If you need a free way to encode and convert your videos then Avidemux is a simple but effective application.
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple reducing , filtering and coding . Its very flexible, helping AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF files using a variety of codecs. This means there is no messing around converting it to DV structure before you can edit it in a third party editing application. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queues and powerful scripting capabilities.
Avidemux is completely open source plus works across platforms, so it’s ideal for those that are working on both Macs plus PCs. However , the look and really feel of Avidemux could do with some work. It looks like some kind of Windows 95 throwback app but don’t judge the book by its cover. Avidemux is very powerful plus although it’s not particularly intuitive initially, with trial and error you can quickly learn the modifying basics.
Note that even though it claims to handle MPEG clips I was confronted with an ‘H. 264’ error which meant it has to operate within ‘Safe’ mode and led to losing several frames.
It’s far from perfect, but Avidemux is a handy tool for anyone that will wants to perform basic editing for free and doesn’t want to have to transform to another format first.
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