Best Free Video Editing Program



Whether you're a professional looking to save money, a student looking for a program to help with a school project, need software to organise and edit videos for your Youtube channels? or just a person who likes making videos and needs an editor, then this page is for you. Note that other non-windows product like QuickTime works in a complicated manner in Windows OS, due to this Apple has discontinued production of QuckTime windows version as of January 2016.

I will also be here to address any issues you might have, in the comments section and on our forum. So please, if you need some help picking the right program or if you are an experienced video editor and feel that a specific free editor should be reviewed, because it has worked so well for you, let me know and hopefully, together, we can help everyone find the Best Free Video Editing Program for them!

Disclaimer: Be careful to only approve the installation of the programs you want and recognize. Choosing custom installation will often give you the opportunity to see exactly what components the software is installing and choose which parts you do or do not want. Downloading free software on the internet can be risky so ALWAYS pay attention to exactly what you are downloading and where you are downloading it from; it's for your own health!

Note: This category is regularly updated including the viewers inputs, so if you got good news share with us in the comments section so we can bring this to serve its utmost purpose.


Rated Products

Davinci Resolve 12.5  

The best free video editor software you can come across, it even rivals some of the best paid softwares.

Our Rating: 
License: Free (Open source)
Professional non linear video editing combined with advanced color corrector. Scalable and resolution independent, suitable for personal, studio or large Hollywood usage.
Contains complex interphase that might be difficult for average users
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An open source video editor with a large selection of filters

Our Rating: 
License: Free (Open source)
Powerful, easy to use and well documented tutorials.
As with any other video editing program, it can be confusing.
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A free video editor supports multitrack and unlimited media files in timeline

Our Rating: 
License: Free (Open source)
High compatibility of input and output media formats, support multitrack and unlimited media files in timeline, multiple free open-source addons, have creative video effects like Cartoon, Charcoal and Flippo.
Not suitable for greenhands, update slow, no powerful video effects like PIP and faceoff.
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A cross-platform video editor supports many video, audio and image formats based on FFmpeg

Our Rating: 
License: Free (Open source)
Powerful with many other add-ons like 3D animated titles
Should download some other add-ons like PPA if users' OS above Ubuntu 9.10
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Other Selections

This section will hold other alternative products reviewed that did not end up on the main list. This is because  i am still running some reviews on them to see if they can be better than the ones on the main list. Hopefully they might end up on the main list if my final reviews have found them to be better than the ones from the list. So if you see your favourite on this list or one which is better than the top ones don't be upset, it is just under review. If one of these works best for your projects I am happy for you and would honestly like to hear about it in the comments section below.

  • Cyberlink PowerDirector
  • Cinelerra
  • Youtube Movie Maker
  • VideoPad Masters Edition
  • Shotcut
  • FFMpeg
  • Blender
  • ZS4 Video Editor
  • Lightworks
  • Cinefx Jahshaka
  • Movica


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Thanks for info. Is remaining parts still one video? Or several shorter ones?

After you cut out the unwanted part, what remains is just one video.

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Explore Lightworks for yourself.

Here’s a review and import guide:

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And here you can see some of the movie productions edited on Lightworks:

Thanks for the tip. I plan to test Lightworks in the upcoming future and will post my findings.