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iMovie Alternatives

iMovie is described as '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' and is a very popular Video Editor in the video & movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to iMovie for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and Android. The best alternative is OpenShot, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iMovie are Kdenlive, Avidemux, Shotcut and DaVinci Resolve.

iMovie 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 iMovie.
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  1. 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 iMovie.
    s3ptk1

    Familiar interface and full-featured app that can replace imovie for users that don't have access on non-mac platforms

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    Great alternative with one key distinction: that the Windows version is NOT in any way comparable to the Linux version! You'll need to find another alternative for Windows.

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  2. 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 iMovie, some don't.


  3. 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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    Simple for cutting existing movies. Save/export is extremely fast.

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    Avidemux is superb as a quick cut and convert-tool, but it is not a full fledged video-editor

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    Lacks the ability to easily select part of a source video.

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    Avidemux is not simple to use

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

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    Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to iMovie.
  5. 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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    Intuitive..has slightly better offerings for transitions etc.

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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. 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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    Most users think Adobe Premiere Pro is a great alternative to iMovie.
  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.

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    VirtualDub

    • FreeOpen Source
    • 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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    This alternative is disputed. VirtualDub is still a legitimate alternative to iMovie, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  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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