Best Video Editing Software for Windows – 19 Free Video Editors
Editing a video in 2016 can’t get easier, with new digital video cameras the quality of recording has gone far better.
Still you should always polish a video, if you want to impress someone.
Here are some of the best video editing software for 2016 that have tons of effects, tricks and pre-defined filters.
See the full list and you will discover awesome new things about video editors.
Also see – Best Computers for Video Editing
19 Best Video Editing Software:
1. CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Deluxe
Its an Easy-to-use home video editing software with 500+ editing tools and effects. You will be able to create amazing videos in minutes!
It has creation modes that ensure you spend less time learning and more time creating.
Effects like – Transition, Animated titles, PiP objects, Particle Effects, Color presets and much more are present to help make your videos quickly and easily.
Supported formats and codecs include MOV, MKV, H.264 and FLAC. PowerDirector 14 has significantly improved video performance when working with the popular WMV format, as well as adding FLAC audio editing support.
2. AVS Video Editor
Trim, cut, split, merge, rotate, mix videos. Apply effects and overlays, insert menus, audio, texts and subtitles. Burn DVD/Blu-ray discs.
AVS Video Editor supports all key video formats. Edit & save video files in AVI, VOB, MP4, DVD, WMV, 3GP, MOV, MKV, H.263/H.264 codecs, etc.
Transfer video from DV-, web- or VHS-cameras and save video on hard drive or burn DVD discs. Or record media files from your PC screen and create video guides, training videos or demos. Share Your Video by Uploading newly made video files to all popular video hostings such as Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, etc., directly from AVS Video Editor interface.
3. Windows Movie Maker
Import/Edit slideshows and videos. To make a movie with Movie Maker, you’ll need some photos and videos on your PC. Import photos and videos from your phone or other device to get started.
Trim it, split it, speed it up or slow it down, you can also choose a theme to express your unique style.
Bring your movie to life with a soundtrack that you can edit yourself. When your movie’s done, publish it to the web so you can share it with family and friends.
4. MAGIX Movie Edit Pro
Even beginners can easily remove unwanted scenes from videos or add incredible effects, transitions and suitable music to turn raw video footage into movies that will impress any viewer.
Comprehensive support for the latest camcorders and faster video import makes Magix Movie Edit Pro a favorite for may. It also contains resolutions up to 4K for truly enjoyable editing. Create impressive videos in a flash with brand new title templates and proDAD Mercalli V2 for image stabilization.
Accurate editing down to the frame, 32 tracks and an intuitive user interface let you stay one step ahead.
Export your movies to DVD, Blu-ray Disc, mobile devices, YouTube and Facebook.
5. Sony Movie Studio (formerly Sony Vegas Movie Studio)
Smartphones make it easy to make movies. And Movie Studio makes it even easier to make those movies stand out. With a streamlined workflow, powerful editing tools, and a vast array of video and audio effects, the art of moviemaking is right at your fingertips.
Add titles and music. Add color correction and transitions. Movie Studio offers all the tools and features you’ll need to put your masterpiece together, fast.
Movie Studio is touch-enabled for touch PCs, which means that using a mouse to drag and drop clips to the timeline is a thing of the past! Make edits, add transitions and effects, and record a voiceover – all with the touch of a finger.
Share your movies with others. Upload them directly to YouTube™ or Facebook™ from the Movie Studio application!
6. Kate’s Video Toolkit
Kate’s Video Toolkit is an easy-to-use, all-in-one solution for all your video needs. It can convert AVI, WMV, MPEG, MOV, MP4, 3GP and ASF files into a variety of output formats, including AVI, WMV, MPEG, MOV (Quick Time), VCD, and DVD.
If you are one of those who love to play around with sounds or edit videos, then this tool has just been designed for you.
7. Corel VideoStudio
Make your most engaging movies ever with VideoStudio Pro X8.5. Smart new features take routine editing tasks out of your way, freeing you to explore exciting new creative options.
New Audio Ducking automatically detects audio and narration to keep foreground and background sound balanced. Helpful features make it easier to manage clips, combine projects, and re-use custom filters and transitions.
Get creative with new overlay objects, Video Masking, Freeze Frame and bonus effects from NewBlue. Access 6 weeks of free training from StudioBacklot.tv to get started quickly and learn about advanced editing techniques.
With proven 64-bit performance and support for multiple formats, including new XAVC S, VideoStudio Pro X8.5 makes it fast and fun to create movies you’ll love to share.
Lightworks is EditShare’s Academy and Emmy award-winning, professional Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software supporting resolutions up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats.
In the last 25 years Lightworks has been used to edit some of the finest films in cinema history: The Wolf of Wall Street, LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The King’s Speech and many more! We’re proud of its heritage and we want to share it with you.
Discover the incredible features of this application and why Oscar nominated editors around the world use Lightworks Pro every day.
A free video editor to cut, filter, and encode projects.
