Video editing is very important part of starting a vlog.  When you decided to start a vlog, you have to consider what video editing software you like to use.  If you are starting out, you don’t want to spend lots of money purchasing a video editing software.  Fortunately, there are lots of free video editing software you can choose from.  Plan is to try out some of these free video editing software and get used to how video editing process.  So that, later on, you can invest some money in getting professional quality video editing software when are serious about producing a video.  If you decided to spend some money on video editing software, here is great post about Video Editing Software under $50.  Do check it out.

Here are complete list of free video editing software you can choose from:

iMovie (Mac)

iMovie is most popular free video editing software for Mac.  Conveniently, when you purchase a mac, it comes with it.  If you have mac, iMovie is one you should try and learn the basic video editing.

Windows Movie Maker (PC)

Windows Movie Maker is a free video editing software by Microsoft. It is a part of Windows Essentials software suite and offers the ability to create and edit videos as well as to publish them. Unfortunately, Movie Maker was officially discontinued without a replacement on January 10, 2017. But Microsoft planned replaced Windows Movie Maker with Story Remix.

Microsoft Story Remix (PC)

Microsoft Story Remix is a video editing tool that will let you merge together photos and videos with impressive 3D effects.  It will debut in the Fall 2017 Creators Update later this year. While Story Remix appeared to be a separate app on stage at Build earlier, Microsoft now describes it as “an evolution of the Photos app,” suggesting that these features will simply ship as part of the default Photos app in Windows 10. If that’s the case then Microsoft has just built a powerful video editing tool straight into Windows, something it has needed after it killed off Windows Movie Maker years ago.

Wondershare Filmora (Mac or PC)

Wondershare Filmore is one of the most popular free video editing software out there.  Filmora Video Editor (formerly Wondershare Video Editor) is best described as a closest successor to the classic iMovie of the past, right down to the bright user interface and dual editing modes.

VirtualDub (PC)

VirtualDub is free opensource video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms.  It is simple video editing software but it is known for ability to batch-process large numbers of files.  Also it can be extended with third-party video filters.  VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.

Wax (PC)

Wax is a high performance and flexible free video compositing and special effects software. The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose and flexible in video compositing and effects. Wax can create 2D & 3D special effects and can work in two modes – as a standalone application which would appeal for home users/beginners, and as a “plug-in” to video editors.

Machete Lite (PC)

Machete Video Editor Lite is a free version of video editor Machete. Similar to Machete, the Lite edition is designed for quick and simple “slicing” of your video files: you can delete unnecessary fragments (e.g. cut out commercials), copy, move, mix and save individual pieces. Also, you can use the software to remove audio tracks from video files.

Unfortunately, Machete Lite edition only supports the limited number of formats – in the current version, only AVI and WMV files. Also, the Lite edition does not support the editing of audio files, and you can’t use it to add or replace an audio stream. All other features of the main edition are available in the Lite one as well: the ability to losslessly edit video files and the extraordinary ease of use which does not require any specific knowledge or previous experience in video editing.

WeVideo (Online)

WeVideo is the online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share your movies at up to 4K resolution for stunning playback anywhere. WeVideo is paid subscription service, but it does have free service with limitation.

Avidemux (Mac or PC)

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license.

Kate’s Video Toolkit (PC)

Kate’s Video Toolkit is all-in-one video/audio toolkit solution. Convert,cut,join,mix and apply effects. Supports AVI, WMV, MOV, DIVX, ASF, 3GP, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, VCD-PAL ,VCD-NTSC, SVCD-PAL, SVCD-NTSC, DVD-PAL, DVD-NTSC and other formats. Add a 3D transitions (70 transitions) and awesome effects (over 50 effect) between any combination of video clips, picture. It offers a built-in-player to view or listen to the file before saving, which allows you to set the start/end points of the portion you want to extract and convert. It changes the frame size, frame aspect ratio, video compression codec and audio compression codec.

MPEG Streamclip (Mac or PC)

MPEG Streamclip is a powerful free video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows. It can play many movie files, not only MPEGs. It can convert MPEG files between muxed/demuxed formats for authoring. It can cut, trim and join movies.  MPEG Streamclip can also download videos from YouTube and Google by entering the page URL.

 Pinnacle Video Spin (PC)

Pinnacle’s makes premium video editing software. Pinnacle VideoSpin is a free video suite that offers similar capabilities but in a simpler package. It’s specifically designed to make it easy enough for beginners to create high-quality videos and slideshows to save, burn to disk, or post online.

YouTube Editor (Online)

Youtube Editor is online video editing tool from Youtube.  You can use Video Editor tools to put together clips to create new videos and publish them to YouTube with one click. All of your uploads are added automatically to the Video Editor.

VSDC Free Video Editor (PC)

With VSDC Free Video Editor, you can create and edit videos of any complexity from a family greeting card to a company presentation. Cut, merge video files, apply visual and audio effects, use filtration and image correction, make slideshows and add an appropriate soundtrack. Use multi-color Chroma Key and advanced parameters settings to give your video a professional look. All popular video and audio formats are supported.



Complete list of free video editing software for PC and Mac

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