8 Best Free Video Mixing Software For Windows
This article contains a list of best free video mixing software for Windows. These are basically video editing software which let you mix multiple audio, video, and image files into one video file. In order to do so, all of these provide a dedicated timeline to merge and synchronize different media files. You can use overlayed audio, video, text, etc. tracks to make precise adjustments. These software let you disable original audio of a video, add a new music to a video, mix multiple videos in a desired order, etc. Many of these provide useful tools to add multiple overlayed tracks, lock a particular track to prevent undesirable editing, etc.
As these are feature rich video editors, you get standard as well as advanced video editing tools. These include trim, split, crop, resize, cut, rotate, flip, video transitions, video effects, audio effects, video annotations, etc. You can also add subtitles, create lyrical videos, etc. Checkout the respective column to learn more about each of these video mixers.
To import media files, all of these support common media files including MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MP3, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, etc. As for exporting created video mix, most of these supports MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, etc. video formats.
My Favorite Video Mixing Software For Windows
HitFilm Express is one of my favorites as it is an advanced video mixing software. It comes with a feature rich set of tools to create video mix, edit videos, add video effects and transitions, etc. If you are a beginner and finding an easy way to start off video mixing, then I would recommend Windows Movie Maker.
HitFilm Express is a feature rich video mixing software for Windows. It lets you mix and synchronize different media files in order to create a desired video mix. Using its timeline, you can add multiple overlayed tracks to make video mix and make precise adjustments to media items.
How to make video mix in HitFilm Express
- At first, you need to import media files to this software from its Media tab. You can add images, videos, and audio to a video project. After importing, drag media files to the Timeline.
- Now, using the timeline, you can make adjustments to each added media file. You can synchronize them in a particular order, disable audio of a video, add videos in a sequence, etc.
- You can edit video and audio using slice tool, rate stretch tool, crop tool, zoom, blend tool, snapping, speed/duration editor, transform (opacity, anchor point, position, scale, and rotation), etc.
- Several audio and video effects are available in it to add to a video mix, such as ripple edit, motion tracking, loop keyframes, video clip trimmer, opacity keyframes, audio keyframes, layer compositing with unlimited videos, color corrections, color grading, video transitions, audio transitions, etc.
- After creating a video mix, you can export it in MP4, AVI, or Image Sequence format. Or, you can even directly upload video mix to YouTube.
All in all, this one is an advanced software to create video mix and edit individual videos.
DaVinci Resolve is an advanced video editing as well as video mixing software for Windows. Here also, you get a dedicated timeline to make adjustments to video, audio, etc. tracks to make video mix.
To start with, you can import media file in its Media Pool tab including audio, video, and images. Now, drag the added media files to its timeline. From here, you can align video and audio in a desired order, synchronize audio and video files, disable the original audio of a video, etc. As for editing, you get all standard as well as many advanced tools. These include trim, superimpose, swap edits, zoom, shuffle edits, overwrite editing, append editing, optical flow retiming, keyframe control, optical re-framing, transforms, video scaling, lens correction, transitions, insert objects, and more. Several video effects like Color Compressor, Color Stabilizer, Contrast Pop, Dehaze, Color Generator, Glow, Lens Flare, Lens Reflection, Dust Buster, Soften & Sharpen, Edge Detect, Emboss, Mirror, Water Color, Camera Shake, Film Grain, Film Damage, Warper, etc. are also available in it. You can also add video transitions (Dissolve, Iris, Motion, Shape, Wipe) to make a beautiful video mix.
Finally, after creating a stunning video mix, you can export it in AVI, DPX, DCP, MP4, etc. video formats. To do so, move to its Deliver tab (highlighted in Red in above snapshot), specify output parameters, add video to render queue, and start the video rendering process.
It is another one of advanced video mixer software which you can use for free.
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker is another free and popular video mixing software. You can easily create a final video by mixing videos, audios, and images in one project. This one is highly recommended for the beginners as its quite simple and intuitive to use.
How to make video mix in Windows Movie Maker
It provides a timeline to create a video mix. You get separate overlayed tracks to import video/image, audio, and titles (text, subtitles, lyrics). To add media files, it supports various formats including AVI, MPG, MPE, MPG, WMV, MPEG, ASF, WAV, MP3, WMA, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, etc. After importing media files, drag them to the timeline. You can expand video track to view and manage respective transition and audio. It lets you mute the audio of the original video and add a new audio to the video. You can now add video effects (Blur, Ease In, Ease Out, Fade In, Fade Out, Brightness (Decrease/Increase), Film Age, Film Grain, Pixelate, Mirror, etc.) and video transitions (Bars, Bow Tie, Checkerboard, Circle, Diagonal, Diamond, Dissolve, Fade, Fan, etc.), create titles and credits, and make an automovie. After creating a video mix, you can save the final video in WMV format only.
