Top 3 free video editing software for Windows 7 / 8

Today, I will tell you about some free video editor software for the Windows operating system. Most of us want freeware that we can use to easily edit our videos. Here are three which I think are among the best.

Free video editing software

Avidemux

Avidemux is a free and open source tool meant for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file formats including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. With Avidemux you can automate tasks using projects. It supports a job queue and a powerful scripting capability.

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It also supports non-linear video editing, applying visual effects to video, and transcoding video into various formats. Some of the filters are ported from MPlayer and Avisynth. It can also insert streams into a video file and extract audio streams from video files. Your all settings can be saved into a project file, so that if you want it anytime, those same settings will be available for you.

Avidemux has integrated subtitle processing, both for OCR of DVD subtitles and for rendering hard subtitle. Avidemux supports numerous subtitle formats, including

  • MicroDVD (.SUB)
  • SubStation Alpha (.SSA)
  • Advanced SubStation Alpha (.ASS)
  • SubRip (.SRT).

Avidemux is a GUI program but it can also be run from the command line mode. It has built-in support for OGM, MP4 and Matroska files, direct read input for various types of MPEG files, and numerous other video formats and containers. It also offers MPEG editing. It also has integrated subtitle control.

It shows a large support for media formats, some of them are mentioned below:

  • AVI
  • ASF
  • WMV and WMA
  • FLV
  • MKV
  • MPG and MPEG
  • TS
  • MP4
  • NUV
  • OGM
  • MOV
  • 3GP
  • BMP
  • JPEG
  • VORBIS

Avidemux is a perfect if you are looking to do some  simple editing and encoding of videos. It is very fast and a program with a user-friendly interface.

VirtualDub

It is perfect tool for editing your videos. It actually is a video capturing and processing utility for Windows platform.  It has some digital and analog capturing capabilities, as it also supports both DirectShow and Video for Windows capture.

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VirtualDub  can be used to carry out the following tasks:

  • Deleting segments
  • Append new segments
  • Reorder existing segments.

In the video capturing mode, it has many features:

  • Capture to any AVI variant
  • Audio VU meters
  • Overlay and preview mode
  • Histogram
  • Select-able Crop Area
  • Video noise reduction
  • Support for very common but unused format that is M:Jpeg

There are many other features, which you will get to know about later when you will actually use VirtualDub.

VideoSpin

Video spin is a free application meant for editing AVI and Windows Media files. VideoSpin is developed by Pinnacle Systems. With VideoSpin you can create funny and all those awesome videos and you can directly share those with anyone.Video Spin 400x300 Top 3 free video editing software for Windows 7 / 8

The final product or file saved by VideoSpin is very efficient and it works well. You can burn that file to a CD/DVD or just upload it directly to web. It is very easy to use  and it has a good output quality. You can directly export the video to YouTube or Yahoo.

VideoSpin is free and you will be able to edit AVI and Windows Media files. But if you need to create or edit videos in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 format, you will have to buy the codecs.

UPDATE: VideoSpin is no no longer free. You may want to check out free MoviePlus Starter Edition instead.

Also see Avidemux, WeVideo, Ezvid, FreeVimager – more free video editing software.

Have you used any of these? Or would you like to share about some other video editing freeware?

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Lavish, when not attending school, loves to follow up on the latest happenings in technology. He loves to try out new Windows based software and gadgets and is currently also learning JAVA. He also loves to develop new software for Windows. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended, he feels.
  • ranna azam

    great tutorial.. all the mentioned softwares are awesome.. esp Avidemux is great.. i liked working on it.

  • Serifsimon

    Another good, free editor to consider is MoviePlus Starter Edition from Serif.

    MoviePlus’ on-screen help is particularly useful for beginners.

    http://www.serif.com/free-video-editing-software/

  • Xaccell

    the so called ‘free’ videospin is VERY limited…

  • Anonymous

    nice post! and Video Pad or Wondershare is another free tool that you can use for video editing..

    http://www.StudentsCrunch.com

  • rohini kumar d

    they are working great on my pc.
    thanks for the information!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/omiazad Omi Azad

    You forgot about Windows Live Video Editor. The BEST free option.

  • cvc

    video spin is not free…its trial and no commercial use without pay

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse

    Thanks. Post updated.

  • allowachick

    Does movieplus do anything above and beyond what windows movie maker already does?

  • SmartPixel

    good suggestion, I think you missed WMM by microsoft. Another free video editing software I might suggest is Smartpixel software http://www.smartpixel.com.

  • Lavish Thakkar

    Thanks for it! We will surely cover it in some other article!

  • http://ggordonapathykills.blogspot.com/ Apathy Kills

    Smartpixel is NOT free. Once they trick you into downloading it, you’ll discover that it’s only a trial offer with their watermark.

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse

    Thanks for this fresh input. :)

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