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.
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...
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)
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.