Kate's Video Toolkit
Kate's Video Toolkit is a software which comes packed with some useful tools for processing videos, such as splitting and joining.
The interface of the program is plain and easy to work with. You can import a video for playback via the file browser only, since the "drag and drop" method is not supported.
So, you can navigate back and forth within the clip, pause and stop, switch to full screen mode, as well as adjust the volume and play rate.
Furthermore, you can convert videos to multiple formats (AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, DVD, VCD, SVCD) and configure audio and video preferences when it comes to the bit rate, sample frequency rate, size, aspect ratio, compressor, and others.
Additionally, you can cut clips by marking the start and end point or merge them (even if the input videos have different formats), as well as mix files and create transitions.
The simple-to-use program takes up a moderate amount of system resources, supports keyboard shortcuts, quickly finishes a task and generally preserves a good image and sound quality.
On the other hand, we have encountered several issues during our tests. For instance, Kate's Video Toolkit failed to convert the image of a FLV file (to WMV), couldn't merge an ASF and AVI file to MPEG and froze a couple of times during these operations (we were forced to restart the tool). Plus, there is no help file available.
All in all, Kate's Video Toolkit is a pretty good program for processing video clips but it doesn't seem to be very stable on all systems. We recommend it with reservations.