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Free Video Cutter

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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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5 stars

"Fast, lightweight, no BS!"

June 03, 2015  |  By cjwalker519

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.3


It works and it works quickly.


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.


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

 |  Version: Free Video Cutter 1.3


Simple to use and effective when it works.


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


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


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


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3
Social button and bug fixes.
Publisher Tomatosoft
Publisher web site http://www.tomatosoft.biz/
Release Date August 28, 2014
Date Added August 28, 2014
Version 1.3
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 8.3MB
File Name FreeVideoCutterSetup.exe
Total Downloads 612,796
Downloads Last Week 4,899
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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