7 Free Video Editing Softwares for Beginners (and for Advanced Editors too!)

Content creation has been the buzz for the last few years. Among these, videos are undeniably the most utilized. Being able to condense information into minutes or even seconds and having the freedom to deliver it into your kind of creativity makes videos one of the best mediums to deliver content.

So, whether you are a content creator, a creative in the industry, or a budding brand looking into making your own videos, here are seven (7) free video editing software that could help you create your next content.

1. VSDC Free Video Editor

VSDC allows you to create layers on your video. You can place several objects, make them overlap, blend them together or even control their opacity based on your preference. It is a non-linear video editor for Windows which means that you are free to combine video files and images in any sequences as opposed to the linear video editing that is usually used in most video editing software.

Aside from not leaving watermarks, this software also supports a wide range of formats giving you more options on your video output.

2. Kinemaster

A video editing software made for mobile devices, KineMaster’s features are user-friendly. It may not offer the same range of features such as Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve but it is a notch higher than most common mobile editing applications. 

Its performance mainly depends on the specifications of your mobile device. However, it is a good option whenever you are in need of a quick edit and does not have access to your laptop or computer. It is also a good starting software for beginners.

3. InShot

Apart from videos, InShot also allows you to to edit photos and create collages which makes it an all-in-one visual content editing application.

Some of its features allow you to trim your clips and adjust your video speed. You can also add filters, music and text. It also allows you to flip and rotate your footage which is not available in many other applications.

All these are available in its free version but, if you’re up for more, there is a paid version that you can also use.

4. iMovie

iMovie is a video editing software exclusive for Apple users. It has tools for media organization, color grading, video speed adjustment, green-screen effects, narration, and soundtrack editing. It also works with the 4K and HEVC formats. Being one of the most user-friendly video editing softwares, its Trailers and Movies tool is one of the best in story-based movie making for beginners.

It is not as intricate or advanced as most software available in the market but if you are looking for a convenient and easy way to create your first video in combination with still images, iMovie is the way to go.

5. Final Cut

Having both advanced features and user-friendly qualities, Final Cut is an easy-to-use software for Apple users. Allowing you to trim, scale and resize clips, this tool also has an audio mixing function that is easily accessible through its drag and drop tools.

It also has features such as 3D animation tools and the chroma key function which makes it suitable for professionals. With these, video editing beginners can have the chance to further enhance their skills.

6. DaVinci Resolve

Starting out as a color correction software, DaVinci Resolve has now evolved and become a complete post-production tool package. In addition to it color correction function, it now has editing, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post-production capabilities.

In order to not confuse and overwhelm its users with all of its tools, DaVinci Resolve has dedicated workspaces (also known as pages) for each post-production task. Editing can be done on the Cut and Edit pages while color correction is on the Color page. On the other hand, motion graphics and visual effects are on the Fusion page and audio editing on the Fairlight page. For media organization and output, the Media and Deliver pages can be utilized.

With everything organized, you can easily access and toggle among its different workspaces. Though DaVinci Resolve may seem overly complicated at first, it is a vital software to learn if you are aiming to be a professional.

7. Blender

More on the advanced level, Blender is video editing software known for its 3D and 2D pipeline. It has main editing sections which can be used for editing, VFX, sculpting and 2D animation. Its functions make it an ideal editing software for most video editing and animation professionals. The best part about Blender is that it is an open-source software and does not leave watermarks on your outputs. 

Even though prior editing knowledge is needed in order to fully navigate and utilize this software, we are still adding it on our list to challenge you and beginning editors alike to step out of your comfort zone and look further into video editing.

Have you tried any of these softwares? Do you have other free editing softwares in mind?