4Media Video Cutter
4Media Video Cutter is an easy-to-use and practical piece of kit that enables users to trim video clips into smaller parts, in order to store them on external devices or upload them to the cloud, for example. It provides support for an extensive list of file types, including the popular AVI, VOB, FLV, M2TS, MKV, SWF, MPEG and MP4.
Setting up the app takes minimal time and effort. When it comes to the interface, 4Media Video Cutter opts for a clean and pleasant look that significantly simplifies the entire cutting procedure.
Preview videos in a built-in player
A video clip can be opened with the help of the file browser or drag-and-drop feature. Users may preview footage in a built-in media player as wide as the main app window, as well as perform basic media control actions like pausing the stream or adjusting the volume.
Create multiple video selections for trimming
Cutting the video implies making a selection by specifying the start and end position or time values. The beauty of 4Media Video Cutter is that it allows users to create a queue with different selections from various points in the movie, in order to cut and develop them at the same time; these can be also adjusted after adding them to the task list. What's more, the app is capable of merging all the output segments into a single file.
Optionally convert videos to other formats
Apart from pointing out the output file name and saving location, it is possible to either keep the original format or turn it into something else. In other words, 4Media Video Cutter also acts as a video conversion utility. It supports numerous formats for the output files, including HD and web video (e.g. ready for Facebook or Vimeo publishing), as well as playback on external devices (e.g. iPhone, Windows Phone). Advanced users may further enhance audio and video quality by indicating the preferred bit rate, frame rate, zoom mode, aspect ratio, encode mode, number of channels, and so on.
Evaluation and conclusion
The tool has minimal impact on PC performance, since it runs on low CPU and RAM. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation, as the app did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. It is extremely simple to work with, and it also reserves advanced settings for more experienced individuals. 4Media Video Cutter should meet most users' requirements for video cutting and optional conversion.