iMovie Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to iMovie for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac 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 Oct 7, 2021

    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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      OpenShot vs iMovie opinions
      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
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      ndlinn 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.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

    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. 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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      Avidemux vs iMovie opinions
      Some users think Avidemux is a great alternative to iMovie, some don't.
      Avidemux is superb as a quick cut and convert-tool, but it is not a full fledged video-editor
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

      Simple for cutting existing movies. Save/export is extremely fast.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      Avidemux is not simple to use
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      Lacks the ability to easily select part of a source video.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

    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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      DaVinci Resolve vs iMovie opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Intuitive..has slightly better offerings for transitions etc.
      Positive comment almost 4 years 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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      Most users think Adobe Premiere Pro is a great alternative to iMovie.
    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. 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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    10. VideoPad is video editing & movie making software that lets you edit video & movies. VideoPad is a fully featured video editor for creating professional quality videos in minutes on PC/Mac. Over 50+ Visual Effects, transitions, audio library & more.
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      Most users think VideoPad is a great alternative to iMovie.
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