It was a real disappointment when, in January, 2017, Microsoft discontinued Windows Essentials, which included Windows MovieMaker, a free, Windows video editing application. It was the perfect Windows entry-level video editing app for student projects. So I went looking for a replacement and found OpenShot Video Editor.
OpenShot is an open-source (a.k.a free) video editing app that does almost everything Window’s MovieMaker plus a bit more. Just go to the downloads page and download the application that matches your operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux). Import your video and images by just dragging them into the application then you are ready to edit.
Trim & Slice – Quickly trim down your videos, and find those perfect moments. You can cut out video from the beginning, middle, or end.
Animation & Keyframes – You can fade, slide, bounce, and animate anything in your video project, video or images.