Top Free Video Editing Software for Beginners

1. HitFilm

With the animation tools in HitFilm, you can quickly create and edit audio and video transitions without having to use composite shots.

2. Lightworks

Lightworks has an easy-to-use interface that is simple and straightforward. It also  provides a collection of detailed video tutorials.

3. iMovie

Like a lot of native Apple apps, iMovie is simple and transfers files from your drive to your workstation with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface.

4. VideoPad

You can edit 3D videos and access a sound effects library, among many other basic and user-friendly features, with VideoPad.

5. DaVinci Resolve

Professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects, and audio post-production are all combined into one production tool in DaVinci Resolve.


There are paid and free versions of VSDCs available. VSDC's entire video editing suite is still included in the free version, despite its reduced features.

7. OpenShot

For small businesses that need to create ads and post on social media, OpenShot is a good choice. For resizing, scaling, trimming, snapping, and rotating clips, it works best.

8. Shotcut

With a wide range of tutorial videos, Shotcut is a cross-platform, open-source video editor. Also, it supports a broad range of formats, such as DNxHD, ProRes, 4K, and FFmpeg.

9. KineMaster

KineMaster should be your first choice for mobile video editing software. This durable app for editing videos is ideal for mobile devices.

10. ActivePresenter

Available in both free and paid versions, ActivePresenter is an all-in-one software for screen recording and video editing. Atomi Systems developed the product.