OpenShot Video Editor

Tool Summary #

OpenShot Video Editor is an easy to use, quick to learn, open-source video editing software. This program is great for beginners just starting out. It has many built-in features to help the simplest of projects look great.

Quick Facts #

  • Price: Free
  • Platforms: Mac, Windows, and Linux 
  • Opensource: Yes
  • Recommended For: Beginners – This a great tool to learn video editing, but lacks some features advanced users may miss.

Things to Know #

When first opening the program a tutorial will be offered. It is good to go through if this is your first time using OpenShot or video editing in general. There are easy drag and drop options for video, audio, and image files. Along with easy video playback buttons to see the project as it is being made. The program even gives you transition and other effects that can be used. When exporting you can make the project into an MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MPEG, OGG, or WEBM file. This makes it easier to move the project to other platforms like Final Cut, Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve, and other video editing platforms that offer more advanced features.

Getting Started Guides #

Getting to Know the Basics of OpenShot

OpenShot Users Guide

Additional Resources #

Unsplash: Free stock photos

BenSound: Royalty-free music. Must credit the site if music is used if you don’t buy the music license

Need Help? #

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