2 Best & Free Alternative To Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is industry-standard video editing software that provides everything you need for movie and video editing. Getting the best tool on the market makes sense, but only for people who can afford it and are actually going to use the advanced features it offers. For example, why would someone need multi-camera editing support to edit a short film made for a college project? 

Best Free Alternative To Premiere Pro

Best Free Alternative To Premiere Pro

There are many video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro that is much cheaper and even free and offers impressive video editing functionality. In this article, I list the Best Free Alternative To Premiere Pro that offers everything you need for video editing without compromising on the quality of the functionality. 

1. DaVinci Resolve

Davinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is a professional video editor, available for Windows, Linux, and Mac. While Davinci Resolve was launched in 2004 as a professional color grading solution; it evolved over time to become a lineless editing solution for videos with a suitable timeline system. 

It incorporates very powerful tools and comes equipped with quite intuitive interfaces for both video editing, color correction, and audio mastering. One of the most outstanding features of this software is precisely the color correction, which allows you to adjust the color both in the entire film and in each frame separately.

To be clear, the best feature of Davinci Resolve is still its advanced color grading tools,  and the timeline editing isn’t as smooth as you’d find, for example, Premiere Pro or even Apple’s Final Cut Pro X. However, considering that Davinci Resolve can be used for video editing, it is definitely worth checking out.

Minimum system requirements

  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.10.5 or later, Windows 8.1 or later, and Linux CentOS 6.6 or later.
  • Storage Space: 512GB SSD minimum (PC); 512GB Internal flash storage (Mac).
  • Recommended RAM: 8 GB (Windows), 8GB (Mac).
  • Graphics/VRAM: AMD or CUDA compatible GPU with at least 4GB of graphics RAM.

Download : DaVinci Resolve

2. Olive – Professional Open-Source Video Editor

olive open source video editor

Olive is a free and open-source nonlinear professional video editor. It is cross-platform that means it can run in Windows, macOS, and Linux. Its first release came around Nov 2018. And right now it is in the alpha stage. The final stable release is yet to come. The best thing I found out about this software is that it can easily run on low-end PCs as well, unlike the DaVinci Resolve which I just told you about. 

Olive’s UI is quite similar to that of premiere pro. All the necessary options are visible as a button or context menu – you do not need to find any easy option in the menu items. Even if you are new to video editing, you won’t find yourself confused and stuck anywhere. The interface is powered by a Dark and Light theme both of which are great. Almost all options can be easily handled by configurable keyboard shortcuts.

Whenever you make changes in your timeline while editing a video file, Olive video editor quickly works in the background and pre-renders the video based on disk-cache. That means when you play the preview – it plays instantly without any need for pre-caching. This can be very useful for complex projects as you would be saving so much of your time. The disk cache size can be specified by the user, according to their system specifications.

Minimum system requirements 

  • Operating System: Windows 7+, macOS X 10.12+, Linux – Various Distros.
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics: Not specified by the developers
  • Storage Space: 200MB HDD

Download : Olive Video Editor

FAQs

What is the best free video editing software?

I think the best free video editing software would be DaVinci Resolve.

Is DaVinci better than Premiere?

The premiere is more advanced and better than DaVinci except for the color correction section. So, overall, I think Premiere Pro is better. 

What do most YouTubers use to edit their videos free?

Most Youtubers I have seen use DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro to edit their videos free.

Which one is the best and free video editor for low-end PCs?

Olive video editor is certainly the best free video editor for low-end PCS.

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Satish Shah
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