Video editing has become more and more popular due to the popularity of camcorders and convenience of online video sharing.
To save money, you can use some video editing tools which are free of charge to edit videos.
But it may be difficult to find such good program for Windows since nowadays there aren’t too many free video editing programs available on the market.
What’s the best choice among them? Let’s have a look..
1. Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker is a free video editing tool for Windows and users can make home movies by simple drag-and-drop.
It contains features such as video effects, video transitions, adding titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie.
What’s more, new effects and transitions can be added and existing ones can be modified using XML code.
VirtualDub is a powerful free video editing software for Windows with many amazing features, such as compression, video splitting, and the addition of audio tracks.
As a free movie editing software, it has batch-processing capabilities for dealing with large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters.
Wax is a high performance and flexible video editing program which 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.
However, its video editing functions are quite limited.
If you want more advanced video editing features like Mosaic, Jump Cut, Flashhold, or need more transitional effects, picture-in-picture, titles, sound effects, you can turn to Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) software, which make your video go to the next level.
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
It supports various file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs.
FFmpeg is a paid video editing tool for Windows,
but a collection of free software that can record, convert and stream digital audio and video,
including libavcodec (a leading audio/video codec library), and libavformat (a leading audio/video container mux and demux library).
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation which supports all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
Blender has many advanced features, such as modifier-based modeling tools, powerful character animation tools, a node-based material, etc.
and is one of the best video editors for both Windows and Mac.
7. DaVinci Resolve
If you had access to the video editing pro level, then you must try DaVinci Resolve 14.
Except for multi-camera editing, 3D editing, motion blur effects, and spatial noise reduction which are only available on the paid version DaVinci Resolve Studio, you can almost do any professional video/audio editing and color correction with DaVinci Resolve 14.
8. VSDC Video Editor
It has tones of features and you can start for free.
There is wide range of filters, overlays, transition effects and color correction abilities.
This platform is designed to serve users with smooth editing experience so that even beginners can enjoy creative media projects.
Thanks to its wide format support that helps to handle all popular media files with ease.
Lightworks is a great free video editor featured with many video effects.
It can edit up to 256 video, audio, and still image clips.
But the user interface is very technical so many people find it hard to use.
10. VideoPad Video Editor
This is an intuitive, feature rich and easy to use video editing platform.
Beginners can enjoy easy editing with its drag and drop type timeline and the loads of transitions, effects and speed adjustment features make customization easier.
And the end results can be easily posted on social media networks like Flickr, Facebook and YouTube etc.