key review info
- Application: VirtualDub 1.6.14
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- Fractional frame rates. Don't settle for 29 or 30 when you want 29.97
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Need a home video editor? I present you VirtualDub, a freeware video processing tool just right for those who can't afford to buy a shareware high-end video editor.
It isn't a non-linear editing like Adobe Premiere or others, but you can still use it to merge videos, cut scenes, convert them or apply different effects, processes that are used by most of the VJ's. VirtualDub was made mostly for processing AVI files, but it can also read MPEG1 and handle BMP images. I can also say that you'll never have to worry about the program's requirements. It runs very well on an average computer.
The program itself is very easy to use. The user interface may seem a bit awkward at the beginning, but with a little practice you'll be able to understand it very well. All the operations you want to do on a video file you'll find in the menus, but to make it easier for you, VirtualDub also has keyboard shortcuts. It has a ton of features for video and audio for a freeware application. It can convert and compress video and audio, edit, capture, render, filter video files and many other options that I'll let you find out for yourself.
VirtualDub comes with a hex editor and other tools that help you dump an AVI file's structure down to a compact description file for remote analysis of compatibility problems, expand a sparse AVI description to a full AVI with placeholder audio and video data, a benchmark resampler and one that allows you to create a palletized AVI.
To make it easier for you, this open source non-profit project comes with a help file where you can find detailed information about every option of the program.
It's very easy to use, has a great amount of features for a 1.4MB software and it's free.
It doesn't support QuickTime and MPEG2.
This is the best freeware application for personal use. Even if doesn't support QuickTime and MPEG2, the file types supported by VirtualDub are the most frequently used by PC users. So, as long as you're not a professional video editing corporation, I recommend VirtualDub.