VideoPad Masters Edition

VideoPad Masters Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
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Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 198 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.05
  • Total Downloads:
    2,820,168
  • Date Added:
    May 21, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled); $69.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,476
  • 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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5 stars

"Best Cost/Benefit"

May 12, 2015  |  By andreluizsouza

 |  Version: VideoPad Masters Edition 4.0

Pros

I like it. Works very well. I use it since 2010, I think.

Cons

For me it´s all right.

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5 stars

"Easy to learn, easy to use"

April 07, 2015  |  By sstolarik

 |  Version: VideoPad Masters Edition 4.0

Pros

Simple, intuitive interface
Feature rich
Edit like a Pro with a minimal learning curve
Very decent documentation/information (Have a question, you'll find the answer)

Cons

Single video track (would be nice to have at least two)

Summary

Although still a new user, VideoPad is a solid contender against any video editing software package, and will blow away any software around its price. For the casual or the serious user, VideoPad does the job easily. Full of options including export formats, transitions, effects, and more.

Most importantly, if you must fight with the tool, you don't make progress, so the tool is worthless. VideoPad allows the user to focus on his or her project, not have to keep wondering how to use the software. As a result, VideoPad slips into the background and allows the user to keep his or her mind on the work, not spend time wrestling with the software.

Bravo, NCH Software! Bravo!

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1 stars

"Once installed have all kinds of popup adds appear."

April 03, 2015  |  By jkeese

 |  Version: VideoPad Masters Edition 4.0

Pros

Nothing good to write.

Cons

Was not intuitive on how to cut out a section of video.

Summary

Deleted this software and the trojan program that seemed to be installed with it.

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5 stars

"Just what i needed"

March 02, 2015  |  By cuppycake60

 |  Version: VideoPad Masters Edition 3.81

Pros

This is so easy to use and there is no crap ware with this product. It is a very sleek & well put together software.

Cons

None that i can see

Summary

If you want a free and very easy to use video editor this is it!!

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1 stars

"This is absolute trash!"

February 23, 2015  |  By GigiRe

 |  Version: VideoPad Masters Edition 3.81

Pros

I'd rate ZERO if I could!

Cons

Complete crapwear. Do not downlaod. Contains trojans.

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5 stars

"With no skills, Videopad empowers me to do awesome vids"

February 17, 2015  |  By voize

 |  Version: VideoPad Masters Edition 3.81

Pros

Once I got into the tools, it was incredibly easy to do incredibly much. The ability to create key frames for each effect for each clip or photo, combined with ability to add and blend layer upon layer of imagery, video, or sound with frame by frame control of how they interacted, makes it much more rich in features than what I first thought.
All this in a user interface so intuitive that I did not need to look at any instructions to do really cool and effect loaded videos (although the help files made me capable of even more!)

Cons

Honestly, the only cons I see is that it requires a pretty powerful processor and spacious RAM, and that once you get really hooked on the program it sucks having to pay (but that is just because I am a poor student)

Summary

Seriously, if you can pay and you love doing video editing, it is more than worth it!

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5 stars

"A nice step up from basic editors like WMM"

January 27, 2015  |  By kraftlos

 |  Version: VideoPad Masters Edition 3.81

Pros

Familiar interface, support for multiple audio tracks. Wide range of audio and video effects. Support for a wide range of formats.

Cons

Subtitles look really basic, timing is often ignored. Program often ignores timing for still images as well. Difficult to handle more than one video stream (ie A-Roll / B-Roll)

Summary

If you like Windows Movie Maker and want some more features, this is a good choice. It's not at all like the professional suites, but it's almost not nearly as expensive, and the free version isn't bad either.

Updated on Jan 27, 2015

Note that my review is for version 2.41. I've tried the interface in version 3.0 and above and can't stand it.

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4 stars

"the free version is great"

January 18, 2015  |  By GMS_Prime

 |  Version: VideoPad Masters Edition 3.81

Pros

it's intuitive, easy to use and runs nicely on my windows 7 PC. if you go into Control panel and uninstall/change and select the option to "roll-back to previous versions" it will remain free and fully usable. except you can't DL any new filters, but otherwise the program works great and you can export as many videos as you wish.

Cons

the new version is crap. the UI is terrible and not intuitive and it's laggy. also it's export video option expires after 4 uses. (see above for a fix)

Summary

an overall good program, but they need to retain the free version for those of us who don't want to or cannot afford to pay $40-$60 for the pro version.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.05
Version 4.05 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date May 21, 2015
Date Added May 21, 2015
Version 4.05
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Download Information
File Size 4.99MB
File Name vppsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,820,168
Downloads Last Week 4,476
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled
Price $69.95

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