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

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 & 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).
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OpenShot Video Editor Software - Over 40 static titles included!
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

4.2 /5
(105)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Abid
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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.

Nicholas
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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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
Fatoumata
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Video editor

Reviewed on 15/9/2022

OpenShot Video Editor is a great software for video editing

OpenShot Video Editor is a great software for video editing

Pros

Despite all the problems I had editing my videos, I was lucky enough to have used OpenShot Video Editor to edit the videos. With this nice video editing tool, I can process my videos in a simple and easy way.

Cons

My videos are always of good quality, I can do what I want to do and therefore I have no problems

Michael
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Absolutely worthless

Reviewed on 12/9/2022

Going in, I was told this was a bare bones editor, but I figured that was okay because what I...

Going in, I was told this was a bare bones editor, but I figured that was okay because what I needed to do was very basic. My client did a speaking engagement and the video was in two parts. She wanted me to edit the last bit from the first file to the beginning of the second, so that each part would be all of one of the two topics she spoke on.

This worthless program couldn't even handle that simple task.

The program only recognizes MP4 files as video and could not read the audio from it no matter what I tried to do. It also automatically reduced the video to 1/2 framerate for no reason, and I was not allowed to change it back. It also decided to flip the video (which was taken on a smart phone in portrait mode) to landscape mode, again for no reason, and again I was not allowed to change it back.

As near as I can tell, this program's only use is adding music over still photos. So I guess if you're 13 years old and trying to create an anime mixed music video for your Youtube channel, yeah, this program can do it. For literally ANY OTHER USE, this program is worthless garbage.

Pros

I never found any good uses for this product.

Cons

Can not handle even simple tasks.

Can only be used to add music over still images.

Response from OpenShot Studios

Hi Michael,

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

You probably downloaded our release version, which is over a year old. Our developers are updating OpenShot as quickly as they discover bugs and can add new features.

Would you please try downloading and installing our latest Daily Build to review the newest bug fixes and feature enhancements? You can download our latest Daily build from our website at https://www.openshot.org/download/#daily.

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

Boukary
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Arguably the best video editing software.

Reviewed on 14/9/2022

Pros

Openshot is the best video editing software. It is simple and practical and moreover less expensive. The synchronization of videos is very simple and the audio mixing too

Cons

Really nothing to say on this point, the software is extremely efficient

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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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