OpenShot Video Editor

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.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

Not provided by vendor

Markets

Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla , Albania, Armenia, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, St Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported 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

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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

Features

Total features of OpenShot Video Editor: 26

  • 3D Video Editing
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Capture
  • Closed Captions
  • Color Grading
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Image Library
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Motion Tracking
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Preview Functionality
  • Social Media Integration
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split/Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Template Management
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Creation
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Stabilisation
  • Video Support
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(142)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Haris
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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Incredible Video Editing Software

Reviewed on 10/5/2021

I always use Openshot video editor when i need to make some exciting edited videos. The software is...

I always use Openshot video editor when i need to make some exciting edited videos. The software is very easy to use and available on free of cost. Openshot Video Editor supports multiple formats and can be easily downloaded from their website. My overall experience with this software is very amazing and i strongly recommend Openshot video editor to the professionals who are looking for exciting video editing experience.

Pros

The videos can be edited in a very simple way by just drag and drop and you can add animations, watermark, sound effects and many other exciting things in your videos. I am using this software for last 3 years and always found it very helpful and full of exciting features. In Openshot video editor you can also trim your videos and add flying text and 3D animations. You can also speed up and slow down your videos according to your need. The interface is so simple and understandable one can easily use this software without any problem.

Cons

As of my experience i have never face any difficulty in Openshot video editor. The software always provide me all the necessary tools and features which i need and to make my videos beautiful and colorful.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

OpenShot - Power and Professionalism

Reviewed on 3/5/2022

For a small business, and even personal use in the form of social media videos, promotional videos...

For a small business, and even personal use in the form of social media videos, promotional videos I think it's brilliant software. The fact that it's free it's amazing and it doesn't sacrifice quality in the form of having an extensive list of effects and transitions. I find it easy and fast to make videos that look professional, make me look professional online. If you ever get stuck with how to use a feature, there are lots of tutorials online, as well as the built-in tutorial. Really stunning editor that I'll recommend to anyone wanting to make their business's online video presence comes across professional and polished.

Pros

The first feature that has to be mentioned is that this is free software, and that it offers being able to work in 4K. I am impressed that the media library has so many options, that include built in effects, transitions, ability to use titles for vectors and fonts. It's collaboration with Blender means it has those sleek looking 3D effects and titles built in as well, a nice quick way to add something extra to your project to make it stand out.
The interface is clean, simple and easy to get used to and adjust to for seamless editing, as well it being free to edit as many clips as you need to, no limits there. I like that it doesn't have a steep learning curve that most video editors do, but it still allows you to do professional editing as you would on a premium software, and advanced edits. I'm transitioning into teaching online, and I've used it to make my own promotional videos for various companies. It's always a pleasure to use as I can make changes fast, add an effect, sometimes play around with what would look good, and not have to dedicate hours to editing anything. When I'm done it looks polished and professional, as if I had used a high-end editor, which I appreciate as building a small business means you don't want to go spending extensively on software.

Cons

I think that if you need to edit a whole movie, it may give you issues with loading, with lag. I noticed that if I tried to import large files, a few hours of a holiday video, that there was an issue with it freezing. However, for most of my work I don't need to edit hours of footage, so I didn't really have an issue with this. I think for most people who are making social media videos, promotional material for their business like I do, even longer advertisment-type edits, OpenShot is perfect for our business or personal editing needs.

Eddie
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  • Industry: Online Media
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

This Video Editor Is GARBAGE!

Reviewed on 14/1/2022

It Is Complete GARBAGE AND SHOULD BE THROWN AWAY AS SUCH! GO TO ADOBE SOFTWARE PRODUCTS, THEY MAY...

It Is Complete GARBAGE AND SHOULD BE THROWN AWAY AS SUCH! GO TO ADOBE SOFTWARE PRODUCTS, THEY MAY BE PRICY BUT ITS WORTH IT! UNLIKE THIS TRASH VIDEO EDITOR!

Pros

Zero pros! It's complete trash! If you like waiting 20-30 minutes of it freezing in between 3 seconds of it not freezing every second then your an idiot

Cons

Freezes every 3 seconds for 20-30 minutes at a time without you pressing anything or doing anything. The video refuses to play back, you will end up waiting 2 hours for your original uncut raw footage to even play, if your lucky!

Response from OpenShot Studios

Hi Eddie,

I am sorry that you had so many issues with OpenShot Video Editor.

Our release version is more than a year old, and we've learned much since then. Our developers are constantly making improvements to the program, but they add them to our Daily Builds, not the release version.

You can download our latest Daily Build from our website to review our latest feature enhancements, bug fixes, and performance improvements. The address is https://www.openshot.org/download/#daily.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with our Technical Support Help Desk through Email at [email protected]

Souaibou
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Openshot review

Reviewed on 30/10/2022

Pros

The software is free and easy to use. And even if the features are outdated, it allows you to edit not-so-bad videos

Cons

Lack of cutting means with viewing and exporting videos takes time

Sylvester
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  • Industry: Public Relations & Communications
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

NO BUDGET VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE, It's powerful and gets the job done

Reviewed on 27/12/2020

OpenShot is both a SIMPLE and POWERFUL video editing software with the ability to produce great...

OpenShot is both a SIMPLE and POWERFUL video editing software with the ability to produce great videos.
OpenShot can make dazzling recordings, movies, and activities with a simple to-utilize interface and a rich arrangement of highlights. It can be used on Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems.

Pros

It has all the basics you need to edit and produce great videos.
Most importantly, it's FREE, SIMPLE, easy to use, and makes editing faster.

Cons

Some elements and features need improvement.

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OpenShot Video Editor FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for OpenShot Video Editor.

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:

We do not have any information about what integrations OpenShot Video Editor has

OpenShot Video Editor offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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