VideoPad Video Editor

VideoPad Video Editor

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September 22, 2011
Free to try (14-day trial); $99.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' review

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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  • 5 stars

    "If you have the computing power, NCH has the Tools"

    July 15, 2014   |   By wls

    Version: VideoPad Video Editor Professional 3.51


    I used VideoPad years ago, with mixed results. Now that I have a computer with plenty of RAM and CPU power, I bought the new version. In a relatively short time, I edited together multiple video and audio tracks, made transition edit and tweaked for professional look and sound. My audience (and my boss) thought it was wonderful. My theory on those who have a bad experience is that either the feature set is a bit beyond their...we'll say "skill-set"... or (more likely) they don't have enough computer power. I'm running VideoPad on an Intel i5 processor and 16GB RAM with no hesitations or crashes.


    Oh, well, I did have to go back and do an update to get rid of some glitches. Maybe recent unhappy users need to do that. Once updated, life is good, and people think I'm Steven Spielberg.

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  • 1 stars

    "Awful the programs!!!"

    June 21, 2014   |   By namilcurtio

    Version: VideoPad Video Editor Professional 3.51


    Desync video with audio and damage the original video! - HOW!!!!!


    a huge amount of extra garbage software (adware)

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  • 1 stars

    "Absolutely, in every way, worthless and frustrating!"

    June 11, 2014   |   By bunzbanny

    Version: VideoPad Video Editor Professional 3.51


    The editor is nothing special, interface is outdated and clunky even in the latest version.


    -SEVERELY UNintuitive
    -Ridiculously cluttered
    -THE single most bloat-ware infested download I've ever encountered in my life (literally)
    -Impossible to navigate
    -Overall, it functioned/performed and even looked like a program a cage of poorly developed primates put together with a few broken #2 pencils, a dried up lipstick, and random smears of their feces


    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS PROGRAM- you will spend the rest of your day undoing the damage.

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