Everybody needs a video files editor as video recording is becoming more and more popular – nowadays you can record a high definition video file using not only a video camera – but even a smartphone ( line iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Sony Xperia ) or a photo camera. Ohhhhh, and lets not forget tablets. So we made a research in order to find the best video editing solutions for home usage ( solution that do not require intensive training in order to use them ) – so you’ll be able to resize, crop, trim, filter or re-encode your videos with ease. Here we go.
Avidemux is a very well know free video editor that is able to perform simple tasks for a wide range of video formats like AVI, MPEG, MP4, ASF, FLV, MKV, DVD. This software supports also a wide range of codecs ( video and audio ) that aloes you to reduce the size of a video but maintain great image quality.
You can take a look at the screen shots:
Download this application from here ( installation kit ~ 11MB )
Freemake Free Video Converter
Freemake Free Video Converter is a new, very powerful and fast solution that helps you not only to edit the videos, but to convert video files from websites like YouTube, Dailymotion, LiveLeak ( more than 50 websites are supported ), you can also burn BluRay and DVD videos, upload images and MP3 files to YouTube. It uses the latest technology from CUDA and DXVA for super fast conversion and less CPU loading.
It supports almost all video formats ( AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MPEG, 3GP, DVD, MP3, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Android, DVD, FLV, etc ) and codecs. It also includes plugins for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.
A small warning – during the installation process you will have to choose between Quick installation witch is ad-supported and Advanced installation; our recommendation is uncheck “Install Funmoods toolbar” in Parameters settings
Take a look at the screenshot. You will love this application.
Free Video Dub
Free Video Dub is a simple video editor that allows you to cut specific parts of a video file and save it, without being necessary to reencode it. Support many video formats like AVI, MPG, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, WEBM, WMV.
Just one recommendation: during the installation process you can choose if want to install DVDVideoSoft Toolbar. If you do not want to install it, uncheck all the boxes starting with the third one. Otherwise, you will not install the toolbar, but the software will modify your web browser settings ( it will make DVDVideoSoft your default homepage and default search engine ).
The application screenshots:
To download this software click here ( FreeVideoDub.exe -19.7MB )
VirtualDub is a complex solution for a home user that requires some study before being able to use it at its full capacity. It is able not only to edit video files but also to manage video capturing operations.
VirtualDub is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. It does not need installation – just extract the archive and run VirtualDub.exe. You can take a look at the screenshots:
Download the latest version of VirtualDub from here ( installation kit ~ 1.7MB )
ZS4 Video Editor
ZS4 Video Editor it also a complex solution that includes more than 150 video effects that will enrich your video. Although the latest version was released more than 2 years ago the solution is very robust and fast.
Using ZS4 Video Editor you can obtain videos with a resolution of 8×8 or 16000×16000 pixels, add multiple video and audio effects and any other operation you will need when editing a video ( rotate move scale, wipe, dither, quantize, etc )
The application supports multiple video formats.
Download ZS4 Video Editor from the developer page ( installation kit ~ 2.6MB )
Machete Video Editor Lite
Machete Video Editor Lite is a free video editor that allows you to make basic operation like cut, copy, move, mix and save individual pieces. It is able also to take out the sound from a video file.
It supports only two video formats : play and edit AVI and WMV. Most of the codecs are supported. There is also a paid version of Machete that has more features and costs 19.95 USD.
Here you can take a look at some screenshots:
The free version of Machete can be found here ( installation kit ~ 1.4MB )
In conclusion, all the above mentioned video editors have advantages and disadvantages, but for sure they have one thing in common – they are freeware. Anyhow, if you have any other suggestions please feel free to let us know.