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Free Shotcut Alternatives

The best free alternative to Shotcut is Write-on Video. 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 Kdenlive, DaVinci Resolve, Avidemux and OpenShot.

Shotcut alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be Screen Recorders or Screenshot Capture Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Shotcut.
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  1. Write-on Video icon

    Write-on Video

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    105 alternatives to Write-on Video 

    Enjoy the fun of video editing with Write-on Video Ultimate. Fast and easy – you can now create videos and scripts simultaneously with Write-on Video. Make stunning movies and photo slideshows right on your iPhone and iPad.

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    Write-on Video vs Shotcut opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Write-on Video is a great alternative to Shotcut.
  2. Kdenlive icon

    Kdenlive

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    108 alternatives to Kdenlive 

    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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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Kdenlive, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Ad-freeKdenlive doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenKdenlive supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    4.  Dark ModeKdenlive supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Hardware AcceleratedKdenlive can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
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    Kdenlive vs Shotcut opinions
    Some users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to Shotcut, some don't.


  3. DaVinci Resolve icon

    DaVinci Resolve

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPad
    113 alternatives to DaVinci Resolve 

    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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    1.  Colour GradingDaVinci Resolve lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenDaVinci Resolve supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  Node BasedDaVinci Resolve supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    4.  Support for VST PluginsDaVinci Resolve support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    5.  Hardware AcceleratedDaVinci Resolve can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    6.  Multicam EditingMulticam editing lets you automatically sync several angles of video with different formats, frame sizes, and frame rates.
    7.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in DaVinci Resolve, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    8.  Controller SupportDaVinci Resolve supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    9.  Facial RecognitionDaVinci Resolve can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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    DaVinci Resolve vs Shotcut opinions
    This alternative is disputed. DaVinci Resolve is still a legitimate alternative to Shotcut, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Avidemux

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    • PortableApps.com
    128 alternatives to Avidemux 

    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.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Avidemux, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  PortableAvidemux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenAvidemux supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    Avidemux vs Shotcut opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Avidemux is still a legitimate alternative to Shotcut, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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  5. OpenShot icon

    OpenShot

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    119 alternatives to 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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    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.
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    OpenShot vs Shotcut opinions
    Some users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Shotcut, some don't.


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    Olive Video Editor

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    105 alternatives to Olive Video Editor 

    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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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Olive Video Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Node BasedOlive Video Editor supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    VirtualDub

    • Windows
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    131 alternatives to VirtualDub 

    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). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast...

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    1.  PortableVirtualDub can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    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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    Lightworks

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    94 alternatives to Lightworks 

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

    • Linux
    • BSD
    90 alternatives to PiTiVi 

    Free video editor with a beautiful and intuitive user interface, a clean codebase and a fantastic community.

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    Cinelerra

    • Linux
    • Wine
    87 alternatives to Cinelerra 

    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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    1.  Works OfflineCinelerra can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Support for 4KCinelerra supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    3.  Ad-freeCinelerra doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Colour GradingCinelerra lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
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    Cinelerra vs Shotcut opinions
    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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