Best Video Editing Software for Windows 2017

Video editing becoming more popular everyday. You can share videos on social networks, tube websites and this is also a method of getting more traffic on your website. In our previous article, we've discussed and explore about free best photo editor Software for windows. By using them you can convert your photos into professional photograph. Video editing also same as photo editing. Some software provide basic video editing (cropping, resizing, effects, watermark) and the other side some video editor provide professional and high graphics video editing. Always remember, Free Video Editor has limitation and most of them provide only basic video editing. If you need more features to edit your video then we'll suggest you go with Best Premium/Paid Video Editors. However, we've explore some best free video editing software

Windows Movie Maker

Windows movie maker is the best video editing software that is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It was a inbuild software in Microsoft Windows but after Windows XP they removed from the inbuild software. Now it can be downloaded and installed from an auto installer file.

Memory : 1 GB of RAM (2 GB of RAM or higher is recommended when editing HD (high-definition) video)
Processor : 2.4 GHz (single processor) or higher (a dual-core processor or higher is recommended when editing HD video)
Graphics or video card : Video card or video driver that supports Microsoft DirectX 9.0c (or later) and Pixel Shader 2.0 (or later). For DirectX 9 hardware on Windows 7,

VideoPad Video Editor

Designed to be intuitive, VideoPad is a fully featured video editor for creating professional quality videos in minutes. Create videos for DVD, HD, YouTube and more. Burn movies to DVD for playback on TV, or as a standalone video file to share online or put on portable devices. Capture video from a DV camcorder, VHS, webcam, or all common video file formats including avi, wmv, mpv, divx and many more. Over 50 visual and transition effects to add a professional touch to your movies.

Input : bmp, gif, jpg, png, tif, wav, mp3, m4a, mid, flac, aac, wma, au, aiff, ogg, raw, dvf, vox, avi, mpeg, wmv, divX, Xvid, mp4, mov, vob, ogm, H.264, RM
Output : DVD, CD, Blu-ray or HD-DVD, avi, wmv, mpg, 3gp, mp4, mov, mkv, gif, YouTube, iPod, PSP, Mobile Phone, YouTube, Facebook or Flickr


Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

Input : JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, TARGA, OpenEXR, DPX, Cineon, Radiance HDR, SGI Iris, TIFF, AVI, MPEG and Quicktime (on OSX), Alembic, 3D Studio (3DS), COLLADA (DAE), Filmbox (FBX), Autodesk (DXF), Wavefront (OBJ), DirectX (x), Lightwave (LWO), Motion Capture (BVH), SVG, Stanford PLY, STL, VRML, VRML97, X3D.
Output : AVI, MPEG and Quicktime

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve 14 has hundreds of new features for editors, colorists and now, for the first time, audio professionals. The new playback engine dramatically increases responsiveness with up to 10x better performance for editors. You also get a whole new page with the full Fairlight audio post production tools that let you record, edit, mix, sweeten and master sound with full 3D audio space and up to 1000 channels.

Input : DNx, DPX, Cineon, EXR, All Camera Formats, AVI, WMV, MP4
Output : H.264, AVI, MPEG and Quicktime and All modern formats

VSDC Video Editor

The video editor is intended for editing video files and creating videos of any complexity involving various visual and audio effects. The program offers rich functionality and yet has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing you to create videos with a bare minimum of efforts.

Graphics or Video Card : Intel, AMD or compatible processor with the work frequency at 1.5 GHz or higher
Input : BMP, JPEG/JPG, PNG, PSD, GIF, ICO, CUR, MP3/ MP2, WMA, M4A, AAC, FLAC, OGG, RA, RAM, VOC, WAV, AC3, AIFF, MPA, AU, APE, CUE, CDA, AVI, QuickTime (MP4/M4V, 3GP/2G2, MOV, QT), HDVideo/AVCHD (MTS, M2TS, TS, MOD, TOD), WindowsMedia (WMV, ASF, DVR-MS), DVD/VOB, VCD/SVCD, MPEG/MPG/DAT, Matroska Video (MKV), Real Media Video (RM, RMVB), Flash Video (SWF, FLV), DV, AMV, MTV, NUT, H.264/MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, MJPEG


What if you had the power of an Academy and Emmy award-winning video editing software in a simple to use package to create your own video masterpieces? Be amazing right? Well with Lightworks you can edit like a pro and unleash your creative potential for all to see.

Input : DVCAM / DVCPRO 25, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, Uncompressed SD 8 bit and 10 bit, Uncompressed HD 8 bit and 10 bit, MPEG-2 I-Frame SD, MPEG-2 I-Frame HD, MPEG-2 Long GOP, IMX 30, 40, 50, AVCHD (M2T, M2TS, MPEG4, H.264), Avid DNxHD – all variants, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100, XDCAM EX (native MP4 support), XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD 50 422, Apple Pro Res, RED R3D, DPX 8 bit, 10 bit, 16 bit, Image Sequence (BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, TGA, Compressed TGA, TIFF), Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode options, Cinema DNG
Output : Web-compatible file (MPEG4/H.264 – max. resolution: 3840×2160 (4K) with user defined compression bitrate) with optional upload direct to your Youtube account, WebM up to 3840 x 2160 (4k), Sony XAVC-Intra up to 3840 x 2160 (4K), Lightworks Archive, DVCAM / DVCPRO 25 (AVI, MOV and MXF), DVCPRO 50 (AVI, MOV and MXF), DVCPRO HD (AVI, MOV and MXF), Uncompressed SD 8 bit and 10 bit (AVI and MOV), Uncompressed HD 8 bit and 10 bit (AVI and MOV), MPEG-2 I-Frame SD (AVI), MPEG-2 I-Frame HD (AVI), AVCHD (M2T, M2TS, H.264 and MPG), Avid DNxHD – all variants, including Thin Raster** (MXF and MOV), AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 200, XDCAM EX (native MP4 support), XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD 50 422, Image Sequence (BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, PSD, TGA, Compressed TGA, TIFF), Blu-ray (VC1, H.264 and MPEG-2 HD 422), DVD (MTS, M2TS and MPG), Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode option, Quicktime Movie and MPEG-4 using Quicktime API (Windows 32bit only), AAF, OMF, EDL, XML and Film Cut Lists


VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters. VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.

Requirements : Visual C++ 6.0 SP5 + Processor Pack and Microsoft Macro Assembler (MASM) 6.15
There are lots of programs that let you “edit” video. And yet, they're frustratingly complex for some of the simplest tasks. VirtualDub isn't an editor application; it's a pre- and post-processor that works as a valuable companion


Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software. The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose and flexible in video compositing and effects, so that you can compose your dream video sequence with ease everytime. Wax can create 2D & 3D special effects and can work in two modes – as a standalone application which would appeal for home users/beginners, and as a “plug-in” to video editors/NLEs which would be more useful for professional editors. Currently Wax can work as a plug-in with Sony Vegas®, Pure Motion EditStudio and Adobe Premiere® and work for integrating with various other NLEs is in progress.

Input : AVI, WAV, all popular image formats.
Output : AVI, MPEG, WAV, Flash, all popular image formats.