CapCut for PC: 5 alternatives to the online and downloadable video editor

CapCut, a video editor for Android phones and iPhone (iOS), does not have a native PC version. There are, however, other video editing applications with similar features that can serve as an alternative. OpenShot, for example, works on Windows, Linux, and Mac computers and offers several advanced video effects and 3D animation. Wondershare Filmora and Movavi have an intuitive interface and simple operation, making them ideal for those new to video editing. There are also other options with free versions for editing videos on the PC and directly from the browser. With this in mind, Techidence prepared a list of five alternative applications to Capcut. Check them out below.

1. Wondershare filmora

Wondershare filmora

With an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, Wondershare Filmora is a good option for users new to video editing. The best PC alternative to CapCut, it has features such as 4K editing support, speed control, noise removal, frame-by-frame preview, color adjustment, speed control, video stabilization, audio equalizer, split screen, and scene detection. Available for Windows and Mac, the editor allows you to share videos with friends and family or upload them directly to YouTube. The main disadvantage of the program is that the free version includes watermarks in the videos.

To remove the watermark, therefore, you must subscribe to one of the premium plans. The Annual ($49.99), and Perpetual ($79.99) plans are individual and include the same video, audio, and color editing features, media inventory, storage, and speech-to-text and text-to-speech services. To use the editor, you need to go to the official website and download it by clicking on “Free Trial.”

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2. Shotcut


Shotcut is a free video editor available for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. More advanced, it has several audio tools, such as a tone generator, mixing, filters, and transitions. The video features include a wide variety of filters, color correction functions, and a track merge mode. On the other hand, the editor’s interface is not so intuitive and can be a bit complex for those who have no experience with editing.

Still, Shotcut can be a good alternative to CapCut. The software supports various video formats thanks to FFmpeg (a computer program that records, converts, and creates audio and video streams in various formats) and is capable of exporting videos in 4K resolution. To use ShotCut, simply go to, select “Click to download” and choose the corresponding operating system.

3. OpenShot


OpenShot is an open-source editor that offers a variety of video effects and 3D animation. Available for Windows, Linux, and Mac systems, the application has an easy-to-use interface and is ideal for anyone looking for a simple alternative to CapCut. With it, you can cut and resize clips, insert transitions, titles, sound effects, and more. The software supports multiple audio, image, and video formats since it is based on the FFmpeg library. To download OpenShot, simply go to ““, click “Download”, and select the system in question.

4. Movavi


Another alternative for those looking for a CapCut-like option is Movavi Video Editor Plus. Available for Windows and Mac, the video editor presents itself as software for “aspiring home movie makers” and is ideal for beginners. Key features include special effects such as slow motion and reverse, animated titles, transitions, themed stickers, and chroma key application.

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In addition to the free version, there are several paid plan options. The most complete one, called Movavi Unlimited, has a one-time cost of $109.95 and includes all platform features in a single package: access to all special effects, photo editing tools, video game capture, streaming, media library, and more. To download the editor, go to ““, choose the plan that best suits your needs, make the payment, and download. If you opt for the free plan, simply access the site and click on “Download for free”.

5. ClipChamp


With a similar interface to Movavi, ClipChamp has all the necessary features to produce good videos, such as ready-made templates with different themes and audio and video libraries. The difference is that this editor works online, right in the browser, and requires no download. To use ClipChamp, you can opt for the free version or subscribe to a paid plan.

The Free Plan includes unlimited and non-watermarked exports, up to 1080p resolution, and a bank of free audio, images, videos, filters, and effects. The Essentials Plan costs $11.99 per month and includes, in addition to the free plan’s features, a premium resource bank, a branding kit to manage logos and colors, and content backup. To edit videos on ClipChamp, simply visit ““.

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