Free Video EditorsPowerful free video editors that may be all you need.
|Veed||Video editing made simple|
The easy way to create stunning videos, add subtitles and grow your audience. Get started now, no account required.
|OnLine Editor||Free and premium versions|
|Davinci Resolve||Revolutionary tools for editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production, all in a single application!||Yes||DaVinci Resolve 15 Beta: Free
DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio Beta: $299
|Openshot||OpenShot is an award-winning free and open-source video editor for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Create videos with exciting video effects, titles, audio tracks, and animations.||Yes||Free
|Shotcut||Shotcut is a free, open-source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux that works with a variety of formats and with resolutions of up to 4K.||Yes||Free|
|VSD||The video editor is intended for editing video files and creating videos of any complexity involving various visual and audio effects. The program offers rich functionality and yet has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing you to create videos with a bare minimum of efforts.||No|
Pro Version: $19.99
|Lightworks||Lightworks is a professional non-linear editing system for editing and mastering digital video in various formats, including 2K and 4K resolutions, and television in PAL, NTSC, and high-definition formats.||Yes||Free
Pro Version: Prices vary
Video Formats For The WebVideo formats that you may encounter on the web. A simple and quick guide for the beginner.
|Most popular format, used on prominent social media: youtube, vimeo, instagram, facebook. Most suitable for live streaming, There is less loss of quality with capability of higher compression. Can play on major media players and sound card drivers.||Not as easy to edit or update (from a movie making viewpoint).|
|Audio Video Interleave.|
Although developed by Microsoft, it can run on all OS[mac, linux, win]. Advantage: can store both video & audio in a single file. Has high quality audio fidelity.
|Huge files, compression a must.
Same codec that created your movie needs to be used to view it on another device.
Does not support JS interactivity.
|Developed by Apple and compatible with both Mac and Win platforms. can hold different media elements, including video and audio, all in one compact place.|
Best for transmitting files on the internet, Used primarily on the web.
|Requires QuickTime Media Player. Uses higher compression so video quality may suffer.|
|Open source |
Very high quality video quality even on older computers.
Many online video platforms like Youtube do support it.
|Currently only supported by Chrome & FF. Partial mobile support: some Android browsers. Many media players do not support this format.
To play offline, need to convert to MP4 or AVI.
|Web Video Text Tracks Format (webvtt).|
Developed by W3C, a cross platform and cross browser compatibilty.
Uses the HTML5
|Not as popular format today.
Information not as readily available as compared to other formats.