Pros: Highly advanced video editor and 3D animator, open source.

Cons: Not beginner friendly, steep learning curve, over complex for basic video tasks.

Unique Features: Heavy and powerful 3D animation & design engine.

Recommended for: advanced users or people wanting to create 3D animations or scenes.

Lightworks – Windows and Mac

Lightworks is a complete professional video creation package with a simple user interface and support for many file types. Lightworks. has been used on blockbuster films including: The Wolf of Wall Street, Pulp Fiction, Bruce Almighty, The King’s Speech and More. Lightworks also sell their own hardware editing controllers for pro video studios.