Video Editing Software For Beginners – 5 Easiest Tools in 2017


Video editing software for beginners. These are 5 simple video editors for beginners. You can use to edit videos, clips, short movies quickly. You don’t need to be a professional to create nice looking videos. They are free to download and use.


Editing video has become an important part in our daily life now. It is a great way to show our friends or customers what they really want to see instead of boring text. There are many video editors for you to choose available out there, both free and paid. If you don’t have to edit video every day as a professional job, then a simple video editor is more than enough to make nice looking videos for free or very low cost.

In today post, I want to introduce to you top 5 simple video editor for beginners that you can use to create professional, nice looking introduction or tutorial videos quickly.

Video editing software for beginners – 5 easiest tools

These are top 5 easy-to-use free video editing software for beginners to start their editing career. As a editing beginner, you can learn all their features within few working hours for sure.

1. Filmora video editor – A simple, elegant program for beginners

Filmora video editor (before is Filmora Wondershare) is one of the most simple to use video editor for Windows. It is also available for Mac’s users, too. Wondershare did a great job in creating a tool that is suitable for every people: novices, intermediate and professional users. In filmora, you only need to drag and drop the video into editing time line. Right click to choose cut, trim, split video. It is also super easy to add transitions, effects to the video. You can also find out many advanced editing features in Filmora such as Chroma key, split screen and so on. Take a look at our full review here.

The downsides are you will have a big watermark at the center of the video when you use free version. If you don’t mind it, you can use it. You need to pay $59.99 for paid version to remove the watermark and get full support from Filmora.

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Filmora User Interface – Easy to navigate

2. Movavi video editor – An easy-to-use software for beginners

Like Filmora, Movavi is another simple video editor that you can use to create nice looking video. It also has basic and advanced editing features such as: recording screen, cut, join, zoom video, blur effect, adding text, title and many more feature to look at. The price for Movavi is only $35 per license.

The downside is Movavi only offers free trial period. After that, you need to decide to buy it or remove the software from your computer.

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Movavi interface is logical arranged, easy to navigate

3. VSDC video editor – A free program that works as a professional tool

The 3rd simple video editor for Windows in our list is VSDC. This is a totally free program for editing video. They also offer a pro version at very good price – $19 only. In VSDC, you have all basic tools such as: cut, trim, crop, blur video, add text, add subtitle, add music, adjust audio plus annotation tools. It can handle almost any video file to edit and export to popular formats. Read our full review here.

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Edit Your Videos in multiple Scenes

4. ActivePresenter – A powerful, simple editing software for beginners

ActivePresenter is another option you should take a look. It is a simple video editor for Windows you can trust. The video will be edited in slide-based Windows with cut, trim, crop, join, blur effect, set up transitions, edit multiple video, adjust audio and so on. It also has a powerful screen recorder like the above mentioned program. The most interesting is that it is totally FREE to download and use. It doesn’t have watermark like Filmora and Movavi too. Read our full review here.

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ActivePresenter Editing tools

5. Shotcut – A cross platforms free video editor for beginners

In term of simple to use video editor for beginners, Shotcut is another great option. The interface is in classic style with a timeline to add video track, audio, image and a preview window on the left corner of the editing window. You will have to work with filters very often in Shotcut and believe me; it is super easy to use too. The quality of video after edited is great. Take a look at our review here. I forgot to mention, it is free and open source. There is no paid version of this software.

Shotcut Features
Shotcut Key Features

Bottom line

The above mentioned simple video editors maybe the best choice for beginners who want to start video editing career. Try them and share with us your opinion. Remember to follow us to receive more valuable post notifications in the future.

Good luck!

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