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