If you want to start editing video but you don’t want to pay lots of money for software, you can consider trying a free editing software app.
Note : Keep in mind that the free ones are not the easiest ones sometimes !
But i will now give you some examples of free software.
And by free software, i mean really free !
So, no trial, demo’s or watermarks in your exported video.
Davinci Resolve whas in the past ( and maybe still ) the best color grading software. They still have that build in their free version. This editing software is very complete and good to learn.
The cutting and pasting is very easy to do, good looking workspace and masking.
Masking is done if you want to blur something in your video, like a license plate from a car.
I recommend Davinci Resolve for beginners but also for more advanced editors.
Click on this link to go the website, scroll all the way down to download and try the free version.
Also a good one to start with is Hitfilm Express. I think it is a look alike of Filmora Pro and After Effects from Adobe.
It is not the easiest one to understand right away but learning this software is not to hard. Soon you will have made a nice video.
Hitfilm has all the tools of a paid one, like masking, effects and many more.
Watch the Tutorials to learn everything about Hitfilm.
Click on this link to visit the website and download your free version.
Openshot video editor
This free editor has a good clear workspace and that makes it easy to use.
During installation there are many languages you can choose from.
Openshot video editor has many build in effects and transitions.
Also available are lots of templates, just click one and Open Shot does the rest for you.
Click on the link to download and install Open Shot.
Kdenlive Video Editor
This free editor works simple, but it does require some organizationto get started. This editor is a Beta version, this means that you get the latest version but you also will run into some bugs now and then.
Did does not only happens to Kdenlive, others have that to.
Through the MLT framework, Kdenlive integrates many plugin effects for video and sound processing or creation. Furthermore Kdenlive brings a powerful titling tool, a DVD authoring (menus) solution, and can then be used as a complete studio for video creation. Download Kdenlive here.
VSDC Video Editor
Use free video software to create and edit videos of any complexity from a family greeting card to a company presentation. Cut, merge video files, apply visual and audio effects, use filtration and image correction, make slideshows and add an appropriate soundtrack. Use multi-color Chroma Key and advanced parameters settings to give your video a professional look. All popular video and audio formats are supported.
Download and install VSDC Video editor here.
Wich Free editor you choose is up to yourself, but my favorite are Davinci Resolve and Hitfilm Express .
I haved tried them all, they are all good, but Davinci Resolve and Hitfilm Express had the least problems when i was testing them.