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    Lightworks Alternatives

    Lightworks is described as 'editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family' and is a very popular Video Editor in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Lightworks for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is Kdenlive, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Lightworks are Shotcut (Free, Open Source), DaVinci Resolve (Freemium), Avidemux (Free, Open Source) and OpenShot (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 4, 2021

    1. 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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      Kdenlive vs Lightworks opinions
      Most users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to Lightworks.
      Almost the same functions, but a lot of problems with frame accuracy.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    2. 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 Lightworks.

    3. 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 Lightworks opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      muhammadfarag The free version has much more features than that of lightworks
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    4. 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 Lightworks opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Avidemux is still a legitimate alternative to Lightworks, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Avidemux is linear video editing software and allows only to add some effects on video. Lightworks is a non-linear editor.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

      Lightworks is more of an advanced non-linear video editor with advanced features like the ones in Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. Avidemux is a linear video editor designed for simple cuts, which is not nearly as advanced as Lightworks.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

      Free Open Source Video Editor
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

      Avidemux is not even a bit similar with Lightworks. Avidemux is for editing one single clip.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    5. 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 Lightworks opinions
      Most users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Lightworks.
      Not so similar, it doesn't have effect as much as lightworks, and it's way easier.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Openshot simply doesn't support as many features as Lightworks, Openshot is a much more simple program
      Negative comment over 3 years ago


    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. 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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    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. VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).


      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version,, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    10. VEGAS Pro leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence to bring your video production two steps ahead.
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