Free Video Cutter

Free Video Cutter

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    390,145
  • Date Added:
    August 28, 2014
  • File Size:
    8.3MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,293
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Tomatosoft's Free Video Cutter is a very basic video editor that extracts and saves clips from a wide range of video types. It's quite easy to use, but it's a bit too basic for our tastes. If you don't like the complexity of more capable tools, though, Free Video Cutter is certainly worth a look. As the name indicates, Free Video Cutter is freeware that runs in a wide range of Windows releases; from NT to 8. Free Video Cutter also requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or better. We tried it in 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

Free Video Cutter's compact user interface and basic layout resemble those of many similar tools, with a drag-and-drop file list, preview pane, and start and end point counters. Aside from choosing an output folder, Free Video Cutter's only option is an always-on-top checkbox selected by default. We loaded a 26-minute Flash video, and Free Video Cutter displayed its duration, 368.92 seconds, with no option to change the counter's format. Free Video Cutter works like similar tools: Mark the start and end points, and the software cuts everything in between to be saved or discarded. We looked in vain for player controls to preview the video: There are none. You must drag the slider into position based on the frame displayed. It's also a bit difficult to position the sliders accurately by hand. Update Image buttons refresh the preview pane, an awkward proposition for fine-tuning. But once we'd selected our start and end points and pressed "Start," Free Video Cutter quickly extracted and saved our clip and added "_cut" to the file name (you can change the name, too), and our finished clip played normally.

Free Video Cutter does its job well enough; we just wish it did more. The ability to preview and play videos seems fundamental, and some counter options would be nice to have, too. No doubt some users will find this tool's stripped-down functionality appealing. But with so many alternative video editors available, equally free yet much more easy to use, it's hard to see how Free Video Cutter earns its keep.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"It does not show the images for certain type of files"

October 11, 2014

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.3

Pros

Simple to use and effective when it works.

Cons

Do not show the image change when the slider is moved for the AVCHD video file I have.
It do not play the video so that one can select where to start cutting.

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4 stars

"Did what I wanted"

October 07, 2014

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.3

Pros

I just wanted to chop up some video that I got off my dash cam and it did what I needed it to do.

Cons

I was just looking for a very basic program and that is what it is.

Summary

Worked great for what I wanted. I noticed that the installer wanted to install all this other garbage at the beginning you have the ability to decline it all. You just have to read. I am not sure if it's cnet's programs or the program itself.

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4 stars

"Yup, cuts video"

August 16, 2014  |  By #1Eaglefan

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.2

Pros

- Very simple to use
- Does what it says it does.
- Free
- Fast

Cons

- Could not fine tune to the second or tenth of second I wanted. Maybe different formats you can, but couldn't in AVI.

Summary

Running Win7 Pro 64 SP1. Good app that does one thing and does that pretty well.

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5 stars

"This Deserves a Higher Rating"

July 03, 2014  |  By Lemonpoison

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.2

Pros

-It actually cuts the video instead of re-encoding it. This makes the process very fast. It only took a few seconds to cut a 30 minute video. Just...think about that.
-Output file size is what you'd expect it to be. If I cut a the duration of a 100MB video in half it will be ~50MB.
-The quality of cut video vs. original video is the same.
-No messing around with confusing output settings.

Cons

-No playback, but honestly I don't' see this as much of an issue. If I want to cut a video chances are I already have the portion I want cut in mind. So the ability to watch a video within the GUI isn't that important.
-No buttons to advance the playhead frame-by-frame.
-Doesn't have many options and features you'd expect a video editor to have, but it's not a video editor...it's a video cutter, and it does that very well.

Summary

Despite its flaws this needs 5 stars. It does its job so well and I have not found another like it.

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1 stars

"The interface is simple"

April 15, 2014  |  By GibeonBer

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.2

Pros

I don't know how good it may have been as it never opened after I download it due to the attached Virus. The Virus was so severe it just Smiled at my free AVG Anti-Virus program and kept on coming

Cons

Tried to rotate mp4. The app was unable to save file.
None. Malware equals never using this company ever again.

Summary

devour cpu and ram capacities
provided a low quality video in spite of my custom settings

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1 stars

"Virus filled"

January 27, 2014  |  By dariyna

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.1

Pros

WARNING NEVER INSTALL

Cons

Do NOT Download.

Summary

the program is include any software that installs automatically.

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1 stars

"ATTENTION do not download!!!"

January 26, 2014  |  By sionikati2

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.1

Pros

MALWARE INSTALLED WITH IT

There are NO pros to this, you will be infected by spyware!!!

Cons

Cannot really give a good review because the program doesn't work

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4 stars

"very small output file"

January 06, 2014  |  By marc45390

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.1

Pros

1- you can precisely cut the video at the beginnnig and at the end (but many video editor do that)
2- the cutted video file is "very small"
it is a "unique" feature. Only "VLC" do a little less, but it is much longer to do, and you cannot fix the "end" precisely

Cons

you cannot see the video playing in this software. Also you must have a video player, as VLC

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4 stars

"Does what it claims to do, but need improvement in GUI"

December 16, 2013  |  By BadisNeverGood

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.1

Pros

Small tool, but does the same job as FreeVideoDub, which needs 32M download (plus .NET framework?).
Copy frames without transcoding, fast.

Cons

The GUI, however, is inconvenient.
Suggestions:
1. add buttons to move cursor; like move 1 key frame; 1 second or 10 seconds.
2. ability to auto update frame image;
3. need to fix the bug that the bug that when input time stamp in box and click update, the marker would not move
4. able to be resized, apply menu/status/button to save space for larger preview;
5. remember the open folder and save folder
6. auto rename the cut file with [st:ar:tt.ime-en:dt:ti.me]
The will make it easier to operate

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1 stars

"Possible Spyware/Malware So Beware!"

December 03, 2013  |  By gemmawild

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.1

Pros

None since I uninstalled it immediately after finding Spyware/Malware programs had been installed.

Cons

Asks to install various other 'helpful' tools which appear to be spyware/malware, all of which you can decline.

Summary

It managed to install a search facility by Conduit. Google it as Conduit is a known spyware/malware nuisance. And also Squirrel Web which doesn't come up at all in Google... Very suspicious indeed and for that reason I instantly uninstalled it. Why it's still available here on download.com I don't know. This now makes me wary of downloading anything else from here as I thought download.com was a reputable site free of shady software? In this case, it clearly is not...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3
Social button and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Tomatosoft
Publisher web site http://www.tomatosoft.biz/
Release Date August 28, 2014
Date Added August 28, 2014
Version 1.3
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 8.3MB
File Name FreeVideoCutterSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 390,145
Downloads Last Week 6,293
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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