|Last modified: 16-06-2020
VSDC is a non-linear video editor by VideoSoft, free for personal use. A Pro version is also available.
Surprisingly, the free version lacks very basic features such as keyboard shortcuts to fastforward/rewind or ripple mode when removing a segment.
A user's manual as PDF in only available if you upgrade to the Pro version, but some articles are available on the site and videos are also available on Youtube (Activate the subtitles/closed captions for extra infos).
"object" can be a video file, audio file, image file.
To make layer line higher (easier to see), mouse-pull layer bottom line.
For some reason, as of 184.108.40.206, the "Cutting and splitting" is available both in the Editor section and the Export Project > Set markers.
Options > Used style : Office 2016 White
Editor > Add Object
One way to keep only some parts of a video 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.
Import objects into VSDC, and drag and drop them onto the timeline.
Options > Acceleration options, uncheck 'Use hardware acceleration for encoding video'
Export Project > Choose format > Start Conversion.
A 5mn, MP4, 720p HD file = 242MB!
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.
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?
When deleting a part in a video track, no automatic sliding to the left à la Vegas?
What is a "sprite" ?
What's a scene?
No way to jump to a given location in a video track?
What is the work area for?
How to use the "Cutting and splitting" window? Marker, region, selection
How to fastforward/rewind? ALT CTRL SHIFT arrows don't work
No other keyboard shortcuts? http://www.videosoftdev.com/news/audio-filteres-3d-charts
How to see splits better?