5 Best free, easy-to-use video editors for Windows

These video editors are completely free, some contain packs for additional tools, but all of them allow you to create projects and edits at no additional cost.

They are very good for introducing and learning video editing so that you can later advance to a more advanced premium editor.

1. Lightworks

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Lightworks is one of the most powerful video editors on our list, it’s free and it offers professional tools. Being so thorough, you may not be able to master the software overnight, but you can still do a more basic video editing without difficulty.

You can find great video tutorials that will help you understand all the features of the editor and speed up your initial learning process.

You can download Lightworks from the official website. The paid version, Lightworks Pro, allows exporting to other video formats, rendering in 4K, and exporting 3D videos.


  • The powerful tool even for more advanced users.
  • It supports several video formats.


  • Support for 4K video requires a paid subscription.

2. OpenShot

6 free, easy-to-use video editors for Windows

Lightweight and easy to use, OpenShot is a basic editing tool. Includes an image and audio support, animations and unlimited 3D effect and block options.

Because it is so simple and uncomplicated, it is often compared to Windows Movie Maker for its simplicity. It contains many more features and tools so you can edit your videos in a different way.

It’s free, just download OpenShot from the official website.


  • Easy and intuitive to use.
  • Open-source application.


  • Optimization of the application.
  • Few tools for advanced editing.

3. Shortcut

6 free, easy-to-use video editors for Windows

A shortcut is an Open-source program, which means that after download you will have access to all features and functionality without any type of paid subscription.

It can support several different video formats and you can find good tutorials online to help you understand all the functions. It stands out by the possibility of editing 4K videos and by the ease of use.

Download Shortcut on the official page.


  • Intuitive interface.
  • 4K video support.


  • Developed on the basis of Linux, compromise on stability.

4. Hitfilm Express

6 free, easy-to-use video editors for Windows

Hitfilm Express is a more demanding video editor, which promises professional-level, free-access tools. Includes advanced cutting tools, chroma key for green backgrounds and audio-visual filters of all kinds.

The editor receives constant updates that include new tools, some of them have an additional cost, but you will have free access to most of the features.

Download the Express version to create projects with special effects.


  • Support 3D and 4K video.
  • Allows editing during export.


  • Slow export process.
  • Complementary purchases.

5. VideoPad

6 free, easy-to-use video editors for Windows

It is a basic and very good video editor for beginners, it is very similar to Windows Movie Maker for its simplicity and intuitive interface, you will have no problem creating small personal projects.

The free version does not allow the creation of videos for commercial use, for this, there are 2 versions that have advanced tools, plugins, and different export formats.

We recommend the free version for beginners.


  • Supports multiple video formats.
  • Easy to use.


  • Little variety of features.

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