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Top 11 best free video editors for Windows

When it comes to video editing on a Windows 11 or 10, there are many free options available. One of the most modern and user-friendly video editors is Capcut, which has a responsive interface and a lot of useful features. For those who prefer open source options, there's Shotcut, OpenShot, and Lightworks. Another built-in option is ClipChamp, although it has some limitations. Cyberlink PowerDirector is very lightweight and easy to use but adds a watermark after trial period. Finally, DaVinci Resolve, a professional-grade video editor that was used in Hollywood, is also available for free. These free video editors are great for anyone looking to edit their videos, whether it be for YouTube or even movies.

Regardless of the option you choose, there is no shortage of free video editors for Windows that can help you bring your vision to life.

  1. CapCut
  2. Shotcut
  3. OpenShot
  4. Lightworks
  5. DaVinci Resolve
  6. ClipChamp
  7. Cyberlink PowerDirector
  8. Filmora
  9. VideoPad
  10. HitFilm Express
  11. VSDC Free Video Editor


A simple open source tool designed specifically for cutting videos. Although it is not full-featured video editor, it is very useful tool for its intended purpose and worth mentioning as a bonus option.

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