A video editing tool is extremely necessary if you are into movie making because no matter how good the shots are editing can improve them and bring a professional touch to it. Commercial ones meant for professional work and can be very expensive but if you are amateur then free tools can work fine for you. With the help of the following ones you can add soundtracks, trim clips, apply special effects and make nice movies.
Try the Windows movie maker 2012
This tool is very user-friendly. You simply have to drag and then drop the clips that need editing. Most of the formats are supported so there is no need for last minute panic. Once they are dropped, the clips get arranged by them and special effects can be added in a jiffy. After making other necessary changes the videos can be uploaded directly to any social networking site or YouTube.
Cut and fit with Avidemux
If you are looking for a small but efficient video editor then “Avidemux” is worth a try. It is a neat tool with a lot of filters like rotate, resize, remove noise, sharpen, tweak brightness and many more. It has many other controls that are worth a look.
Check out Kate’s video tool kit
This one provides basic editing features and is very easy to use. Even though you cannot maximize the screen trimming files and linking videos is pretty easy which contributes to the making of successful and entertaining videos. If you want to convert the format a specific tool for that purpose is also present.
Non-linear video editing
Putting it simply, non-destructive video editing that has to be performed on the original material is called non-linear video editing. Since it is different from regular video editing it will take some time to learn. Perseverance is essential in learning how to use the tool and make all the necessary changes lie audio effects and light corrections and transitions. On completion of the project you can burn it to a DVD or optimize it for mobile devices.
This tool does not have a huge file size but it has a lot of power packed in it. It can open a number of DVDs, video stream URLs, as well as perform other functions like cut, trim, copy and paste selected parts of a footage to make a complete movie or a video. The export dialog is a feature that gives greater control over the finished video than many of the commercial products.
Virtual Dub for AVI files only
If you are still working on AVI files alone then there is no better tool than this. The clear interface makes it easy to understand the method of operation. A number of filters are available which can change the clipping and picture dramatically. The menus are a bit lengthy but with enough patience you can find what you are looking for.
Lightworks is the ultimate
If you are looking for real editing then try Lightworks. With great trimming tools, real time effects and other smart features, it is one of the best free tools that can be offered for video editing.
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