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Free OpenShot Alternatives for Windows

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

OpenShot alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be 3D Modelers or Motion Graphics Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenShot.
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  1. Kdenlive icon

    Kdenlive

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    108 alternatives to Kdenlive 

    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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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Kdenlive, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Ad-freeKdenlive doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenKdenlive supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    4.  Dark ModeKdenlive supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Hardware AcceleratedKdenlive can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    Logging
    Editing
    Audio
    Kdenlive vs OpenShot opinions
    Most users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to OpenShot.
    Douze

    It's also free and open-source, but i found Kdenlive had a lot more features and was a lot more complex than OpenShot could be. A Windows version is also being worked and, even if it's not perfect right now, it works quite well !

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    Guest

    Significantly more complex, but even for my basic editing needs the stability helps A LOT compared to OpenShot

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    ivantalalaev

    pretty good gpu support for encoding

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    Guest

    Loads more features, better looking interface.

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    jrstrai

    I find that compared to openshot, kdenlive has more features and seems a lot more responsive during editing and previewing.

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  2. Blender icon

    Blender

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    • Haiku
    • Steam
    146 alternatives to Blender 

    Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.

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    1.  3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    5.  Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    6.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    7.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    8.  Parametric ModelingBlender can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    9.  Support for scriptingBlender supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
    Strong support of subdivision and displacement with Adaptive subdivision, Catmull-Clark and linear schemes, Displacement and Bump mapping.
    Blender Cycles renderer features Unidirectional path tracing with multiple importance sampling, Multi-core CPU rendering with SIMD acceleration, GPU rendering with NVidia CUDA & AMD OpenCL, Multi-GPU support and Unified rendering kernel for CPU and GPU.
    Blender vs OpenShot opinions
    Some users think Blender is a great alternative to OpenShot, some don't.
    sicko

    3D animations and 2D movies are similar to work with, no wonder Blender has both as it is 3D modeling & animation application.

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    dspjm

    Although blender is a 3D editor, it still has powerful video editing functionalities.

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    Guest

    Yes, Blender has video editing tools, but this is like recommending a car mechanic to someone who just wants a car wash.

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    ichimitch

    Fanboys just can't pass up an opportunity to recommend Blender... Even when it's a terrible recommendation for the task.

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    Guest

    Blender is for 3D, not video editing

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  3. Shotcut icon

    Shotcut

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    • PortableApps.com
    108 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.  PortableShotcut can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenShotcut supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    5.  Dark ModeShotcut supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Text filter settings
    Shotcut on Ubuntu
    Shotcut on Windows
    Shotcut vs OpenShot opinions
    Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to OpenShot.
    icheyne

    Openshot buggy on Windows at least

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  4. DaVinci Resolve icon

    DaVinci Resolve

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    • iPad
    111 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.  Support for VST PluginsDaVinci Resolve support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    5.  Hardware AcceleratedDaVinci Resolve can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    6.  Multicam EditingMulticam editing lets you automatically sync several angles of video with different formats, frame sizes, and frame rates.
    7.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in DaVinci Resolve, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    8.  Controller SupportDaVinci Resolve supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    9.  Facial RecognitionDaVinci Resolve can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    Hollywood's #1 Post Solution
    All In One Solution for Post Production
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most advanced professional NLE.
    DaVinci Resolve vs OpenShot opinions
    Most users think DaVinci Resolve is a great alternative to OpenShot.
    Guest

    Color correction and sheer versatility.

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    Guest

    It is very stable, fast, and have a lot of features, like a compositor, audio editor, and it is the best color grading tool on the market.

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  5. Avidemux icon

    Avidemux

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    125 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.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Avidemux, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  PortableAvidemux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenAvidemux supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    Screenshot
    Main window
    Bitrate/size calculator
    Avidemux vs OpenShot opinions
    Some users think Avidemux is a great alternative to OpenShot, some don't.
    superluminar

    Only for very simple, single tasks, not for editing a film or so.

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    Guest

    Can't combine clips, only edits single clips

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    Guest

    Missing a lot of editing features

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    vinod_desh

    This is the best SIMPLEST video cutter. You can remove unwanted parts so easily..just mark start and end at any point in the clip..extremely easy

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  6. 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.
    Screenshot
    Curve Keyframe
    Olive Video Editor vs OpenShot opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Olive Video Editor is still a legitimate alternative to OpenShot, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  7. 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.
    Screenshot
    Trimming
    Multiple viewers
    Lightworks vs OpenShot opinions
    Some users think Lightworks is a great alternative to OpenShot, some don't.
    RemovedUser

    Lightworks is VERY limited in the free edition, not even close to OpenShot.

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  8. VirtualDub icon

    VirtualDub

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    • PortableApps.com
    131 alternatives to VirtualDub 

    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). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast...

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    1.  PortableVirtualDub can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    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

    Main window with input and output window
    Filters
    Job Control / Batch Operations
    VirtualDub vs OpenShot opinions
    This alternative is disputed. VirtualDub is still a legitimate alternative to OpenShot, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    Virtualdub is for quick and easy cut and paste tasks or filtering. Openshot seems to be more advanced and rich in features, and is probably more heavy and has more effects.

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  9. Hitfilm Express icon

    Hitfilm Express

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    93 alternatives to Hitfilm Express 

    HitFilm Express is a free editor & compositor for Mac & PC. Includes over 410 powerful effects & presets.

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    1.  Support for LayersHitfilm Express supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  10. Wondershare Filmora icon

    Wondershare Filmora

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    116 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.
    Screenshot
    Wondershare Filmora vs OpenShot opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Wondershare Filmora is still a legitimate alternative to OpenShot, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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