What are the best alternatives to Premiere?

asked by Laura Nicolaescu
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    #1Final Cut Pro X

    Final Cut Pro X

    Final Cut Pro is a video editing program which is designed with customizable effects, exceptional video editing and audio editing tools, and so on. It also features various title designs, transitions, effects, and more.

    Software

    Mac

    $299.99- with in-app purchases

    Jane Tran
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I have Final Cut Pro X on my MacBook Pro and it has a great collection of features for editing. I like it better than Premiere. This version is completely rebuilt and is worth checking out. "
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    #2VEGAS Pro 16

    VEGAS Pro 16

    VEGAS Pro 16 is a professional video editing software used by professional filmmakers. It is capable of editing professional video and audio material and exporting outputs with a high-resolution quality of up to 4K.

    Software

    Windows

    $599- Free trial available

    Brenda Martin
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I love Vegas Pro for video editing. This solution is professional, relatively easy to use, and sophisticated. It is used by many professional film makers and video editors, so I decided to try it out. It is much more efficient than the last video editing software I was using. It's expensive, but so worth it."
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    #3Camtasia

    Camtasia

    Camtasia is a video-editor that enables users to produce stunning videos without being a professional video editor. This drag-and-drop editor easily lets users create remarkable videos by adding eye-catching animations, music, and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $249

    Olivia Sheng
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I love Camtasia! The graphics available are stunning and uniquely designed. I run a professional photography and video editing business, and a colleague of mine recommended Camtasia. I looked into it, and from then on started using it in all my videos! The design is beautiful and professional, and I have a wide range of options so I can truly customize my videos how I see fit. Adding text and animations is incredibly easily as well, the editor is so user friendly! My clients are all throughly impressed. I actually have more clients now then I did before using Camtasia, because I have received so many referrals. I could not be more thrilled."
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    #4Lightworks

    Lightworks

    Lightworks is a video editing software to be used for creating and enhancing videos for film and broadcast. Supporting various video formats, this program is available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Jeffrey Wells
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "If you can't or don't want to use Premiere then Lightworks is a great alternative. I tried it out and was able to accomplish everything I set out to do with it. Best thing you can do if you're curious about it is to watch one of the many youtube videos or just download it and give it a shot since it's free."
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    #5Filmora

    Filmora

    Filmora is a simply elegant video editing software geared toward beginner, novice, and casual users. Anyone can learn to use this software, regardless of their skill level, and the end results look and sound fantastic.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

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    #6VideoPad Video Editor

    VideoPad Video Editor

    VideoPad by NCH Software is a basic video editing program designed to be intuitive that has many of the tools and features. It also supports different video formats such as avi, wmv, mpv, divx, and many more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

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    #7Hitfilm Express

    Hitfilm Express

    HitFilm is a free motion graphics and video editing software that enables users to color grade, edit videos, and compose, all on the same software. It also has advanced tracking and 3D modeling tools.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Navya Malik
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Hitfilm is a wonderful software tool that novices and professionals alike can use to get amazing results for their film endeavors. It is easy to use and has an amazing interface that works exactly as intended. I would recommend it for anybody interested in making the most of their films--even on a personal, home movie level. "
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    #8VideoShow

    VideoShow

    VideoShow is one of the most powerful movie editor and slideshow intro maker apps in the whole world, where you can share no crop videos among YouTube, Instagram, Facebook-WhatsApp, Google+, Vine, Snapchat, Facebook, Line, and many more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

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    #9Write-on Video

    Write-on Video

    This app is a great alternative to iMovie and Adobe Premiere Clip. With this tool you can easily add texts, stickers, drawings and audio recording to your videos. Download the app and start personalizing your videos.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jenny Yu
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Write-on Video is a great app to try if you have been using Adobe Premier Clip. I like the features you can add to videos and I think it is lighter as it works great on my devices. "
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    #10VivaVideo

    VivaVideo

    VivaVideo is a free video editing app where you can easily create professional-looking video stories within a few taps, such as montage, memes, collage, loop clips and duet videos. The app is available on Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jack Aguilar
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Premiere may be the best video editor on the market, but it's also one of the most expensive. For someone like me who just wants to do some simple editing, VivaVideo is a simple and easy to use solution. I can do all the editing I need with a few taps on this app, while not breaking the bank."
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    #11Avid Media Composer 8

    Avid Media Composer 8
    Avid Media Composer is on of the most professional edition tools used to edit and compose video and movies in a non-linear environment. It includes features that will help you on your project like dialog search, audio editing, add plugins and many other tools more.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Free Trial $49.99 per month

    Catherine Hicks
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I like this solution as it is a very solid editor. I feel like it will really get the job done and do what I need so overall nice solution I was given here."
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    #12VSDC Free Video Editor

    VSDC Free Video Editor

    VSDC is a non-linear free video editor. This software helps you visualize your creativity. VSDC supports all the most popular codecs, filters and video formats.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

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Summary

Best What are the best alternatives to Premiere
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Final Cut Pro XSoftware 16 Paid
2VEGAS Pro 16Software 13 Paid
3CamtasiaSoftware 11 Paid
4LightworksSoftware 10 Free
5FilmoraSoftware 10 Free
6VideoPad Video EditorSoftware 9 Free
7Hitfilm ExpressSoftware 8 Free
8VideoShowApps 6 Free
9Write-on VideoApps 5 Free
10VivaVideoApps 4 Free
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