VSDC Free Video Editor

VSDC Free Video Editor


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 159 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.2.0.310
File Size:
28.45MB
Date Added:
September 02, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
726,331
Downloads Last Week:
14,042
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

VSDC Free Video Editor looks and feels just like a professional video editor. In fact, if feels almost identical to Final Cut Pro in a lot of ways. If you want to experience that style of in-depth video editing, this program is an epic way to do it for free. Be warned, though, that there's a steep learning curve unless you already have some experience.

This program checks in at about 26MB, which isn't gigantic, but is still relatively large. For that, you'll get a program that is a dead ringer for professional editing programs. It has the same sort of timeline editing style that lets you combine multiple cuts, add transitions, and render them into a complete project. As such, it isn't very easy to use unless you really know what you're doing. Few things are labeled or intuitive, and all of your tools are spread out across multiple menus. If you can find the features, there are plenty of ways to cut, reshape, and modify your video's picture and audio, though. You can even kick the quality up to 30 FPS and 1080p HD. VSDC Free Video Editor supports just about every video format you can think of, so you'll have no problem turning any video into a project.

This video editor gives you tons of control and editing power, but you'll have to know how to use it. The program could use a manual to help novice users comb through all of the features. Without that, VSDC Free Video Editor will take a lot of experimenting or previous editing know-how to figure out. It's worth spending plenty of time with, though.

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  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star: 98
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 36
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

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

    "Excellent video editor and converter."

    September 09, 2014   |   By One7even

    Version: VSDC Free Video Editor 2.2.0.310

    Pros

    Spent the last couple of hours trying to find a video editor that would do a job I wanted it to do. Then I came across this one, read others' reviews and the usual "avoid!!1 malware!! trojan!!!" whiny crap.

    This editor does what others failed to do. One of the features I was looking for was just to crop a video, make it have a box-like view and got it done. Clicked on "convert" and it did just that without losing any quality of the video. It also has drop down list to select quality, or convert video to different formats if you wish.

    VSDC also has a Dreamweaver/Flash-like right side properties panel that lets you adjust or tweak video speed, background colour, etc...nice!

    Easy to use as long as you take your time with it and get to know it first. It's not "install it and press 2 buttons and you're done" software, no (unless you're using it to convert video to different formats, that's easy peasy).

    Cons

    The cons for this software is that I'm hooked editing videos for the day, and I can't be bothered to cook myself some dinner tonight...pff!

    Summary

    Downloaded it directly from CNET's big green download button. Seriously, it's that big you can't miss it and it felt good clicking it.

    Installed fine with no malware/browser junk as long as I was aware of the installation. Simply uncheck the boxes and select "I do not accept" for any other software that's bundled and you're good to go without Antivirus or AntiMalware popping up going "Trojan detected...nah just kidding" and giving you a heart attack.

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome video and animation making program!!"

    September 02, 2014   |   By Garrianna

    Version: VSDC Free Video Editor 2.1.9.227

    Pros

    Very easy to use, realistic forces. The ability to set motion video objects with different speeds and acceleration of movement.
    Ideal for creating video clips such as #SELFIE

    Cons

    hard to learn-easy...in work... but allows you to do some amazing things

    Summary

    It's a really powerful video creating and modeling package. It's free. FREE is the future :)

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  • 5 stars

    "Most powerful free Video Editor Application!"

    August 21, 2014   |   By JDorseyWagon

    Version: VSDC Free Video Editor 2.1.9.227

    Pros

    1. FREE
    2. Flexible and fully customizable user tools
    3. Rich features (cutting, rotating, splitting, add text information, texturing and animations,creating motion object with physics values data such as acceleration, velocity)
    4. A great community of supports providing constant update to the software

    Cons

    Don't know the software well enough to know the cons If there are yet

    Summary

    It's a very powerful software for free. I don't like that it's complicated to find certain things for editing things as in fire... I now know, but it took a ton of searching just to find this.

