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What is the best free video editing software (2018)?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by OverDrive, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. OverDrive


    Joined: Feb 28, 2012

    Posts: 335

    Location: Herts

    Hi guys,

    Hoping I can draw on some knowledge/expertise here.

    The last free software I used for editing was Windows Live Movie Maker several years ago. I still have the software, it does seem quite basic though.

    What is today's best option?

  2. ingouk


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 491

    Location: Birmingham

  3. RaV


    Joined: Dec 17, 2007

    Posts: 678

    Location: Ireland

    Have a look at the free version of HitFilm: https://fxhome.com/express
    Also mentioned in the article above. A great all round package.
  4. aimless


    Joined: Aug 10, 2018

    Posts: 3

    DaVinci Resolve 15 - its awesome, and the free version has so many features. Although it does have a very steep learning curve. Plenty of YT tutorials out there. Its also what professionals use
  5. aimless


    Joined: Aug 10, 2018

    Posts: 3

    thanks this looks good!
  6. doug_1986


    Joined: Apr 20, 2009

    Posts: 349

    The Sony offering has come up a few times on Humble Bundle recently, so worth keeping an eye on them.

    I (professionally) use Premiere Pro and Avid MC. Of the 2 I'd almost always go Premiere.

    For the home user, the Adobe suite is fantastic and the learning curve I don't think is too steep. It may work out a tad costly though under their subscription model.