When you first look at Adobe Premiere Pro vs Lightworks, it may not seem a fair fight. After all, Adobe has cornered the film & TV industry with Premiere Pro – a premium, polished, professional tool that we dubbed a “video editing powerhouse with a huge list of features” in our 5-star review. 

Lightworks, on the other hand, is our top pick for best free video editing software. During our review, we found it “a great free video editor with numerous tools to satisfy most casual video editors, although if you want more advanced features, you’ll need to pay for the privilege.”