Do you picture yourself as an iPhone filmmaker, an Android auteur? In awards season, we sit back and critique other people's films, and if those Golden Globes and Oscar nominees have inspired or irritated you -- or if you simply want to level up from shooting home videos -- take a shot at making your own movie. We've scouted nine affordable, time-saving, feature-rich apps to help you script, storyboard, shoot, and edit.Writing
Looking for a powerful yet easy-to-use video editing software? You're in luck! This week, Wondershare is offering its highly rated Video Editor for half off. With Wondershare's intuitive setup, even beginners can create pro-quality video with just a few clicks. This limited-time offer is available for both Mac and Windows users.
Features:Supports all music, video, and photo formats. 300+ built-in special effects to add Hollywood touches to your movies. Standard and advanced editing features. Share your projects on any mobile/tablet gadgets, or upload to YouTube, Facebook, and more.
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This has been a banner year for big-budget horror games: Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima's widely acclaimed Silent Hills P.T. Demo, Resident Evil veteran Shinji Mikami's The Evil Within, Ridley Scott's Alien: Isolation. But indie shops are on the scream team, too -- check out our picks for the top 5 most terrifying of 2014.Lurking ( Windows, Mac)
In Lurking, you must escape an asylum and avoid capture by the twisted residents, using only your hearing and wits. You must rely on echolocation, each sound you make revealing more of the world you're … Read more
Video editing has made great leaps in recent years, thanks to more powerful personal computers. No longer the domain of studios, professional-quality video creation is now accessible to all.
That is why, for this weekend only, CyberLink is offering free licenses to its widely-praised PowerDirector 11. A robust video and audio editor, PowerDirector offers the tools you need to create professional quality movies in full HD. Get this special free edition of PowerDirector now by signing up on the Giveaway Page with your email, using the code PDR4CNET.PowerDirector 11 Special Edition's highlights: Free to use: Completely free video … Read more
You prefer subtitles to big Hollywood titles, Japanese anime to American animation, and Gérard Depardieu to Gerard Butler. If you hunger for more international programming but don't want to rely on pricey cable add-ons or out-of-the-way art-house theaters, then check out our software picks for streaming the best foreign cinema and TV.1. Netflix ( iOS/ Android)
Video-streaming giant Netflix boasts an extensive catalog of foreign shows and movies. Netflix sections off its library by region, but with an easy-to-configure VPN like Hola (Android), you can check out programming that might not be available in the US.
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Freemake Video Converter combines video editing and conversion into one well-built application. It features an attractive design, a large amount of supported file types, and a modest video editing tool that is engaging and enjoyable. You will not find many faults with this application.Pros
Friendly, appealing interface: Nothing about this program is complicated or unattractive. Large banner buttons and step-by-step guidance make using Freemake Video Converter a breeze. We found that the contrasting color scheme was beneficial for locating key objects.
Excellent conversion: We converted a wide selection of files and observed that the average video conversion only took … Read more
Adobe After Effects CS6 for Mac provides you with professional tools for creating special video effects and making complex video edits. This subscription software comes with a free trial and is the current industry standard. Because of the sheer amount of features it includes, it requires a powerful Mac in order to run smoothly.Pros
Large installer and slow installation: Installing Adobe After Effects CS6 for Mac may take a few minutes since the app weighs 1GB. The need to obtain an Adobe ID if you don't have one already further slows down the installation.
Plenty of features: This … Read more
Free AVI Converter converts various forms of media to different formats with its fast and attractive software. It does not contain many features aside from conversion, but this application gives you reliable performance when you need it.Pros
Sleek design: The dark color scheme and light buttons are appealing and helpful. There are not many items contained within this application, so you should have no hiccups in finding and using the available tools.
Fast execution: We observed that Free AVI Converter takes a few seconds to generate new audio and video files that are of small size, but larger video … Read more
Designed to make video editing quick and easy, VideoPad Video Editor for Mac offers a range of professional video editing functions that enable the creation of decent enough videos. It works with most Mac OS X versions in current use, including 10.4.4, and comes with great audio tools and optimization functions.Pros
Drag-and-drop interface: Working with VideoPad Video Editor proves to be quick and easy, thanks to the intuitive drag-and-drop interface. It looks just like most other good video editors, with multiple panels in the middle and the timeline at the bottom. The interface is generally minimalistic, with … Read more
KMPlayer has evolved from a video player to a leading source for content discovery. The app's record-breaking viewership and the use of its flagship media is most visible on the gaming front, with a successful casting of Season 3 of the League of Legends World Championship. Alongside other forays into e-sports, like GOM and Starcraft 2: Hearts of the Swarm, KMPlayer has established strong viewership that's created a whole new layer of interaction beyond being a standalone video player.Pros
Unobtrusive layout:Dark colors and a pop-out settings menu give you clean, uninterrupted access to features like subtitle … Read more