Free Video Editor Compare List

Quality Pro Grade Consumer Grade Basic Grade
Name DaVinci Resolve 12 Windows Movie Maker iMovie your phone built-in video editor
Platform Windows & Mac Windows Mac iOS, Android
Download blackmagicdesign windows essentials package built-in
(new version require payment
for old Mac version upgrade)
built-in
Ease of use Easy for basic
Medium for advanced
Easy Easy Easy
Format support Wide range Medium range Medium Range Limited Range
audio support .wav .aif
export format .mov

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Other Free Video Editors but with locked features as Free version

Adobe CS2 products - include Premiere Pro 2.0 and After Effects 7

  • although they are old from 2005 and unsupported software for modern computers, but Adobe provide free download for those old customers who still use them, and also put the ready-to-use serial code public for their old customers.
  • so technically you can download them and use the code like their old customers
  • link of download, press Escape key (ESC key on top left of keyboard) if you don't want the page to auto jump to login page. https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/cs2-product-downloads.html
  • the Mac version I think will not run on modern Mac well, as Mac OS generally change too much in each version
  • the Windows version I think I will run fine with compatibility mode turn-on when right click on application and set up in compatibility property tab. or just virtual box and run a windows XP to use them.