Date Added:Jul. 19, 2005
Downloads Last Week:51
Product ranking:#14 in Video Editing Software
I love this wedsite everyone should use it
Best page ever
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<Mostly> very easy to use. Lots of installed Sfx and loads more to download! And they can all be inter-mixed,with loads of customizable parameters,including Chromakey/Greenscreen,to create some dazzling visual effects. Just a very small,(but powerful!) program,that opens virtually instantaneously!
Mostly only any good for AVI files. It's not what you would call a Video Editor...more of a Special effects creator/editor.
Pretty easy to learn how to use,with a stack of Special Effects and Transitions. I can't understand ANY of the negative reviews posted. I've used this prog. for some years now,on both Windows XP and Vista. Lo and behold,it also works on W7...perfectly. Never once did it install any malicious software,annoying ads or anything else. Neither did it cause ANY problems with my operating systems. Download directly from the Debugmode.com website! Enjoy.
I mean, it works...
If you're interested in losing all of your files, settings, and bookmarks and start over with a fresh install of windows, this program is for you. Otherwise, do NOT install it.
Absolutely, positively do NOT install this software.
Nothing good to say about it.
Infected my computer with malware. Thought this site checked and cleaned the files first.
Works ok...for a few days!!!
After a while my videos wouldn't play, instead they resembled still images! I've searched the net for answers-hell someone even asked the same question in the official FAQ section! No replies. Ignorance is unprofessional!
If you only need it once then, by all means, get it. However, if you require something long term (or even something for a week) I'd suggest looking elsewhere!
Reply by extirpator on July 17, 2012
I've never had issues with using wax for doing special FX. If you're trying to use it as a heavy duty video editor for a lot of HD footage, I could see it running into issues as it isn't meant to be a video editor, it is meant to be special FX add-on/ plug-in for other video editing packages.
Simple After FX like application
3D character generator
Many Direct X filters and transitions
Works as a plug-in for editors like Windows Movie Maker, Premiere, Vegas and Lightworks
Clunky especially if working with HD video.
Rotomate splines don't scale well when zoomed.
Is very finicky about using Direct X FX.
Wax is a time line/ layer base compositing package similar, in a very basic way, to Adobe's After FX. It offers RotoMate which allow it to do fairly sophisticated compositing FX, an image base particle system, the ability to load 3d objects and do basic 3d transformations. Wax can even use many direct X filters and transitions giving it video editing potential, but it is designed to work as a plug-in for Video editors like Windows Movie Maker, Premiere, Vegas and even Lightworks. Anyone who is reviewing this as a Video editor is not doing this program justice.
Very powerful standalone aftereffects utility
Powerful Chromakey (green screening) feature
Powerful RotoMate feature
Unlimited multitrack for as many layers as you need
Preview pane not very smooth playback. Great for frame-by-frame, but realtime playback is slow & choppy.
Preview has a big problem with playing back audio.
Limited video formats that it can handle.
Unable to composit the audio layer of "captured" clips from BandiCam or Fraps because they tend to have a "non-zero start time". My method of correcting this is to run the clip through VirtualDub first, find out what the offset is (from the error that pops up when you load it), negate it with the Audio skew correction, set it to Direct Stream Copy, and then save it again.
Even with the few challenges I've discovered & listed in the Cons section, my experience is that this is still the best free utility in this category.
Reply by t00nz on February 1, 2013
Actually there is one better free video editor. Recommend trying VSDC Free Video Editor. Has most if not all the capability of Wax. And being a relatively new release (unlike Wax), can work/edit/save in most HD formats.
Its doesn't cost anything, and it seems to be a decent program
Seems outdated, I couldn't find any good documentation/help.
Doesn't allow precise positioning or duration setting on the timeline.
-Good Basic Functions
-Sometimes will not render with sound
-Edit errors can be confusing to read
It's a free program. You can't complain about a free program. This program is the program I learned how to do all my video editing on. While not the smartest of all ideas, I was set up within a year of work to dive into Lightworks with no problem. You get chromakey (number 1 I used) and rotoscoping in a free program. Not quite apple quality but a whole lot cheaper. You have to be in AVI format though, but since I upload on the internet AVI is my go - to format anyways. Doesn't take a whole bunch of ram either, in fact I still use this program with Lightworks. I do have a problem with it not rendering with sound, but that can be fixed with another editor. The render or edit errors are near impossible to read as well. So you just gotta guess half the time. Overall good.
there is nothing good to say it sucks
only works with few file types on install wants to add photo joy and bing toolbar and change you search engine and home page this in its self makes it junk not to mention it just does not work well.
find another program you will wast your time on this one.
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|Publisher web site||http://www.debugmode.com/|
|Release Date||July 19, 2005|
|Date Added||July 19, 2005|
|Subcategory||Video Editing Software|
|Operating Systems||Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server|
|Downloads Last Week||51|