ivsEdits Le 3.0.493

A free Windows video editor that offers both real time and post production edits

  • Category:

    Editors

  • Version:

    3.0.493

  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 2003

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.6 (8)

IvsEdits LE can provide you with all the resources you need to edit professional looking video right out of your home. This editing platform is free to use, and its modular structure means that you can customize your version to match the demands of your project. Despite its free nature, it's a powerful piece of software, drawing from the popular and well regarded ivsEdits platform to produce a smooth experience that can meet the demands of aspiring professionals with ease. What's most surprising and most delightful is that many of the features you'd expect to find hidden behind premium subscription fees for other video editing services are directly available to everyone in ivsEdit LE. While there are still a variety of aspects of the greater platform that require the premium service, you can access a surprisingly robust tool kit without having to pay a single cent.

In fact, one of the few major limitations placed on you are the codices you can use. All of the features and tools contained in the pro version of ivsEdits are available to everyone regardless of what they pay. The free software offers less than half the video formats that you'll find in the standard paid version, but they still offer an impressive six formats to which you can edit your videos. Capture formats are similarly limited, and the LE edition comes with significantly less bundled applications and fewer effects and transitions. Keeping that in mind, it's still surprising that the developer manages to deliver the majority of the features available in this software free of charge. While you'll be sacrificing the ability to work in high definition, it's still a great piece of software, especially for someone still learning how video editing works.

Like most modern video editing software, ivsEdits uses a timeline to manage work, and it's a system that functions very well. Even cooler, different source materials can be mixed and matched together in the timeline so that you can get a clean cut even if you're working with a number of different file or quality formats. This software will even scale the quality to match the parameters of the product in question to provide consistency throughout the timeline. There are even a number of collaborative tools you and your team can use to pitch in and get the job done.

If you're looking for a new piece of video editing software, ivsEdits LE is well worth a look, and there's no risk involved. Best of all, it can function entirely well in its own right. If you're looking to work with more video formats or integrate live feeds into your editing, you may want to consider making an upgrade, but the standard free version should work well enough for plenty of users as well.

Pros:

  • A surprisingly rich feature set for a free editing tool
  • Clean and easy to understand interface with a nicely designed timeline structure

Cons:

  • Free version denies compatibility with a number of major formats

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