Miss Windows Movie Maker? Try this Free Cross-Platform Video Editor


Shotcut Video Editor

This free cross-platform video editor is suitable for beginning and advanced video editing with a raft of features for audio, video, editing, and display. It’s a good alternative for Windows Movie Maker.

Shotcut is an open source, cross-platform video editor with an intuitive interface and a long list of great features. The tools are easily accessible from the interface and panels are dockable and undockable so you can arrange the layout as you work.

The program has a large, impressive list of features, here’s a few of them:

  • 4K resolution support
  • Wide format support
  • Support for the latest audio and video formats thanks to FFmpeg
  • Supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF, WebP formats as well as image sequences
  • Long list of video filters
  • Drag and drop support from File Manager
  • Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI for input and preview monitoring
  • AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA hardware encoding
  • Codec independent – no system codecs needed
  • Detailed information views
  • Media input your screen, various audio capture devices and webcam.
  • Dark, Light, and System themes

If, like me, you’re new to video editing, Shotcut has tutorials on their YouTube channel and a list of royalty free media on their resources page. (royalty free doesn’t necessarily mean free of charge)

Shotcut runs on:
· Windows 7/8/10 32-bit and 64-bit (portable and installer versions, both are malware free according to VirusTotal)
· macOS 64-bit 10.10+
· Linux 64-bit portable and AppImage.

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Unless you can change the black GUI into something that looks normal, I ain't interested. Who ever said, "Thank god the program's black so it's more functional?

You can do that in the settings - the last line on the feature list in the article above is Dark, Light, and System themes. It's one of the first things I checked after I downloaded the program. :)
The Light theme seems to work fine, I tested all three.

Much obliged. Thanks so much for taking the time.

You're very welcome. :)

OpenShot has been updated, and deserves a try.

Speaking of updating, somebody should turn the crank on this page:

(I'm not volunteering, but thinking about it.)

I'll have a look at it, thanks for the suggestion. :)