If you’re an independent filmmaker, YouTuber, blogger, or anyone that has to edit footage, you are likely well aware that top editing software is expensive. And while there are many free alternatives, they always seem to be saturated with ads and missing at least one key feature. But before you settle for less, there is one piece of software that may just be the answer to your problems.
VSDC is a free, full-featured video editing alternative for Windows, ready to take on the top contenders. At first glance, VSDC looks a bit dated, but do not let the simple interface sway you away from this powerful editor. At no cost, users can create videos of any complexity with an array of editing features, including various visual and audio effects.
VSDC is the only free video editor that enables users to import and export any file format, including the new H.265/HEVC codec. For those working with 4K and HD, this is an essential feature in order to maintain the highest quality at a minimum file size; one that even some of the most expensive programs, include Adobe Premiere, do not support. Additionally, those using VSDC have no need for file conversion programs, such as MPEG Streamclip, and can export right to social networks like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Vimeo.
Since September, VSDC has added several new features. This includes instagram-like and blur filters, advanced color correction and WEbM format, blending modes, and a mask tool. The software has also added support for iPhone Live Photos and FLAC audio format for the lossless compression of digital audio. The next update is for April, and according to the team, they are always updating the software, so it’s worth checking back each month to see what is new.
“Today the market of video-editing software is highly competitive. Yet there are very few programs to be considered professional, and their price tag is far from being affordable,” says VSDC Project Manager Alexander Galkin. “Our goal is to tell aspiring filmmakers on a tight budget that most features they are looking for in a professional video-editing program are available for free.”
Upon downloading VSDC, you are joining a growing community of filmmakers, YouTubers, gamers, bloggers, and even scientists. Learn about more features and download the software here: http://www.videosoftdev.com/