15+ Free Video Editing Software Tools

Professional video editing software can be very expensive, which is why we decided to put together a list of free video editing software tools. These tools can let you add captions, edit clips, and change around the audio for the videos. Check out over 15 free video editing software tools below:

Avidemux is a free video editor software package that lets you cut, filter, and encode tasks. It supports many types of files like AVI, DVD, MPEG, MP4, and ASF. It works on Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

AVIEdit is a software package that lets you work with .AVI files. You can join and split AVI files and extract frames.

AVI Trimmer
AVI Trimmer is a free video editor that has fast and lossless AVI and MKV editing.

Blender is video software that lets you create animations and integrating a gallery of pictures into your videos. This software works on Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD.

DVD Knife
DVD Knife is a software tool for extracting DVD clips from your DVDs. The clips will be stored in VOB format.

Free Studio
Free Studio is an all in one package that has 8 sections for easy access to any application including YouTube programs, MP3/audio, CD/DVD/BD, DVD/Video, photos/images, mobile devices, Apple devices, and 3D programs.

Arboretum Systems’ HyperEngine-AV developed an award winning video editing software that is now free and complete with full source code. Users are able to capture, arrange, and process video.

iMovie comes with new Mac laptops. iMovie lets you edit video and audio clips. You can add photos, transitions, and narration to your videos as well. If you do not already have iMovie, it will cost you $4.99 from the App Store.

Jahshaka is a media management program that allows you to compose, edit, and add effects to your videos. The software works on Windows and OS X.

Moviestorm is a software package that lets you add lighting, characters, and post-production features into your videos.

Pinnacle Spin
Pinnacle Spin is downloadable softwarethat you can use to create videos and slideshows to share with your friends and family. You can save the product as a file, burn it to a DVD, or upload it directly to the web.

Pixorial is free video software available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. You can capture video on your iPhone and adjust them with real-time effects.

VirtualDub is a video capturing and processing utility made for Windows. VirtualDub lets you make simple and clean edits for your video footage like volume control. It works with PCs only.

Wax is a video compositing and special effects software program. Wax can create 2D and 3D special effects and can work in two modes – standalone application and as a plugin for video editors.

Windows Movie Maker
Movie Maker is the free video editing software built into Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

YouTube Video Editor
The YouTube Video Editor is a free online video editor that lets you easily add captions and audio to uploaded YouTube clips. You can also crop and add text to the videos.

t@b ZS4 Video Editor
T@b ZS4 lets you add an unlimited number of audio, video, and picture effects for every track. Effects include the ability to zoom, pan, adjust volume, and change around the rotation.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

15+ Free Video Editing Software Tools Comments

  1. Laura says:

    Great list! RealPlayer is perfect for basic editing and more than sufficient for my personal needs which is basically all the video editing I tackle. Also free and includes my media player & downloader and built-in converter. Great product depending upon needs: http://www.real.com/resources/video-editing/

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