If you’re the one who carries camcorder all the time, then you must be having a large collection of those videos. A good idea is to edit and give that video a professional touch. This task is not that hard, thanks to free video editing software.
Nowadays mobile phones can also record videos at 720p and some may think that there is no need to carry either a digital camera or a camcorder. With these tools, you can easily edit the video, apply various effects and even burn the edited video to a DVD or Blu-ray.
Freeware Video Editing Software
Movie Maker is a part of the Windows Live Essentials package. This is your very own movie studio. Add photos or video from your PC or camera. Fine tune your movie, move things around, speed up or speed down, trim a video, split video into different parts and do much more.
Movie Maker adds transitions and effects automatically so your movie looks polished and professional. You can also add audio and a theme.
System requirements: 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows Vista with SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2. 1.6 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM and 1024 × 576 resolution.
Avidemux is a free video editor for trimming, filtering and encoding tasks. Don’t expect advanced stuff but its very simple to use. For example, just select the section that you want to remove and then hit the delete key.
It supports AVI format, FLV, VCD, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4, ASF and uses a variety of different codecs. To save the file, just click on “Save” and select the output format from the drop-down list. Tasks can also be automated using job queue, projects and powerful scripting capabilities. If you want to quickly edit video files, then this one is for you. Avidemux is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS.
Video Edit Master
Video Edit Master is a free video editor that can cut and join video files with the same encoding, resolution and frame rate. The best part is that there is no need for re-encoding.
This program can come in handy for removing commercials from AVI and MPEG files, capture frames from video files and has a user friendly GUI and a preview to help you cut and join files precisely. The final video will have the same quality as of the original file. This program is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7.
VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files. VirtualDub can trim and clean up video before exporting to tape or processing with another program.
Adjust frame rate, remove and replace audio tracks without touching the video, decompress and recompress both audio and video and offers many more features. This program is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.
Go ahead and try out these video editing tools. The best part is that you don’t need to shell out anything for these programs. Just download and try them out. In most cases, they can satisfy basic video editing needs.