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iMovie Alternatives for Linux

iMovie is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to 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.
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    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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  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. 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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    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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