Video editing uses sizable amounts of memory, modern multi-core CPUs, and fast internal storage.  It is always best to have as much memory as possible. You will also want a powerful processor.  You can manage using any processor with a speed of 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) or higher.  Finally, you will want to make sure you have plenty of storage available to hold the software and video on which you will be working.  A Solid-State Device (SSD) provides faster disk access which helps when finalizing your project.  Most modern computers should work well with OpenShot™.

When editing video with OpenShot™, you want a computer system that meets these minimum system requirements:

  • 64-bit Multi-core processor (2.4+ GHz)

  • 4 GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM)

  • 500 MB of free storage space for installation

  • 500 GB of internal storage space for processing

  • 64-bit Operating System (Linux, macOS, Windows 64-bit)

  • Monitor or laptop display capable of 1280x720 (720P) resolution

Here are the minimum and the recommended system requirements:

Minimum System Requirements

Recommended System Requirements

System Memory
4 GB RAM
System Memory
32 GB DDR4 RAM
Multi-core 64-bit processor
AMD x86-64 (2003 - present)
Intel Core i3 (2006 - present)
Multi-core 64-bit processor
AMD x86-64 (2018 - present)
Intel Core i9 (2017 - present)
Internal Storage Space
500 MB (for installation)
SATA I, II, or III
Internal Storage Space
10 GB (for processing)
M.2 PCIe or PCIe NVMe
Graphics Processing Unit
Nvidia, AMD, Asus,
Intel, S3 Graphics, Matrox
Graphics Processing Unit
AMD Radeon or Radeon Pro
NVIDIA TITAN, GeForce or Quadro
64-bit Operating System
Linux Kernel 4.15+
macOS 10.9+
Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1/10
64-bit Operating System
Linux Kernel 5.7+
macOS 10.15+
Microsoft Windows 10+
Display Screen
14” FHD (1280x720) Laptop Display
17” FHD (1280x720) Desktop Display
Display Screen
17” UHD (3840x2160) Laptop Display
27” UHD (3840x2160) x2 Desktop Displays