6.3.8 (August 28, 2019)
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Device selection option added to the project settings window.
Cropping settings have been significantly expanded and included to the “Transforms” category as a standalone effect.
‘Skip frames’ option added to the player with a choice what particular frames to omit in order to speed up the preview.
The app properties can now be saved as a file and imported/exported for future use when needed.
The drag&drop options enhanced and expanded and can be applied to any part of the interface: scene, timeline, or resource window.
Minor improvements and bug fixes:
more precise subpixelness reached for the Zoom and Rotate effects;
rotation angle errors on applying the Movement tool fixed;
overlapping objects on the timeline after certain operations prevented;
conversion of transparent videos into GIF improved;
saving the font default parameters restored.
Hue and saturation curves added as one more tool for advanced color correction.
Timeline enhanced: objects can be placed in one layer allowing for cutting, splitting and dragging a group of objects at once, object snapping, syncing audio and video with more convenience.
Support of VirtualDub plug-ins enabled: users can add more than 200 filters from the popular open-source library.
New export profiles for iOS and Android smartphones added: users of iPhone, Samsung, Xiaomi, Sony and Huawei can choose a special preset for their brand.
New hotkeys for the timeline scale:
slash = reverting to 100% scale;
double click = restoring the previous scale;
- +/- = changing the scale.
Minor improvements and bug fixes:
error on rotating an object of less than 2 pixels fixed;
problem with an incorrect project name display on the export stage solved;
misplacement of the red and blue channels in the HLS, HLV, Equalize Histogram effects corrected;
difference in the output image while editing and exporting after applying Blur and Sharp in the Basic effects removed.
Basic effects window introduced with main color adjustment effects, RGB and YUV curves and quick rotation tools available from one panel.
RGB Curves added as an indispensable tool for advanced color correction.
Rotation options enhanced:
an object can be rotated right on the scene using only a mouse;
rotation according to a motion vector added to the Movement effect;
rotation center can be set both according to the absolute and incremental coordinate system.
New image formats supported: SVG and webP.
Making an object semi-transparent made available right on the timeline.
Layers order selection on the timeline added.
Group operations for Rotate and Flip effects added
Minor improvements and bug fixes:
disabling of a processing area while adding an effect out of the object fixed;
the Aging TV effect crashes prevented;
problems with saving projects of more than 2 Gb solved;
R and B channels correct location in the Audio abstraction restored.
The program interface redesigned with black, white and other theme skins and buttons.
The timeline reworked with options to minimize it and detach from the scene.
LUTs effect added to color grading tools.
The video preview made available right on the scene.
The ability to import and process 120 fps footage has been added.
Automatic alignment in relation to other scene objects while dragging objects on the scene implemented.
Minor improvements and bug fixes:
Scene grid can be made semi-transparent.
Compatibility with Arabic symbols improved.
By default the rotation center shown in the Rotate effect.
‘Video and audio not recorded in sync’ error fixed.
The ‘360 to 2D’ option added to ‘Video effects’ that allows users to preview and edit 360° videos.
The ‘3D to 2D’ option added to ‘Video effects’ that allows users to preview and edit 3D videos.
‘Transition effects’ templates made available for editing.
Background templates for Halloween, Christmas and other special occasions made available for download from VSDC Store.
A format of the timeline settings modified with three modes of saving the scale available.
New group operations to make objects the same width and height added.
An option to save a scene together with its output resources introduced.
New parameters added and minor enhancements made to Audio Spectrum.
Minor bugs fixed:
errors with processing MKV files removed;
MP3 codec updated;
crashes while processing large numbers of text objects prevented;
dpi errors fixed in the Voice recorder;
wrong object location after Movement removal fixed.
Audio Spectrum effect added with more than 400 presets making a soundtrack visual.
DeLogo effect added to the Filters section with blurring and pixelate presets.
‘Quick filters’ templates made available for editing.
'Pack project' feature added with an option to save and transfer a project file and all its input (raw) resources to another computer.
Timeline styles made available for changing in the Settings.
A number of errors fixed:
The app crashes on splitting a file into video and audio while the object is locked; previewing Reverse audio effect; using Shift, a transformation effect.
Problems with sound in files with the AAC codec.
New duration of an object not updated after cutting a video file.
Incorrect cursor position display on big screens
A number of HEVC files failed to open
A number of minor bugs while replacing a resource file
Two audio noise reduction filters added:
Work with charts and diagrams enhanced:
Two 3D charts added: Step Area and Range Spline Area.
Side By Side parameter added to Gantt chart and Range Bar.
3d Pie and 3d Torus chart options expanded with light and material settings.
New hotkeys for adding all kinds of objects from video and sound to lines and shapes introduced.
Arabic symbols (ligatures) support added.
UI adapted for 4K displays.
New minor options added:
Video/audio export/import from project resources.
Trim start, Trim end for cutting objects according to a cursor position.
Enable Ribbon's animation/Enable toolbar's animation.
Metadata caching to enable faster files opening.
Noise height parameter in the BrokenTV effect.
