If you enjoy watching videos on the Internet, chances are you have also thought of making some of your own. They may be about a passion of yours (music, movies, videogames or collecting, for example) or you may want to boost the sales of the products sold in your online store. You may just want to post funny or creative videos on social media to grow an audience.
No matter what goal you may have, it's also possible you have stumbled upon the need of some video editing software that can help you produce the content you want. That's why we have a list of recommended free apps just for that. Check them out!
No money for starting editing videos? This Adobe Premiere version is not only free but also quite simple. It gets the job done quickly and painlessly, either from desktop equipment or mobile devices. Don't let the few tools it comes with fool you, they're useful enough to save you in case of emergency. Adobe Premiere Rush is Windows, Mac & iOS.
This is a solid alternative for all types of editors, beginners and experts alike. It's got a pretty clean interface, quick exporting options compatible with YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram or Facebook. It works with the most popular video formats and, listen up, it even has multicam editing compatibility and a library full of licensed audio/music clips and some stock clips for you to use in your videos. Lightworks (aka LWKS) is Windows, Mac & Linux compatible.
If you're not only struggling with the video editing part, but also with storage space on your hard drive, then WeVideo is the choice for you. WeVideo's Dashboard is cloud-based, so you can edit anything anywhere you have an Internet connection available, without the need of installing any piece of software. Its free version is a pretty good tool for social media videos, especially the short-form ones. WeVideo is available on Windows, Mac, iOS & Android devices.
Of course there are options for those who need utilities beyond basic stuff and Blender is the way to go. Besides its very competent video editor, this piece of software also allows you to delve into 3D animation. The absolute cherry on top is that it is completely free and, unlike most of the apps on this list, it doesn't charge any fees at all. Blender works on Windows, Mac & Linux.
Talking about free software, OpenShot is another option for you. You can edit your videos, of course, but OpenShot goes beyond that and lets you tweak it presets so that you can scale, resize, adjust the image any way you want and it even comes with chroma key compositing, just in case you want to use some green-screen effects. OpenShot works on Windows, Mac & Linux as well.
In case you are willing to invest some time to learn how to fully use a video editor, HitFilm Express has a lot of tutorials and guides. It also includes an audio mixer and a video trimmer that makes trimming clips very simple. The whole thing is very professional, with lots and lots of perks that you can discover with the assistance of the app itself. It is compatible with Mac & Windows.
There are tons of options of video editing software out there, it all comes to which one suits your needs best. Give these ones a try and let us know the pros and cons you find in them. Remember to stay in touch through social media, where our Kosmic Dust community keeps spreading useful info on tech and videogames, wellness and all things cool.
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