Machete

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1 build 33
  • Total Downloads:
    17,469
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 25, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32
  • Platform:
    Windows

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4 stars

"fast and simple"

June 26, 2012  |  By ahmalavo

 |  Version: Machete 3.8 build 33

Pros

easy to use, very fast cutting

Cons

few options

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5 stars

"Great video editing program"

February 11, 2012  |  By STRAYKINGFISHER

 |  Version: Machete 3.8 build 11

Pros

I was able to use it with no problems like others that you have to set everything from what kind of video you want to save it to and what audio youvwant to use, etc, etc.

Cons

The only thing was that you can't splice together two videos of different compression ratios but you can't get everything.

Summary

I liked it so much that I purchased it for about 20 bucks.

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5 stars

"Simple, effective and cheap."

January 12, 2012  |  By victorugon

 |  Version: Machete 3.8 build 11

Pros

A very speedy and simple video editor.Just a few seconds and the video is proccessed without conversion.
I am a heavy youtube user and I frequently upload videos to the site.The point is I don't like my video to be converted twice.I prefer to upload them right out from the video camera.
This software is a Godsend because it does not degrade your video after the editing is performed.Original quality is kept.

Cons

The only thing I dislike from this software is that every cut is noticeable.I will be glad to see a newer version coming with simple and smooth transitons.I would have paid double the price for this software with the above mentioned function.

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2 stars

"messy app :P"

January 03, 2012  |  By fdsafdsafdsafsdafasd

 |  Version: Machete 3.8 build 11

Pros

it trims media

Cons

butchered a wav edit by truncating the end of the selection after the file was saved

Summary

...and you want me to buy this?

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5 stars

"Exactly what I was looking for!"

September 04, 2011  |  By pinelarry

 |  Version: Machete 3.7 build 33

Pros

Only product I could find that did exactly what I needed it to do. The 14-day free evaluation period was perfect. I could test it out completely before buying it. Price is reasonable. The installer didn't try to install a bunch of extra things.

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

Summary

I needed to edit (cut and join) WMV files recorded from GoToMeeting web sessions without losing video quality. I first converted the WMV-G2M3 files to WMV-WMV3 format using g2mtranscoder.exe. Then I used Machete to cut and join the sections so I could create individual 2-minute "how to" videos from a 60-minute G2M. Machete does not re-encode the video, so the result looks just as good as the original. Perfect solution!

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1 stars

"Useless for Cutting"

August 13, 2011  |  By Sprachprofi

 |  Version: Machete 3.7 build 22

Pros

cheapest software in video editing

Cons

only edits key frames, i. e. + or - 10 SECONDS from where I want the cut to be. That's useless.

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5 stars

"Worked as expected"

March 26, 2011  |  By misterve

 |  Version: Machete 3.6 build 55

Pros

Lossless video and audio when deleting sections of video.
No problem with out of sync audio after editing.

Cons

Selection of key frames for editing limited where some edits could be made. But I think that the key frame requirement is needed to get a clean cut and avoid some problems that other editors have (such as out of sync or loss of quality).

Summary

I did not try all the editing features and have only played around with Machete for a few days but I am pleased with the editing that I have done.

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5 stars

"Awesome editor! Extremely fast splitting!"

December 03, 2010  |  By Jboy65

 |  Version: Machete 3.6 build 33

Pros

Lightening fast editing! Love the smart way you mark only one, either the beginning or ending of a section and it automatically selects that section, allowing you to then cut that entire section without having to mark both ends - nice!

Cons

None so far.

Summary

I've used only for flv files so far, but wow, I'm buying this bad boy.

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5 stars

"Neat little tool that splits almost every media format"

October 08, 2010  |  By gotebant

 |  Version: Machete 3.6 build 11

Pros

It can split files with formats some other splitters cannot handle

Cons

There is no way to fast forward 5-10 seconds ahead like some of the other splitters. Sometimes the next keyframe button takes you 1 second ahead... might as well just press the play button rather than wait 3 seconds to skip over 1 second

Summary

Other than the caveat I mentioned so far, everything is perfect.

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5 stars

"Finally!!! An extremely user friendly program."

June 29, 2010  |  By nlytnd1

 |  Version: Machete 3.5 build 77

Pros

Easy to use!
Time saver (it takes little time to edit through an entire movie, wish I found this sooner)!!
Video quality isn't lost while editing.

Cons

When performing several edits in a higher quality video (30 FPS or more). I found myself hitting the next key frame button several thousands of times over the course of a video. Not a big deal, Few people will need to edit several small clips.

Summary

I've been trying to find a video editor that does what this does. I'll save 100's of hours thanks to this program and free up 100's of gb on my hard drive after I edit through everything.
I've tried a couple others, but it's not an easy process. I don't want to read instructions for several hours to figure something out. Then upon figuring them out, the editing process is too time consuming to utilize.
I didn't read 1 instruction when figuring this program out.
I rarely pay for any computer programs, but I will happily pay for this program.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1 build 33
Version 4.1 build 33:
  • The ability to edit 3GP video and audio files
  • The support for Windows 8
  • The ability to save a video frame in PNG and JPEG formats (in Windows Vista and later)
  • Other enhancements
    General
    Publisher MacheteSoft
    Publisher web site http://www.machetesoft.com
    Release Date July 03, 2014
    Date Added July 25, 2014
    Version 4.1 build 33
    Category
    Category Video Software
    Subcategory Video Editing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 3.71MB
    File Name MacheteInst.msi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 17,469
    Downloads Last Week 32
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 14-day trial
    Price $19.95

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