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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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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Markets

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Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of OpenShot Video Editor: 8

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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(97)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Abid S.
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

OPENSHOT IS SIMPLY THE BEST VIDEO EDITOR

Reviewed on 4/4/2020

OpenShot video editor is incredibly easy to use and poweful video editing software which are...

OpenShot video editor is incredibly easy to use and poweful video editing software which are helping professionals all over the world with its excellent features. OpenShot supports multiple operating systems like Mac, Linux & Windows and it is absolutely free of cost and can be downloaded easily from its website. We can save a video in any of above mentioned OS and can be open it on another. OpenShot can read and wirte most image and videos formats and with the advanced tabs users can use any FFmpeg format.

Pros

I am using OpenShot for last 2 years in editing videos and found it very simple and easy to understand. With the help of this software i can add desired sounds to any of video and also trim the videos to find perfects moments. I can easily drag and drop the videos, audios and images from file manager into OpenShot for editing. There are lots of builtin background videos in OpenShot which makes it very easy to add titles and rearrange it according to the need. Unlimited layers allowed the users to add watermark, sound track and more. You can also add 3D animations such flying text, snow and many other things to your videos to make them looks nice and beautiful. The videos can be speed up and slow down with help of OpenShot and the user interface is so simple that one can easily understand their features in first use.

Cons

OpenShot video editor has all the necessary features and have excellent user interface with all the essential buttons but i would love if they add some external plugins for 3D animations. By adding some extra plugins user can takes some more benefits from this remarkable software.

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!

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

Joseph C.
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Just use Davinci

Reviewed on 13/5/2022

It wasn’t good. Program consistently crashed. Very minimal options.

It wasn’t good. Program consistently crashed. Very minimal options.

Pros

The only pro I have for this is it’s a free option for video editing. It does do very basic video editing.

Cons

The software crashed so often it made it difficult to use.

Fernando B.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

excellent free video editor

Reviewed on 4/3/2022

Overall I am very satisfied with the software. I'm making my edits in a simple way and with an...

Overall I am very satisfied with the software. I'm making my edits in a simple way and with an almost professional result.

Pros

This software offers all the basic features for professional video editing.
While simple, most of the features are pretty powerful.

Cons

The operational layout functionality can still be improved and the action response can be a little faster still.

Alternatives Considered

VEGAS Pro

Reasons for Choosing OpenShot Video Editor

The software became too cumbersome to run on low-end computers and the paid version was expensive.

Reasons for Switching to OpenShot Video Editor

Lighter and simpler software. It requires less computer resources to perform operations, especially exporting and compiling videos.
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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:

English

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