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Best Free Movie Making Software for 2017

Karolina Miller
Karolina Miller

Karolina Miller is an editor for VC Studio. From video/audio downloading to DVD creating and converting, she knows them all. And she likes sharing her thought and solution about multimedia.

Video/movie has become an incredibly common part of daily life. People like taking their own movies with smartphone and then uploading them via YouTube, and sharing them on Facebook. However, we may need to spend lot of time in the aspect of movie making, especially the part of video editing. When it comes to movie making and post-processing, a professional movie making software is necessary for common users. But with so many video editing software available, some free, some professional, you will feel confused to select a right one. Therefore, we handpicked five free movie making software for you.

Part 1 Recommendation for Free Movie Making Software

No 1. Jahshaka

OS: Linux, Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 as well as older Mac's

Jahshaka is a free and open source movie making tools that allows for professional level audio and video editing. This program offers many special effects to customize movie/video during editing. Meanwhile, one of the advanced features is the media management to help you manage as well as share anything you feel to help you come up with the best content.


• Easy to use for beginners without professional skills.

• Professional and advanced movie making functions.


• Limitations on some features due to it is free.

• Issues with its compatibility.

No 2. Blender

OS: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

Blender is another open source and free movie making software which allows you to edit, share and sell your movies/videos online at will. It is a versatile and lightweight movie making software which provides a wide range of animation essentials including UV unwrapping, shading, interface, rigging and modeling.


• Suit any person's video editing requirements.

• Provide 3D editing effects.


• Complicated and difficult for beginners.

• Limited permission on key features.

No 3. HyperEngine-AV

OS: Mac

Another proposition for you is HyperEngine-AV, a free movie making tool for Mac. With the help of this program, you can capture, organize, edit, process and export audio/video files, even to create quality DVDs with you own movies. This stunning movie making tool offers you tons of features like section titles, display credits, style, color, type and size to customize your movies accordingly.


• Have an extensive line of special effects.

• Capture video directly from the camera.


• Lack of an intuitive track selection.

No 4. Lightworks

OS: Windows, OS X and Linux

Lightworks can give you everything you need to make your movie great. It is a non-linear movie making software with a powerful trim function which makes the editing fast and easy. Additionally, it provides real time effects and over 100 inbuilt effect presets. For new users, there is a tutorial which can help you perform even hard editing tasks with ease.


• Come with a user-friendly interface.

• Support for professional movie editing.


• Limit to enjoy all the features because of the free version.

No 5. Machete Video Editor Lite

OS: Windows

Machete Video Editor Lite is a free version of Video Editor Machete which is specially designed to manage slicing of video files. It will allow you to delete unnecessary fragments, copy, move, mix and save individual pieces and it's good at audio extraction from video. But the free version only support for MP4, JPEG, MOV and 3G2 file formats.


• Preserved high quality after editing.


• Support limited number of formats.

• Lack of critical features.

Part 2 Professional Alternative for Free Movie Making Software

Filmora Video Editor is a powerful yet easy-to-use video processing program which both available on Windows and Mac. Besides the basic editing features, there are many extensive functionalities like filters and overlays that make the old film style videos, titles and background music that make a horrible video, split screen that display several videos at the same time. And it offers many amazing functions such as picture-in-picture, green screen, scene detection, Tilt-shift, Mosaic, Faceoff and Close-up to help you get a Hollywood-like movie. Download this program and begin to make your movie.

Filmora Video Editor


These five free movie making software are suitable for amateurs without skills. And you don't need to pay for it while using basic editing functions. Another professional recommendation is a cheap alternative for the users who need to do some advanced editing for their video. Now it is time for deciding which one to choose. Select one and start making your own movie.

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