Adobe Premier Pro: Best Linux Alternatives

Adobe Premier Pro

Adobe Premier Pro is one of the most used professional software for those looking for a complete video editing suite. However, it is not cheap software, nor is it available for GNU / Linux natively, only for macOS and Windows. Instead, that doesn't mean that there aren't free and open source alternatives that are also quite powerful.

In this article you will know some of the best options you have if you are looking for something similar to Adobe Premier Pro, just like we did with the alternatives for Final Cut Pro Apple.

Alternatives for Adobe Premier Pro

Our best alternatives to Adobe Premier Pro Free, open source, free, and natively available for Linux are:


Canonical will support Blender

Blender It is one of the most professional 3D creation software and used by artists, even to create some famous video games and movies. It has a powerful real-time 3D engine, a multitude of powerful tools, modeling, animation, rendering, texturing, editing, scripting, post-production capabilities, and much more.

Download Blender



Pitivi is a very intuitive and flexible video editor. It can be a good option for both beginners and professionals. It is based on the well-known GES library (GStreaming Editing Services). Despite its clean and simple GUI, it has a good repertoire of resources to exploit.

Download Pitivi



OpenShot This other popular video editor is also easy to use, with a fast learning curve, but powerful like Adobe Premier Pro. It can support a large number of image, video and audio formats, allowing you to work with them, add effects, cut, paste, etc., with a timeline that makes all the work much easier.

Download OpenShot



Kdenlive, is another famous multitrack video editor in Linux world. It belongs to the KDE project, and it supports almost all video and audio formats, as well as having effects, transitions, editing and composition tools, etc. All with a very clean and easy-to-use graphical interface, as well as being based on the powerful ffmpeg.

Download KDEnlive



Shotcut It is also another alternative to Adobe Premier Pro. With similarities to the previous one, it also uses ffmpeg, has great multimedia support, and many video editing tools. On the other hand, it also stands out for its fantastic hardware support, both with GPUs, as capture cards, etc.

Download Shotcut




Cinelerra is a free and open source software for video editing on GNU / Linux. Its interface has everything you need at hand to retouch photos, video, sound, etc. In addition, it allows importing directly from MPEG, Ogg Theora, AVI, MOV, etc. files, even raw (RAW).

Download Cinelerra

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  1.   dopa said

    It would include Cinelerra-gg

    1.    Isaac said

      Thanks, I forgot that option.

  2.   edenac said

    Although I haven't used it for a long time, Cinelerra should also be on the list and more so with the latest changes that are being made to it.

    1.    Isaac said

      Thanks, I forgot that option.

  3.   kiboherthz said

    It is good to listen to programs that usually appear in the first google search, but when I read this post, I expected more professional programs or of a higher caliber ...

    I don't know, for example Davinci Resolve ...

    Anonymous opinion of a user?