Top 5 best open source video editors in 2019

When you choose any video editing software to edit your videos, you keep some points in your mind. Editor’s cost is one of them. Here I am sharing a list of top 5 best open source video editors.

They may be free or have some decent fee for their usages.


Best open source video editors in 2018

OpenShot is the best open source video editor and it is free and this supports all 3 major operating system platforms (Linux, Mac, and Windows).

It is designed to be easy to use, quick to learn, and powerful open source video editor. You can easily cut, slice, and edit any video or film.
OS was created in August 2008, by Jonathan Thomas, a software developer from North Texas (USA). OpenShot Video Editor is free software, you can redistribute it and modify it.

You can download OpenShot here.


Best open source video editors in 2018

Avidemux is a free and OSS for video editing and processing. It is written in C++ & other supporting languages.

It is capable of non-linear video editing. It can apply visual effects to video. You can save videos into different formats. You can easily insert audio streams into video file.
This is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license.

You can download Avidemux here


Best open source video editors in 2018

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation tool. It supports the 3D pipeline-modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking as well as video editing.

It is free and open source software for video editing.

You can download Blender here



best open source video editor

Shotcut is free and best open source video editor and encoder. It can handle a wide range of media formats.
It has many user-friendly features;

  • It doesn’t notify you of its frequent (almost daily) updates.
  • It’s compatible with JACK Audio and Melted Server technology, and it even offers an experimental GPU Processing feature.
  • Shotcut can test MLT XML files, too.
  • Several language options are available, and users can create and share new translations.

It also offers cross-platform converting between a wide range of audio and video types (images, too), as well as configurable deinterlacing, interpolation, and scanning and automatic, non-broadcast, and custom video modes.

You can download Shotcut here

Wondershare Filmora

Best open source video editors in 2018

I am personally using Filmora for my youtube video editing. You can create amazing videos easily. It has a wide range of powerful editing tools. It is available on both Mac & Windows platforms, even you can download the android app.
Great features are:

  • Screen recording
  • split screen
  • green screen
  • advance text editing
  • picture in picture(PIP)
  • 4K editing support
  • GIF support and many more

Here are the top 5 best open source video editors. You can download any one of them and enjoy professional editing.

Above, I have given download links of products. Personally, I recommend Wondershare Filmora but you can try other options too.

Hope that, this information will help you to choose one of the best free open source video editing tool.

Will meet…soon.

1 Comment

Lorenzo · July 7, 2019 at 11:22 am

Thanks for the list! I have found Kdenlive personally to be very good.

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