below is my short list, but to view FULL LIST of software, visit http://www.videohelp.com/software/sections/ and choose VIDEO EDITORS advanced/NoLinears category.
COMMERCIAL (with trial versions)
|80$ +||Sony Vegas||.|
|50$||Serif MoviePlus (Seems good, like a “Cheap” Sony vegas alternative)|
|50$||Edit STUDIO 6|
|100$||COREL VIDEO studio|
|FREE||OpenSHot||seems good one|
|FREE||LightsWorks||(A bit hard for me)|
|FREE+PRO||DaVInci Resolve (BlackMagicDesign)||(free is a bit limited. Here are audio plugins)|
|FREE||Fusion (BlackMagicDesign) – for effects|
|FREE+PRO||nch VideoPad||(free is a bit limited)|
|FREE||Shotcut||a bit harder than nch VideoPad(*check to display timelines and etc…)|
|FREE||natron||software mainly for Video Effects, not a normal linear editing tool ..|
|FREE||blender||a bit harder than nch VideoPad (See tutorials)|
Media Converters (JOINERS/CUTTERS)
My best one is VideoToVideo.org, it almost converts ANY MEDIA TYPE(it has DIRECT STREAM COPY) + it has TOOLS(trim,join,mux..)!!!!!!!!!
p.s. however, if you want, there are many similar tools (encoders/converter): AvideMux(trim+join), HandBrake, Bigasoft converter, icecream converter, anysoft converter, FreemakeVideoConverter(trim+join), idealshare , AVS-Video-ReMaker(has direct stream copy)
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|ZS4 (Zvei-Stein)||limited functions, MP4 cant be opened… very poor editor|
|ivsedit||MP4 not supported|
|windows movie maker||Forget it….|
|VSCD video editor||very poor, hard,limited, not TIMELINES for cutting parts… FORGET IT|
|Wondershare Filmora||I think, it’s very poor and not user-friendly, very limited|
|JahShaka||No separate timelines for AUDIO/VIDEO, no TRIM..|
|Movica||Cant open it…|
|Machete||Cant open MP4|
|Kate video toolkit||Cant open MP4|
Small History about above apps
Well, during last few years, I had to work with video-editor programs, and have tested many different applications, almost all that were available on net by the time. For the reason, that I had quite specific and custom task and was searching for exact software, which will comply with all my requirements, I have quite exhausted, while I was looking for different software endlessly. However, finally, I’ve got several nice software, that does what I wanted… I have some of NLE programs to produce the video (while compiling), and have some software, to trim/cut out parts without re-encoding (AviDemux and Cute video editor does the excellent job, which even Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony/Magix Vegas Pro and other giant softwares are unable to perform).
So, you can also try out them. Think about it once again – maybe there are times you just want to trim out the parts without re-encoding? If yes, then try the apps mentioned, they are free and worth to try.