Top 5 Best Free Video Editing Software

Free video editing software is a great way to get started with creating videos for YouTube or some other purpose without breaking the bank. Some of which are quite easy to use with basic features. While others have more advanced features to help you produce high quality videos. In this top 5, I’ll count down the absolute best free video editing software for Windows Linux, and Mac. All of which have no time limits or forced watermarks. Let’s get started.

1. OpenShot :

open shot this free and open source video editor. Fantastic for beginners. It has an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface with a lower learning curve. Most of the others, coming up in this video. It’s feature packed some of those features include the ability to add transitions along with audio and video effects to enhance your creation. There’s also no limit to the number of layers. You can have resolutions up to 4K. And best of all, this is completely free, with no upcharges to access additional Channel features.

These are layout is designed very well to add Clips to your videos. Select project files, go find the clips on your computer that you’d like to add and drag and drop them into the box, click those files and drag them onto the timeline. To add a transition between two clips. Like the transitions tab, there are many to choose from left. Click a transition and drag it down to the timeline to increase or decrease the transition go to either side

but for the double arrows then left-click and drag it to the desired length. Let’s take and drop it onto the end of the first clip and take that second clip and drag it over the transition. Let’s see how that looks. One downside to open shot is that computers with low systems, and specs, may experience lag and other issues. But if your computer can handle it, it’s available for Windows Linux, and Mac OS.

2. Hitfilm Express :

Hitfilm Express, this powerful free editor. For those of you wanting to step up your game with Advanced tools and features to create professional quality projects with resolution. Support up to 4K included for free or more than 400 effects, presets, Advanced cutting tools, and filters for both audio and video when exporting your project. Most of the popular file formats are supported. You also get motion tracking and animation tools to make your project stand out over time. If you ever outgrow the free features and need additional tools, they now have more than 30 add-on packs, available to expand the functionality, start to get around 10 dollars, upwards to around $50 per pack.

An annoyance with hitfilm Express, as mentioned in Prior videos, is that they make it cumbersome to download and install. It also of all those mentioned in our top five, it’s the only one that requires you to have an account to use it. If you choose to download and install, it click download for free. This will take you to a pay-what-you-want page that gives Gives you more features based on what you’re willing to pay,

if you just want to try out the base version for free through the slider, all the way to the left and click download. Now, you have to fill out this form with a valid email address, and then when that’s done click on send me the express. Download after doing this check your email to download and install it. Instead of going through this process, they should just let you download it immediately to use the base version for free. It should only require you to create an account later on. If you ever decide to purchase add-on packs, On the positive side. Hitfilm Express is a really good program.

If you decide to install it, you do have excellent support and more than 100 video tutorials for free. That will teach you how to use it before. Installing, make sure that your computer meets or exceeds the minimum requirements. Hitfilm Express is only available for Windows and Mac OS and is the only video editor in our top five not available for Linux.

3. Kdenlive :

This free and open-source program. Long associated with Linux, is out of beta and now available from both Windows and Mac, a special thanks to those of you that suggested, we try it again. It’s improved quite a bit, all features are included for free. It supports multi-track editing and just about any audio or video format, you throw at it, the interface can be customized to just about any configuration you want.

Dozens of effects and transitions are also included. And themes can also be changed to one of the various light and dark themes built in loading clips into your project is simple with the project selected drag and drop them into the box and drag and drop them down to the timeline. If you’d like to change the color theme for the interface, go to settings here at the top color theme and select your theme. There is a slight learning curve.

So, prior to using it, I’d recommend that you check out their user manual. Beginning with the introduction, followed by their quick start guide. As I mentioned earlier, kdenlive has been a go-to video editor for Linux users. For many years is now available for Windows and Mac OS.

4. Shotcut :

Shotcut offers support for most audio and video file formats with export resolutions up to 4K. There are a ton of video effects including the ability to add transitions at video filters. The color along with track compositing and blending modes. It also includes a good number of editing features. Its native timeline editing allows you to drag and drop your media from your computer into the project window. There are track controls to mute the High door. Lock each track and it lets you remove the audio from video clips to begin a new project, select the project folder.

You’d like, it to be saved. Give your project name Then select the resolution and frames per second for your project when you’re done with that, click on start to add Clips to your project drag and drop them from a folder on your computer to the main window. Then drag and drop each clip to the timeline for additional help. Getting started, tutorials can be found on their side,

shotcut is available for Windows Mac, OS, and Linux. You plan to download this for Windows downloading shot, cut from their website is free. If you choose to get this from the Microsoft store, it’ll cost you around $10, which gets you automatic updates and helps to support the developer in the top spot.

5. DaVinci Resolve :

DaVinci Resolve for those of you interested in creating professional quality projects, and another free video. Editing software comes close to their free edition so the features pack, makes most paid-for video editors look weak in comparison.

It’s been used for post-production for many popular feature films, including Avatar. Deadpool 2 Star Wars The Last Jedi and many others, but support for resolutions up to 8K included with the program are there Fusion tools to create high-quality visual effects and Motion Graphics. And you also get their Fairlight tools for audio post-production. For those of you that have used professional quality video editors like Adobe Premiere Pro and Vegas. Pro did the jury resolved interface shares, many similarities with a modern look.

As I’ve mentioned before, the learning curve is high. It will be worth your time to learn how to use it. So I would advise doing their training videos on their site. Prior to getting started with your first project DaVinci, Resolve has both a free and paid version for most people. The free edition will be all that they need, but most of the key features are included, so we can go to download it. Select your operating system, it’s available for Windows Mac, OS, and Linux. Unlike hitfilm Express. An account is not required to use it, but you’ll need to register with your information to download and install it.

After completing the form, click register and download. Once downloaded, it will be saved in a zip folder that you’ll need to extract to install it.

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