What’s a free, decent video editing software?

Victor Ong June 26, 2013

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 -



    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).

  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:

    • 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) !

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