VideoPad Video Editor

VideoPad Video Editor

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Average User Rating:
2.9
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.41
  • Total Downloads:
    2,685,882
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 22, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $99.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,583
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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NCH Software's VideoPad Video Editor Professional is a full-featured video-editing tool that is surprisingly easy to use. It can combine numerous clips and soundtracks in a wide range of video formats into movie projects, or build an entire production out of a single clip. It supports drag-and-drop editing, real-time effects previews, format conversion, importing and exporting files, captions, narration, and more. It can burn DVDs, HDs, and Blu-ray discs and output video to portable devices. It can also capture video from camcorders and other devices.

It's a rare video editor that you can just fire up and start making movies with, but that's what we did with VideoPad Pro. We browsed to a cartoon saved as an MPG file. VideoPad Pro scanned it and displayed it in the left half of the split main view, with its frames running sequentially along the bottom of a main preview window in a scrollable, time-marked view, and also displayed its information in the left-hand Media List panel. Pressing the Play button played the clip normally. Extracting clips from the main clip was incredibly simple; using the timeline, we selected an In Point and an Out Point and clicked the green down arrow. VideoPad extracted the clip and displayed it below in the Video Track section, which is just above the similar Audio Track. In this manner, we quickly cut up and rearranged the cartoon out of sequence, and then previewed it in the right-hand pane. The transitions between merged clips were seamless. We could save our finished clip or subject it to a wide range of processing and production tools. Toolbar icons let us quickly insert blank spaces or add narration, captions, and other effects. Clicking Build Movie called up a dialog that let us select the video format and whether to burn a disc, send it to a portable device, upload it to YouTube, and other choices.

With smartphones, video sharing sites, and Webcams everywhere, there's no lack of raw video resources, just a need for a powerful, easy-to-use tool like VideoPad Video Editor Professional to put your projects together, polish them up, and present them in the format of your choice. More than just fast and competent, though, we also found it fun to use.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of VideoPad Video Editor Professional 2.2.0. The trial version is limited to 14 days.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 50 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 15
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 190 votes

    • 5 star 41
    • 4 star 46
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 68
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2 stars

"Not brilliant"

June 26, 2014  |  By toyotaae95

 |  Version: VideoPad Video Editor 2.41

Pros

Easy to use...ish
Looks good

Cons

Downloaded the trial made a simple project to try it and exported the file but the audio got separated at this pointed rendering useless, uninstalled and reinstalled it then there was no audio at all even in preview.

The preview window would not work properly.

Very awkward when using very small video lengths (less than 2secs).

Gets very cluttered very quickly.

Summary

An awkward to use programme with no audio and poor preview

Not to be recommended

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1 stars

"Trash, do not download for your ccomputes safety"

April 23, 2014  |  By Tofo88

 |  Version: VideoPad Video Editor 2.41

Pros

Literally none

Cons

Complete crapwear. Do not downlaod. Contains trojans.

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1 stars

"If it worked at all"

December 31, 2012  |  By RageZro

 |  Version: VideoPad Video Editor 2.41

Pros

None as it never worked

Cons

Crashes on loading any AVI video

Summary

Using the free version or maybe better stated trying to use the free version as it catastrophically crashes each time I load an AVI video. I also noted others here stating the free version lasts only 14 days, NCH's website states it never expires. See: http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/kb/free.html
Won't matter to me if it does as it doesn't work. Too bad I liked using their WavePad years ago.

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5 stars

"A really wonderful video editor, complete and stable."

December 30, 2012  |  By mSnus

 |  Version: VideoPad Video Editor 2.41

Pros

Fast
Reliable,
Contains many effects and transitions.
Very easy to use.

Cons

Not very convenient with text overlays

Summary

Best free video editor ever

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5 stars

"One of the best editors out there."

November 27, 2012  |  By brottymon

 |  Version: VideoPad Video Editor 2.41

Pros

- Great user interface
- Accepts and exports in many, many different files.
- Standard effects are pretty cool.
- Nice for home movies.
- High Def exporting.

Cons

- High price. 40 bucks for home edition? 70 DOLLARS FOR MASTER EDITION!?!?!?!
- A few unfixed bugs
- Unhelpful tech support

Summary

All in all, you're better off using Videopad then Windows Movie Maker.

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5 stars

"Amazing product"

November 11, 2012  |  By tapankhatri

 |  Version: VideoPad Video Editor 2.41

Pros

Very easy to manage timeline, add/remove/mix music.

Very good at adding snapshots

Very low memory consumption

Cons

nothing that i can think of.

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3 stars

"Great software, but preview screen doesn't work."

October 03, 2012  |  By chloeclee

 |  Version: VideoPad Video Editor 2.41

Pros

The worksurface and timeline view was great. It had plenty of effects and transitions and was fast playing. It saved quickly and was able to used FLV AVI and WMV files.

Cons

The preview screen was grey. It would play the sound of my clip but not the footage itself. The preview would only work if i right-clicked it and then i would only be able to see it for a few seconds. I am not the only person who has had this problem so I know it is not my clips, because WMM, Magix, Pinnacle, PowerDirector ect. Had no trouble displaying my clips, so I know that is not the case.

Summary

Would be great and easy to use, if only the preview screen worked. As at the moment it only displays grey.

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4 stars

"Does everything I need, easily."

September 28, 2012  |  By GarySonnenberg

 |  Version: VideoPad Video Editor 2.41

Pros

Free. Easy to edit mp4 files. Cuts down the size of mp4 files taken from my Sony Bloggie.

Cons

None for me, but I don't have big demands.

Summary

I downloaded the version that had a 14-day trial. I learned from NCH that you have the option to keep it forever for free if you start to uninstall it and select the downgrade option. Nice!

As far as Conduit, yes, it's there, but you can easily uninstall that too from Control Panel.

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1 stars

"Put simply it blurs your video"

September 18, 2012  |  By UrbanRetreat

 |  Version: VideoPad Video Editor 2.41

Pros

Easy to use and easy to brand your name on the video

Cons

Whenever adding a clip to this program it just blurs it. I tried different things but it was always very hard to read words after adding the video to this program.

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4 stars

"Pretty Darn Good"

September 13, 2012  |  By mscheuerman

 |  Version: VideoPad Video Editor 2.41

Pros

VideoPad Pro has a very nice user interface that is generally quite intutive. The ability to manipulate and manage multiple audio tracks makes putting together a great multimedia video/presenation a snap. Linking text overlays with video segments allow one to add segments at random and then drag and drop them to where they should be on the timeline is easy. Multiple effects for each segment provides the editor with and easy way to add interest and color to the video. The output options cover just about any venue one might think of from blu-ray to YouTube.

Cons

There are a couple of things in the UI that could use some work. The zoom sliders for viewing individual frames are a difficult to work with and it would be nice if there was an option for zooming to X number of frames on the preview timeline. The options for text management are a little weak in that effects list is not nearly as extensive as the video effects. The text sizing slider doesn't allow for setting specific font sizes so it's a little difficult to get all the text to be consistent through out the video.

Summary

This is a very good piece of sofware and for an amateur film maker, has a very wide assortment of tools that should satisfy most anyone's needs.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.41
Version 2.41 added overlay track with easier indication for adding text.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date November 20, 2012
Date Added September 22, 2011
Version 2.41
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.61MB
File Name vppsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,685,882
Downloads Last Week 8,583
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $99

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