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Leo Chung, Tech Writer

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For people just starting to make videos, it is important to get decent editing software to produce content that is presentable. In most cases, you have to shell out a considerable amount of money in order to get access to many top-notch applications like Adobe Premiere.

Luckily, there are still applications which provide the crucial functions of editing for free. One of the most user-friendly and viable editors is the OpenShot Video Editor.

This simple free application with its basic layout provides the following functions:

  • Trimming and Slicing
    • Quickly trim videos on a timeline to create proper cutting and transitions.
  • Animation
    • Make objects fade, move, slide, grow, and more.
  • Basic Effects
    • Adjust the colors of your videos to a limited degree.
    • Remove backgrounds from videos with green screen.
  • Drag-And-Drop
    • Drag your media (videos, images, etc.) into the application to get started.

With these essential functions, any simple video project can be completed with ease.

Many tutorials are online and on YouTube, so give it a try if you want to start making your own videos!

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