Windows Movie Maker is the simplest video mixing software in this list. A novice user can use it to easily create a video mix with multiple media files.
VSDC Video Editor
VSDC Video Editor is a nice, feature rich video editor plus video mixing software for Windows. You can edit separate videos in it or even make video mix with several media files including videos, images, and audios. To do so, it provides a timeline which makes it easier to merge everything into one video mix. Let’s talk about its key features to create video mixes:
- You can use overlayed video, audio, and image tracks to merge and synchronize different media files.
- The audio of imported videos can be disabled to mix another audio into the video.
- It lets you edit and annotate videos, insert images and other videos over a video, add subtitles and text boxes, etc.
- To edit videos, you can use basic video editing tools like split, trim, cut, flip, rotate, crop, resize, etc. Several visual effects like color twist, auto level, grayscale, equalize, sepia, brightness, contrast, gamma, posterize, parabolize, etc. can also be added to videos. As for video annotation, you can add line, rectangle, ellipse, tooltip, chart, etc. to videos.
- It provides the flexibility to edit a selected part of the video and audio.
To export the video, move to its Export Project tab. You can save video mix in AVI, MOV, MP4, WMK, MKV, RM, SWF, and FLV formats.
Note: Some premium features are disabled in this free version. You need to buy its pro version in order to use all of its features.
OpenShot is an open source video mixing software for Windows. You can edit an individual video or create a whole project i.e. video mix with multiple media files. Like other software, you can use timeline to create video mix in this one too. It lets you add a new audio to a video, disable audio of a video, synchronize audio and video files using overlayed tracks, merge multiple videos together, etc. You can use its tools like trim, split, crop, fade (in/out), zoom, snapping, razor tool, add text, etc. to edit videos. Different video effects like Blur, Brightness & Contrast, Chroma Key (Greenscreen), Deinterlace, Alpha Mask/ Wipe Transition, Negative, etc. can be added to videos. Plus, Fade, Wipe, Circle, Bar, Board, Box, Cross, Checked, etc. video transitions can be added to videos.
To make video mix, import media files and from preview of each media file, drag them down to the timeline. You can now make adjustments to each item using timeline and provided tools. The final video can be exported in MOV, AVI, MP4, FLV, etc. formats.
Easy Video Maker
Easy Video Maker is yet another free video mixing software for Windows. Using it, you can mix videos, audios, images, lyrics, subtitles, etc. to create a final video project. It also provides timelines to add and manage different media items, such as Background, Video, Text (Subtitles/Lyrics), etc. You can import and drag and drop items to the timeline and then synchronize them accordingly.
To create a desired video mix, you can mute original audio of a video, add new audio to the videos, insert pictures to video, add text, subtitles, lyrics, and movie credits, etc. You can edit imported videos by using features like trim, cut, split, mix, join, resize, crop, merge, zoom (in/out), rotate, stretch video, speed (up/down), etc. Audio shake effect, mask effect, motion effect, transition effect, particles effect, Chroma key, and PIP effect are some of the stunning effects to add to the video. You can edit imported music files as well using options like audio chorus, speed (up/down), fade (in/out), volume adjustment, split, cut, mix, join, merge, and more. It also lets you record monitor screen, record videos using webcam, and record audio files to create a video mix.
The supported video file formats to import and export include AVI, MP4, MPEG, WMV, FLV, MKV, DivX, XviD, MOV, ASF, FLV, 3GP, etc.
Shotcut is the next free open source video mixing software for Windows. This one too follows the same procedure in order to let you make video mix. Just open its timeline section, import media file (audio, video, images), drag them to respective tracks on the timeline, and synchronize them accordingly to create a final video mix. You can add multiple overlayed tracks, mute a video track, lock a track to prevent further editing, etc. For editing purpose, you get all standard tools including trim, cut, copy, crop, append, overwrite, ripple delete, scrub/transport control, do three-point editing, etc. Video compositing, color correction & grading, deinterlacing, eyedropper for white balance, auto-orientation change, video/audio fader, video transitions, blending modes, video filters (chroma, alpha, key spill, old film), etc. are some other features to edit audios and videos.
In order to save created video mix, you can export it in MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc. formats.
Lightworks is one more free video mixing software for Windows in this list. To create video mix, import media files using its inbuilt file explorer. After that, drag them to the timeline over different audio and video tracks. Now, you can synchronize them as you want them in final video. You can mute a video track, merge multiple videos into one, add new music to a video, and do more. For editing individual videos, you get standard tools like video scaling, zoom, color correction, trimming, video effects (3D DVE, color matte, mix, 3D LUT, chroma key, luma key, color mask, blend, squeeze, dissolve, etc.), and many more. It lets you enhance audio too using effects like EQ, boost treble, low end booster, etc.
It supports MP4, WMV, AVI, etc. formats to import and export.
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