OpenShot Video Editor

RATING:

4.3

(171)

About OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot Video Editor is a cross-platform software that aids users with editing and managing audio or videos on a unified platform. It supplies an animation framework that creative professionals can use to add bouncing, fading, or sliding effects in video projects. Key features include audio waveforms, title editing, 3D animations, slow-motion effect, a multi-lingual interface, and desktop integration. The application lets users read or write videos or images in any FFmpeg-supported format and add layers, including watermarks, audio tracks, and more. Additionally, it offers an advanced video editing timeline for businesses to manage panning, scrolling, zooming in or out, and snapping on a drag-and-drop interface. OpenShot Video Editor is Free and Open-Source Software ...

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OpenShot Video Editor Pricing

OpenShot Video Editor is free and open-source software.

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OpenShot Video Editor Reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for OpenShot Video Editor

1 - 5 of 171 Reviews

Jacob Ira

Computer Hardware, 2 - 10 employees

Used unspecified

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed February 2024

Just works and its free!!!

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Omkar

Verified reviewer

Telecommunications, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2021

Openshot Video Editor is a great software

My experience with OpenShot Video Editor so far has been great. My experience with OpenShot Video Editor so far has been great. 2 years ago I installed this software, still it is in my computer. All its options are amazing. Because of me, my friends have also installed this software.

PROS

If seen, this OpenShot software is a very good software for editing YouTube videos. Along with this, there are many great options in this, with the help of which we will be able to edit the video very easily. I installed this software in my computer 2 years ago, since then I have never needed other software. The best thing about this software is that 5 tracks are already given in it, with the help of which we can combine different things in one video. Along with this, the options for editing videos in this software are given above such as video, audio, images, transitions, and effects. If seen, all the effects in OpenShot are incredible.

CONS

This software does not have the option to download the effect online, if you add it then it will be great. At the same time, there is a shortcoming in this which can be corrected by adding the option of direct YouTube video upload. Also adding a 3D animation plugin to it would be great.

Thierno Sadou

Human Resources, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2023

My opinion on OpenShot Video Editor: a free and complete video editing tool

OpenShot Video Editor is an excellent video editing software for beginners and advanced users. Although it has some minor drawbacks, the feature set it offers for free makes it an attractive choice for people who want to edit videos professionally or personally.The software is easy to use and has a friendly user interface, offering advanced features such as multi-track support, transition effects, image overlay, and support for many video file formats .Although the performance of the software may sometimes be slow, the developers are constantly working to improve the software and fix the problems encountered by the users.All in all, OpenShot Video Editor is a great choice for beginners and advanced users looking to edit videos professionally or personally, offering a free, comprehensive and easy-to-use video editing experience.

PROS

OpenShot Video Editor is an excellent video editing software, providing many advantages for users. Here are some of the most notable advantages of this software:Free: OpenShot is free open-source software, which means anyone can use it at no additional cost.User-Friendly Interface: The user interface is very user-friendly and easy to use even for beginners. It is easy to find the necessary features and tools to perform video editing tasks.Advanced Features: OpenShot offers a full range of advanced features, including multi-track support, text editing, image overlay, transition effects, and more.Cross-platform compatibility: OpenShot is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users, making it a convenient choice for people using different platforms.Active community: The OpenShot community is very active and provides technical support for users when needed.Overall, OpenShot Video Editor is a comprehensive and free video editing software that can meet the needs of both beginners and advanced users.

CONS

Although OpenShot Video Editor is an excellent video editing software, there are some drawbacks that might not be suitable for all users. Here are some things to consider before using OpenShot:Software Performance: OpenShot can sometimes be sluggish and unstable, especially when processing large video files. This can be frustrating for users who need to complete video editing tasks faster.Bugs: The software may contain bugs which may make it difficult to use certain features. However, OpenShot's developers are constantly working to fix problems and improve the software.Limited Documentation: The documentation for OpenShot is a bit limited, which can make it difficult for novice users to understand some features.Export Quality: Exporting videos can sometimes cause image and sound quality issues, especially when exporting to certain file formats. Users should be careful when exporting their projects to avoid these issues.In sum, although OpenShot Video Editor is an excellent choice for both beginners and advanced users, it is important to consider the limitations and possible problems before using it.

Brian

Entertainment, 1 employee

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

2

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed October 2020

So frustrating

If I had the money to afford PowerDirector on my own, I'd buy it. I don't, so I'm stuck with this clunker. I assure you this is not an ad for PD. I 'm sure there are many better programs out there. But OpenShoot just frustrates me to no end, and PD is my only other frame of reference.

PROS

It's free, and if I was starting from scratch and using this and learning along the way, I would probably love it ... because I wouldn't know any better. I got it because right now my budget doesn't allow for anything better, and it's the closest to what I use at work, PowerDirector, which I love.

CONS

It's very frustrating to use when you're used to using a platform that is easy to learn and relatively intuitive. For instance, while you can see how far into a video you are (e.g., 01:06:25). It's on the lefthand side of the timeline. But if you click on that (say to jump forward or backward), it takes you all the way back to the beginning. Now there is a place in the lefthand column (that pops up with some digging around), but it renders the time in *seconds*. So, for instance, right now I'm working on a 1 hour, 10 minute project, so if I want to jump forward or backward, I have to calculate the time in seconds (e.g., going from 1,284 seconds to 1,173 seconds) by translating that from minutes. Whereas in PowerDirector, I just click on the time stamp in the right, type in the place to which I want to jump and, voila, I'm there once I hit enter. Another frustration I'm dealing with at this moment is how difficult the minimize functions are. I want to be able to see all the images I plan to insert in one window, but the video playback screen goes over that. So I minimize the video window. It virtually disappears, and it takes a stroke of luck to get the window containing my images and other videos and titles to appear as I want it. Once I do that, I try to get the video back. I have to shut it down, hoping the project doesn't save as it's currently configured because that does me no good. This is too much wasted time when you're editing a 1 hour, 10 minute video!

Reasons for switching to OpenShot Video Editor

Because PowerDirector is something I can only use at work.

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Abdullah

Verified reviewer

Banking, 10,000+ employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2020

Excellent Video Editor For Professionals

OpenShot Video editor is a professional video editing utility which has been admired by number of professionals all arround the world due to its remarkably easy and simple to use interface. It has all necessary tools and buttons which are required for excellent video editing experience. The main reason of OpenShot popularity is becuase it is available free of cost and can be downloaded from its official page. OpenShot video editor supports 70+ languages and can be transalated online via LaunchPad.

PROS

OpenShot video editor is very easy and simple to use software. The user can select different options like adding text, images and audio visuals to their videos to make them attractive and nice. Different available themes can be selected from the menu with single click which complete the video editing task quickly. The slow and speed up of videos can be done and further you can also trim and re-arrange the videos. There are many audio editing features by which you can adjust and split audio from your videos and adjust each audio individually. Flying text and beautiful 3D animations can be added and users can also adjust colors and brightness of videos very easily. OpenShot supports unlimited layers so we can add as many layers as we required to our videos.

CONS

According to my point of view, there should be more background animation presets in this Software. Because if we are designing the composition from scratch, often we need background effects. So if the users will able to apply more background animation options, that will be really awesome. Overall we can do almost everything related to video editing in this software.