Top 3 Free Video Editing Software Without Watermarks, No Trial [2021 update]

Nowadays, making videos is easy! You don’t have to spend a lot of money for expensive video editing software. There are many great free video editing software you can use to make amazing videos without breaking your bank account. By the way, there are also many “fake free video editor” which will leave a huge, and annoying watermark on the output too.

In this article, I’ve compiled a list of 3 best free video editing software without watermarks, no trial for you to try. They are completely free, no watermark, easy to use and powerful enough for making any kind of videos. With these programs, you can split, merge your video, add transition between clips, add text to your videos, add special effect as well as a bunch of amazing features such as motion graphic presets, color filters and so many things more.

Of course, if you are willing to spend your money on video editing software, there are many affordable video editor you can try too. Take a look at this post.

Let’s dive into the detail!

1. Davinci Resolve

The first option of out list is Davinci Resolve, a cross platforms program of Blackmagic Design. This program is not only a video editing suite, but also a famous color correction tool which have been trusted by professional filmmakers all over the world. Davinci Resolve 17 is similar to Adobe Premiere Pro when it comes to video and audio editing. And it’s more powerful than Adobe Premiere Pro in terms of color grading in my opinion.

If you’re looking for a free video editing software that has no watermark on the outputs (up to 4K), has tons of advance video editing features, Davinci Resolve 16 is no doubt the best option to go. There are only a few disadvantages to using Davinci Resolve which is a bit difficult to use for beginners, and the software requires a strong computer configuration to be able to edit and render videos smoothly. All in all, it’s a great free video editing suite that anyone who don’t want to spend money on video editing programs should consider.

2. VSDC Free Video Editor

VSDC free video editor is another 100% free video editing software without watermark you can try if you’re using a Windows computer (both 32 bit and 64 bit). This video editing software offers a wide array of advance features when it comes to making videos, including high chroma key, color grading tools as well as freehand masking feature.

Compare to Davinci Resolve, VSDC is easier to use and system requirement is lower. The output resolution is up to 4K. The program also includes full HD screen capture tool as well as a slide show maker for those of you who want to make beautiful videos from images.

Though VSDC free video editor video rendering is relatively fast compare to others, there is an option to speed up video rendering speed with hardware acceleration if you purchase VSDC Video Editor Pro which comes in at $19.99 lifetime license. It’s one of the most affordable one I’ve seen on the market now. Take a look at below VSDC tutorial for beginners to learn more about it.

3. ActivePresenter 

Last but not least, one of the best free video editor that will not leave an annoying watermark on your export outputs is Atomi ActivePresenter, an all-in-one video editing suite for making online training videos. ActivePresenter is more powerful than any other free video editing software I’ve reviewed over the past two years when it comes to making online training videos, software demos or tutorials. It offers a bunch of cool features you can’t see in any other free programs. Be sure to check it out if your future video content is about online training or software simulations.

Through ActivePresenter is very powerful in screencasting and creating training videos, it lacks some important features of a video editing programs such as color grading tool or frame by frame editing timeline. But, who need to color grading a screen recording? I am the one who need such feature when making software tutorial for my YouTube channel.

All in all, ActivePresenter is a great free video editing software without watermark you can try in 2020. It is available for both Windows, and macOS. I’ve written a very careful review of this software to help new users understand about how it works. Be sure to check out my review before downloading it to your computer. Watch below tutorial for beginners to understand more about ActivePresenter.

Final Words

When making videos, using a free video editing software without watermark is a good option to start your own business. When you gain some knowledge about editing videos, you can consider to upgrade your software, or purchase a premium license. By doing that, you won’t have to worry about wasting your money for the things you don’t really need.

If you need a simple to use, and affordable video editing suite for more professional work, check out this article.

If you have any question about the programs we’ve mentioned here, don’t hesitate to contact us for more detail.

Good luck!


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