VideoPad Video Editor

VideoPad Video Editor 7.30

Free
Create, edit, and render video presentations.
 
7.30 (See all)
Make custom video clips and movies on your Mac. Upload files in common audio and video formats, add images, then combine different elements and render an output file. Rotate visuals, cut audio clips, mix them, add basic effects, change resolutions, crop and mirror the content.

Videopad Video Editor is intended for creating movies. Although I would not say that it is extremely difficult to use, it requires some previous experience on the part of the user. Its many features really make it deserve a try.

The program’s interface looks quite modern. Its features can be accessed from the corresponding tabs; yet, it still feels somewhat cluttered, which may overwhelm beginners. Fortunately, it comes with some features that help make the learning curve less steep. For example, you do not need to start from scratch, because there are some templates you can download. Besides, it is quite useful that there are two working modes: timeline and storyboard. In this regard, inexperienced users are advised to use change to storyboard mode. This way, a new video is composed by simply arranging the source footage and image in the desired order.

It is always a good idea to start by importing the necessary objects. Luckily, they can be added not only individually but also as complete folders. It is also nice that you can even drag and drop them on the import box. Moreover, you can record audio and video without leaving the program.

An important element of the interface is the timeline, which is where you arrange the contents of your video. Fortunately, the tool has tabs that allow you to work on different sequences simultaneously. This way, you do not need to work in so long a sequence that it becomes hardly manageable. It is a shame, though, that the number of tracks is quite limited. Another important element is the preview panel, which lets you check your work before definitely exporting the movie.

The editor supports working with various types of objects, including video, audio, simple text, animated titles and overlay images. In all cases, multiple formats are supported. Another valuable asset of this product is the plethora of special effects. Thus, besides commonly used filters, such as blending and color correction, you can also use others of a more artistic nature. Finally, it is excellent news that the editor allows adding subtitles.

An important part of the process of video editing is exporting. In this respect, the tool will not disappoint you as it supports exporting to various lossy and lossless formats. Besides, it can create video specifically for Blu-ray and DVD. Not only that, it can also export your movie as an image sequence. Another possible way to share your video is by uploading it to social media sites, such as YouTube, Vimeo and Flicker. Likewise, it can be stored on such cloud sites as Google Drive and Dropbox.

All in all, Videopad Video Editor can be a useful tool if you want to share your footage with your family and friends. Likewise, it can be used for school projects and even some professional tasks. However, it does not come with as many features as other more sophisticated editors. The product is free to use; yet, some additional features must be purchased separately.

Videopad Video Editor is intended for creating movies. Although I would not say that it is extremely difficult to use, it requires some previous experience on the part of the user. Its many features really make it deserve a try. The program’s interface looks quite modern. Its features can be accessed from the corresponding tabs; yet, it still feels somewhat cluttered, which may overwhelm beginners.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Two modes: timeline and storyboard
  • Plethora of effects and filters
  • Supports exporting to multiple formats
  • Uploads video to the cloud
  • Allows recording audio and video
  • Supports working on various sequences simultaneously

Cons

  • Interface may feel somewhat cluttered
  • Not as many features as other more sophisticated editors
  • Some features need to be purchased separately
  • Limited number of tracks in the timeline
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