Free Video Cutter

Free Video Cutter


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 15 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.2
File Size:
8.3MB
Date Added:
March 18, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
311,254
Downloads Last Week:
4,311
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
.NET Framework 2.0

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.1

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 6
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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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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