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The Best Free (or Mostly Free)
Video Editing 
Programs & Resources

These are the best free (mostly) resources for images, editing, logo design, and graphic. Pexels, Canva, Vlogg Now, CapCut, IMovie, InShot, WeVideo, Video Star, Filmora, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut, Anamoto, Sony Vegas, Incompetech, and GoMoxie. 


Pexels - Gives you FREE access to royalty-free videos and images. You must credit the artist as required. This is a fantastic resource and highlights the work of really talented artists. 


Canva -  A graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. The platform is free to use but offers paid options. 

Morgue Files

​Morgue Files - Royalty Free Stock Photos and Images
Over 400,000 free stock photos for commercial use.

Internet Archive

​Internet Archive - Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.


​VlogNow - A free easy-to-use video editing app with no watermark. The intuitive interface makes video editing simple, with no prior knowledge needed. It offers all the features required to create professional and high-quality videos.


InShot -  InShot has been around forever, first as a photo editing app and now as a video editing app. It lets you do the basics for free, but be prepared for on screen ads.


Filmora - A free editing software with a lot of great presets. This program is perfect for new editors but even a savvy editor can have fun and elevated projects with this software. There is a text, animation and sound package included and an option to upgrade. 

iMovie - A free editing software available on iphones and Mac computers. Great for beginners and for making simple quick edits. There is a text, animation and sound package included. 


CapCut - A free editing app available on phones, PC and Mac computers. Great for editing on the run. If you like fan edits this program is loaded with great animated text and powerful preset transitions making beginners look like pros.  


WeVideo - A free editing app available on phones, PC and Mac computers. This program is cloud based. You shoot video on your phone and upload the footage into your WeVideo App. When you open the project on your computer it is there waiting for you. Does not have reverse or a proper cropping tool. Upgrade option available.

Video Star

VIDEO STAR - A free editing app available on phones, PC and Mac computers. Very cool transitions. Upgrade option available.

Final Cut X

Final Cut Pro - Is NOT a free editing software but has nearly all of the capabilities as pro editing software. The interface is very user friendly and as easy to use as a basic editing program.

Adobe Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro - Is NOT a free editing program. This is a professional level program. Premiere is a part of the Adobe Suite and works via "Dynamic Link" with other programs like After Effects. The user interface is complicated and you will need a teacher and tutorials to navigate the program. 

DiVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve - Is a free editing program. This is a professional level program. The cool part is the option to make the interface look like Final Cut or Premiere. There is a learning curve to the program but it is free. Also known for its color grading capabilities. 

Adobe After Effects

After Effects - Is NOT a free editing program. This is a professional level program. It can work with Premiere Pro via "Dynamic Link" as well as with other Adobe programs. The user interface is extremely complicated and you will need tutorials to navigate the program. Also, you should go in with a plan of what effect you would like to try, then practice executing that effect.


Animoto - Is a free editing program but is more like an animated PowerPoint program. This is what we love about it. You can create animated title graphics over chroma key green or animated backgrounds for titles or bumpers in seconds. Super easy to use. The program leaves a watermark but it is easy to crop out. The program also has a lot of public domain images and music. Kicks Presentation up a knotch. 

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Sony Vegas - Is NOT a free editing program but is very affordable. A lot of high level editors that are on a budget love this program. 


Teleprompter App - Get yourself a FREE Teleprompter app.

It is important that you can see yourself and the words on the screen at the same time. 


GoMoxie.Org - Gives you FREE access to popular music to use in your music Videos. All youhave to do is sign-up. GoMoxie Artists' change on a regular basis.  


Incompetech - Gives you FREE access to tons of royalty-free music. This includes THE Kevin McLoad and many more artists.   

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