Free Video Editing Software: Intermediate to Advanced
March 18, 2021
What is the best editing software at the intermediate to advanced levels? Our nominees for this category: Olive Kdenlive DaVinci Resolve Let’s begin by taking a look at Olive. Olive Olive is a free and open-source software project that is available for Windows, Mac, and various Linux distros. The design and feature set imply Olive is striving to become a free version of Adobe Premiere Pro. This is a fantastic goal because there are very few free editors that show similar signs of such ambition.
Best Free VFX Software
March 11, 2021
Our next category is the best free software for visual effects work. The nominees are VSDC Video Editor, HitFilm Express, and Blender. Let’s take a quick look at each of these applications. VSDC Video Editor As the name implies, VSDC provides video editing capabilities but its unconventional design is more focused on supporting a visual effects workflow. VSDC supports a wide range of visual and audio effects including advanced blending modes, Instagram-like filters, and chroma key tools.
Free Editing Software for Learning Pro Workflows
March 11, 2021
If you would like to work in a professional post house, on feature films, in broadcast television or for leading streaming services - you need to learn industry standard terminology and be comfortable with professional post-production workflows. I think one of the best ways to do this is by using the same tools post-production professionals use. Sounds expensive, right? Fortunately, there are free versions of these high-end tools available to help you learn.
Best Free Video Editing Software for Beginners on Windows and Linux
March 4, 2021
Two beginner-friendly free video editing applications are OpenShot and Shotcut. Both are open-source software projects originally created for Linux but are now available for Windows and macOS as well. Let’s take a quick look at these. OpenShot and Shotcut OpenShot’s interface is clearly designed to be simple and friendly. The brightly colored buttons and a timeline that makes heavy use of rounded corners, bright outlines plus gradients and shadows is a bit much for my taste and could be distracting to many editors.