VideoPad is a freeware version of a popular video editing suite perfect for beginners. With that said, it does include a lot of easy-to-use features and effects perfect for those starting out a career in video editing, whether it be for YouTube or creating personal DVD presentations for the family.
The program couldn't be easier if you look at competing products. VideoPad Free Version includes support for some of the most popular video compression formats and can create some cool looking end videos with the excellent effects and transitions included.
The overall layout of VideoPad looks rather professional and can be compared to some of the paid solutions out there for end users. Even if you are a professional, VideoPad might include some features you would find useful for quick edits.
Unfortunately, though, as a free version of a paid product, it has been stripped down quite a bit and the transition effects amount to 3 at writing this. The full version available from NCH might have more to offer if you're looking for a full video editing suite.
Installation note: When you run the setup for this program, you may be asked to install the Google Toolbar. To avoid installing adware on your system, we recommend deselecting the optional addon which is checked by default.VideoPad Video Editor Free features and highlights:
VideoPad Video Editor (Free) is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from audio and video editors without restrictions. VideoPad Video Editor (Free) 4.00 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from NCH Software.
We have tested VideoPad Video Editor Free 4.00 against malware with several different programs. Please review the test results. We have not certified this program as clean. [Read more]