Free and Cheap Video Editing Software for Download

13.07.2013 15:16

Free Video Tools - Inexpensive Video Tools - How do you edit your videos? There are numerous web sites that offer collections of free, inexpensive and shareware video tools. These include software for video editing, video conversions, capturing videos, audio for video, etc.

Here is a short list of sites you may want to visit and programs you can try out.


Windows MoveMaker - this is a classic. Obviously for Windows based computers, MoveMaker is easy to learn and offers a wide range of feaures and capapbilties. And it is free! If you don't already have it loaded on your computer, you can downlaod it here.

You can import photos & videos from a variety of sources, edit your videos, edit the audio, use special themes, and share your completed videos on the internet




Download Astro - This is a great download site with more than 300K software and games, including professional reviews and user ratings. Their “Video Tools” category features reviews of free and paid video software for download. The selection includes video editing software, video creation software, video sharing and advertising software and video capture software such as Video Toolbar, K-Lite Codec pack, DivX for download and more


Pinnacle VideoSpin is free, easy to use, basic video editing tool for combining video clips, photos, sound effects and background music. It has been arouind for a while and sercvices as a upgrade path to more professional video editing software pacakges.

Pinnacle VideoSpin allows you to save your finished video presentaton in a variety of formats, including AVI, DivX, iPod compatible video or MPEG. You can save it as afile, burn it to a disc or uplaod it to the web.

Pinnacle VideoSpin supports the following formats

Video: AVI (DV AVI), MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX and WMV
Sound: Dolby 2CH, MPEG-1 Layer 2 and MP3 Audio


VirtualDub a free video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).  It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video.  It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters.  VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images. It is constantly updated.


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Zwei-Stien Video Editor : This free video editing software has been aroond for a long time and is rock solid for a free download. Zwei-Stein 3.01 is a freeware video compositing and editing system that offers a nice selection of advanced features. It offers 256 tracks of video, audio and still image clips!

Output: Outputs AVI 1.0, RealVideo� RealAudio�, Windows Media Format (*.wmv), WAV, and BMP.

Editing Capacity: Up to 512 Video/Media Clips on up to 512 Tracks, each of which may have up to 512 Sub Tracks, etc...


  • up to 64 Video Effects per Video/Image Clip (up to 64 of which can be auxiliary output pins).
  • Opacity Generators (RGB/Chroma/Green and Brightness Keys)
  • Cropping (Rectangle, Circle, Oval etc... with Adjustable Edge Smoothness)
  • Matrix Effects (Key/Opacity Smoother, Edge Detection, Blurr all with adjustable matrix size and all except key smoother with adjustable blend factors)
  • Wipes at any Angle with adjustable gradient
  • Image distortion along x/y axis
  • Rotation with adjustable angle, and adjustable full rotation count)
  • Color, Opacity and Chromacity Adjustments based on Associated RGB,Chroma,Green,Brightness or shape key (Circle,Rectangle,Oval)
  • Color and Opacity Mapping

Time-Dependent Editing: All Cropping and Composition Rectangles with millisecond-precision tweening.
All Effect Adjustments including key colors and tolerances, gradient smoothness etc with time-based, millisecond-precision, linear tweeing. Snap to and Quantize to Effective Time Steps, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 Musical Beats, Musical Measures In Clip Positioning, Time Adjustment, Make Range Adjustment etc...

Output Resolution: Up to and Including 800*600 30fps 44.1 khz stereo (AVI and Real Media), including DV NTSC (720*480) and DV PAL resolutions.




ZS4 Video Editor is free video editing and compositing software which aims to provide media experts with a facility to combine a variety of media types (currently photos, videos and audio files) into one (or more) output file(s).

ZS4 Video Editor can be used like an object oriented photo-manipulation program with a timeline: things that can be manipulated in a photo (workshop) program can be manipulated in ZS4 using parameters which alter over time.

ZS4 Video Editor is worth using when...
the final output is a combination of more than 2 media sources rendered simultaneously. (like nine talking heads separately filmed, but later arranged in a 3x3 video wall combination)

  • every aspect of the compositing process needs to be 'tweened with an adjustable interpolation algorithm, from rotation angles to audio volume and chroma key sensitivity etc...
  • it becomes necessary to create custom effects and imaging processes by combining any number of effects using a highly flexible and infinitely variable toolbox of imaging "primitives".
  • the user likes to be limited by their own imagination instead of the software-makers ideas of the "desirable".


DeBug Mode Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software. The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose and flexible in video compositing and effects, so that you can compose your dream video sequence with ease everytime.

Wax can create 2D & 3D special effects and can work in two modes - as a standalone application which would appeal for home users/beginners, and as a "plug-in" to video editors/NLEs which would be more useful for professional editors. Currently Wax can work as a plug-in with Sony Vegas®, Pure Motion EditStudio and Adobe Premiere® and work for integrating with various other NLEs is in progress. 

  • Use graphics acceleration available with your video card for creating mind-boggling effects in realtime or near-realtime.
  • Unlimited video and audio tracks with top-down compositing and many compositing modes (audio features are limited at this time).
  • 2D and 3D Plugins and transitions for creating effects. Full featured 3D compositing with 3d objects, lighting, shadows, texture generators, etc. Plugins include the following.
    • RotoMate - rotoscope/paint over video with fully keyframmable shapes and masks
    • Shatter - create explosive effects
    • ModelLoader - load 3d models from .3DS, .MD2 and .MS3d files
    • Particle Generator - generate various natural particle effects like fire, smoke, rain etc
    • Text 3D - create extruded/beveled 3D text, and much more...
  • Plugin Adapter technology - can load and use VirtualDub filters, DirectX plugins, Freeframe plugins and Windows Movie Maker presets inside Wax or your NLE when using Wax as a plugin.
  • Full featured project management with media bins/folders, element properties and comments for ease of use.
  • Transition and Plugin SDK available for developers to extend functionality by adding external plugins. WinMorph uses this Plugin SDK to extend Wax's functionality for warping and morphing.
  • File input/output through filters, Filter SDK available upon request for developers to extend file format support.
  • Input formats : AVI, WAV, all popular image formats.
    Output formats : AVI, MPEG, WAV, Flash, all popular image formats.
    (AVI and WAV formats support compressed audio too, using Audio Codecs installed in your PC).