The Best Free Video Editing Software for Mac Users

Wondershare Editor By Nov 25,2016 11:17 am

Many people are looking of free Mac video editing software since they have tons of videos and are eager to edit the videos either for better presentation or preservation. Are there any free video editing software for Mac users that are really good? Many people ask this in forums. Here we compare some great Mac video editors, followed by the detailed information of each editor for your reference.

Part 1 Choose the Right Filmroa for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac)

  Avidemux ZS4 Video Editor HyperEngine-AV Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor)
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Supported input formats
AVI, MP4 and ASF
AVI, MP4 and MOV
Insert audio file
Supported output formats
AVI, Flash Video, Matroska, MP4
AVI, DV Stream, FLC, MPEG-4 and QuickTime
MOV, M4V, MP4, AVI, MKV, F4V, WMV, MPEG-2 Movie NTSC, MPEG-2 Movie PAL, FLV, 3GP, TS, TRP, HD MOV and HD MP4
Basic editing functions like crop, trim, rotate, join, etc
Video effects like transitions, intro/credit, sound effects, etc
Advanced video editing like Picture-in-picture, Mosaic, Face Off, etc

Upload the editing video to YouTube or Facebook

Burn your video to a DVD collection

From the above comparing table, we can see that the Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) out stands other free Mac video editor in different aspects.

Part 2Detailed Information of Different Free Mac Video Editors

Recommended: Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) for Mac

Wondershare Filmora for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac) offers some persuasive advantages over other video editing tools available for Apple Mac. It not only includes basic video editing tools but also provides various advanced video effects for you to apply:

wondershare video editor for mac

  • Supports almost all kinds of video formats, including MP4, AVI, MOV, AVCHD and more.
  • Complete all classic video editing like crop, trim, cut, split and combine in a few clicks.
  • Provides more than 300 styles and audio/visual effects to touch up your video.
  • Advanced video editing tools like Tilt Shift, Face off, Mosaic, Jump Cut, etc for you to explore.
  • Convert your edited to any popular video format or fit video to mobile devices
  • Burn your own DVD collection or upload to YouTube and Facebook instantly.

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How to Edit Video with Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) for Mac
import video
Import Media Files

Upload media files from your computer or transport from all kinds of cameras, smart phones and elsewhere. Or directly drag-n-drop them to the program.

Edit Your Video

Easily complete basic video editing by clicking the icons above the timeline. Add different video effects and filters to personalize.

save video
Save & Enjoy

Save your video in different formats, share via Facebook, YouTube, burn to DVD and more.

Free Video Editing Software for Mac 1. Apple iMovie
free video editing software for mac

iMovie comes with every new Mac (OS X) and you don't need to pay extra money for it. The latest iMovie 11 is a great and free video editor for the Mac with many great features such as movie trailer, one step effect, audio editing, etc. And in just a few steps, you can share your movies to YouTube or export videos for your iPhone, iPad, etc. However, iMovie is only free if you buy a new Mac. And when getting started with iMovie, you will find it hard to master this software. All in all, iMovie is one of the best free video editing software for Mac users and receives good reputation. You can learn some iMovie video editing tips and trick at how to use iMovie.

Free Video Editing Software for Mac 2. Avidemux
free video editing software for mac

Avidemux is another great free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux and BSD under the GNU GPL license and supports a variety of video, image and audio formats, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4, MOV, ASF, JPG, AAC, AC3, etc. High compatibility with many video formats is the highlight of this free video editing software for Mac.

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Free Video Editing Software for Mac 3. Blender
free video editing software for mac

Like Avidemux, Blender is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD. It's a free 3D graphics application and considered as one of the best free video editor for Mac. It can be used for modeling, rigging, texturing, UV unwrapping, skinning, animating, rendering, water and smoke simulations, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, animated film, video games, or other visual effects. Blender has lots of advanced features like powerful character animation tools, modifier-based modeling tools, a node-based material and compositing system, Python for embedded scripting and so on.

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Free Video Editing Software for Mac 4. ZS4 Video Editor
free video editing software for mac

ZS4 Video Editor is a free video editor for Mac which provides media experts with a facility to combine a variety of media types into one (or more) output file(s). Besides Mac, it is also available for Windows and Linux. ZS4 Video Editor comes with over 150 built-in video effects which can help you bring your videos to the next level instantly.

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Free Video Editing Software for Mac 5. HyperEngine-AV
free video editing software for mac

HyperEngine-AV is a free video editing software for Mac used to capture, edit, organize process, and export video, audio, and text to create DVD quality movies and slide shows. It comes with twelve studio-quality effects from Arboretum's Hyperprism suite of audio processors. Besides, it offers text features to display credits, section titles, or karaoke lyrics with fully editable font, size, type, color, style, alignment, and scroll direction. Definitely, HyperEngin-AV is really a good free video editor for Mac users.

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Part 3: How to Edit Videos on Mac (Video Tutorial)

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Looks like this company has talended developers but the product is ruined by shitty marketing. Comments have been complaining about it for a year or so, I guess it's somehow relevant to wondershare... or not. Same as many others, I may have paid a small price but now this is a no go.
actually no you don't get what you pay for. He/she put TIME into the project and was mislead by a lie. It was promised to be free, so he/she spent time on it, and then got robbed of that time.
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I just logged in here to say this is false advertising. This is not free and highly misleading. You have provided comparison of features like input formats supported. Why not provide an additional row with associated cost. Thank you for wasting my time and bandwidth.
Total scam...! I bought the full price product - the download link in the email is dead...'Unable To Connect.' Registration number isn't valid when I attempt to contact support. Support ticket disappears as soon as it it sent. PayPal is trying to contact these assholes in China - we'll see what happens. DO NOT PAY FOR THIS SCAMWARE...!
it not free but it is best video editing software, thaks!
Totally NOT FREE! Ridiculous way of luring people into getting your otherwise mediocre software. Just wasted a half a day editing a video that now I can't save without watermark. As others said I might've considered paying for the software had you been honest about it. Like this...absolutely no way. Shame on you and whoever came up with your strategy!
Writers of this article are idiots. You are fooling people in getting your products. Many people come here because they think this is non biased opinion and they end up with manufacturer saying: "Our product is best!" 1. 1st part of article is "Choose the Right Filmroa for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac)" You even misspelled your product name! What you should write so people don't see you as less of a jerks is Choose the right video editor for mac 2. In 2nd part "Easy-to-use", only Filmora is checked? Who says what is "Easy-to-use"? With dashes like it is a thing "Come try Filmora, it has integrated Easy-to-use™ making sure this product is easy to use" 3. 3rd part How to Edit Videos on Mac (Video Tutorial) is just about Filmora. 4. There are only 4 video editors in part 1, but no iMovie? Why? I guess because if you put iMovie in your table it would beat it. Filmora, please, such misleading articles, your whole marketing campaign is based on scams. p.s. I love your Watermark feature, you should put it in your table.
the program was easy to use, but i feel like I shouldn't pay for it on principal that its twice the cost of iMovie and they blatently lie about this on the website.
Very clever shot dale Higgs!

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