Top 5 FREE Video Editing Software Programs

There are loads of free video editing software programs available for you to try out and use for your editing needs. Although there are many that aren’t very good, there are a number that are very good and will allow you to edit your movies quickly and with ease. Even allowing you to flex your creativity and produce some very cool effects.

If you are looking to edit home movies ready to upload to social sites like YouTube and Facebook allowing you to share your videos with friends and family then these free video editing software programs will be perfect for you.

Microsoft Movie Maker

Installed on a lot of newer PC computers that are running Windows XP, Movie Maker has a very easy to use drag and drop system. Making creating and editing movies very simply indeed. Microsoft has lots of add-ons for this software, with upgrades available through the Microsoft website. This is definitely one of the best free video editing software programs available for PC users.
Apple iMovie

Apple iMovie is very simialr to Windows Movie Maker, however Apple iMovie is is for Mac users only. Apple iMovie has many professional features and add-ons. Unfortunately, the software is only available for free when you buy a new Mac computer or laptop. If you want to use the software without buying the system, it is available for you to buy separately. This is definitely one of the best free video editing programs for Mac users.

Avid FreeDV

Avid FreeDV is for both Windows and Mac operating systems, and has basic video and audio editing capabilities. With up to two streams of real time effects. Overrall, Avid FreeDV is a compact video editing program that can be hard to use, but very powerful once you have learn’t how to use it correctly.


Wax is a high performance and flexible free PC based video editing software program. It started out as a university project, and has since grown to what it is today. Wax is great for beginners and professionals. It can be used as a stand-alone application, or as a plug-in to other video editing programs like Sony Vegas?, Pure Motion EditStudio and Adobe Premiere?


Zwei-Stein is a nice free video editing software for PC users, however the user interface is very technical. It’s full featured, providing many different effects. It will edit up to 256 video, audio, and still image clips. There are up to 64 effects, which can be chained together. An cool software program that’s worth checking out.

All in all I would suggest using Windows Movie Maker if you are a PC owner and Apple iMovie if you are a mac user. Both will allow you to produce videos to a high standard with considerable ease. Whilst adding cool effects and transitions that will enhance your edits, creatively engaging with your audience.

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