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 (Free, Open Source), Shotcut (Free, Open Source), DaVinci Resolve (Freemium) and Avidemux (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 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 !
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Significantly more complex, but even for my basic editing needs the stability helps A LOT compared to OpenShot
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      ivantalalaev pretty good gpu support for encoding
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Loads more features, better looking interface.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    2. 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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      Blender vs OpenShot opinions
      Some users think Blender is a great alternative to OpenShot, some don't.
      Yes, Blender has video editing tools, but this is like recommending a car mechanic to someone who just wants a car wash.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      dspjm Although blender is a 3D editor, it still has powerful video editing functionalities.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      sicko 3D animations and 2D movies are similar to work with, no wonder Blender has both as it is 3D modeling & animation application.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      Blender is for 3D, not video editing
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    3. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.
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      Shotcut vs OpenShot opinions
      Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to OpenShot.
      icheyne Openshot buggy on Windows at least
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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 OpenShot opinions
      Most users think DaVinci Resolve is a great alternative to OpenShot.
      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Color correction and sheer versatility.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    5. 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 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.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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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
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Missing a lot of editing features
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Can't combine clips, only edits single clips
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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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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      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 is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family.
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      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.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    8. 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).

      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

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      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.
      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.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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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.
      This alternative is disputed. Wondershare Filmora is still a legitimate alternative to OpenShot, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    10. A modern, simple to use, constantly evolving and hella fast MEDIA CUTTER + JOINER w/ frame-accurate SmartCut technology + Qt5, libmpv, FFmpeg and MediaInfo powering the backend.
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