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Best video editing software for Windows and MAC

Video making & editing is fun but it’s hard to decide which software to use for making your videos awesome. We know you just want to start editing videos without wasting time on installing & learning each and every tool for video editing.

We have reviewed many video editing tools and hand-picked top rated tools for beginners as well as professional video editors. This list includes software for Windows, Mac or Linux users.

I am including a list of free video editing software for PC and a separate list of paid video editing software for this Do It Yourself series. If you don’t want to download then I have another list of best cloud-based video editing tools at the end of the article.

1. Avidemux

If you are not a professional video editor, Avidemux is a good option to start with. It aims to make video editing as simple as it can but with a professional touch.

Avidemux ditches the timeline and multi-track editing features and straight away start with upload and start your editing project. You can crop, resize, add text overlays, rotate the clip and use a lot more filter options.

Key Features:

    • Available for Windows/Mac OS/Linux.
    • Good for professional beginners.
    • Simple to use if you are handy with your Window Movie Maker or iMovie.
    • Supports multiple video formats, including AVI, DVD, MPEG, QuickTime, and MP4.
    • Save the edited video to any popular video format.
  • Comes handy with filters and if you want to give your video professional touch, it can be done with the help of the filters.

Learning the extensive features of Avidemux is not tough. Although if you want to learn some advanced features, refer Avidemux wiki.

2. Wondershare Filmora

Wondershare Filmora is a free video editing software for PC. To start editing without much professional noise on the screen, you can select ‘Easy Mode’ and all the advanced feature will hide.

You can drag and drop your clip, select the theme for your video, add few animations and import to your laptop or directly on Youtube/Facebook.

Key Features:

    • Available for Windows/Mac OS.
    • Good for both beginners as well as professional video editors.
    • You can switch between easy and advanced mode.
    • Supports multiple video formats, including MP4, AVI, MOV, AVCHD and more.
    • Enables you to crop, trim, cut, split and combine in a few clicks.
    • Advanced filter and visual effects to touch up your video.
    • Tilt Shift, Face off, Mosaic, Jump Cut and more functions for you to try out.
  • You can edit your video for free but if you want to save in your PC you will have to pay.

3. Blender

Blender is best professional video editing software for free download. If you are not familiar with any professional editing tool then Blender is not for you.

Blender is an open source software. It has a fully customizable interface which allows you to change, adapt and redistribute the layout of all UI components and tools.

There are 32 slots for adding video clips, audio clips, images, and effects to produce some incredibly complex videos.

Key features:

    • Available for Windows/Mac OS/Linux.
    • Better professional video editing software free download.
    • Edit your videos with simple effects like transitions, speed control, filters, adjustment layers and much more.
    • It has a built-in text editor for annotations.
    • It supports character modeling through Sculpting so that you can make smooth toon characters.
  • Blender comes with interactive 3D paint for vertex weighting.

4. Lightworks

Lightworks is a video editor for PC. It was used to edit award-winning movies like Pulp Fiction, L.A. Confidential, and The King’s Speech. Now you can assume the power of professional light works. The good news is – it’s available for users like you and me with simple to use UI.

Lightworks is available in two different licenses, free and paid (pro).  In the pro version, you can get more advanced features like Boris Graffiti and Boris FX packages, export to AVI, MXF, MOV, WAV, WMV formats and much more. But the free version is also powerful for your editing and filtering projects.

Key features:

    • Available for Windows/Mac OS/Linux.
    • Good for semi-professional video editors.
    • The free license comes with real-time effects in SD, HD, 2K, 4K, and 5K, including over 100 presets.
    • Packed with advanced Multicam editing and second monitor output.
    • You can drag and drop, replace, fit to fill, backfill your clips. Packed with multi-colored markers for edits and clips and has more professional editing tools.
    • Lightworks comes with color correction, video titling, and audio enhancement.
  • You can save your project or export it into Lightworks Archives, Vimeo or youtube.

5. DaVinci Resolve 12.5

DaVinci Resolve is a next-generation color grading software with high-end HD professional video editing system. It is packed with major advances in HDR grading controls, caching formats such as ProRes 4444 XQ and DNxHR, and has complete end to end HDR workflow from on set production to post-production.

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