Top 5 Best Free Video Editor of 2018

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In one of my article, I’ve written about the best premium video editing software. But there are many of video editors which are free of cost and are good to use for making videos.

So, I came up with the general list of the top 5 video editing software that are costless. These free softwares have some of the professional features like the paid versions

For making quality videos for YouTube or any video site, you need some video editing programs and of course, there are some free tools available which override the problem. Let’s check the best free video editors which are worth to use.

1. Avidemux

It’s a lightweight video editor that runs smoothly even on some older computers. I would not recommend this for large projects. it’s more suited for small editing tasks like putting together clips from a social gathering or something similar.

You won’t be making the next blockbuster movie with this. For its intended purpose, it does a great job and supports many file types including AVI, MPEG, and MP4.

It’s available on Windows, Linux, and Mac.

2. Apple’s iMovie

Apple’s iMovie is for Mac OS and iOS. With the latest versions, it now supports the editing of 4k video clips imported from GoPro smartphones and other devices.

The user interface is the cleanest and easiest to navigate of any editor on this list.

You can export your finished project directly to several platforms including Facebook and YouTube. It’s not the most powerful of video editors but it does work well for minor projects.

If you’re on a Mac, you should check out iMovie.

[junkie-hightlights color=”green”]Note: These top three I show you are more powerful than the fourth and fifth pics and could be in any order depending on which one you feel more comfortable working with.[/junkie-hightlights]

3. Video Pad

Video pad is great for new users and has a user interface that is easy to navigate.

It has a lot of the audio and video features that you would find in the expensive video editors including transitions and visual effects. It even includes zoom effects.

It’s available for Windows and Mac.

4. Light Works

Light Works has been used to help and produce big time movies such as Pulp Fiction and Wolf of Wall Street.

It’s been around for about 25 years and is the most powerful video editor on this list. Some of the key features are GPU accelerated real-time effects, video capture, and professional-level color correction.

Light works would have easily been the number one on this list but the free version has limitations.

You can only export MPEG-4 files with resolutions up to 720p and the free license must be renewed every seven days which I’m sure for a lot of you that could be very annoying.

Other than that on this list it is the most fully featured video editor and it’s available for download on Windows, Linux, and Mac.

5. ShotCut

ShotCut is a free and opensource video editor with powerful features and includes support for a wide range of formats.

ShotCut is available on Windows, Linux and Mac.

The great feature about it has a professional feel with tons of features including 4k support which are all included without restrictions that can cost extra like other video editors.

In fact ShotCut is completely free and they don’t even offer a paid version. Thankfully, they have created tutorials to help you out in addition there are many tutorials all over the internet that can also assist you with learning how to use the different features within ShotCut.

Final Thoughts

So, I highly recommend you check these out and that concludes the list. If you think there are few other tools which can help better than the above listed. Feel free to comment down below and let everyone know.