Avidemux is a free, open source cross-platform video editor for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and BSD. It is written in C++ and you can use it for various tasks such as encoding (convert videos from one format to another), cutting (cut certain portions from a recording) or filtering (resize, deinterlacing, add subtitles, color correction etc.).
Has built-in support for many popular codecs and files: AVI, MP4, ASF, DVD, MPEG, MKV. It is one of the best free video editor whenever you need to automate video processing or editing process.
The software is released under the GNU GPL license and has been released (binaries) in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
10. Pinnacle Studio
Make your most interesting and exciting movies ever with the new Multi-Camera Editor in Pinnacle Studio 19.
View and edit footage from 2 cameras, and align clips automatically with Audio Syncing. See results faster with 64-bit power, support for Intel’s 6th Generation processor (Skylake), and enhanced HD processing and playback performance.
Add style with 1,500+ 2D/3D effects and choose the perfect sounds and music from the ScoreFitter library.
Share your movie directly to Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo, on the latest devices, or enjoy an easy authoring experience with Pinnacle MyDVD.
11. Adobe Premier Pro – www.adobe.com/in/products/premiere.html
Make visually stunning videos virtually anywhere.
With the industry-leading video production toolset, you can work across desktop and devices to edit virtually any type of media in its native format and create professional productions with brilliant color for film, TV and web.
It’s the most colorful Premiere Pro yet. See how the fastest and most efficient video editor helps you create your most visually stunning productions yet — and easily make the switch from Final Cut or Avid.
Premiere Pro is part of Creative Cloud and it comes with Adobe CreativeSync, so your assets are always at your fingertips right when you need them.
CreativeSync powers your Libraries, and it connects your mobile and desktop apps.
Two editing modes, Storyboard and Timeline, offer easy and advanced approaches to movie-making.
Storyboard mode is an easy-to-use workspace for visualising scenes, great for producing simple projects and slideshows, while Timeline mode offers advanced control and precision, allowing media to be arranged over unlimited tracks.
If you haven’t edited videos before, the all new QuickMovie Studio in MoviePlus makes it simple to create themed video projects – complete with titles, effects, and transitions – without needing any video editing knowledge or experience.
The improved screen layout streamlines the creation process so even large projects are simple to make.
On-screen help, tutorials and step-by-step instructions provide you with professional tips, tricks and techniques to ensure you’re never without guidance.
13. Free Video Editor
This video editor is intended for editing video files and creating videos of any complexity involving various visual and audio effects.
The program offers rich functionality and yet has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing you to create videos with a bare minimum of efforts.
Support of virtually all popular codecs and video formats, such as AVI, MP4, MKV, MPG, WMV, 3GP, FLV and others; audio files: MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, PCM, OGG, AAC, M4A, AMR and others; as well as image files: BMP, JPG, PNG, PSD, ICO, TIFF, etc.
14. Wondershare Filmora – filmora.wondershare.com
Use Filmora video editor to express your creativity and amaze with beautiful results. Cut, edit, merge, and trim clips.
Add music and text. Apply special effects. Get a professional-looking movie in minutes.
And the Rest of the Best Video Editing Software
ivsEdits™ is a modular and flexible non-linear editing software “Made in Italy” by IVS.
It provides an exceptionally powerful 4K/2K/HD/SD editing solution for any post/live production environment.
ivsEdits™ brings everywhere, also on laptops, full-quality real-time editing performance in RGBA 4:4:4:4 color space to guarantee pristine video quality.
ivsEdits LE is a free video editing software, that features the same professional editing tools of ivsEdits with some limitations.
VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters.
VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.
17. Nero Video
With its ability to simply import photos and videos from almost any device; edit with the aid of cutting, text, image, and sound effects; create DVDs, AVCHDs, and Blu-ray™ Discs; and play back and stream images – Nero Video 2016 is the powerful all-rounder for your next movie project.
Nero Video 2016 offers a full range of tools for top image quality for your discs and files as well as dazzling 4D effects. Full-HD video edit previews, a choice between single or double monitor setup, and automated use of project settings – can making movies get any easier?
Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software.
The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose and flexible in video compositing and effects, so that you can compose your dream video sequence with ease every time.
Wax can create 2D & 3D special effects and can work in two modes – as a standalone application which would appeal for home users/beginners, and as a “plug-in” to video editors/NLEs which would be more useful for professional editors.
Currently Wax can work as a plug-in with Sony Vegas®, Pure Motion EditStudio and Adobe Premiere® and work for integrating with various other NLEs is in progress.
19. VideoPad Video Editor
Designed to be intuitive, VideoPad is a fully featured video editor for creating professional quality videos in minutes.
Drag and drop video clips for easy video editing. Apply effects and transitions, adjust video speed and more. One of the fastest video stream processors on the market.
Upload to YouTube – save your login credentials to upload videos directly to YouTube, Facebook or Flickr from VideoPad.
Do let us know, if you have used any of the software above, your thoughts and comments are welcome below.