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AVS Video Editor can help you create your own video clips. One of the advantages of this application is that it lets you combine material taken from various sources. Thus, you can import standard audio, video, and image files. Likewise, you can capture images from a camera or a selected screen area. This latter feature also lets you record whatever happens on the screen, for instance, drawing objects or moving the pointer. In addition, as you can also record your voice, you can easily create tutorials about software use or with teaching purposes.
The application has a nice interface. A central element is a multi-track timeline, but you can also switch to storyboard view, as you prefer. By dragging objects to the timeline, you will be composing a video. Besides the objects you have previously imported, you can also “recycle” any of the various samples and backgrounds coming with the tool. Fortunately, unlike other similar programs, this one comes with varied and beautiful transitions and text templates to choose from. Another feature lets you create disc menus from a collection of nice templates. Luckily, you can preview your work at all times and even take snapshots of given scenes.
The application provides you with various ways to share your videos. Therefore, you can create not only standard video files in a wide array of formats, but also burn videos onto discs, export it to your device or upload it to a website. In all cases, you can customize the output format according to your exact needs or pick one of the ready-made output profiles.
In general, the quality of the resulting video will mostly depend on your skills, because, in my opinion, AVS Video Editor has everything to produce a decent home video. However, if you want to create more sophisticated clips, you will probably need to keep on searching somewhere else. I am sure you will find what you are looking for, at a higher price, certainly.
- It is relatively easy to use
- It allows importing data from various sources
- It comes with nice transitions and text templates
- It allows exporting video to discs, files, devices and the web
- It supports a wide array of input and output formats
- It does not have very sophisticated features