Final Cut Pro X Alternatives for Windows

    Final Cut Pro X is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. 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 50 alternatives to Final Cut Pro X and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Final Cut Pro X are OpenShot (Free, Open Source), DaVinci Resolve (Freemium), Shotcut (Free, Open Source) and Avidemux (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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      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    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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      OpenShot vs Final Cut Pro X opinions
      Most users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Final Cut Pro X.
      danieleleoni Good and free program but too basic
      Negative comment about 3 years ago


    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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      DaVinci Resolve vs Final Cut Pro X opinions
      Almost everyone thinks DaVinci Resolve is a great alternative to Final Cut Pro X.
      In the view of interface and editing operation, DaVinci Resolve just look like Final Cut Pro X.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      designwithsam great software at reasonable prices.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

    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. 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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      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
      Negative comment 6 months ago


    6. Edit video faster than ever before with the powerful, more connected Adobe Premiere® Pro CC. Dozens of brand-new features include a redesigned timeline, improved media management, and streamlined color grading.
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      Adobe Premiere Pro vs Final Cut Pro X opinions
      Most users think Adobe Premiere Pro is a great alternative to Final Cut Pro X.
      chipthrasher It is the most similar, also works on Mac, and is the same price range as FCPX.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    7. 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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    8. Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.
    9. 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.
    10. 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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