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Free Lightworks Alternatives

The best free alternative to Lightworks is Kdenlive, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Lightworks and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Lightworks are Shotcut, DaVinci Resolve, Avidemux and OpenShot.

Lightworks 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 Lightworks.
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  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.

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  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
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    The free version has much more features than that of lightworks

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  4. 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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    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.

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    Avidemux is not even a bit similar with Lightworks. Avidemux is for editing one single clip.

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    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.

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  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.

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    Openshot simply doesn't support as many features as Lightworks, Openshot is a much more simple program

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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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    VirtualDub

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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).

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    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.10.4.35491, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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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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  9. 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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    It's nothing like lightworks

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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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