Best Video Editors for Chromebooks in 2020


Today we are looking at how to video editing on a Chromebook.  For many years Chromebooks have been seen as budget devices, just to browse the web with and not really capable to do "real" work on.

However, Google has continued to improve its operating system by bringing more applications to Chromebooks, firstly the Google Play Store, after that "Crostini" Linux apps and who knows what will be coming next.

So about a year ago, as a Linux user since 2013 and being a System Administrator for 5 years since then (not anymore because my family and I moved to remote city and I decided to work online), that I can use my skills, and I know that I am still learning, to help the Chromebook user community to get the most out of their devices.


So in this article, we will look at video editors for Chromebooks, we will mention Android Applications, Linux Video Editors as well as web-based editors.  Some of them have a paid option where some are completely free.  For the Linux Video editors, we will also provide tutorial guides from our YouTube Channel.

We upload at least four tutorials a week on how to install popular applications on a Chromebook as well as quick fact videos about new Chromebooks when they arrive on the market.  So please subscribe to our channel.


Please take note that we might have missed an application or two, so if you see something which we missed, reached out to us, please.

Unfortunately, Windows and Mac OS video editors like Filmora, Sony Vegas, sadly doesn't work.

So let's start.

Linux Video Editors
If you are looking for a solid standalone, video editor that works really well we would recommend that you are looking at their video editors,  they are all free, legal, safe, and reliable.

It is Kdenlive, Shotcut, Blender, Olive, FlowBladeOpenshot, Pitivi, and Natron.

A thing about Linux video editors is that all the data which you want to use in your video, must either be in your Linux folder, which you will find in your file manager or share any folder with your Linux Apps to access the data.

We created this video,  of basic editing with Kdenlive 18.12.3 on a Chromebook but there are some tips and tricks for all Linux editors inside a Chromebook so it is good to have a look at it.

Android Video Editors
If Linux video editors, is too heavy for your device or not compatible with your device,  then there are some fantastic Android Applications available via the Google Play Store, like PowerDirector and KineMaster.

Web-Based Editors
If you are looking for a web-based browser, for example, if your Chromebook don't have Linux Apps and the Google Play store or if the applications are just too laggy you can use a complete web-based browser, like WeVideo, Kapwing,  PanzoidYouTude Studio Video Editor (this link will take you to the YouTube Studio for creators, you upload your video and then you can do basic video editing in inside your browser with their app), and Magisto.

You can even run Windows 10 in a web browser, if you prefer other web browsers, of course, it is a paid option.
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Video Editor Related Applications 
There are some handy applications out there which go well alongside video editor, like Audacity (for basic audio editing),  Handbrake, a video transcoder, and Nimbus, a great Chrome extension for screencasts and more.

Well, this is what we have for you!  We hope that you found this to be a useful resource and let us know what you think of it and if you would like to see more articles like these!

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