So you've got your new video editing keyboard, or your an audio editor looking for a spot of video editing fun?

Lot’s of people want things for free, and that doesn’t stop when it comes to editing either! So here we list the top 5 FREE editing softwares for you to use on your Mac!


1. Apple iMovie 

Just bought your first Mac? Well the perfect free editing software you can use without spending all those pennies is the Apple iMovie. The video editing program is already installed on your Mac as part of the iLife Suite. Okay so you probably won’t be the next Spielberg using the iMovie software BUT you can edit together some simple and very handy videos for smaller projects. It includes easy to use effects, a simple timeline to work with and built in sounds and animations! It will definitely give you the taste for editing and perhaps give you the boost to edit on more advanced software! Looking for something a little more advanced? Well Final Cut Pro X (we do the Final Cut Pro X Keyboard which works with iMovie) is the big brother of iMovie. 


2. Kdenlive

The free open software which is designed for GNU/Linux & Free BSD, supporting DV, AVCHD and HDV editing. Kdenlive relies on other sources such as FFmpeg and Freior effects. The straight forward & functional non-linear editing style, it’s no wonder why Kdenlive is a favourite for those who are wanting to edit on free software. And let’s not forget the brilliant community you can join up to, which assists with any issues or problems you may face.


3. Avidemux

Available for Mac OSX, Windows, Linux & BSD under the GNU GPL license & supports a variety of video, audio including MPEG and MP4 files. The highlight of this is the high compatibility with many video formats and also that it’s free! To learn more about Avidemux click here


4. HyperEngine-AV

With 12 studio quality effects from Arboretum’s Hyperpism suite of audio processors. Alongside this, it has text features to display section titles, credits with editable font, size, type, colour and style. Used to capture, edit and organise process and export audio, video and text to make DVD quality movies. A fantastic choice for a free editing software for users of Mac.


5. Blender

Strictly not a true video editor, but a great 3D editor, Blender is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux etc.
A free 3D graphics application and thought of as one of the best free video editor for Mac, Blender is fantastic! Used for modeling, rigging, texturing, skinning,animating, rendering and much more! Blender has many advanced features like strong character animation tools, modifier-based modeling tools, a node-based material and compositing system, Python for embedded scripting and much more...