Free iMovie Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. 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.
      Wondershare Filmora vs iMovie opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Wondershare Filmora is still a legitimate alternative to iMovie, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      I feel it doesn't have the same level of power as the others, and is falsely advertising itself. To get any functionality with it, you have to spend money.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      7
      This is very good because it is free and have rewind easy transition and has way more options than any other apps listed
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      -5


    2. 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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    3. Free video-editing and video-composition software in one, with the option of buying fx-packs.
    4. PowerDirector is an video authoring and editing applications for the home/casual user. It has a robust feature set including timeline, many transistion/text effects, PiP, and much more.

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    5. 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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    6. Movavi Video Editor has all the tools to help you get creative. Make use of built-in filters, effects, title templates, stickers, music, and sounds to create your own video story. Then save the results in any format or upload directly to YouTube.
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    7. Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.
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    8. Flixier is an online video editing tool with 1 minute video rendering for any video on any computer, streamlined communication features for sending project drafts for review or sign-off without the need for rendering and real-time Google Docs collaboration.
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    9. non-linear video editor targeted for home video editing.
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