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7 Free Video Editing Programs 2021

by Vishwajeet Kumar

This selection of free programs to edit videos on different operating systems cannot be compared with the professional level of paid video editing programs, but they are still fascinating and can be pretty helpful if you need to create simple and quality content soon.

1. Wondershare Filmora Video Editor

For me, this is one of the most interesting free video editing programs since it allows us to create very professional video content.

Characteristics:

Easy to edit (cut, divide, trim, add) in just a few steps;

We can include text, titles, or music in the video clips;

Wide range of effects to improve video quality;

Various formats: MP4, AVI, MOV, AVCHD, etc.

It has a trial version, and then it goes to payment.

Operating System: Windows and Mac.

Wondershare

2. FlexClip

FlexClip is one of those video editing programs that you may not know about, and that has more predefined video templates for beginners. Its intuitive interface stands out.

Characteristics:

Allows you to capture and edit video files in real-time;

Correct and adjust multiple video effects;

Ability to create HD videos;

Various formats: MP4, WEBM, M4V, and MOV, etc.

Operating System: Windows and Mac.

Flexclip

3-  Openshot

It is an exciting program to edit videos in Windows and Mac. It allows us to process one or more videos and make a lot of changes to our video content.

Characteristics:

Preview in real-time;

Compress video easily;

Delete fragments of the video;

Batch processed;

Allows you to add plugins to include different video processing techniques.

Wide variety of video formats: WebM, AVCHD, HEVC, etc.

Operating System: Windows and Mac.

openshot

4-  iMovie

It is an Apple program that is installed by default on Macs. With this tool, we can create good-quality videos in a convenient and straightforward way.

Characteristics:

Add filters to improve the editing of the videos;

Add animated titles or soundtracks to any clip;

Allows you to import the material and add transitions;

Share videos directly to  Facebook  and Vimeo;

Compatible with Ipad.

Operating System: Mac.

imovie

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5-  Windows Movie Maker

In this case, it is the video program installed by default on Windows computers. With this tool, you can create your video content very quickly and without the need for excellent technical knowledge.

Characteristics:

You can preview your creations in real-time;

Add video effects and transitions;

Include new effects with XML code;

View imported multimedia elements in thumbnails;

Add audio tracks, titles to transitions.

Includes trial version, and then goes to payment.

Operating System: Windows.

windows movie maker

6-  VideoPad Video Editor

VideoPad is another free tool to edit interesting videos since it allows you to create good quality content in a short time.

Characteristics:

The simplicity of its interface stands out;

More than 50 visual effects and transactions;

3D video editing;

Import and mix music tracks;

Allows you to burn the videos to DVD to watch on television.

Operating System: Windows and Mac.

Videopad

7-  Movavi Video Editor for Mac

Movavi is one of the free video editing programs that I like the most because it offers us many features to create good quality videos quickly and easily.

Characteristics:

More than 90 animated transitions for videos;

Functions to adjust the image quality of videos automatically;

Offers more than 60 visual effects;

Available to save in formats: AVI, MPEG-4, MOV, and more;

It allows you to export the videos to watch them on Apple, Android mobile devices, etc.

Operating System: Mac.

Movavi

Extra: 3 Programs for screen video captures

To finish this article, I am going to mention three free tools to capture and record the screen of our computer. With these 3 programs, we can create our own video tutorials quickly and easily.

RecordCast

It is my favorite tool for screen capture and creation of my video tutorials, due to the simplicity of its interface and the quality of the videos. It allows you to record videos in high definition (1080p) and edit them with a built-in video editor.

They say that it has a negative aspect, and that is that the free version only allows 5 minutes of video recording, but I think they are more than enough to create good tutorials. If you need more time, then you can make another 5-minute video and thus get the audience hooked more easily, as long videos tend to be boring.

Operating System: Windows and Mac.

Recordcast

Screenflow

It is one of the most used programs to capture computer screens, due to its ease and quality. Highly recommended for creating video tutorials as it allows us to record the computer screen and audio, while we count the steps we are doing in a professional way.

Operating System: Mac.

Screenflow

Camtasia Studio

Camtasia Studio is another good tool for taking screenshots and video tutorials, and it is one of the best known. It stands out for the functionalities that it allows us, such as blur parts of the video, insert texts, create visual effects, etc.

For me, it has something negative, and that is that it is only free during the 30-day trial, then you will have to buy the tool if you want to continue using it.

Operating System: Windows and Mac.

Camstasia Studio

If you liked this content and want to know more about video editing programs, I recommend this compilation of Best Video Editors by Sara. 

Conclusion

In this compilation of free video editing programs, I wanted to tell you about those tools that I consider the best, taking into account their limitations and the quality of the content that they allow us to create. I hope that this list of tools can be useful to you to create professional videos and encourages you to start working on this content strategy that is increasingly important in Online Marketing.

Did you know these tools to edit videos? What other free video editing software would you add to this list? What tool do you use to record video tutorials? If you think that this compilation of video editing programs can be useful for other people, I encourage you to share it on your social networks.


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6 comments

SharlaAnn Matyjanka September 7, 2021 - 12:47 am

Hello Vishwajeet,
Thank you for this! I was just talking to my son about finding a video editor for him to edit his scooter videos for his IG account. Now I have a few for him to try out. I will let you know how it goes.
SharlaAnn

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Vishwajeet Kumar September 7, 2021 - 5:57 am

Hello, SharlaAnn,

That’s Great. I am happy that you found the post helpful. Do share your thoughts after trying any of them.

Regards,
Vishwajeet Kumar

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Ryan Biddulph September 8, 2021 - 9:48 pm

Hi Vishwajeet,

Each one of these video editors looks helpful buddy. Jazzing up videos adds that special touch most appealing to viewers. Using free editors adds pizzazz to creations without having to dip into your wallet.

Ryan

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Vishwajeet Kumar September 9, 2021 - 6:04 am

Yes, You are right Bro. Every tool mentioned here is worth giving a try.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Regards,
Vishwajeet Kumar

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Atish Ranjan September 12, 2021 - 6:11 am

Hello Vishwajeet,

I have used Filmora, Camtasia, Windows Movie Maker, and iMovie. All of these work great.
Ever since, I switched to mac, I have been regular user of iMovie, and it solves most of the purposes.

Thanks for sharing few more tools to the list. Good List Indeed.

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Vishwajeet Kumar September 12, 2021 - 6:17 am

Hello Atish,

Glad you like the content bro.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Regards,
Vishwajeet Kumar

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