Advanced video editing software is an integral part of any growing business to achieve high user engagement, effective video marketing, and buyer motivation.

Free Video Creation Tools


In the recent past, we published some blog posts on free video creation tools. The first blog post talked about the impact of video marketing on business and the second blog post was a tutorial article on a popular video editor OpenShot.

In this blog post, we will cover the brief introduction of the following video editor software.


Openshot is an open source cross-platform and award-winning video editor. It provides many powerful features such as trimming, slicing, effects, 2D 3D animations, and user friendly interface. Moreover, it is the best platform to make videos as it provides REST API and desktop integrations where you can drag and drop your files. This open source software is multilingual, robust, and secure. Further, there is comprehensive documentation available regarding deployment and development. Openshot is written in Python. Therefore, all the source code is available at Github.

Following are the prominent features:

  • RESTful Interface
  • Multiple Video Effects
  • Timeline Preview
  • Secure
  • Proxy Editing

Learn more about OpenShot


Shotcut is another free open source video maker with many powerful capabilities. It is multi-platform and customizable. Moreover, there are high quality 360° video filters and effects available in this video editing software. Shotcut video maker provides support for all popular image formats such as TIFF, BMP, GIF, TGA, WebP, PNG, JPEG, SVG, and JPEG. Shotcut is able to run as a portable app from an external drive. However, this software is written in C++, QML, and JavaScript and all the source code is available at Github.

Shotcut has the following key features:

  • 3-Point Editing
  • Hardware Support
  • Tone Generator
  • Multilingual
  • Webcam capture
  • Video Quality Measurement

Learn more about Shotcut


Flowblade is a competent multitrack open source video creator. It comes up with rich video editing features that includes a drag & drop user interface. Further, this video editor uses open source image filtering technology G’MIC. There are powerful controls such as timeline audio syncing, split part of the video clips, creating composited images and full track compositing mode. Flowblade is written in Python with a little input from other languages such as HTML, JavaScript CSS. Therefore, its source code is available at Github.

Flowblade offers the following important features:

  • Blend & Transformation
  • Rich Media Controls
  • Color Effects
  • Configurable
  • Drag & Drop UI

Learn more about Flowblade


Kdenlive is another open source video editing software. This software is built on top of Qt, FFmpeg and the KDE libraries due to which it can process all widely used video/audio formats. Above all, Its configurable user interface attracts users to use it for professional video editing purposes. In addition, there are rich options regarding effects, transitions, and support for audiometer and histogram. Further, the coolest thing about this open source software is the versioning and automatic backup of project files. Kdenlive is written in C++ and all source code is available at Github.

Kdenlive comes up with the following key features:

  • Configurable Interface
  • Proxy Editing
  • Project Versioning
  • Support For Audio/Video Formats
  • Multi-Track Video Editing

Learn more about Kdenlive


Blender is another open source video editor application. It is not only a video editor but a complete 3D creation suite that includes 2D animation, simulation, and motion tracking. Moreover, this open source video editor provides a fully customizable user interface. There is also API available for any kind of scripting and modification. Above all, Blender offers up to 32 tools for video editing with media controls. This software is written in C, C++ and Python. Source code of this application is available at Github.

Blender offers the following key points:

  • Customizable Interface
  • Rendering
  • Animations
  • Live Preview
  • Histogram Displays

Learn more about Blender


It brings to an end of this blog post. This article may help you in making a choice among popular free video creation tools. However, make the right choice and create compelling high-quality business videos.

Finally, is continuously writing blog posts on further open source products and topics. Therefore, please stay in touch with the Video Editing Software category for regular updates.

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