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Free Video Cutter

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Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 22 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    730,707
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

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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5 stars

"Unbelievably quick maintaining the original quality"

January 21, 2016  |  By nass94

2016-01-21 15:43:23  |  By nass94

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.3

Pros

1. Very quick.
2. does not reduce or affect original quality.
3. drag and drop files.

Cons

Nothing at all

Summary

One of the best, if not the best, when dealing with cutting video clips.

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2 stars

"malware found"

December 29, 2015  |  By sonnytwins

2015-12-29 07:55:16  |  By sonnytwins

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.3

Pros

did not install

Cons

malware found by AVG in installation file (MalSign.Generic.879), so I never installed it.

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4 stars

"Great for its purpose"

September 27, 2015  |  By nir harpaz

2015-09-27 05:04:09  |  By nir harpaz

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.3

Pros

Easy to use

Keeps quality

works also of files other softwares i have consider corrupted (though working)

Cons

You need to browse to your file, cant drag/drop it.

You need to mark the from/to seconds, no visual support so you better know this info in advance.

Looks like you can't really cut the middle - only from the sides

Summary

For basic uses, its a 5 star free software.
Does the things nice, clean and fast and no quality loss.

The UX and the mechanism of selecting what to cut can improve a bi more.

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5 stars

"Fast, lightweight, no BS!"

June 03, 2015  |  By cjwalker519

2015-06-03 22:19:02  |  By cjwalker519

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.3

Pros

It works and it works quickly.

Cons

No built in player, but that's not something that I need specifically. Would be nice to be able to use the tab key to jump from hours, to minutes, etc when entering time, but I can't complain.

Summary

Perfect for quickly creating clips from longer videos. I take long videos of practice sessions (drums) for critique and capturing ideas. I watch the playback video and keep track of the segments that I want and just enter the values into the program. Saves me a lot of time.

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3 stars

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

October 11, 2014

2014-10-11 07:35:45

 |  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

2014-10-07 13:07:39

 |  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

2014-08-16 08:38:01  |  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

2014-07-03 13:55:30  |  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

2014-04-15 04:18:15  |  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

2014-01-27 00:20:40  |  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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General
Publisher Tomatosoft
Publisher web site http://tomatosoft.co.nf/
Release Date February 03, 2016
Date Added August 28, 2014
Version 1.3
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 8.4MB
File Name VideoCutterSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 730,707
Downloads Last Week 6,831
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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