What’s a free, decent video editing software?

Victor Ong June 26, 2013
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What free video editing software is out there that is available for use? I need something simple, but WMM gives too few options. I tried lightworks, but that was too frustrating to use because of its complexity. I need help finding something in between.

Optional: supports GPU rendering.
Optional: I might go back too lightworks, but please send me some good tutorials on how to work with it.

 

  1. Jaypee Cruz
    June 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    videopad is a good one ^_^ .. .. you may try other nch products.. you'll be delighted :)

  2. Tim dawes
    June 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    camstudio or youcam

  3. Chirag Shah
    June 28, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I think so you can use avidemux or VLC video editor.
    You can download it from http://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/

  4. susendeep dutta
    June 27, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Have you seen the videos from the official site -

    http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=192

    and

    from DV tutotrials

  5. Justin Pot
    June 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Lightworks is complex to set up, but totally worth it – and is the best free software for editing video out there. Get started here: http://www.lwks.com/

  6. Leland Whitlock
    June 27, 2013 at 7:54 am

    You should consider OpenShot which currently only supports Linux but they do have a bootable CD image so you could boot up into it or even boot it in a virtual machine as needed. Better yet they are working on making it fully a multi-platform video editor supporting Linux, Mac and Windows. You can find it at http://www.openshotvideo.com/

  7. Sagar Sanjeev
    June 27, 2013 at 5:22 am
  8. Sagar Sanjeev
    June 27, 2013 at 5:22 am
  9. Catherine M
    June 26, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I am very interested in this question and will be following all the answers intently. Glad you asked it Victor

    • ha14
      June 27, 2013 at 10:09 am

      free video editors cannot compete with shareware version.

  10. Adam Borries
    June 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I've had a good experience with VideoPad. It's free for personal use, extremely versatile, and fairly ease to use (though any video editor worth using has some learning curve).
    http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html
    http://download.cnet.com/VideoPad-Video-Editor-Professional/3000-13631_4-10906278.html

  11. Gustavo Gomez
    June 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I really recommend another great option that is not free, but $39 USD is very cheap for all features in a very powerful software:
    http://www.trakax.com/software/pc/

    • Tiago
      June 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      I agree. Cheap and very good as well as fantastic customer support. I have been very impressed with their stuff, including tutorial videos to help with the learning curve.

  12. solostand
    June 26, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Debugmode Wax is really great...while it has 1 major disadvantage – it doesn't support many video formas. only basic ones. But it is really impressive and powerful thing that can do non-linear editing, and even create quite complicated special effects.

    • Alex T
      September 4, 2013 at 4:23 am

      Good list! I can only recommend AVS video suite. It's not free, but very cheap - only $39. And for that price you can use all of their software (16 tools) !
      http://avs-video-suite.org

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