Best 3 Free Video Editing Software for Laptop and PC.

In this blog, I am telling you the five best free video editors available right now. Each of these video editors is going to be completely usable in their free version. And you don't have to worry about this or this. 

So rest assured, no matter which video editor you download, you can create complete videos and don't have to worry about any sort of watermarks. Now I've used all of these editors before, so I'll be going over the pros, cons, and compatibility. Whether you're looking for an editor for school, YouTube, or work, you'll be able to find the perfect editors to suit your needs. 

1) Canva Video Editor



Now, the first video editor on this list is the Canva Video Editor. And Canva is a photo editing tool, but they've recently come out with a good free video editor. What's awesome is that it's completely online. So it doesn't matter if you're on Windows or Mac, you can just go on the website and use the editor without having to download anything. And the video editor has a built-in free screen recorder as well. 

With the Canva Video Editor, you can easily string together clips, as well as add text, different animations, transitions, as well as different levels of audio. Now what's great about Canva is that it has a bunch of free elements and templates as well. So if you're a new editor, then you can take advantage of a lot of these elements, and use them to make great videos. Now, the one downside about Canva, is that it's a single-layer video editor. So you can't create complex videos, but if you're a beginner that's looking to get into video editing, and you need a free editor that you can use online, Canva is the perfect choice for you. 

2) DaVinci Resolve 17



Now, if you're looking for something more advanced, I would highly recommend DaVinci Resolve 17. The free version of the editor is still a fully-fledged editor, which you can use to make a bunch of different videos. With DaVinci Resolve, there are no watermarks or time limits. Now there is an exporting limit, but you can only export up to, oh yeah, 4K 60 FPS, which should be good for most of you. Now, what you do get in DaVinci Resolve is a fully-fledged multi-layer video editor. And you can do things such as add text, music, audio, and more. 

Now, not only that, but you can also animate within DaVinci Resolve, as well as do some basic color correction. So it has everything you need to make complete videos. The DaVinci Resolve interface is also easier to use compared to other editors I've found. Now the only drawback I would say is that with DaVinci Resolve, you do need a fairly powerful PC to run it. DaVinci Resolve 17 is available for both Windows and Mac. And if you want to upgrade in the future, they also have a pro version available for $300, which is DaVinci Resolve Studio. Now in the free version, the only real limitations you have are, you know, not having access to advanced GPU configuration or other advanced, you know, noise reduction features. But for 99.9% of people, DaVinci Resolve 17 is the perfect free video editor. 

Now, if you like the idea of DaVinci Resolve, but you don't have the computer to run it, I would recommend VSDC. Now, looks going to be deceiving, and VSDC looks like a very old program, but it's very powerful and is constantly being updated. And it will surprise you. VSDC is a complete layer-based editor that's used by over 5 million people, and you don't need a powerful computer to run it. What's also great about VSDC is that if you ever want to upgrade to the pro version, which I don't think most people will need to, the pro version also only costs $25. 

This is something important to keep in mind if you do eventually want to upgrade. Now of course, within VSDC, you can do any sort of editing you like. So you can add clips, cut them, and add text, music, animations, and effects. There are also a ton of built-in effects that you can use, as well as do color correction and motion tracking. Now, the only difference is that between the free version and the pro version, there are some additional features that you could unlock. 

Such as, you know, specific transitions or advanced motion tracking. But once again, if you have the free version of VSDC, you can make a ton of videos, and there's no time on this or watermarks. And I've created a full tutorial that you can also watch, that I'll link down below, that shows how you can use these editors to create complete videos. Now, the one drawback is that VSDC is only available on Windows. But if you're a Mac user, don't worry, the next two options are compatible with both Windows and Mac.

3) Kdenlive



Next up on the list, we have Kdenlive. And Kdenlive is a free, open-source video editor available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. And the great thing is that it's fully free, so as soon as you get it, you have access to all the features, and you don't have to worry about any limitations whatsoever. So apart from all of the default editing features, such as of course, being able to edit clips, and add text and music, Kdenlive takes it a step further, and you get access to a lot of advanced features, such as different types of scope. 

So you can see the balanced levels of your colors and your audio. You can also do some keyframe editing, easily manage your interface, as well as create custom shortcuts. So if you have a video editing background, you can take advantage of Kdenlive. Now, one con about Kdenlive is that some users do find it to be buggy, but of course, I would recommend that you try it out and see for yourself. And if you're an advanced video editor that has some experience and wants an advanced free editor, I would highly recommend Kdenlive. 

And the final editor on this list is Shotcut. shotcut is also a free, open source editor that you can use on Windows, Mac, or Linux. And once again, you get access to every single feature once you download it. So you don't have to worry about, you know, any sort of exporting limits or watermarks, or even getting access to features. Because you get all of the features as soon as you get Shotcut. I would say that Shotcut is a slightly toned-down version of Kdenlive. So it's a little bit easier to use, but it still supports hundreds of different audio and video formats, and you can create fully-fledged videos with Shotcut. 

Just like all of the other editors on this list, you can also export videos in either 1080p or 4K. And Shotcut has a lot of really cool features that you can use on top of the default features, such as being able to do green screening and chroma keying. You can blur different clips, stabilize them, and much, much more. The only thing I would say is that it's difficult to set presets for Shotcut. So every time you're exporting, you do have to know the different settings. But of course, with some tutorials, this is easy to navigate. 

So if you're looking for a free editor that has a lot of different features, and you don't want to worry about unlocking any features in the future, I would highly recommend Shotcut. The final con with Shotcut is that it's a little bit more intensive than Kdenlive. So if you do have a lower-end PC or an older laptop, then things might lag a little bit compared to using an editor such as VSDC or Kdenlive. But once again, I would just try them out to see if your PC can support it. And I'll also link each editor down below in the description so you can check the requirements. But that's about it for this video. Hopefully, I helped you find the perfect video editor. 

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