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If you came here for free copies of commercial programs and/or hacks/product keys then we are sorry to disappoint you. We do not approve of, or promote, such practices. 

This page is a collection of genuinely free video editing software packages, some shareware packages, trial versions of otherwise commercial digital video editing software programs, a little Linux link for those Penguin fans who want to dabble, and the Apple Mac iMovie fans.

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A collection of other freeware programs here.

Free Trial Downloads

Adobe  |  Apple  |  Avid  |  BorisFX  |  Linux  |  Microsoft  |  Muvee  |  Pinnacle  |  ULead


Download a trial version of any Adobe program. These include:

After Effects, Graphics Server, Atmosphere, Dimensions, FrameMaker, GoLive, Illustrator, InDesign, LiveMotion, PageMaker, Photoshop, Photoshop Album, Photoshop Elements, Premiere, Streamline ...and others. 

New: Download plug-in for HDV support for products like Premiere Pro: HDV


The revolutionary digital video application that helped Mac users create a million movies seen by their friends and relatives around the world now brings several dazzling new features to your screen: and you can download a trial version of iMovie 3 here. iMovie 4.0.1 can be downloaded here (1.2 MB).

Ulead software for the Mac: Download Photo Explorer, Picture Show for Mac etc here


Avid Free DV software is an easy, free way to join the Avid family and test-drive the industry-standard editing interface 


Filters, add-ins, and effects are free downloads for the PC and free downloads for the Mac. Free demo verions of Boris Red, Continuum Complete, FX and Graffiti are also available but you have to fill in a form :-(


Kino: Digital Video for Linux

Main Actor

LiVES:  download  | more info

Jahshaka:  download  | more info on this video editing software for Linux

Cinelerra: Professional Linux Editing Package download page | more info on Cinelerra


Other Linux/Open Source video software


Windows Movie Maker


Cool package for beginners - download trial version


Pinnacle Studio version 9 - find the try it now download link in the right column (214 MB, valid for 30 days free use)


ULead Video Studio Trial Download (138 MB, valid for 30 days free use)

Download other ULead video software packages including 

Ulead DVD workshop 2.0, Ulead COOL 360, Ulead COOL 3D, Ulead COOL 3Dô Production Studio, Ulead DVD MovieFactor, Ulead DVD PictureShow, PictureShow for Mac, Ulead DVD Workshop, Ulead GIF Animator, Ulead GIF-X.Plugin, Ulead Menu.Applet, Ulead MediaStudio Pro, Ulead Photo Explorer, Ulead Photo Explorer for Mac, Ulead PhotoImpact, Ulead SmartSaver Pro


PowerDirector Pro: Magic Cut, Magic Clean, Magic Music and Magic Motion are the easy to use wizards for beginners. Free 30 day trial (Cost circa $110)

Shareware and Freeware Utilities

DivX: The famous DivX is, of course, free though there is a paid DivX Pro option. This program needs no introduction, it's simply one of the most downloaded video program in history. Get yourself a copy now.

Easy Movie Splitter: Split AVI, WMV and MPEG files and convert from one to the other (free trial, program cost approx $30)

Easy Video Converter: Easy video convertor allows conversion from PAL to NTSC and NTSC to PAL, convert image lists to AVI, MPEG-2, WMV, ASF, VCD, SVCD and convert between the different formats. (free trial, purchase price $26)

Blaze Media Pro: Edit, convert DVD and CDs, edit both audio and video, easy Graphical User Interface, large list of conversion options including CD to WAV, MP3, WMA, and OGG; MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, AIF, VOX, MP2, MPCG.72x, AU and RAW to MP3, WMA, OGG and WAV; WAV, MP3, WMA and OGG to CD; and WAV and MP3 compression. Also supports batch mode processing, drag and drop functionality, and lots more. (full version circa $50)

Videozilla: Easy conversion among major formats. Formats supported are: AVI (DivX, XviD, MS MPEG-4, Uncompressed, Cinepak and other); MPEG (MPEG (MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 Video, VCD and SVCD, PAL, and NTSC)' WMV (Windows Media Video); RM (Real Networks Video); DVD format; ASF format; QuickTime MOV format. (Free for 30 days; $30 after that).

Video caster: A full featured content creation and publishing software for WMV/WMA or AVI formats. Use for capturing video, converting video, and publishing to streaming servers for online distribution. Also enables creation of animated slideshows. (Free trial, circa $30 to buy)

Flash Optimizer: A powerful SWF compressor shaving up to 70% off your Macromedia Flash videos. Optimise not just your Flash movie but other parts of your Flash file as well. (Free trial, circa $100 to buy).

Video Cutter and Splitter Indepth: As the name suggests - free download of a splitter but free trial is for only 5 days. (Cost = $15)



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