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video editing software

Video editing is the process of manipulating video images. Video editing software can be used to record video, but is used more often in post-production design and editing raw footage in digital file formats.

The video file can be viewed on a computer or device with appropriate viewing software, uploaded to video sharing websites or exported to external media, such as a DVD.

Video Editing Software Features

Video editing used to require expensive machines called video editors, however, today video editing software is now available for personal computers and workstations. Typical video editing software includes tools to convert file formats, cut segments (trimming), join clips, re-sequence clips, adjust brightness/contrast, rotate or crop footage, add sound or add transitions and other special effects.

Cloud-Based Video Editing

Video editing applications are typically desktop programs, however there are several cloud-based options that allow you to upload a video and edit the file online. Cloud video editing applications typically allow you to connect to various social and online accounts to share your movie.

Free Video Editing Software

Many people use digital cameras or smartphones to record video, then use video editing software to add sound, trim clips and so on. The following free video editing packages will get you started with editing your videos:

  • Avidemux: a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
  • Freemake Video Converter: Freemake Video Converter converts video between 500 formats and gadgets.
  • Machete Video Editor Lite: Designed for quick and simple slicing of your video files.
  • VirtualDub: A video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms.
  • WeVideo: Free, online video editing software.
  • Windows Movie Maker:  Use existing images or video clips to create a movie.

 







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