some users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to DaVinci Resolve, some don't.
      RemovedUser Most featureful open source video editor out there.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    2. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.
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      Some users think Shotcut is a great alternative to DaVinci Resolve, some don't.
      OKTAYMERCAN DaVinci resolve, not supporting more format (ex. mkv) and codec. GUI is not bad but too cumbersome even i use GPU support. In the other hand, shotcut supporting even new format and codecs (ex. AV1 and Webm). Even kdenlive not support this new codec.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago


    3. 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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      This alternative is disputed. Avidemux is still a legitimate alternative to DaVinci Resolve, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    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.
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      Most users think OpenShot is a great alternative to DaVinci Resolve.
      Video editing is complicated, OpenShot makes it approachable to non professionals.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Best opensource alternative to any commercial video editor
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Can't even handle 1080 HD! Max is 720. Pathetic.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    5. 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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      Most users think Olive Video Editor is a great alternative to DaVinci Resolve.
      Everything Adobe premiere is and its more stable and faster then adobe premiere in alpha. Only downside is the lack of effects and features. But it is in alpha really stable give it a try.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago


    6. VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).


      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version,, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    7. 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 DaVinci Resolve.
    8. With iMovie for iOS and macOS, you can enjoy your videos like never before. It’s easy to browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on your Mac.
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    9. PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+.
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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.
      Some users think Wondershare Filmora is a great alternative to DaVinci Resolve, some don't.
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