Free Shotcut Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Shotcut is Kdenlive, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Shotcut and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Shotcut are DaVinci Resolve (Freemium), Avidemux (Free, Open Source), OpenShot (Free, Open Source) and Olive Video Editor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 3, 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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    2. 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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      This alternative is disputed. DaVinci Resolve is still a legitimate alternative to Shotcut, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


    3. 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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      This alternative is disputed. Avidemux is still a legitimate alternative to Shotcut, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      It appears that you cannot create a video project using a timeline. That for me is an essential feature.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    4. We designed OpenShot Video Editor to be an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of our most popular features and capabilities.
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      Some users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Shotcut, some don't.
    5. 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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    6. 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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    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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    8. PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+.
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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.
    10. 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.
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      This alternative is disputed. Cinelerra is still a legitimate alternative to Shotcut, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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