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Open Source Final Cut Pro X Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Final Cut Pro X is Kdenlive. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Final Cut Pro X and 14 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Final Cut Pro X are OpenShot, Shotcut, Avidemux and Olive Video Editor.

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.
This page was last updated Feb 2, 2022
  • Mac

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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. 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.
  4. 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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    Avidemux vs Final Cut Pro X opinions
    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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  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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    VirtualDub

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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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    PiTiVi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+.

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    Cinelerra

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional non-linear video editing software, but still remains open source. Cinelerra solves three main tasks: capturing, editing and compositing.

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    Flowblade

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.

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    Vidiot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    non-linear video editor targeted for home video editing.

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