There are hundreds of free video editing software programs out there for anyone to download and use. They are sufficient for normal video editing use, whether you’re a YouTuber or just editing a holiday video.
But they have one drawback. These programs output your final video with watermarks. Some of these watermarks can be distracting to viewers and make your video look unappealing.
The only way to remove these watermarks is to pay for their premium versions which most amateur video creators on tight budgets aren’t prepared to do.
But then there’s a solution to the problem in the form of free video editing software with no watermark.
Below is a list of video editing freeware that doesn’t leave a footprint on your videos.
VSDC Free Video Editor
VSDC has extensive multimedia format support for video, audio and image files ranging from :
- BMP, JPG, PNG, PSD and more.
So, you don’t have to worry about a certain file format, even a less popular one, being incompatible with it.
One standout feature of the editor is its large video screen size, which allows you to get a good view of the video you’re editing.
There are more than enough video and audio effects than you can use.
The program works with Windows, from XP to Windows 10.
Check out the quick video intro below to get an idea of its capability.
OpenShot Free Video Editor
OpenShot works with Mac, Linux and Windows.
Apart from the basic video editing features, it also boasts 3D animation features like flying text and animated titles to give your videos a pro look.
This open-source award-winning video editing software has a clean, friendly interface to which you can add an unlimited number of tracks.
If you make videos with many titles in them, then the templates which come with its title editor would serve you well.
There are also enough time effects to serve you, ranging from slow-motion, animated playback, and reversing video.
There is an online version you can use via a chrome extension. It would suit you if you don’t fancy installing software or just want basic video editing functions.
Check out this quick beginner tutorial to get an idea of what to expect from OpenShot.
Lightworks Free Video Editor
Lightworks is compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac.
This humble-looking video editor was used to edit such Hollywood movies as Pulp Fiction, L.A, Confidential and The Wolf of Wall Street, among others.
The free version of this software has most of the features of the Pro version, except for output options.
If you would like to use this software to edit YouTube videos, be reminded that the best export setting you can get is 720p.
The free version also doesn’t allow you to export to DVD or Blu-ray. Only digital file export is supported.
If you decide to use this software, you’ll not be left stranded as there are enough video tutorials to guide you through the video editing process.
If you need additional help, there’s also a user forum for additional tips and tricks.
Check out the video below to get a taste of this unique free video editing software with no watermark.
HitFilm Express Free Video Editor
If you have a powerful computer, you may want to try out this free professional-grade video editor.
You would need Windows 10 (64-bit) or at least Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit) at least 4GB RAM for this video editing software to serve you well.
Among the top-end features you can enjoy with HitFilm Express include full 2D and 3D compositing and over 400 presets and effects, not to mention an unlimited number of tracks and transitions.
There are around 90+ video tutorials to guide should you run into problems while using this video editing software.
Get up to speed with this free video editing software with no watermark, through the quickstart tutorial below.
Shotcut Free Video Editor
If you have a powerful computer and would like to edit 4K videos, you should take a look at Shotcut.
There’s a multi-format timeline that streamlines your media clips by mixing and matching resolutions and frame rates.
In addition to webcam and audio capture there is a wide range of video filters that you can put to use – deinterlacing, Alpha channel and video scopes.
You can enjoy the redo and undo features an unlimited number of times and even load and play an MLT XML file like a media clip.
Want to mix audio across all tracks? No problem. Shotcut supports the feature in addition to its wide range of audio filters and a built-in tone generator.
Check out this intro video to get a feel of how this free video editing software without watermark works.
These selections of free video editors with no watermark should give you enough input to select the one that best suits your video editing needs.
Happy video editing without having to fork out cash t produce your video masterpieces.
VideoProc for 5-Minute Videos and Slower Computers
If you do short videos of less than five minutes then you would like VideoProc. More so, if you have a slower computer.
VideoProc which works with Windows and Mac taps on the power of your computer’s GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). This is to reduce the load on your computer’s CPU (Central Processing Unit).
This is useful when it comes to editing 4K videos on a slower computer.
Apart from performing the basic video editing functions that all video editors do, VideoProc goes the extra mile and acts as a video converter, screen recorder and video downloader.
You can convert DVDs to multiple digital video formats.
You can download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and from 1000 plus other services.
Screen recording will take care of recording your computer screen if you’re into screencasting and also webcam recording.
After editing your video, you can export it directly to YouTube and Vimeo.
You can also add subtitles in the SRT format and also watermarks to your video.
Other notable features include the conversion of 3D video to 2D video and a built-in stabilizer to fix shaky videos.
This is a useful free video editing software with no watermark if you’re producing a video of up to five minutes.
Check out the video below to learn more.
ActivePresenter: More than Video Editing
With ActivePresenter, you not only get to edit videos but also do more.
You can create software simulations, software guides, e-learning games and engage in quiz building with this free video editing software with no watermark.
So this is the software to consider if you’re thinking of creating screencasts, tutorials, presentations and interactive training
Among the useful features supported is the importing of Powerpoint slides.
There are enough templates to help you get started if you don’t fancy starting with a blank project.
Export your project to HTML5 and also JPEG and PNG, not to mention SCORM structured learning objects.
Watch this video to get an overview of ActivePresenter.