Users who lack or do not like using the editing program that comes with their Mac need additional options for working with their videos. VideoPad Free Video Editing Software for Mac works well for basic editing and has many features that would be expected from advanced programs.
Installation of VideoPad Free Video Editing Software for Mac requires the acceptance of a detailed user agreement. During startup, the user sees a list of additional programs they can install if they choose. A Web browser toolbar is the only one that is highlighted by default, so users should pay attention before moving past this menu. After this is dismissed, the program offers the user the option of watching tutorial videos on the developer's Web site, which is a welcome feature. Those familiar with other video editing programs will understand the program's main menus, which allow the selection of files for importing. Users can also record video straight into the application. Videos load quickly, and users can then select portions for editing as well as add audio files and subtitles if needed. Completed videos can then be exported to disc or file, or uploaded to the Internet depending on the user's needs. The only problem we encountered during testing involved working with the QuickTime video format, which imported as an audio file without video.
VideoPad Free Video Editing Software for Mac performs all of the functions expected of a video editor well, making it a good option for download. This program is recommended to users looking for an alternative to programs like iMovie.