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Free Video Editing Softwares

Updated on September 6, 2016

Free Video Editing Softwares

If you are new to digital video editing or don't want to spend hundreds of dollars for an editing software, you can try these free softwares! Remember, don't expect much from these tools but you can do the basics. After all its free!

Davinci Resolve 12.5

Davinci Resolve is actually a Color Grading Software, also it provides all the necessary tools and features of a non-linear editing software. Its light version is free, so you can use is as an editing software and also you can do the color correction in it. It is a real professional tool.

Davinci Resolve Screen shot

Avid Free DV

Avid Free DV is simple video editing software and has limited capabilities compared to its big brother Avid Xpress Pro. You can download and use this tool and learn the famous 'Avid editing' interface and later you can upgrade into a more powerful version like Xpress DV or Avid Xpress Pro.

Movie Maker

It is a free and very simple video-editing tool included with Windows XP. Its interface mainly divided into four - Toolbars, Collection area, Monitor and Workspace. You can see the workspace either Timeline or Storyboard view. You can access the commands for common tasks quickly by using the toolbars. You can capture, edit and output your favourite video using this tool very easily.

Virtual Dub

VirtualDub is simple video editing tool for Windows 98/XP family. Please don't compare this tool with leading editing softwares, it doesn't have that much features and power. Actually you can call this an 'AVI Editor'. Also It can read Mpeg 1 video, image sequence(Bmp) and do batch processing.


With Wax you can do compositing and special effects. This tool can work as standalone or as a plugin software. It has some realtime/near-realtime effects(depends your graphics card). And it has a great feature - Plugin Adapter - can use DirectX plugins/Movie maker presets/VirtualDub filters as Wax Plugins.

ZS4 Video Editor

It is a free editing and compositing software. Its main features include unlimited number of Video, audio and image tracks; unlimited effects, resolution indipendent video, audio/video looping, and variable speed change etc.


It is a free editing and compositing software with - realtime effects, paint, audio mixing and resolution indipendent video. Can change its interface while you doing editing, compositing, mixing and you can even create your own interface to match your workflow. It will utilise your PC's power to process filters in realtime.


It's a free (open source) editing software for mac. you can capture/import video, images, audio and edit as you wish. You can export your edited movie to Tape, create presentations/Slide shows etc easily.


iMovie comes free with new Macs. iMovie supports standard and high definition (HD) video, as well as the most popular video formats, including DV, HDV, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.

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WAX ScreenZS4 Screen shotHyperEngine-AV Capture Window
WAX Screen
WAX Screen
ZS4 Screen shot
ZS4 Screen shot
HyperEngine-AV Capture Window
HyperEngine-AV Capture Window


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