Basic video editing with VSDC

Keyboard shortcut to split video track at current cursor position? CTRL+K (start by clicking on video track)

List of keyboard shortcuts? This is outdated and doesn't work (CTRL+K to split doesn't work)

How to slide cut part to other video track below? Click on track (layer) to put focus, CTRL+K start/end, click on other track, dnd

How to move split parts to beginning of new track FAST? Zoom out to the max, SHIFT+click parts, group, move.

Move it horizontaly onto the original track, and d 'n drop to new track.

How to move split part to other location in track FAST?

How to zoom to see split section better?

How to move around? Home/End doesn't work.

How to jump to given time?



No manual, only articles (upgrade to Pro)



VSDC is a non-linear video editor by VideoSoft, free for personal use. A Pro version is also available.


"object" can be a video file, audio file, image file.

To make layer line higher (easier to see), mouse-pull layer bottom line.

How to fastforward/rewind

ALT CTRL SHIFT arrows don't work

Import a file

Editor > Add Object > Video

How to change UI to clear mode?

Options > Used style : Office 2016 White

How to remove unwanted parts in a video track?

Easier way to multi-select parts of a file (layer) than hitting CLTR+K multiple times and selecting+deleting unwanted parts?

How to select a part that was sliced with CTRL+K, remove it, and have right-side parts slide to the left? After removing a part, how to have remaining video snap to the left?

To split the video into two parts, and move parts around:

1. Set cursor

2. In ??? window above left, select one scene

3. In timeline, move parts around.

How to slice a video track into parts?

CONFUSING! Three objects

scruber at top?, cursor, work area

To set start/end of work area, use tools in toolbar above timeline.

D 'n drop the video onto the video track, select the part you want to remove using the ??? object in the ??? section,

Another solution: Move cursor up to/from which you wish to trim the video, and choose the cissors drop down menu> Trim start/end.

Note: If the Editor>Cutting and Splicing section is greyed out, it means the focus is away from a video track. Click on any.

Alternative: Click on the Cutting and splitting item to display an independent "Cutting and splitting" window.

How to use the "Cutting and splitting" window? Marker, region, selection

How to import pictures to the project without adding them to timeline?

  1. View > Resources Window
  2. Drag and drop pictures to the Resources Window
  3. Drag and drop pictures from the Resources Window to the timeline. VSDC will create a new layer.

How to add slides in video overlay track?

Editor > Add objects > Apply Settings

How to keep VSDC from adding slides to timeline ? Work-around : Selected all but first pic, deleted them, moved first and only pic to right time.

How to import an audio track, and add slides in a video track?

Import objects into VSDC, and drag and drop them onto the timeline.

How to select several clips in a video, and remove the rest?

How to disable hardware acceleration when rendering output file with free version?

Options > Acceleration options, uncheck 'Use hardware acceleration for encoding video'

How to change default length of slides dropped onto timeline?

When drag and dropping picture from Resources Windows onto timeline, how to display for just a few seconds instead of till the end? In Options, "Default object duration" is set to 5s by default: Why till the end then? Double-click on object in timeline, and click back to Scene.


Barspace doesn't work to start/stop video playing?

"sprite" ?

what is grey, slidable, horizontal bar between time and timeline?

What's a scene?

How to check for update?

What's a scene?    


In Options > Applications Directories: Change dialog to allow pasting path so user doesn't have to waste time browsing through file directories.

Make upgrade easier to new free version

In YouTube, put the following videos at the top of the list:

By default, after importing a video, disable resizing: How many newbies need to do this?

Timeline doesn't move while dragging and dropping object left/right within the timeline.

Doesn't append object when adding it to a track in the timeline from the Resources Window: Instead, put on a new track.

Keeps adding new layer when moving object in Timeline up/down: No way to prevent this?