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YouTube Video Editor Alternatives

YouTube Video Editor is described as 'The YouTube Video editor lets you make quick edits to your uploaded YouTube videos. You can combine multiple clips, incorporate Creative Commons footage, enhance your clips with effects, and more' and is a Video Editor in the video & movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to YouTube Video Editor, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Kdenlive, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to YouTube Video Editor are Shotcut, DaVinci Resolve, Avidemux and 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    Very powerful editor, the free version is better than DaVinci Resolve with many paid for items and offers most of the capabilities of the paid version (which is excellent value anyway).

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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.

    ⚫︎ 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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  5. 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.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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).

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

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  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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    PiTiVi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+.

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