VSDC Free Video Editor

VSDC Free Video Editor 5.8

Non-linear video editor with Instagram-like filters
3.4  (128 votes)
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Edit your videos by adding different audio tracks, inserting both visual as well as audio effects, masking elements and using blending techniques. Save your creations locally or export them to social media.

VSDC Free Video Editor is mainly a video editing tool but it also includes other functions like conversion or disc burning. It was developed by Flash-Integro and it's a practical solution for common users.

As you enter the application you encounter a modern yet easy-to-use interface. The main layout is well-organized and the color scheme has a proper contrast. However, as you get engaged in projects the interface becomes overcrowded, with buttons and tabs getting smaller and smaller. This is a minus.

I was surprised by the number of multimedia supported files, as it provides support for video formats like AVI, MP4, MKV, MPG, WMV, 3GP, FLV; audio files, such as MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, PCM, OGG, AAC, M4A, AMR; as well as image files: BMP, JPG, PNG, PSD, ICO, TIFF. It also allows you to export in a new H265/HEVC codec to maintain the highest quality at a minimum file size which is essential for that often processing 4K and HD files.

Video effects aren't neglected. They are split into five categories for a better user navigation: color correction, object transformation, object filters, transition effects and special fx. Moreover, you can enable Subpixel accuracy for a smoother video animation or create different shaped masks for hiding and blur video elements. And, if you are a beginner, you can apply Instagram filters to your projects.

Other notable features are a built-in DVD burning tool, a video stabilizer, a video file converter and YouTube uploader.

In the end, I would say that VSDC Free Video Editor truly deserves at least a try, because it's free, has a modern interface and is easy-to-use.

John Saunders
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Review summary


  • Improved subpixel accuracy
  • Has numerous output file options
  • Supports H265 codec


  • Multiple content import isn't possible
  • Interface lacks polishing
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