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  • 5 stars

    "More capabilities than I know what to do with"

    August 21, 2014   |   By KimTouch

    Version: VSDC Free Video Editor 2.1.9.227

    Pros

    Its amazing that software like this is free. If you are a graphic artist of any sort, this program can do everything. Its fun and very addictive! I'm not much of an video editor, but I've tried some things with it and it works well. I've heard that it's professional quality, which is amazing for a freeware.

    Cons

    Harder to use at first and not many default custom settings.

    Summary

    This free software is really different from others. But, it is much more convenient after the 2.1 update. It is really good for small to big projects. Even video editing, compositing, and a bunch of things fits onto this software.

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  • 1 stars

    "Packed with Malware and trojans"

    August 18, 2014   |   By Ziconator

    Version: VSDC Free Video Editor 2.1.9.227

    Pros

    Usable software. it's free (kind of)

    Cons

    It's hijacking your browser. It's installs malware and trojans.

    Summary

    Have your antivirus and antimalware / antispyware -software at hand.

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  • 2 stars

    "Malware and trojans included"

    August 17, 2014   |   By Jernriddare

    Version: VSDC Free Video Editor 2.1.9.227

    Pros

    Good software with lots of options.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve. The software is also packed with trojans and malware so have your antivirus and antimalware-software ready because it WILL get ugly.

    Summary

    Good: software. Bad: all the junk like malware and trojans

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  • 5 stars

    "Great program, many features - amazing that it is free"

    July 22, 2014   |   By cutrone

    Version: VSDC Free Video Editor 2.1.9.202

    Pros

    A lot of very useful features. Once mastered, is very easy to use. While I have heard complaints about product support, my experience with them was great. I had an issue with the program not importing the whole audio track from an AVI file. I contacted Flashintegro and Dmitry got back to me very quickly asking for the original file I had a problem with. I sent it to him and within a day, he emailed back and sent an replacement .dll file to install which cured the problem.

    Cons

    The documentation is not detailed enough, though I suspect it may be that this may be in part attributable to translating from the Russian since that is where the program was written. There are several youtube videos on using the program which I think may have been done by the author of the software which were very helpful. With continued use, I quickly became familiar with the program and am able to use it with ease.

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  • 5 stars

    "My video took me 3 hours and the result was fabulous!"

    July 17, 2014   |   By AltEugene

    Version: VSDC Free Video Editor 2.1.9.202

    Pros

    Perfect in category Video Editor, any effects, background image eraser, audio track replacer, mixing any video on one scene, add subtitle and other text, capture movies from hd cams, lossless compression and more.
    It's not simple but very effective in getting done what one wants to. Multi Panels allow direct multitasking, diverse editing effects (color correction is outstandingly semi-pro)-- overall, it is capable to do more than regular home editing.

    Cons

    It's NOT easy at first. But once you figure it out, it's a breeze!

    Summary

    I have tried several and this one works the BEST and it is FREE.
    It works just perfectly. Cut fast and precisely.

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  • 2 stars

    "Not easy to work with."

    July 14, 2014   |   By ron.veltkamp

    Version: VSDC Free Video Editor 2.1.9.202

    Pros

    Free is a nice pro

    Cons

    I tried removing the audio part from an A/V segment, but could not find how to do that, so quit after half an hour. Nearly all buttons are grey. Adjusting the audio was grey also. Make an app that works easy or do not make it at all.

    Summary

    Unless you intend to spend hours figuring out how this works, avoid it an get something from Pinnacle, which is always easy to use.

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  • 5 stars

    "Free Workhorse!"

    July 14, 2014   |   By belmorgosun

    Version: VSDC Free Video Editor 2.1.9.202

    Pros

    it is best video editor. I used many programs in their work and stopped on the video editor.
    Simple splitting tools, efficient visual effects, realistic zoom, audio fade In fade Out effects and many other things.


    All this makes this product unique just

    Cons

    no so far!

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