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Final Cut Pro X Alternatives

Final Cut Pro X is described as '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' and is a very popular Video Editor in the video & movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Final Cut Pro X for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Kdenlive, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like 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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Final Cut Pro provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime-compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2...

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

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


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

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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.

    Whether you’re using a Mac or an iOS device, it’s never been easier to make it in the movies. Just choose your clips, then add titles, music, and effects. iMovie even supports 4K video for stunning cinema-quality films. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a wrap.
    iMovie vs Final Cut Pro X opinions
    Most users think iMovie is a great alternative to Final Cut Pro X.
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    It's practically the same, but costs less and does a little bit less. Final Cut Pro is basically a better version of iMovie. If you know iMovie, you know Final Cut Pro.

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    Final Cut Pro is premium iMovie, so why is this here? This comes pre-loaded on all new macs!

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    It can only work with one video and one audio track. Trying to synch audio/video from more then one source is difficult.

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    IDK, I like its interface better than FCPX's interface.

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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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  7. HitFilm Express is a free editor & compositor for Mac & PC. Includes over 410 powerful effects & presets.

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  8. VSDC Free Video Editor allows you to add quick changes to a video file as well as create a more complex project involving advanced post-production techniques.

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  9. Enjoy the fun of video editing with Write-on Video Ultimate. Fast and easy – you can now create videos and scripts simultaneously with Write-on Video. Make stunning movies and photo slideshows right on your iPhone and iPad.

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