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Popular Free Video Editors and Comparison in 2021

This is a tutorial which explains the process of editing videos on a PC using Windows Movie Maker and editing videos on Mac using iMovie. This tutorial will be a concise explanation of how to editing videos for free. Then share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD. Using DVD burner you can even take movies you've made and turn movies into DVDs. You can also save your movie back to the video tape in your camera to play back on a TV or on the camera itself.

Free Video Editors Comparison

Free Video Editors Comparison

This tutorial includes three parts below:

Part 1. Using Windows Movie Maker to edit videos on PC for free

Part 2. Using iMovie to edit videos on Mac for free

Part 3. A table that compares free video editors.

The following table compares general and technical information for a number of video editors:

Name Support OS Key Features Support Input Formats Support Output Formats
Windows Movie Maker Windows Effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie Audio: .aif, .aifc, .aiff .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav and .wma
Picture: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, and .wmf
Video: .asf, .avi, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv
Windows Media formats or DV AVI
iMovie Mac OS X Edit the video clips, add titles, and add music. Effects include basic color correction and video enhancement tools, and transitions such as fade-in, fade-out, and slides. non-tape based HD or non-HD video cameras such as DVD camcorders HDD camcorders, & AVCHD, 3gp, AVI, DAT, MOV, MP4,MPG MOV, Disc, CD-ROM
Virtual Dub Windows Filters, Editing, create a video file from a series of bitmaps or targas, Video capture AVI
Wax Windows Graphics acceleration, Unlimited video and audio tracks,2D and 3D Plugins and transitions for creating effects, Plugin Adapter technology, Full featured project management, Transition and Plugin SDK available, File input/output through filters AVI, WAV, all popular image formats. AVI, MPEG, WAV, Flash, all popular image formats.
ZS4 Windows, Mac OS Linux 1. Unlimited* number of audio, video and picture.
2. Unlimited number of video/audio effects for every Produce video with a resolution of 8x8 or 16000x16000 and many sizes in between (custom)
3. Full automation control for all track and effect variables using keyframes .
4. Full cross integration of audio and video.
iyuv/i420, yv12 and yuv9 avi, mjpg avi, mpng avi, wav, jpg, png, bmp aif, snd, ico, cur, gif pnm, pbm, pgm, ppm, xpm, xbm i420/iyuv-avi, motion-jpg avi, motion-png avi, wav
HyperEngine-AV Mac OS X Multimedia authoring software for capturing, editing, organizing, processing, and exporting video, audio, and text to create DVD quality movies and slide shows.
Zwei-Stein Windows Zwei-Stein 3.01 is a freeware non-linear, non-destructive video compositing and editing system which offers many advanced features unavailable elsewhere. With Zwei-Stein you can edit up to 256 video, audio and still image clips, each with up to 64 effects chained serially. Cropping, panning and custom effects are easy with automatic key frames. Input Media compatible with Internet Explorer 4.0 (*.avi,*.wav,*.jpg,*.gif,*.png etc...) Imports http:// and ftp:// URL's for projects and clips. AVI 1.0, RealVideo? RealAudio?, Windows Media Format (*.wmv), WAV, and BMP.
Aviedit   It is a great tool to work with .AVI files. Regardless of small executable size, this avi editor offers unlimited power of digital video processing. Some high-tech tricks included into AVIedit allows you to perform with ease and fun the many interesting things, like video warping, color restore, noise reduction and so on BMP, JPEG, PNG and TARGA files , MP3, Autodesk FLI/FLC, AVI movie
Avidemux Linux,BSD, Mac OS Windows Videmux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. AVI, OpenDML ASF Flash Video Images (BMP, JPEG, PNG) Matroska MPEG PS, TS NuppelVideo OGM QuickTime, MP4, 3GPP Video Cinepak (only in latest development version) DV FFV1 H.263 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC HuffYUV MPEG-1, MPEG-2 MPEG-4 Simple Profile/Advanced Simple Profile (Supported codec FourCCs: DIVX, DX50, XVID, FMP4, M4S2) MJPEG MSMPEG-4 v. 2 (FourCC DIV3) Raw RGB SVQ3 VP3 VP6F (through libavcodec) WMV 2 Audio formats:AAC AC3 AMR narrow band MP3, MP2 Ogg Vorbis WAV PCM WAV LPCM WMA AVI (single or dual audio tracks) Flash Video Images (BMP, JPEG) Matroska (Beta) MP4 MPEG (VCD/SVCD/DVD compatible & separate) OGM Video formats:FFV1 H.263 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (using x264) HuffYUV MPEG-1, MPEG-2 MPEG-4 (SP/ASP, using FFmpeg MPEG-4 or XviD) MJPEG Snow AAC AC3 MP3, MP2 Ogg Vorbis WAV PCM WAV LPCM
Blender Windows, Mac OS Linux, You can use it for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications; Support format: OBJ, FBX, DXF, COLLADA
Kdenlive Linux Capture footage from digital camcorders using the raw1394 and dv1394 libraries, and export to camcorders using the ieee1394 or video1394 libraries. Support format: MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, XviD, and FLV), 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios for both PAL, NTSC and various HD standards, including HDV

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