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Free Final Cut Pro X Alternatives

The best free alternative to Final Cut Pro X is Kdenlive, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Final Cut Pro X and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Final Cut Pro X are OpenShot, DaVinci Resolve, Shotcut and Avidemux.

Final Cut Pro X 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 Final Cut Pro X.
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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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    Most users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to Final Cut Pro X.

    It works pretty much like Adobe Premiere with just an ample amount of practice and workaround.

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  2. 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 Final Cut Pro X.
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    Good and free program but too basic

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  3. 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 Final Cut Pro X.
    designwithsam

    great software at reasonable prices.

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    In the view of interface and editing operation, DaVinci Resolve just look like Final Cut Pro X.

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

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    Almost everyone thinks Shotcut is a great alternative to Final Cut Pro X.
  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.

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    Some users think Avidemux is a great alternative to Final Cut Pro X, some don't.

    It is too basic, and it is not a NLE but an LE

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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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  7. 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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    Wondershare Filmora vs Final Cut Pro X opinions
    Most users think Wondershare Filmora is a great alternative to Final Cut Pro X.

    Filmora is the company that created Final Cut Pro X

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  8. 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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    Almost everyone thinks VideoPad is a great alternative to Final Cut Pro X.
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    VirtualDub

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    • Windows
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    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).

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.10.4.35491, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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  10. 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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