Top 10 Free Video Creation Software Tools

So you want to create a video but you don’t know where to start.

These days you don’t have to be on camera or buy expensive software to create a video. You can simply shoot a video with your camera like I’m doing now and edit it on your computer with free software.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 free video creation tools

ON CAMERA
After you’ve shot your movie using a smartphone or digital
camera download it to your computer.

1. Windows Movie Maker
This free software comes with your PC and can be used for basic editing. You have to ability to import video clips, edit them and make transitions.

2. iMovie
This is free software that is included with all MAC computers. It can do many things that a professional video editor can do. For example you can edit video clips, make transitions, add text etc.

iMovie also has an free app that you can use on your iPhone. This means you can edit your videos on the fly. I find this very useful when I want to edit a video while I’m out and about.

OFF CAMERA
You don’t have to be on camera to create a professional looking video. For example you can demonstrate a product or create a video tutorial using screen recording software.

3. Screencast-o-matic
https://screencast-o-matic.com/
This is screen recording software that you don’t even have to download to your computer. You can just sign up for an account and then start recording your computer screen. If you want more advanced features such as creating longer videos then you can upgrade for $15 a year.

4. Camstudio
http://camstudio.org/
This is screen recording software that you can download to your computer for free. Use it to record your screen and edit plus you can create demos and tutorials.

5. Ezvid
http://www.ezvid.com/
This an easy screen recorder and editor that is a free download.

6. QuickTime Player
For a quick, cost-free solution, Apple’s QuickTime application is great for screen recordings from your Apple computer. After launching the application, just select File-New Screen Recording. When the recording window appears, just select the drop-down to choose your microphone.

You can also record video beyond the desktop by using Mac’s iSight camera or an external video camera. Just choose File-New Movie Recording.

7. WeVideo
https://www.wevideo.com/
This is a cloud-based video creation platform. The free version gives you 1GB of storage and 5 min/month of recording time. If you want to create unlimited videos and have unlimited publish time you can upgrade for $59/year.

8. Shot Cut
https://www.shotcut.org/
This is a free open source, cross-platform video editor that can be used with Windows, Mac or Linux. The beauty of this video creation software is that it contains many of the features of a professional video editor. For example you have webcam and audio capture capabilities plus the ability to add video effects.

ANIMATION SOFTWARE

9. Stupeflix
https://studio.stupeflix.com
This is free animation software where you can create unlimited videos up to 20 minutes long. If you want to create unlimited HD 720p videos (and unlock all the features)you can upgrade to the Pro version for only $29/month.

10. Biteable
https://biteable.com/
They advertise this as the world’s simplest video maker where you can make unlimited animation videos completely for free. The premium version allows you to make unlimited HD TV quality videos without the biteable watermark for only $99 per year.

11. Design Wizard
http://www.Designwizard.com
* Access over 1.2 million curated images
* Magically resize your designs
* Set color palettes and add custom fonts
* Access over 120 free fonts
* Free version gives you 15 MB Upload Space For Your Images

If you’re a beginner video marketer or don’t want to spend a lot of money on video creation tools, then I suggest you select one of these tools then try to perfect it. If you want to create more video effects so you have more flexibility in the creation of your videos then I suggest you purchase professional video editing software. Two great choices are Screenflow for the MAC and Camtasia for PCs.

12. Free Online Presentation Software
https://www.canva.com/create/presentations
Canva’s free presentation software gives you access to hundreds of beautifully designed layouts to create presentations on any topic.

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Comments

  1. Reeda Manda says:

    Good to know these video creating tools and thanks for the sharing. I always create screencast with a web-based software calls Acethinker Screen Recorder for my YouTube channel, free and works fairly well. Share it here as an alternative to camstudio.

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