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OpenShot

OpenShot is a free and open-source video editor for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS, designed to be easy to use and quick to learn.

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Avg rating of 2.6 (50)| 52 comments

What is OpenShot?

OpenShot is a free and open-source video editor for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS, designed to be easy to use and quick to learn.

Features

Cross-Platform OpenShot is a cross-platform video editor, with support for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Get started and download our installer today.

Trim & Slice Quickly trim down your videos, and find those perfect moments. OpenShot has many easy ways to cut your video.

Animation & Keyframes Using our powerful animation framework, you can fade, slide, bounce, and animate anything in your video project.

Unlimited Tracks Add as many layers as you need for watermarks, background videos, audio tracks, and more.

Video Effects Using our video effects engine, remove the background from your video, invert the colors, adjust brightness, and more.

Audio Waveforms Visualize your audio files as waveforms, and even output the waveforms as part of your video.

Title Editor Adding titles to your video has never been easier. Use one of our templates, or make your own.

3D Animations Render beautiful 3D animated titles and effects, such as snow, lens flares, or flying text.

Slow Motion & Time Effects Control the power of time, reversing, slowing down, and speeding up video. Use a preset or animate the playback speed and direction.

Edit Video Drag and drop video, audio, or images from your file manager into OpenShot. It's that easy to get started video editing.

70+ Languages OpenShot is available in many different languages, and can be translated online with LaunchPad.

Simple User Interface We have designed OpenShot to be the easiest and friendliest video editing software ever! Give it a try and see for yourself.

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OpenShot Features

  1.  Ad-freeOpenShot doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenOpenShot supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.

OpenShot information

  • Developed byJonathan Thomas
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 2.6 (50 ratings)
  • Alternatives117 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  3,184 Stars
  •  438 Forks
  •  113 Open Issues
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Our users have written 52 comments and reviews about OpenShot, and it has gotten 509 likes

OpenShot was added to AlternativeTo by ertro48 on and this page was last updated .

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awesomestuffnetwork
  
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Works fine. Crashes often and has low performance on Windows, but is fine in Linux.

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brokenatlas1
  
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Worked perfectly to make a few quick cuts to a video for a presentation. Easy to figure out and had what I needed done in under an hour.

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geneseegaming
  
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Looks like it has great potential, but kept crashing in my Quad-Core Windows 10 machine.

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ejje

On my PC (Windows 10 Pro, core i7 4770k, 16 GB) with the latest OpenShot (2.5.1), a simple click on "Préférences" in the menu, just after starting the software and closing immediately the box of tutorial leads to a crash... Worst than Avidemux!

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evanforcucci
  
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Simple, intuitive, easy-to-use solution for video editing.

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romanunfamilied
  
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Very intuitive GUI (no joke, I liked it)... and the preview doesn't work on version 2.6.1, and you can't get much of older versions. This extremely critical bug is almost 6 months now. So... you decide. Yeah, this was on windows

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Guest
  
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Unlike alot of other reviewers, I've had almost entirely good luck with this program. From my experience, it's quite stable, and the UI is cohesive enough without feeling overwhelming or confusing. It's largely a matter of discovering "ohh, so that's what this does" as opposed to "how do I do {X}??" The main flaw I've encountered with it, is the exported product seems to always have an audio glitch, where there is a split-second of noise at the very beginning of each rendered video. Also, the lack of customiseable text overlays forces me to make-do with what few presets are available. Unless I'm just not looking deep enough.

Other than that, all in all, it's suitable for what I use it for. It's great for beginner novices like me who mostly only do minimalist projects.

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yokese
  
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It's horrible in Windows. I don't understand why so many likes...? Maybe it works with light files and if you expect a lot from this application. Lack of configuration options and errors configuring windows paths, temporary folfer can't be set....

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patdiddy

It's just a pain in the butt. I even tried exporting my work to a file that final cut could read, but it wouldn't accept the file!

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