OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot Video Editor

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Free and open-source video editing software!

About OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot Video Editor is open-source software designed to help businesses trim, slice, edit, and mix audios and videos in various formats on a drag-and-drop interface. It provides 3D animation capabilities, which let administrators utilize effects to adjust colors, sizes, length, and text across video projects.

It includes an audio editing module, which enables businesses to visualize audio files and render waveforms as part of videos. Professionals can use a special effects engine to modify, reverse, slow down, or speed up motion in videos.

Other features include real-time preview, compositing, title templates, clip resizing, video transitions, desktop integration, keyframe animations, and more. Users can create personalized SVG vector titles or choose from predefined templates to adjust the titles' color, font, and text in the editing panel.


Key benefits of OpenShot Video Editor

» Cross-Platform
OpenShot is a cross-platform video editor supporting Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS. Get started and download our installer today at https://www.openshot.org/download.

» Trim & Slice
Quickly trim your videos and find those perfect moments.

» Animation & Keyframes
Using our robust animation framework, you can fade, slide, bounce, and animate anything in your video project.

» Unlimited Tracks
Add layers as you need them for watermarks, background videos, audio tracks, and more.

» Video Effects
Using our video effects engine, remove the background from your video, invert the colors, adjust brightness, and more.

» Audio Waveforms
Visualize your audio files as waveforms, and even output the waveforms as part of your video.

» Title Editor
Adding titles to your video has never been easier. Use one of our templates or make your own.

» 3D Animations
Render beautiful 3D animated titles and effects, such as snow, lens flares, or flying text.

» Slow Motion & Time Effects
Control the power of time, reversing, slowing down, and speeding up video. Use a preset or animate the playback speed and direction.

» Edit Video
Drag and drop video, audio, or images from your file manager into OpenShot. It is that easy for anyone to get started with video editing.

» 70+ Languages
OpenShot is available in many languages and can be translated online with LaunchPad.

» Simple User Interface
We have designed OpenShot to be the easiest and friendliest video editing software! Try it and see for yourself.


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OpenShot Video Editor Software - Twenty animated titles included (requires Blender).

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Value for Money
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Features
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Ease of Use
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Customer Support
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Annam
Annam
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Best and Open-Source Video Editing Software

Reviewed on 06/04/2020

My overall experience with OpenShot Video Editor is really outstanding because I have used the...

My overall experience with OpenShot Video Editor is really outstanding because I have used the software for my personal projects. I really like the 3D animations which I usually apply in my projects. Especially I need slow motion in my video projects, so I easily add slow motion in the videos. Sometimes I also create title in the beginning of the videos. So I really like this simple and incredible video editing software. Once i apply the transitions, then i preview the video before the export process.

Pros

Openshot is really awesome and a professional video editing software. The most important thing that it is completely free. The interface of this software is really easy to understand and use. All panels are really fabulous. You can simply import the files then you can drag and drop the files in your timeline. Then using effects and transitions you can apply a hundered of beautiful transitions. You can easily trim your exisiting videos or if you want to edit audio you can also edit the audio or sound. You can add unlimited layers.

Cons

According to my experience, we can find all video editing features, tools and options in the OpenShot Video editor. So as per my point of view, every features and use of this software is awseome. Only if we find more external plugins or modules that will be really awesome. Here plugins means, like we will able to apply more new transitions and effects. All other options are outstanding.

Iqra
Iqra
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best and Professional Video Editor

Reviewed on 16/06/2020

Video editing is the need for our business because we have to make videos regarding the content and...

Video editing is the need for our business because we have to make videos regarding the content and work of our business. So I always compose and make videos in OpenShot Video Editor. There are lots of reasons, the first reason it is free and open-source. Second, the dashboard, panels, and all features are really easy to use.

Pros

OpenShot Video editor allows you to make stunning and fabulous videos. You can import the content like images and videos in your composition. Then you can apply lots of different beautiful transitions and effects. You can add as many layers as you want. The software allows you to export the video with different formats and options.

Cons

For my personal and business needs, OpenShot Video Editor always helped me and I never faced any kind of issue during the use of this software. Especially it is free. So according to me, there are no cons. Everything of OpenShot Video Editor is awesome.

Géovanny
Géovanny
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The free and intuitive video editing solution for all levels

Reviewed on 16/02/2023

Pros

As an Openshot user, I can say that there are several advantages to this video editing software. First of all, its free nature makes it a popular choice for beginners or users with a limited budget. Second, Openshot is relatively easy to use, thanks to its intuitive user interface and smooth learning curve. In addition, it offers a variety of editing tools, visual effects and transitions to customize my videos. Finally, Openshot is available on multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac and Linux, making it accessible to a wide community of users

Cons

Openshot can sometimes be unstable and can crash or close unexpectedly, which can be frustrating if you're working on a large project. Also, its range of features is not as extensive as some of the more advanced video editing software, which can limit its capabilities for more complex projects. Finally, although the Openshot community is active and often provides updates, support can be limited compared to more popular and commercial video editing solutions. Despite these drawbacks, I find Openshot to still be an excellent choice for beginner to intermediate users looking for a simple, free video editing solution.

Farhan
Farhan
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Open-source and Award Winning Free Video Editing Software

Reviewed on 14/06/2020

For me, OpenShot is really important. Because I always create my business videos using the OpenShot...

For me, OpenShot is really important. Because I always create my business videos using the OpenShot software. Especially I apply slow motion and different animations to my videos. So my overall experience with this software is outstanding.

Pros

OpenShot is an open-source and award winning free video editing software. You can create stunning and beautiful videos using different professional transitions and effects. The software is really easy to understand and use. You can use different video and audio layers. There are lots of video effects you can apply to your videos.

Cons

According to my experience, there should be more 3d animations and transitions for the beginners. No doubt, we have thousands of good animations, transitions and effects in the software. But some few more 3d transitions will be awesome.

Jeff
Jeff
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

OpenShot Hits The Target

Reviewed on 31/12/2021

We're able to provide a Sunday morning service to our shut-ins parishioners or those who couldn't...

We're able to provide a Sunday morning service to our shut-ins parishioners or those who couldn't make the service in person. Since we started a few years ago, this has been a great method of outreach.

Pros

My favorite aspect about OpenShot Video Editor is it's simplicity of use. I am the Tech Advisor at our church but also the volunteer editor of the weekly services. I am using OpenShot in hopes that one day another parishioner will step up and assist. I don't think it will be difficult to train them on this Editor program once they use it once or twice.

Cons

Perhaps it's my machine but I wish that it would render / export the video quicker. I've gotten the process down to where I do other things during this period (about 3 hours / hour of video), but for the price you can't go wrong.

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Reasons for Switching to OpenShot Video Editor

Price and ease of use.
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OpenShot Video Editor FAQs

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OpenShot Video Editor offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

OpenShot Video Editor is free and open-source software.

OpenShot Video Editor has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

OpenShot Video Editor supports the following languages:

Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

OpenShot Video Editor supports the following devices:

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OpenShot Video Editor offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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