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 (Free, Open Source), Avidemux (Free, Open Source), Shotcut (Free, Open Source) and DaVinci Resolve (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. non-linear video editor targeted for home video editing.
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    2. Piranha 8 is a high performance end to end editing and finishing solution for film and video professionals. Edit, composite, retouch, color grade and output using Piranha's lightning fast GPU architecture.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 8.0.0-r3.3.21, released in 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website at http://ifxsoftware.com/downloads/piranha/index.php

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
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      PhotoFilmStrip is a free program that can create video from images quickly and easily, including the Ken Burns style zoom-in/zoom-out effect commonly used in documentaries.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one application.
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    3. Lumiera is NonLinear Video Editing (NLE) for GNU/Linux developed by the CinelerraCV community. It was born as a rewrite of the Cinelerra codebase called Cinelerra3 but it is now an independent project with its own name.
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    4. ZS4 Video Editor, the new incarnation of Zwei-Stein Video Editor, is advanced video editing and compositing software with over 150 built-in video effects.

      Discontinued

      Inactive development since 2007.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Astrofox is a free, open-source motion graphics program that lets you turn your audio into custom, shareable videos. Combine text, images, animations and effects to create stunning, unique visuals. Then generate high-definition videos to share with your fans on social media.
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