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Kdenlive Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Kdenlive for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Shotcut, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Kdenlive and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Kdenlive are DaVinci Resolve, OpenShot, Olive Video Editor and Avidemux.

Kdenlive alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be Motion Graphics Software or VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Kdenlive.
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  1. Shotcut icon

    Shotcut

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    110 alternatives to Shotcut 

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

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    1.  LightweightShotcut consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Shotcut, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenShotcut supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    4.  PortableShotcut can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Dark ModeShotcut supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Shotcut vs Kdenlive opinions
    Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to Kdenlive.
    onkoe

    Very slim compared to other editors. Useful for casual clip editing and some light video editing if the product is intended to be simple

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    Guest

    It is multi-platform and easy to learn.

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    Guest

    shotcut is a shit without functions

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  2. DaVinci Resolve icon

    DaVinci Resolve

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    113 alternatives to DaVinci Resolve 

    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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    1.  Colour GradingDaVinci Resolve lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenDaVinci Resolve supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  Node BasedDaVinci Resolve supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    4.  Hardware AcceleratedDaVinci Resolve can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    5.  Support for VST PluginsDaVinci Resolve support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    6.  Facial RecognitionDaVinci Resolve can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    7.  Multicam EditingMulticam editing lets you automatically sync several angles of video with different formats, frame sizes, and frame rates.
    8.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in DaVinci Resolve, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    9.  Controller SupportDaVinci Resolve supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
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    Most users think DaVinci Resolve is a great alternative to Kdenlive.
    Guest

    It has very good grading capabilities, powerful features and timeline. And it works on Windows

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    onkoe

    Free version is very limited, but if you're willing to pay, it is one of the best consumer editors money can buy.

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  3. OpenShot icon

    OpenShot

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    119 alternatives to OpenShot 

    OpenShot is a free and open-source video editor for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS, designed to be easy to use and quick to learn.

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    1.  Ad-freeOpenShot doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenOpenShot supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    hasanyildiz

    it's great that it's free and open source.

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    kowalewsq12

    cross-platforming is a god send

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    ahmed52

    pretty simple ,cuz it's can't do anything not to mintion crashing alot even though it's "simple"

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    tuva-hayabi

    It is relatively easy to use and has a nice GUI. It may not be as extensive and powerful as Kdenlive, but you can do a the most usual video editing with it, and there are some useful filter effects and fadings. The render speed is good.

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    Guest

    Is working as of 26/6/2019, not as complete as kdenlive or shotcut (the other ones i've tried) but also simpler to use.

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    Guest

    Nowhere near as complex as Kdenlive.

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    Guest

    Open Shot has several bugs now.

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  4. Olive Video Editor icon

    Olive Video Editor

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    105 alternatives to Olive Video Editor 

    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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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Olive Video Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Node BasedOlive Video Editor supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    Olive Video Editor vs Kdenlive opinions
    Some users think Olive Video Editor is a great alternative to Kdenlive, some don't.
    ahmed52

    it's fast ,powerfull , stable and lightwate to my potao pc , even more then open shot

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    onkoe

    Feels like VEGAS for Linux users. Somehow more stable than VEGAS/similar editors despite being in alpha

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    Guest

    It is a lightweight program and easy to use.

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    Guest

    It's very well made despite being in alpha. Olive seems very promising even at the start, and may eventually become better than Kdenlive. Only time will tell, though.

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  5. Avidemux icon

    Avidemux

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    128 alternatives to Avidemux 

    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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    1.  PortableAvidemux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenAvidemux supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Avidemux, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Avidemux vs Kdenlive opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Avidemux is still a legitimate alternative to Kdenlive, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    One is muxing software, the other is editing software.

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    AntumDeluge

    While Avidemux is not nearly as robust & feature-full as Kdenlive, it is still a video editing software & does much more than just mux.

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  6. Adobe Premiere Pro icon

    Adobe Premiere Pro

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    111 alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro 

    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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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Adobe Premiere Pro, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Colour GradingAdobe Premiere Pro lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
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    Adobe Premiere Pro vs Kdenlive opinions
    Most users think Adobe Premiere Pro is a great alternative to Kdenlive.
    adamaenas

    because it's the best software

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    Guest

    It's powerful but paid :(

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  7. Camtasia Studio icon

    Camtasia Studio

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    200 alternatives to Camtasia Studio 

    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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  8. Lightworks icon

    Lightworks

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    94 alternatives to Lightworks 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeLightworks doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenLightworks supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  Node BasedLightworks supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Lightworks, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Lightworks vs Kdenlive opinions
    Most users think Lightworks is a great alternative to Kdenlive.
    Guest

    Lightworks is very hard to understand for the average user. Kdenlive is simpler to understand.

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  9. Final Cut Pro X icon

    Final Cut Pro X

    110 alternatives to Final Cut Pro X 

    Final Cut Pro provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime-compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM (via plug-in), and 2K film formats. It supports a number of simultaneously composited video tracks (limited mainly by video format and...

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    1.  Support for LayersFinal Cut Pro X supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Final Cut Pro X, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Guest

    It's an editing powerhouse! However, it does have a very high price.

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  10. Wondershare Filmora icon

    Wondershare Filmora

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    114 alternatives to Wondershare Filmora 

    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.

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    1.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenWondershare Filmora supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wondershare Filmora, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    This alternative is disputed. Wondershare Filmora is still a legitimate alternative to Kdenlive, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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