The best 17+ free video editing software for PC – Windows

If you are an experienced home cameraman or make your first foray into film, you will be served some of the best video editing software that we show below, easy to use and completely free.

1. Windows movie maker

Windows Movie Maker was once the most popular free video editing tool in the world for Windows and users can make home movies by simply dragging and dropping. It contains functions such as video effects, video transitions, addition of titles / credits, audio track, timeline narration and automatic movie. Although Windows Movie Maker has been discontinued by Microsoft, you can still find installation packages on some authorized third-party download sites.

2. VirtualDub

VirtualDub is a powerful free video editing software for Windows with many incredible features, such as compression, video division and the incorporation of audio tracks. As a free movie-editing software, it has batch processing capabilities to handle large amounts of files and can be extended with third-party video filters.

3. Wax debugmode

Wax is a flexible and high performance video editing program that is good for both home and professional users. It can be used as a stand-alone application or as a complement to other video editors.

However, its video editing functions are quite limited. If you want more advanced video editing features like Mosaic, Jump Cut, Flashhold, or need more transition effects, picture-in-picture, titles, sound effects, you can use the Wondershare Filmora software (originally Wondershare Video Editor), which makes Your video can go to the next level.

4. Avidemux

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple tasks of cutting, filtering and coding. It supports various file types, including AVI, MPEG, MP4 and ASF compatible DVD files, using a variety of codecs.

5. ffmpeg

FFmpeg is a video editing tool for Windows with a collection of free software that can record, convert and transmit digital audio and video, including libavcodec (a leading audio / video codec library) and libavformat (an audio / video multiplexer) leader) and demux library).

6. blender

Blender allows the creation of free open source 3D content that supports all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. Blender has many advanced functions, such as modeling tools based on modifiers, powerful character animation tools, node-based material, etc. and is one of the best video editors for Windows and Mac.

7. davinci resolve

If you want access to the professional level of video editing, then you should try DaVinci Resolve. Except multi-camera editing, 3D editing, motion blur effects and spatial noise reduction that are only available in the DaVinci Resolve Studio paid version, you can almost do any professional video / audio editing and color correction with DaVinci Resolve

8. vsdc video editor

You can start for free. There is a wide range of filters, overlays, transition effects and color correction capabilities. This platform is designed to serve users with a fluent editing experience, so that even beginners can enjoy creative media projects. Thanks to its extensive format support that helps manage all popular media files with ease.

9. lightworks

Lightworks is an excellent free video editor presented with many video effects. You can edit up to 256 videos, audio and still image clips. But the user interface is very technical and many people find it difficult to use.

10. Videopad

This is an intuitive, feature-rich and easy-to-use video editing platform. Beginners can enjoy easy editing with their drag-and-drop timeline, and the large number of transition, effects and speed adjustment functions make customization easy. And the final results can be easily published on social networks such as Flickr, Facebook and YouTube, etc.

11. hitfilmexpress

Hitfilm Express is another video editor that promises professional-level functions for free and complies. The basic editor is very impressive, with advanced cutting tools, a large set of audio and video filters, layers and masks, composition options and chroma keying to create green screen effects.

Additional tools are available for a fee for a package that includes color correction, exposure adjustment, split screen mask and various creative filters.

The disadvantage of all this power is that Hitfilm Express is much more demanding than Lightworks or Shotcut. Be sure to check the technical requirements before downloading to avoid disappointment.

12. shotcut

Shotcut is another free professional video editor that requires a little patience if you achieve the results it is capable of offering. The slightly unusual interface can be attributed to the fact that this began its life as a Linux application, and little has changed in its conversion to Windows.

To begin with, the interface may seem a bit harsh. Not only should you upload a video, but also choose the editing mode in which you would like to work and the tools you would like to use.

There is no way to avoid the fact that Shotcut has a steep learning curve. It is possible to obtain impressive results simply by applying one of your many filters to your video, but the real rewards will only be reaped by those willing to invest the time and energy to become fully familiar with what is being offered.

13. Openshot

Editing videos with OpenShot is extraordinary when you see the list of its amazing features. You can download it absolutely free not only on Windows and Mac but also on Linux.

Some of the features supported in this free editor include desktop drag-and-drop integration, image and audio support, keyframe animations based on curves, tracks and unlimited layers, and mosaics and 3D animated effects.

OpenShot is also good for changing clip size, scaling, cropping, adjusting and rotating, as well as scrolling motion picture credits, frame steps, time mapping, audio mixing and previews in real time.

The fact that you get all this for free is reason enough to download it yourself and try it before buying a video editor.

14. freemake

Freemake Video Converter works mainly as a free video converter, so I’ve added it to this list. However, its simple and easy-to-use editing features are what distinguish it from some of the most complex and confusing editors.

Being able to make some light editions to your videos is excellent when you can also use the same tool to convert the file to a variety of other formats, or even burn the files directly to a disc.

Some of the video editing features of this program include adding subtitles, cutting out unwanted sections in the video, deleting or adding audio, and merging / joining videos.

15. iMovie

iMovie is completely free for macOS. It offers many options for editing video and audio as well as adding photos, music and narration to your videos.

One of my favorite features of iMovie is its ability to make 4K resolution movies and you can even start doing it from your iPhone or iPad and then finish it on your Mac.

16. Filmora


4K edition and GIF support
-Elimination of noise, backspace, color adjustment and camera movement effects
-Import social
-Control of precision speed
-Preview of frame by frame, pan and zoom and 1: 1 and portrait Ssupport
-Add up to 5 text tracks and 10 music tracks to your timeline
-Picture to picture (PIP), audio mixer, advanced text editing
-Screen green, split screen and screen recording
-Selecting presets Color graduation inspired by popular movies
-Stabilization of video, tilt shift and separation of audio
-Video tutorials available on the YouTube channel Filmora

17. clipchamp


– 5 videos per month
– 5 minutes for video camera recordings
– Unlimited maximum input video length
– Unlimited maximum input video size – Video
– Batch video processing
– Available for WordPress, Slack and Gmail
– Video tutorials and training available on the YouTube Clipchamp channel

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