Free Video Cutter

Free Video Cutter


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 16 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.3
File Size:
8.3MB
Date Added:
August 28, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
336,788
Downloads Last Week:
6,293
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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  • 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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  • 5 stars

    "Finally found one that WORKs GREAT"

    October 07, 2013   |   By MarshallCece

    Version: Free Video Cutter 1.1

    Pros

    I have split 3 movies . 2 .mp4 and 1 .avi They all worked like a charm.
    Easy to use

    Cons

    havent found any

    Summary

    I would recommend this to anybody looking to split that 2gb movie into 2 or 3 smaller pieces. I have tried several and this one works the BEST and it is FREE. Cant beat that!!

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  • 4 stars

    "Good video editing tool!"

    August 20, 2013   |   By Margety

    Version: Free Video Cutter 1.1

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Works well
    It's FREE!

    Cons

    I've not yet found any

    Summary

    This is quick and easy to use... anyone can use it and it works very well.

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