Free Video Editing Software?

I am looking for suggestions for free video editing software (Windows), that allows the ability to crop the size of the video. I have Articulate Video encoder and have cropped my video that way, however, when I publish the video to .flv format and play it back there is no sound, so I am trying to find an alternate way to edit the video

7 Replies
Dougal Mair

Hi Karen,

I use AVS4YOU - for $59 you get their whole suite of 16 tools with an unlimited subscription (ie you can keep using the latest versions of their software forever). Nb. I have no affiliation with AVS4YOU - I just think it's good value for money and the tools are nice and simple to use.

Cheers,

Dougal.

Joshua Roberts

Hello Karen,

Take a look at this link by TechRadar

It documents 9 free video editing software packages you should use. I would look towards using a program such as Lightworks however there is a considerable piece of learning to be done. If you would like to keep it basic, have you considered using Windows Movie Maker?

Karen Malek

Dougal Mair said:

Hi Karen,

I use AVS4YOU - for $59 you get their whole suite of 16 tools with an unlimited subscription (ie you can keep using the latest versions of their software forever). Nb. I have no affiliation with AVS4YOU - I just think it's good value for money and the tools are nice and simple to use.

Cheers,

Dougal.


Thank you Dougal, I will check it out!

Karen

Karen Malek

Joshua Roberts said:

Hello Karen,

Take a look at this link by TechRadar

It documents 9 free video editing software packages you should use. I would look towards using a program such as Lightworks however there is a considerable piece of learning to be done. If you would like to keep it basic, have you considered using Windows Movie Maker?


Thank you Joshua.  I will look into TechRadar.  I do use Window Movie Maker, however, I would like to zoom in on a video, and I don't think Movie Maker has that functionality (unless I am missing it).

Thanks again for your suggestion!

Karen

Will Findlay

Another inexpensive option I use is Sony Movie Studio: http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/buy/moviestudio

I really like the way Sony builds their help system right into the software - this helps the learning curve. It is actually quite surprising how many features are in Sony Movie Studio. Before we upgraded to Adobe Premiere, we did a lot of of video editing in it, and I've gone back to it for some projects and found that it still does most of what I want to do.

It is especially helpful with .wmv files. I use Adobe Premiere usually, but for some reason .wmv files can't be opened by Premiere.

Tip: it is even more helpful if someone sends you video taken by a Sony camcorder (with the extension .mts - known as AVCHD).

EDIT: I realize this may sound like a testimonial, so I want to make sure to say I do not work for Sony or get anything for posting this.

Alexandros Anoyatis

If cropping is all you need, your background is solid, and you are not making use of the stock video controls, it might be worth to consider a workaround such as masking the area you want out from within SL itself, and place it on top of your (original) video. That would save you an additional compression of your stream, which may visibly hurt the quality of your video.

Hope this helps,
Alex

P.S.: Re: Lightworks : Great find Joshua.