Do you want to post a quality video for your nonprofit organization without the budget to hire a professional video editor? No matter what the size of your organization, you can create engaging videos for your website or social media feeds using free video editing software. While the following video editors may not have all the bells and whistles included with professional software, these free tools will allow you to combine photos, video clips, and audio files to create compelling videos that share your organization’s mission and vision with online audiences right in your web browser.
Movie Maker Online provides a wide array of options when it comes to editing videos in your browser. Of all the free video editors available online, Movie Maker Online probably offers the most advanced features. This tool allows you to upload photos and video clips, while also setting the duration of transitions, and selecting from a variety of effects to apply to your clips. You can add text overlays in a wide range colors and fonts, and you can also control the duration of each. The main downside to this tool is the user interface. Even for someone familiar with video editing, the process may seem a little counter-intuitive. However, there is a significant amount of help text throughout the platform, so if you have the patience to click around and read through it, you will be able to create some stunning videos using this free video editing software.
Clipchamp provides some basic video editing tools, although without quite as much flexibility as Movie Maker Online. Clipchamp does allow you to customize text overlay styles and fonts, whereas some other free tools do not. This tool also features a very easy-to-use interface, which is a lot more intuitive than that of Movie Maker Online. The downside of Clipchamp is that this tool does not offer free production music unless you upgrade to a paid account. However, because of the ease of use of this free video editing software, it may be a good choice if you’re looking for something you can learn quickly to easily stitch together photos and video. If you have your own production music or soundtrack, this may also be an ideal fit for you.
Kizoa allows you to upload several video clips and photos with the ability to add crossfades and other transitions between them. This service also allows you to add a variety of text effects, video effects, and photo effects, giving you virtually limitless possibilities. One of the key benefits of Kizoa, is it’s ease of use. It offers some drag and drop features, making the interface a little more usable than other free options we’ve looked at. Kizoa requires a Flash player to run the editor in your browser, so you will need to have the ability to use Flash to edit using this service. This tool also includes the Kizoa logo in the upper left corner of your finished video.
Spark is an Adobe product that allows you to stitch together photos and video and insert text using some preset themes. Spark also provides a library of royalty-free production music, with the option of uploading your own as well. While Spark may be a good solution for simple slideshows and videos, there is less ability to add much customization. If you’re looking for something quick and simple, this tool could do the trick. However, it does automatically add the Spark logo at the end, which cannot be removed.