8 Free resources for video editing - Virtual First

8 Free resources for video editing

Free Video Editing Software

As a video editor, I have found that there are many great free options available. Here are a few of my favourites (Click on the titles to get to their web pages):

OpenShot

  • This editor is completely free and easy to use.
  • However, it does not have many advanced features and can be laggy or buggy at times.

ShotCut

  • Another completely free video editing software tool.
  • However, it has a confusing user interface that can take a while to get used to.

HitFilm

  • This editor is packed with features for a free option.
  • However, it has an advanced learning curve and a complex user interface.

VideoPad

  • This editor has a lot of nice features and has all the tools a beginner would need to edit videos.
  • However, its user interface is unique and takes time to get used to.

DaVinci Resolve [Recommended]

  • This editor has cutting-edge video editing/grading software that has a free-to-use version.
  • It is the best free editor on the market for professionals, but it can be intimidating for beginners.

There is even software built into modern operating systems:

Windows 10

Apple iMovie