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    Open Source OpenShot Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to OpenShot is Kdenlive. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to OpenShot and 16 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to OpenShot are Blender, Shotcut, Avidemux and Olive Video Editor.

    OpenShot is mainly a Video Editor but alternatives to it may also be 3D Modelers or Screen Recorders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenShot.
    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2022
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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.
      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  almost 5 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  over 1 year ago

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      ivantalalaev pretty good gpu support for encoding
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Loads more features, better looking interface.
      Positive comment over 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 over 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.
      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.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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

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      Yes, Blender has video editing tools, but this is like recommending a car mechanic to someone who just wants a car wash.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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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.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      Blender is for 3D, not video editing
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    3. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.
      Shotcut vs OpenShot opinions
      Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to OpenShot.
      icheyne Openshot buggy on Windows at least
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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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.
      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 about 5 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 over 3 years ago

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

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

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    5. Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.
      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.


    6. PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+.
      Almost everyone thinks PiTiVi is a great alternative to OpenShot.
    7. 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

      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 about 7 years ago

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      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.
      This alternative is disputed. Cinelerra is still a legitimate alternative to OpenShot, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      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.
    8. Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.
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