Best Free Video Editing Software?

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  1. Polarise
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    Hello, so I bought a Capture Card which will come within 2 weeks as I want to start making YouTube videos. I already installed OBS for capturing my screen and recording gameplay. Does anyone know a good and free video editing software for windows? I would also like it to be simple to use.
     
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    Normally I do love the cute little "good, simple, free -- pick two" type setups but here I am not sure good + simple exists anywhere.

    Equally windows is lagging a bit behind Linux these days for the free higher end video editing world. Please do avoid windows movie maker and its ilk. People will tell you to find a timeline based editor and I can agree with that, short version is a timeline sees you take multiple clips, overlay things and give something priority, and then chop them around so as to make a whole video. It ultimately works better than trying to put one video after the other and maybe cut some bits out, though you can still happily do that with a timeline based editor.

    My preferred editor is avisynth http://avisynth.nl/index.php/Main_Page
    It is based around writing scripts but is incredibly powerful and with a lot of very nice abilities as a result. Here is a thread I made a while back handling some things
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/be-a-great-video-maker-and-replicate-this-video-effect.360509/

    For basic chop bits out, do some subtitles and generally make things do well in a GUI, as well as some serious footage cleanup options, then I would suggest avidemux
    http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/

    Something with a bit of complexity, and with it a lot of nice features
    Lightworks
    https://www.lwks.com/

    Not something I get on with the best for video but many like it is blender
    https://www.blender.org/manual/de/editors/sequencer/introduction.html

    For Linux, which is available all for free if you want it, then I would suggest kdenlive
    https://kdenlive.org/
    That said I looked at https://filmora.wondershare.com/video-editor/free-linux-video-editor.html as part of this little list exercise and it does well.
     
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    These are my computer specs:

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    Can any of the programs you listed work fine?

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    The i3 is a weaker processor and that might chug a bit if decide you want to do editing of 4K video all the time but yeah those should be fine. Video editing can still easily be made into a system killer but basic video editing and chopping up footage to make a usable video out of it all is fairly light going these days.
    You start heading into some of the serious restoration filters, 3d motion tracking stuff and other such things and then it will change but even then it will probably still get it done in a usable time frame.
     
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    The video that I would be editing would be 720p/1080p so it should be OK for my specs.
     
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    Avisynth would work on a toaster, so sure.
    But, as much power as avisynth gives you, and it gives you a lot, using it to edit video can be unintuitive and cumbersome.
     
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    Would Avidemux be good for making video tutorials without voice but with slides and videos?
     
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    Videopad. It's a nice video editor that gives you tons of control over your videos. But it is just a free trial
     
  9. BLsquared

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    For basic, but works?
    I used Move Maker for a long time xD
    I recently found a Vegas-like program called Hitfilm, although my feelings about it are mixed right now. Seems good, just haven;t used it much.
    I have not used Avidemux or Videopad, so I cannot comment on them.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Windows Movie Maker
     
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    Lightworks
     
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    I suggest you use Windows Movie Maker. It is simple and has advanced options which you will find easy to use without any complications.
     
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    People that are saying Windows Movie Maker are being ugh. Most of the YouTube content you find on the Internet that has been made with Movie Maker are by kids aged 9-14 that can't voiceover or edit for shit. Don't use it if you want to look professional.