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VSDC Free Video Editor is intended for editing video files and creating videos of any complexity involving various visual and audio effects. The program offers rich functionality and yet has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing you to create videos with a bare minimum of efforts. Pro version costs $20 with all features.

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OS: Win
File size: 104MB
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Latest version

9.1 (January 30, 2024)


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Download VSDC Free Video Editor 9.1 64-bit  104MB  Win64

Download VSDC Free Video Editor 9.1  104MB  Win

Software License

Freeware/Trialware (Free download but some features are limited to pro/premium version )

Supported operating systems


Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New

Version 9.1

RAW and BRAW file support has been added.
Codec settings at the export stage are now available for:
Video codecs MPEG1, MPEG2, MJPEG, PhotoJpeg, PNG, GIF, SORENSON, FLV, H263 and MPEG4;
Audio codecs AC3, MS ADPCM, MS GSM610, AMRNB, AMRWB, OPUS and OGG Vorbis;
Hardware Mpeg2;
FLAC audio codec is now available for exporting;
Users can now restore deleted default configurations within the Panes position settings window in Panes manager.
The Shift effect has been improved:
Clipping disable mode has been added;
Percentage offset mode has been added for more precise Shift level setting;
Users can now use the Cursor position option by right-clicking the time scale area on the Timeline;
A new way of adding transitions has been introduced;
Proxy is now available for audio;
More than 70 Christmas-themed templates are available in the template library;
The Audio Waveform option is now available in the free version;
All the file selection dialog boxes have been standardized to match the modern Microsoft interface;
The Cutting and splitting window now remembers its position after closing;
Minor improvements and bug fixes:
Preview during encoding has been moved to a separate thread for maintaining responsiveness to prevent hardware codec freezing the system up to several minutes;
Corrected calculation of the motion vector;
Improved LUTs processing;
The way of reading files when re-opening has been corrected;
Other improvements.

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Supported formats and codecs
The video editor supports (opens) nearly all video, audio and image formats and codecs and saves all mainstream formats. Below is a table of supported formats.

Supported formats / Reading
Video formats
AVI, QuickTime (MP4/M4V, 3GP/2G2, MOV, QT), HDVideo/AVCHD (MTS, M2TS, TS, MOD, TOD), WindowsMedia (WMV, ASF, DVR-MS), DVD/VOB, VCD/SVCD, MPEG/MPG/DAT, Matroska Video (MKV), Real Media Video (RM, RMVB), Flash Video (SWF, FLV), DV, AMV, MTV, NUT, H.264/MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, MJPEG
Audio formats
Image formats

Supported formats / Writing
Video formats
Audio formats
Image formats

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Guides and How to's

How to add "Video in text" mask with VSDC Video Editor

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How to apply color correction using the Gradient tool with VSDC Free Video Editor

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How to incorporate green screen effects with VSDC

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How to loop your videos with VSDC Free Video Editor

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How to Make a Slideshow with Music using free video editor

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How to remove background in VSDC Free Video Editor

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VSDC Free Video Editor video tutorials

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Acronyms / Also Known As

VSDC Video Editor

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I finally found an editor with this functionality and it's not Adobe. Super opens my mkv files from the camera and does color correction. from the minuses I can say - this program has no minuses. the pluses are that it is free!!! without any watermarks and other restrictions the only thing disabled hardware acceleration, but I do not need it for my tasks.

I bought the pro version just to support the guys in the development of their product.

Review by Abral on Oct 18, 2023 Version: 8.3 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Some users complain VSDC is a commercial editor, but it actually isn't. When you export a project, the program offers an upgrade, but you can skip this step and have your video exported.
This is not a crucial point actually. What I appreciate is that I can finally edit my 360 videos. Panoramic shooting is kind of new experience for me, so I didn't want to spend extra expensive camera, accessories, editor. VSDC converts 360 in 2d, so I edit my footage as a usual 2d video. At export step the program makes it 360 again.

Review by Aureliana on Nov 29, 2018 Version: 6.1 OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

I have bought the Pro Edition and am very happy as I got it for quite a lot less than $20 in the Winter Sales which Flash-Integro have on at the moment. $20 is not much to ask for anyway, for such an advanced video editor with lots of features. You do have to get used to how to use VSDC Video Editor but you should get the hang of it after looking at some guides and reading the manual, which Pro users get the download link for.
So if you can't afford much and you need a good stable video editor that you can do a lot with, then I recommend this one.

Review by Lukas80153 on Nov 18, 2018 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

I was told it was freeware but simply importing an mp4 to add subtitles triggered the pay option,I got aviedemux which did it quickly and without bother..bye bye VSDC,you won't be missed.

Review by dkelly on Sep 27, 2018 Version: 5.8.9 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 3/10

Rating by Sheldon on May 12, 2018 Version: 5.8.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

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