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 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 color, font, and text of titles in the editing panel.

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Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to OpenShot Video Editor

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Features

Total features of OpenShot Video Editor: 6

  • 3D Video Editing
  • Audio Capture
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Overlay

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(86)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Gabriella N. Gabriella N.
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A great video editor that needs a 'splash'

Reviewed on 18/1/2021

I enjoy using OpenShot, but it would be great if they added a splash screen and a notification...

I enjoy using OpenShot, but it would be great if they added a splash screen and a notification window?
It works well and competes favorably with similar programs, even with paid programs, given that it is free.
Its performance is good overall but I have found that the processor you use plays a role.

Pros

OpenShot is a great video editor, I have been using it for over two years now. Its option to separate sound from video in an imported and loaded clip is very good. I use this feature quite a bit and I have not experienced any errors or problems with it. I also like how after separating out the sound I can either remove it or edit it.
Another feature that stands out is the razor tool, it makes removing unwanted sections easy. Bringing the remaining clips together is even easier, you just drag and drop, this is something I have found to be a bit messy with other programs.

I like how it's not too heavy, I have successfully ran it on an entry-level processor. It would occasionally slow down to load, but the plus here was that it would not crash and I wouldn't lose my work. However, I would be amiss if I did not mention that the processor you use makes a difference!

Cons

The issue that I have or perhaps an ask to OpenShot is that they add a splash screen to show that the editor is starting as well as a notification window that asks you to confirm if you want to open more than one instance.
When starting OpenShot it's often not clear whether it's opening or not. I tend to end up with several windows open. Then it becomes a mission to close the extra windows and then wait a bit before starting work to see if there will be more windows opening up.

Adding a splash screen and a notification window would be quite helpful, it would save time & effort and eliminate any frustrations!

Nicholas K. Nicholas K.
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

OpenShot Video Editor Great Aid to Business For Creating YouTube Videos

Reviewed on 3/6/2020

We got OpenShot because we were so frustrated with the cost of Camtasia. We may add that program...

We got OpenShot because we were so frustrated with the cost of Camtasia. We may add that program back to our software arsenal, but for now are very happy with OpenShot.
As a company, we created a YouTube video channel and we are creating content for that channel. OpenShot is very easy to use to create those videos. Our goal is 2 per day for the first 60 days. We would do more, but we run 4 or more tracks per video and the save process for export is time-consuming.

Pros

It shows the whole functioning video creation process on one screen and has very easy access for multiple tracks. For me, this is a must. I want to see all of my tracks or at least have easy access to preview them. OpenShot has a little preview screen so you can preview what you are making as you go, frame by frame if necessary.
At first, I had my doubts about this software as a video editor because I had trouble figuring out how to do certain tasks. I quickly found YouTube video tutorials by the program creator that make it so easy. I'm still experimenting and look for video tutorials to learn to do things right when I want to try new things. My newest endeavor is exploring the many transitions offered.
The program allows us to align frames on each track to make seamless videos.
I'm sure we have not even hit the halfway point of learning other benefits we will eventually use.

Cons

Easy to set up video tracks, frames, etc, but this program takes a long time to Export videos so we can then upload them to YouTube. We actually have learned to open other windows to work with while it is exporting video. Otherwise, we cannot minimize during this process and it impedes us from other work.

Alternatives Considered

Camtasia

Reasons for Switching to OpenShot Video Editor

Price and ease of use. The learning curve is much easier
Nisar A. Nisar A.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

OpenShot, The Best Free Yet Loaded Video Editor

Reviewed on 18/10/2021

Being a Youtube vlogger, I use OpenShot extensively for editing my videos and to apply voice overs....

Being a Youtube vlogger, I use OpenShot extensively for editing my videos and to apply voice overs. I love it for its ease of use and availability of all useful tools. Apart from vlogging, I also use it to experiment with advanced video effects which is quite fun. It used to work very slow but after I upgraded my computer system, it now works very well.

Pros

OpenShot is one of the best video editing software, and its ease of use allows new users to utilize it to its full potential. It is an open source software and is completely free to use yet. It is compatible with all major audio and video formats and can give output any where in the range from 360p to 4k video quality. It is supported by all computer operating systems. It supports drag and drop feature which makes it easy to combine video clips, images and audio together or to separate audio files from a video or adjust the audio settings along with scaling the video by merely dragging it. You can also resize and adjust the quality of a video in it. Along with that it features hundreds of effects that you can apply to your videos. Apart from adding 3D animations and overlays, it also supports chroma keying thus enabeling you to alter the background extensively. OpenShot developers also constantly release updates thus keeping it up to date. To sum up, this video editor serves the purpose of everyone, from youtube and facebook vloggers to professional video editors.

Cons

OpenShot sometimes encounter to freeze or auto quit while processing heavey files like 4k videos in Microsoft Windows. Also they need to make its interface more pleasant on eyes as it has not changed from quite a lot of time.

Cristhian josue J. Cristhian josue J.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Openshot, the free video editor that everyone should try

Reviewed on 6/9/2021

Openshot is a fantastic tool, I like it very much, it fulfills very well the function of being a...

Openshot is a fantastic tool, I like it very much, it fulfills very well the function of being a free and competitive video editor, it allows us to do almost everything related to post-production, to a greater or lesser extent, but we can do it.

If you want to create simple videos, this is a good option

Pros

One point I really like about Openshot is that it's free... just kidding.

This video editor allows us to create infinite layers, something that I personally like a lot because I usually used multiple layers, sometimes by the need of the project or simply to have a working order in my timeline.

In my opinion, this video editor is a good tool for those who like me some time ago, only want to create simple montages with good quality, "Openshot" satisfies me, it's light and any PC can run it, even the editing in this video editor is done nicely, I like it.

Cons

Openshot looks very antiquated in some aspects, it has 3D animations but they look like they come out of PowerPoint or some version of windows 2000.

This video editor can't compete in the graphical aspect with other free editors, let alone paid software or software focused on 3D designs. Simply Openshot isn't an option if you want to use or create animations in your video editor.

Shemsi S. Shemsi S.
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  • Industry: Animation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Openshot the most easy software to use

Reviewed on 13/10/2021

Very efficient and good

Very efficient and good

Pros

Ability to save in dffeent formats and download videos

Cons

Edit function and trimming does not work

Alternatives Considered

DaVinci Resolve

Reasons for Switching to OpenShot Video Editor

It was easy to operate
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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+

OpenShot Video Editor supports the following languages:

English

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