Already installed on newer computers that are
running Windows XP, Movie Maker has drag and drop features to make creating
and editing your movie easier. Microsoft has many add-ons for this software,
and upgrades are available through the website. This is one of the best free
video editing software programs available.
Apple iMovie is
comparable to Windows Movie Maker, but Apple iMovie is used on the Mac
operating system. Apple iMovie has many advanced features and add-ons.
Unfortunately, the software is only free if you buy a new Mac system. If you
want the software without buying the system, it is available for purchase
One of the best free video editing programs available for Mac users.
Avid FreeDV is available
for both Windows and Mac operating systems, and includes basic video and
audio editing capabilities, as well as up to two streams of real-time
effects. On the whole, a solid video editing program that is slightly hard
to use, but very powerful once you learn its ins and outs.
Wax is a high performance
and flexible free video editing software program. It started out as a college project, and has since grown. Wax is good for both home users and professionals. It can be used as a stand-alone application,
or as a plug-in to other video editors. The software also features unlimited video and audio tracks with top-down compositing.
Zwei-Stein is great free
video editing software, but the user interface is very technical. It is full featured, offering many different effects. It can edit up to 256 video, audio, and still image clips. There are up to 64
effects, which can be chained serially. An interesting program that's worth
Microsoft Movie Maker for
Windows users, and Apple iMovie for
Mac users are probably the two easiest to
use free video editing software programs available. Both products will allow you
to very quickly perform simple video editing tasks.
However, if you want to able to add more
interesting effects and transitions to your
videos, you might want to check out commercial video editing software. These programs provide very intuitive user
interfaces to complete basic editing tasks, but are also complex enough to let you experiment with advanced video
If you've been looking for a good video editing program, you may want to check out
Pro. This software allows you to quickly create and share a movie using built-in templates,
special effects, titles and transitions. You can apply unique effects such as stop-motion animation, time-lapse and chroma
key to create brilliant digital videos.
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