List of all video editing software available in 2020

The criterion for inclusion in this list could be the ability to perform non-linear video editing. Modern transcoding software supports transcoding a few of an online video, which would count as cropping and trimming. However, products in this article have among the next conditions:

  • Can perform other non-linear video editing function such as montage or compositing
  • Can do the trimming or cropping without transcoding

Source: content samurai vs lumen 5

Free and open-source

Active and stable

  • Avidemux (Linux, macOS, Windows)
  • Blender VSE (Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Windows)
  • Cinelerra (Linux, FreeBSD)
  • FFmpeg (Linux, macOS, Windows) – CLI only; no visual feedback
  • Kdenlive (Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Windows)
  • LiVES (BSD, IRIX, Linux, Solaris)
  • OpenShot Video Editor (FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, Windows)
  • Pitivi (Linux, FreeBSD)
  • Shotcut (Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Windows)
  • Flowblade (Linux)


  • Kino (Linux, FreeBSD)
  • VirtualDub (Windows)
  • VirtualDubMod (Windows)
  • VideoLan Movie Creator (VLMC) (Linux, macOS, Windows)


Freeware or Freemium products


  • ActivePresenter (Windows) – Also screencast software
  • DaVinci Resolve (macOS, Windows, Linux)
  • Freemake Video Converter (Windows)
  • iMovie (iOS, macOS)
  • ivsEdits (Windows)
  • Lightworks (Windows, Linux, macOS)
  • Microsoft Photos (Windows)
  • (Windows, macOS)
  • VideoPad Home Edition (Windows, macOS, iPad, Android)
  • VSDC Free Video Editor (Windows)
  • WeVideo (Web app)


  • Adobe Premiere Express (Web app)
  • Debugmode Wax (Windows)
  • Pixorial (Web app)
  • VideoThang (Windows)
  • Windows Movie Maker (Windows)


  • Adobe After Effects (macOS, Windows)
  • Adobe Premiere Elements (macOS, Windows)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro (macOS, Windows)
  • Adobe Presenter Video Express (macOS, Windows) – Also screencast software
  • Autodesk Flame
  • Autodesk Smoke
  • Avid Media Composer (Windows, macOS)
  • AVS Video Editor (Windows)
  • Blackbird (macOS, Windows, Linux)
  • Camtasia (Windows, macOS) – Also screencast software
  • Corel VideoStudio (Windows)
  • Cyberlink PowerDirector (Windows)
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio (macOS, Windows, Linux)
  • Edius (Windows)
  • Final Cut Pro X (macOS)
  • Kaltura (Web app)
  • Magix Movie Edit Pro (Windows)
  • Magix Vegas Pro (Windows) – previously Sony Vegas Pro
  • Media 100 Suite (macOS)
  • MPEG Video Wizard DVD (Windows)
  • muvee Reveal (Windows, macOS)
  • Pinnacle Studio (Windows)
  • Roxio Creator (Windows)
  • Video Toaster (Windows, hardware suite)
  • VideoPad Masters Edition (Windows, macOS, iPad, Android)
  • Xedio (Windows)


  • Xpress Pro (Windows, OS X)
  • Pinnacle Videospin (Windows)
  • Final Cut Express (OS X)
  • Serif MoviePlus (Windows)
  • ArcSoft ShowBiz (Windows)
  • Avid DS (Windows)
  • Clesh (Java on OS X, Windows, Linux)