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OpenShot Alternatives for Windows

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

OpenShot alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be 3D Modelers or VFX 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 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.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Kdenlive, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeKdenlive doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenKdenlive supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeKdenlive supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKdenlive is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    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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    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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    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 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.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableBlender is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
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    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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    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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    Blender is for 3D, not video editing

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  3. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

    ⚫︎ LightweightShotcut consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Shotcut, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenShotcut supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ PortableShotcut can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeShotcut supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Text filter settings
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    Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to OpenShot.
    icheyne

    Openshot buggy on Windows at least

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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!.

    ⚫︎ Colour GradingDaVinci Resolve lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenDaVinci Resolve supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedDaVinci Resolve supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsDaVinci Resolve support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Facial RecognitionDaVinci Resolve can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    ⚫︎ Multicam EditingMulticam editing lets you automatically sync several angles of video with different formats, frame sizes, and frame rates.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in DaVinci Resolve, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Hollywood's #1 Post Solution
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    Most users think DaVinci Resolve is a great alternative to OpenShot.

    Color correction and sheer versatility.

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    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. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAvidemux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenAvidemux supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Avidemux, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    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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    Can't combine clips, only edits single clips

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

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Olive Video Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Screenshot
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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. 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.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Adobe Premiere Pro, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Colour GradingAdobe Premiere Pro lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
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    Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017
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    Some users think Adobe Premiere Pro is a great alternative to OpenShot, some don't.
  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.

    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenCamtasia Studio supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    Camtasia Studio 9
  9. VEGAS Pro leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence to bring your video production two steps ahead.

    ⚫︎ Colour GradingMAGIX Vegas Pro lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsMAGIX Vegas Pro support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MAGIX Vegas Pro, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenMAGIX Vegas Pro supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    MAGIX Vegas Pro vs OpenShot opinions
    Most users think MAGIX Vegas Pro is a great alternative to OpenShot.
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    Lightworks

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeLightworks doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenLightworks supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedLightworks supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Lightworks, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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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.

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