Do you have a video that is perfect, apart from a few parts here and there? With Free Video Editor, we can cut a video without any loss in quality, and for the most popular video file types: *.avi, *.mpg, *.mp4, *.mkv, *.flv, *.3gp, *.webm, and *.wmv.
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Install Free Video Editor
We will find the Free Video Editor on DVDVideoSoft.com.
As is the case with many free applications, it will attempt to install idiotic third-party programs, such as the Dashlane nonsense...
...and the Web Bar.
Since we don't need any of these, we must make sure we have unchecked all the relevant checkboxes.
We can also use Unchecky, for a safe installation.
Cut a Video with Free Video Editor
So, we take the .mp4 file and drag it on the Free Video Editor. As we mentioned earlier, Free Video Editor can handle *.avi, *.mpg, *.mp4, *.mkv, *.flv, *.3gp, *.webm, and *.wmv videos.
We can use the progress bar to navigate to any part of the video...
...and then click the next frame and previous frame buttons (or the left and right arrows on the keyboard) to get to a precise frame.
We can set tags to help us with the navigation, and to find specific parts of the video. We can set the manually or automatically every X minutes or frames.
The "rotate video" feature can be useful for vertical videos that were recorded on a smartphone.
To cut a video, we click on the scissors icon at the beginning of the selection...
...and click the same icon at the end of the selection.
We can do multiple selections in a video.
When we are ready, we click on "Save video". Free Video Editor will delete every red selection.
The program won't overwrite our original video, it will save a new copy to our Videos folder.
If we want to keep just a little part from a larger video, we can select this part, and then click on Invert selection, so the rest of the video is deleted.
We can also split a video to multiple smaller videos, either by tags or by selections.
The app will save the individual videos in the Videos folder.
Finally, there is an option to convert a video to different file types. This, however, will affect the quality.
The restrictions of Free Video Editor
Free Video Editor can't combine different videos, add any special effects and transitions, replace the sound, or replace a full video editing suite.
Free Video Editor is a good app if we only want to cut a video. It has one job, it does it well, and it is simple for anyone to use it.
Which app do you prefer to cut a video?
Have you tried Free Video Editor and you liked it? Do you prefer a different app to cut a video? Leave us a comment.
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