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AVS Video Editor

AVS Video Editor is a full-featured, Enables you to edit and enhance your videos and convert them to a variety of formats. You can import existing video clips or capture them directly from your DV recorder or other input device, and automatically split the video into scenes that allow you to cut parts from the movie or re-arrange the content.
You can add additional audio, transition effects, insert images, text overlays, and even video overlays to add special effects or annotations.

Product Name: AVS Video Editor
Size: 145.60 MB
OS: Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7* (no Mac OS/Linux support)
License: Shareware
Editor's Rating: 5-star rating

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AVS Video Editor >> Help Center >> Preview Area

Preview Area

The Preview Area is used to preview the media files - video, audio and images, - transitions and effects in the Files and Effects Area and playback the resulting edited video.

Preview Window

Use the controls to preview the media and navigate through it:

Button Name Description
Playback button Playback Is used to start video file playback. Once you click it, it will turn into the Pause button to let you pause the playback when needed.
Stop button Stop Is used to stop video file playback. Every time you use it to stop the playback, the cursor goes back to the beginning of the file.
Previous Frame button Previous Frame Is used to step one frame back in the video.
Next Frame button Next Frame Is used to step one frame forward in the video.
Next Scene button Next Scene Is used to find the next scene in the video clip. Once you click it, it will turn into the Stop button to let you stop searching scenes when needed.
Full screen button Full screen Is used to make the Preview window occupy all the available surface of a screen.
Snapshot button Snapshot Is used to take a snapshot of the current video frame and save it into one of the supported image file formats.
Mute button Mute Is used to switch the sound of the played video on or off.
Volume button Volume Is used to change the sound volume while the video playback.

You can also change the playback speed moving the the cursor of the Playback Speed slider - Speed slider, the speed value is displayed next to the slider.

Values Description
from -16x to -2x If you set this value, it will increase the backward playback speed
-1x If you set this value, it will play backwards at normal speed
from -0,5x to 0x If you set this value, it will decrease the backward playback speed
from 0x to 0,5x If you set this value, it will decrease the forward playback speed
1x If you set this value, it will play forwards at normal speed
from 2x to 16x If you set this value, it will increase the forward playback speed
Note!Note: if the playback slider reaches the beginning of the file, when the negative speed value is set, it continues to play video at normal speed (+1x).

To quickly navigate through your video file use the Playback slider - Playback slider.

When you launch the program for the first time, the Preview window will show you the Info Tips. These Tips give you advice on how to use the main features of the program. Switch between the buttons of Menu Panes to read the new tips corresponding to each option.

If you don't want the Tips to be shown during your work, just click the Close link. If you need to disable the Tips, check the Don't show tips box, nevertheless you'll be able to activate them from the Settings window of the program.

AVS Video Editor Help Center

1.  Interface Program
* Top Menu
* Top Toolbar
* Menu Panes
* Files and Effects Area
* Preview Area
* Timeline/Storyboard Area
* Keyboard Shortcuts

2.  Working with Projects
* Starting a New Project
* Changing Settings
* Opening Existing Projects
* Saving Projects

3. Creating and Editing Videos
* Creating Video
  - Importing Multimedia Files
  - Capturing Video
  - Using Preview
  - Preprocessing Files :  Files Express Menu, Properties Windows, Trimming Video, Detecting and Deleting Scenes, Extracting Audio, Changing Aspect
  - Placing Imported Media Files to the Storyboard/Timeline
  - Managing Timeline/Storyboard
* Editing Video
  - Transitions :  Changing Transitions in Storyboard View, Changing Transitions in Timeline View
  - Video Effects :  Video Effects List and Description, Special Effects, Effect, Transform, Adding Multiple Effects
  - Text and Graphics :  Adding Text, Editing Window  (Working with Text Presets, Editing Text, Adding and Editing Graphics)
  - Video Overlay :  Adding Video Overlay, Editing Video Overlay
  - Audio :  Adding Audio Soundtrack, Recording Voice, Audio Effects
  - Color correction
  - Splitting Videos into Chapters
  - Using Trim and Multiple Trim Options   - Using Crop Scale
  - Taking Snapshots
  - Freeze Frame Option
  - Adjusting the Playback Speed

4. Saving Videos
* Supported Formats
* Saving to File : AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV
* Saving to Disc :  DVDs, Blu-ray, DivX/Xvid, Creating and Editing Video Menu, Burning discs
* Saving to Devices : Mobile Players, Game Consoles, Mobile Phones, Others
* Saving for Web : Flash, RM, MOV

5. F.A.Q

6. User Reviews of AVS Video Editor


AVS Video Editor awards

Supported Formats

Read: HD Video (inc. Blu-ray video, AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD), AVI (DivX, Xvid, etc.), DV AVI, MP4 (inc. Sony PSP, Apple iPod and Archos), WMV, 3GP, 3G2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), DVD, VOB, VRO, MPEG-1, 2, 4, TOD, MOD, MPG, DAT, VCD, SVCD, Real Video (RM, RMVB), ASF, ASX, MJPEG, H.263, H.264, DVR-MS, MKV, OGM, FLV, AMV, MTV, TS, M2TS, M2T, MTS, DPG, NSV, FLI, FLC, CDG, GVI, SVI, PPT, PPTX.

Write: HD Video (inc. Blu-ray video, AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD), AVI (DivX, Xvid, etc.), MP4 (inc. Sony PSP, Apple iPod and Archos), WMV, 3GP, 3G2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), SWF, FLV, DVD, MPEG-1, 2, 4, MPG, MJPEG, H.263, H.264, Real Video (RM, RMVB).

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