VideoPad Master's Edition

VideoPad Master's Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 190 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.74
  • Total Downloads:
    2,705,117
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (Non-commercial use only); $69.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,950
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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NCH's VideoPad Master's Edition 3.74 adds unlimited audio tracks and plugin support to a fast and easy-to-use video suite. You can drag and drop clips into Timeline and Storyboard tabs for easy editing, rearranging, and converting. It's compatible with camcorder feeds, HD, and 3D and includes a wide range of filters, effects, and transitions.

Pros

Office-style layout: A Ribbon-style toolbar and a multi-window layout provide a familiar look and intuitive feel to VideoPad's well-rendered user interface. It's clean and efficient, thanks in part to embedded controls that appear in every clip for fast, on-the-spot editing.

Many controls: Every menu is full of useful items, and every tab has sub-tabs in VideoPad's control suite. For example, the Transitions menu has 12 selections, including Fade, Wipe, and Reveal; clicking More Transitions uncovers 24 more choices, from Diamond to Page Curl to four kinds of Split.

Add SFX, Suite, and Help: The Audio tab's Add SFX button downloads clips from a stock sound effects library. Clicking Suite accesses NCH tools that integrate with VideoPad. The Help menu is packed with resources.

Cons

Pop-up nags: Pop-ups noting we'd downloaded VideoPad and asking what we thought of it were annoying.

Bottom Line

VideoPad Master's Edition impressed with its no-nonsense performance and well-thought-out features. It belongs on any shortlist of top-quality video suites for home users.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of VideoPad Master's Edition 3.74.

 
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1 stars

"The program does not deserve half of a star"

December 01, 2014  |  By tutalono

 |  Version: VideoPad Master's Edition 3.74

Pros

This movie editor is a piece of garbage. It is confusing and is not natural nor does anything feel smooth and integrated.

Cons

DO NOT download this program!!!

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5 stars

"This pogram saved my bacon ... so glad I found it"

November 26, 2014  |  By Terrific2468

 |  Version: VideoPad Master's Edition 3.74

Pros

* The user interface is easy to understand. You can either edit in 'timeline' or 'storyboard' (found storyboard super easy but it's not for everyone, especially if you're used to 'timeline'

* It has never crashed during editing or rendering

* If you download the free version you get to try it out with no restrictions except for one (more on that in the Cons section)

* I found that the addition of some of the other utilities was useful to me

Cons

* Installation does include a bunch of things other than VideoPad and it will redirect you to their site after you use them to encourage you to purchase these programs

* The one restriction they don't warn you about is that you only get a few kicks at the can in the 'free' version. It was very helpful to be able to try out all of the bells and whistles but I think it locks down some of the functionality after maybe a dozen renders. Fair enough but it would've been nice to be upfront about it.

* I'm sure there are things that are buggy with this program but I couldn't find anything for the small project I was doing.

Summary

I've done some minor video editing in the past but recently needed to put together a three minute clip from 60+ minutes of raw footage. I concede that I'm out of touch with today's software but all I was looking for was something simple that didn't require hours of experimentation.

All I really wanted to do was clip the odd thirty seconds or so and add them into the timeline while doing very simple transitions and rendering it to an appropriate format. I have no idea why but every program I downloaded and tried wanted the user to do the 'opposite' of this. The software I tried would have you clip and delete portions of the original footage.

That's fine it you're trimming up a recorded TV show but to me at least counter-intuitive. Also, no matter what program you use video editing is resource heavy and you'll get the odd crash (although VideoPad has yet to do so). I tried the other programs and wanted to set my hair on fire each time I either lost my work or it didn't render correctly.

Simple ... all I needed was simple. If you're a sometime user of editing software or a newbie I highly recommend this software. I know there are other user reviews here that are less than glowing but it really saved my bacon. If you're familiar or used to more complex editing software than I'm sure this will be a terrible disappointment to you (only because you're already using a better more complex program).

I was editing video five minutes after install. This sounds like a review written by the company but it's not. I'm sure there are limitations and maybe I'll have difficulties in the future but for now I can say that I love this program. I gladly paid for the full version and to me it was worth every penny.

Want something simple and easy while having the option to render high quality clips? Then take a look at VideoPad.

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1 stars

"The program corrupts the original video file"

October 31, 2014  |  By futurezalsb

 |  Version: VideoPad Master's Edition 3.74

Pros

My videos that I rotated are now 10 minute long and I foolishly saved over the originals. PISSED OFF. Also, I declined all the addons when installing but it still redirected my Chrome start up page to AVG Secure Search.

Cons

I didn't want to put up with the malware.

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5 stars

"Best You're Going To Get For Free"

October 30, 2014  |  By cowboythegirl

 |  Version: VideoPad Master's Edition 3.74

Pros

Similar to iMovie in ways. Awesome features. Lots of options. I LOVE THE LAYERING. I can put like 10 audio files on top of one another, maybe more, I've never tried more than 7 but wow. Lots of options to export your project.

Cons

Requires experimenting, you're definitely not going to open this program and understand how every works right away. Glitches, some functions may not work randomly especially if you have a bigger project (ex: one with layered video or audio files.)

One thing I wish they could fix is when you have two video files and you put them side by side (touching) and sometimes (not all the time) there will be a black screen during playback (and definitely after export if you don't fix it), but I can't get the video any closer to one another. One way to fix this is to layer the video and make one (it will be hidden) longer and basically goes into the other video. If that makes any sense. Basically one clip runs a little longer behind the clip on top. You'll have to use your cursor to do this best without having a lot of video and audio playing at the same time for too long.

Summary

Definitely worth checking out. No, there is no way to get iMovie for your Windows and Windows, despite being awesome--was not awesome when it gave us MovieMaker (what a piece of magikarp.) This program is fairly simple but may require some research or how-to videos for someone who isn't familiar with video-editing symbols or terminology. However, with a little curiosity most people should be able to navigate this program just fine. If something doesn't work, get creative. You'd be surprised how many ways you can get a clip to split at the cursor even if the button isn't working.

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1 stars

"Crashes and AVOID! Installed a Browser Hijacker"

October 30, 2014  |  By muhameal

 |  Version: VideoPad Master's Edition 3.74

Pros

The editor is nothing special, interface is outdated and clunky even in the latest version.
Totally sucks and crashes every minute. ZERO customer support after many a request. NEVER BUY THIS SOFTWARE!

Cons

Totally sucks and crashes every minute. ZERO customer support after many a request. NEVER BUY THIS SOFTWARE!

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5 stars

"Easy to learn and the free version is quite powerful."

October 26, 2014  |  By paul.zannucci

 |  Version: VideoPad Master's Edition 3.74

Pros

-Easy to earn (they have tutorial videos) even if you've never used video editing software.
-Great compression feature that reduces file sizes without reducing video quality.
-Nearly all features that would be used by the average person are available in the free version.
-Lots of nice transitions to use.

Cons

If you want to export to different file types, you have to upgrade to the paid version, though this didn't cause me any problems.

Summary

It's powerful and free to try. Give it a whirl with nothing to lose.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.74
Version 3.74 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date October 13, 2014
Date Added October 21, 2014
Version 3.74
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.61MB
File Name vppsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,705,117
Downloads Last Week 5,950
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Non-commercial use only
Price $69.95

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