Question from the Blog Reader:
Please advice an easy-to-use and free video editing utility, which can change the speed of the video clip.
There are numerous video editors on the market, but most of them do not pass the criteria you posted that it should be easy to use. In most cases, the video editor requires some time to understand all the software features and options.
I would recommend using the NCH Software's VideoPad Video Editor Professional as a full-featured video-editing tool, which was specifically designed by developers with making user-friendly utility, so the software is indeed surprisingly easy to use. It can combine numerous clips and soundtracks in a wide range of video formats into movie projects, or build an entire production out of a single clip. It supports drag-and-drop editing, real-time effects previews, format conversion, importing and exporting files, captions, narration, and more. While it does not have as many advanced effects as high-cost video editing software we reviewed, VideoPad allows you to rotate and crop video, add text, adjust the playback speed, insert over 50 transitions and more.
One great feature of the VideoPad Master Edition is the wide variety of file types it can import for use in your video. These formats include WMV, AVI, ASF, XviD, MPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MP4, DivX, MOV, OGM, 3GP, VOB, H.264 and RM.
It can burn DVDs, HDs, and Blu-ray discs and output video to portable devices. It can also capture video from camcorders and other devices.
When you download the software, you get 14 days of the full version use. After the 14 days trial, the utility gets downgraded to the free version, which is free to use at home and for personal purposes. If you wish to convert to the free version right away without waiting for the trial period, go to un-install it upon installation, and here you can downgrade it to the free version straight away instead of completely removing it.
The minimum system requirements for a correct download and installation are the following:
* Operating System: Windows XP or later (32 Bit or 64 Bit)
* Processor: Intel Pentium II
* RAM Memory: 64 MB
* Graphics Card: Graphics card compatible with Windows
* Sound card: Sound card compatible with Windows
* HDD Space: 4.2 MB of free space
There are also Android and Mac versions:
* Works on Mac Intel OS X 10.4.4 and above
* Android version runs on 2.3.3 or higher