Create stories with a free movie editor

Tell great stories—just add media


Whether you’ve got a smartphone, video camera, or clips on a laptop, you can turn raw footage into polished stories fast. From organizing media and assembling a rough cut, to editing a compelling narrative, Media Composer | First helps you bring your stories to life.

Fix what’s funky


Shaky footage. Bad lighting. Poor-quality sound. Media Composer | First helps you fix things fast. From tools that stabilize camera shake and enhance exposure, to replacing dialogue and editing sound, you can quickly right what’s wrong.

Edit like a pro


Media Composer | First offers more pro features and tools than any other free movie editor, including multicam editing and audio ducking. Plus, it protects your ass(ets) with the most reliable media management in the industry keeping track of all your media.

Create stunning visual effects


Media Composer | First comes with dozens of effects and presets to add visual impact to your stories. Punch-up scenes with transitions and filters. Correct and tint color to add mood. And create titles and animation to set the tone of your story—and give yourself credit where credit is due.

Make your picture sound as good as it looks


With a virtual recording studio at your fingertips, you can create voiceovers, edit audio, and mix dialogue, music, and sound effects, bringing words, emotion, and ground-shaking intensity to your story. And breathe life into mixes using a host of audio effects.

Get connected—get discovered


Avid Link is now integrated directly in Media Composer, enabling you to find and connect with other creators to expand your potential and possibilities. Get feedback, help, and advice. Create a profile to get your work seen. And shop for additional effects and color tools to further your story.

Share your story with the world


Media Composer | First makes it easy to share your stories. Publish content directly to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook. Or save stories to your local drive for submission to local film festivals, talk shows, or news outlets.

Expand your career opportunities


When you’re ready, take what you learned and move up to Media Composer—the most used video editing software in the media and entertainment industry. You’ll also get the complete Oscar- and Emmy-winning toolset, more effects, and more capabilities, so you can create more dynamic stories that help you stand out.

See what you can do

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