Top 5 Free AVI Video Editors on Windows 10

Tuesday June 1, 2021 12:47 PM PDT by Karen Greene

Audio Video Interleave, or popularly abbreviated as AVI, is a video format that was developed by Microsoft which developed it as a part of their media suite for the Windows operating system. It is a popular media container format that has been around for three decades.

The video format became popular on DVDs containing movies, high-quality videos. Because of the fact that it supported multiple streams of audio and video, it gained wide popularity until Microsoft replaced it with WMV. Many third-party codecs and players can play it on non-Windows platforms. And when you want to edit these video files, you will need a free AVI editor capable of edits that you need to make on the video.

Edit AVI videos without being a computer expert. Check out the following top 5 easy-to-use free AVI video editors, which allow you to edit videos at home without any professional help.

#1. FilmForth

FilmForth is a capable video editor capable of editing videos in AVI format and several media containers. Trim, split, slow motion, filters, and over a dozen other features that have your editing needs covered. It is available for Windows 10, and you can download and install it directly from the Microsoft store.

Main Features FilmForth Owns to Edit AVI Videos

  • Intuitive Trimming
    Trim the tails of the video from the timeline feed. Hold either end of the video and drag them in left or right to trim the content.
  • Detach Audio
    The onboard audio of the video feels out of place. No worries, detach it and replace it with your audio. Furthermore, the voiceover option is available for adding your own voice.
  • No Watermarks
    You don’t see that often on a free AVI video editor. Generally, removing the editor’s watermark from the exported video requires you to pay for the premium version. That’s not the case with FilmForth, which keeps its watermark as an optional thing.

Steps to Edit AVI Video via Filmforth

Step 1. Import the AVI Video

1. Launch FilmForth, and create a new project by clicking on the New Project button.

Launch New Project

Launch New Project

2. After successfully creating a new project, now it’s time to import the AVI video. Drag and drop to import the video, which is the fastest way to do it. On the other hand, you can use the conventional Add Video/Photo Clips button.

Add Video/Photo File

Add Video/Photo File

After you are done importing the video, we move to the reason why you are here – editing.

Step 2. Trim the Video

Eliminate the unessential parts of the footage, thus reducing time and file size.

1. There are two ways to go about it. First – use the timeline feed to trim the tails of the video on either side. The second involves going to the trim menu and doing pretty much the same thing.

2. Head to the Trim menu using the Trim option located in the tool’s dashboard.

Trim the Video

Trim the Video

3. Inside the trim menu, you will see a blue bar, which denotes the video in its entirety of length. Hold the white handlebars and move them in either direction to trim the start or end. The lighter grey portion denotes the video part that has been cut.

Trim the Video Length

Trim the Video Length

You Must Know – The trimmed parts of the video can be brought back by sliding the handlebars in the opposite direction of what you did earlier.

Step 3. Add Effects/Filters

Add a flair of the aesthetic color tone and present the video in a new light.

1. Find the Effects option from the tool’s dashboard and head to its menu.

Effects Option in the Menu

“Effect” Option in the Menu

2. Experiment with different effects and select the one that suits the video.

Select the Proper Effect

Select the Proper Effect

You Must Know – For applying different effects to specific parts of the video, you will need to split the content. Put effects individually on other clips.

Alongside the features above, FilmForth enables you to add zoom in/out, add Picture in Picture or text, and so many other features for your AVI videos. All you have to do is to launch the software and do as the menu indicates. The user-friendly interface and easy-to-use features are sure to add charm to your Instagram video.

#2. OpenShot

Price: Free; Open-source
Major Supported Formats: AVI, 3GP, MOV, MTS

OpenShot

OpenShot

Looking at the other top AVI video editors, starting with OpenShot feels apt. Where else can you get a free and open-source video editor with the right blend of premium features?

Features

  • An open-source video editor that is free forever. A developer community project driven by volunteers.
  • Supports a wide variety of formats, including AVI. Convert from one media container to another with ease.
  • Available in 70+ languages from around the world. Use the AVI editor in your native language.

#3. BeeCut

Price: Paid (trial available)
Major Supported Formats: MP4, AVI, WMV, MTS

BeeCut

BeeCut

BeeCut is a modern video editor with a minimalist inspired user-interface. It is available for both PCs and smartphones. The application’s setup is under 2MB and takes no time to get installed.

Features

  • An extensive library of media elements, effects, and more can be downloaded directly from the server.
  • Text to speech converter that lets you provide a voiceover without hiring a professional artist.
  • Extract and import subtitles with a single button click. You can also edit the subtitles files on the editor.

#4. Kdenlive

Price: Free; Open-source
Major Supported Formats: MPEG2, AVI, FLASH, MTS

Kdenlive

Kdenlive

Swerving back to the free and open-source niche, Kdenlive doesn’t disappoint. Built on the KDE and Qt framework, Linux users will be at ease with its compatibility on the open-sources OSes.

Features

  • Multi-track video editing lets you add multiple AVI video files in one go. Edit multiple videos together, along with audio files, and see your productivity go off the charts
  • With the help of FFmpeg libraries, you can use any video and audio format on the editor.
  • Proxy editing is available that lets you edit files in lower resolution and help save time.

#5. VSDC

Price: Free
Major Supported Formats: VCD, AVI, FLASH, QuickTime

VSDC

VSDC

VSDC’s capabilities start at a juncture where most free editors are wrapping up act. The developers also have a paid version with enhanced tools with more capabilities.
We did not see any need for going premium as ample amounts of utilities and tools are available.

Features

  • Advanced motion tracking that for attaching to any object – text, image, a mask.
  • Apply multiple masks and control what appears on the screen.
  • Synchronize video to the music’s beats. Don’t miss the highs and lows by connecting the parameters of sound and frequency.

Conclusion

Editing AVI files is a straightforward task with the right video editor. The list of AVI editors that we have compiled consists of applications that require varying levels of computer proficiency. Starting with FilmForth, an incredibly easy-to-use and free AVI Editor on Windows 10, we move forward and settle with VSDC. A relatively feature-rich video editor with a moderate learning curve.

Karen Greene

Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.

FilmForth – Best Free Video Editor for Windows 10

  • No charge, no watermark, no skill required at all.
  • Export video to MP3 with one click.
  • Add transitions, effects, filter, text to the video as you want.
  • Remove, replace, record and edit the background audio easily.
  • Change the speed, volume, and subtitle on video with ease.
  • Stabilize, trim, rotate, and convert video in seconds.