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Free Video Editing Software For Windows Computers

If your Windows computer doesn't have video editing software a free video editor called VideoPad is available for non-commercial use only. If you will be using it at home you can Download Free Video Editing Software here.

We recommend using iMovie if you have an Apple computer.  

VideoPad Video Editor Getting Started Guide

The following text is curated directly from the VideoPad Video Editor Getting Started Guide.  Links below will open in a new window and take you directly to their site.  

  1. Installing the Software

    Download Free Video Editing Software here. After the download is complete, click the downloaded file to install the software.

  2. Add Clips 
    See Loading or Creating Clips for how to load video files as video clips. (Or follow the instructions for loading or creating any of the other clip types.) Clips will appear in the clip bins. (The Main Window Reference shows where the important controls are.)

  3. Preview Clips 
    Select a clip in a bin to display it in the clip preview. Use the clip playback controls to verify that this is a clip you want to use in the sequence.

  4. Trim Clips 
    If you only want to use a portion of a video clip, unwanted frames can be trimmed from the start or end.

  5. Add and Arrange Clips on the Sequence 
    Clips from the clip bins should now be added to the sequence. The simplest way to do this is to drag a clip from a bin onto the sequence. Once on a sequence, you can continue to move clips to change when they appear, or on which track.

  6. Preview the Sequence 
    Use the sequence preview playback controls to preview the sequence with all clips, effects, transitions, etc.

  7. Create a Video from the Sequence 
    The finished sequence can now be saved as a video file, burnt to a video DVD, or uploaded to the internet. See: Saving, Sharing, or Burning a Video