Bugs and errors fixed:
player crashes on reading a closed file;
program crashes on using the opus codec, object’s copying by dragging on the timeline, deleting images from resources, using the Broken TV effect;
memory leaks in audio filters;
waveform failures to open;
not all Gantt chart parameters available.
Free shape tool added with options to draw objects using linear and spline paths.
Audio Equalizer added for working with Audio effects.
New deinterlacing methods added: top, bottom, top linear, bottom linear, prioridad superior/inferior de fusión, blending bottom priority. Old methods optimized.
Audio mix option optimized.
New minor options added:
Hotkeys - Ctrl+F12 to make a screenshot, Ctrl+R to rotate an object;
‘Edit selected sprite’ option in the Wizard button;
Add movement in a loop, i.e. building a closed curve;
Set a cursor on the timeline (to indicate a certain frame or time).
WMV format files – image and sound loss in broken files;
Sound defects in multiple scenes;
Absence of any notice if a YouTube category is not supported;
Problems with dpi-aware support;
Wrong decoding of interlaced video.
A 64-bit version released with a coding/decoding speed boost: in case with H265 codec, it will double the export speed and in case with other codecs, the increase rate will reach 20%.
Simplified Chinese added to the interface languages.
New text outline settings added: contour and dash styles.
Bugs and errors fixed:
Subpixel resolution performance improved.
Speed-up mode crashes and audio filters failures eliminated.
Wrong objects duration while applying ‘Voice over’ corrected.
Screen recorder and video capture performance enhanced due to a new library application.
Dragging/removing files for animation fixed.
Voice recording features added:
Voice over – a new embedded audio recording option allowing for adding voice commentary right to a VSDC project at required parts of the movie.
Voice Recorder – a separate utility for audio recording added to the ‘Tools’ tab.
Text processing enhancements implemented:
The text contour tool that provides a wide array of outline presets whose opacity can be flexibly adjusted.
The right to left writing option for the Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew speaking users.
Faux Bold and Faux Italic letters settings menu largely increased.
The memory optimization improvement carried out increases the app performance stability and prevents it from crashes while working even with large size video files.
Composition modes operations speed increased by 20 times; the Mask tool performance speed doubled.
Uploading multiple videos to YouTube, if a project has been split in several files.
The Speeding up feature can now make videos faster up to 100х.
An option to record the screen at 60 frames per second.
New visual and special effects added:
Smoke – a special effect that helps create a smoky look of various intensity.
Oil Paint – an image filter that helps attach an oil painting look similar to that of the Prisma app.
Color twist – an automatic color correction filter based on toning three basic colors.
Sepia and Black-and-white – effects turning videos into classic retro movies.
Equalize histogram – a quick filter for increasing an image contrast.
Solarize and Parabolize – effects that make video image reverse in tone. Dark areas will appear lighter and vice versa.
New tools and features:
Video stabilization tool – a utility that turns shaky or jittery footage into a more stable video automatically.
Counter – an object for inserting a timer that can set any time period from days to seconds or even frames.
Instagram export profile– one more profile for social networks to make videos more suitable for uploading to Instagram.
Minor improvements and bug fixes:
The Inverse effect renamed to ‘Negative’, ‘Inverse’ made a separate effect.
New operation modes added to the Colorize, Threshold and Grayscale effects.
Instagram-like styles enhanced.
Group operations errors fixed.
Layer up/down buttons confusion fixed.
Easy export to social networks with three new options in the ‘Export project’ - ‘Web’ tab:
Three special quality profiles for YouTube and direct upload of files to Youtube.com.
One recommended export profile for Facebook.
Two profiles for Twitter and four profiles for the Vimeo video sharing service in the ‘Social net’ option.
New blending modes for compositing operations added: Grain-merge, Grain-extract, Dodge, burn and Divide.
The Flip effect has been enhanced and made a separate tool on the quick access panel.
Program memory optimized.
Minor bugs fixed in: Clipping, registration, background removal.
A number of visual effects and blur filters expanded and enhanced:
the Blur filter range has been expanded with Box Blur and Stack Blur;
motion Blur options extended by introducing motion types: linear, radial and zoom;
"Make opaque" and "Make transparent" added to the Transparency effects;
the Clipping mask effect has been made a separate effect applied in a couple of clicks.
Gradient and Pattern parameters added to the Brush tool of the Shape objects, which allows for advanced multiple color correction.
WebM added to supported input/output formats.
Deinterlacing option with Middle and Blending methods added.
The app’s performance optimized by adding a support for AVX2 processors.
A number of minor bugs fixed:
program crashes with DivX files;
program crashes with enabled firewall settings;
converting to network drive;
objects center alignment.
Mask tool added. It changes image semitransparency in required areas of the video objects and allows for adding effects only to certain parts of the video.
Blending modes added.
Instagram-like filters added to ‘Quick styles’.
Text object updated: superscript and subscript styles, kerning, baseline shift added, underline and strikethrough options enhanced, umlaut and stress symbols in some languages added.
Scene concept modified: now all visual objects can include any other visual objects, which used to be available only for the sprite before.
System clipboard processing added - an option to insert images from the clipboard, as well as video/audio/image files from the links copied to the clipboard.
Enhanced text editing:
support for all common letter types and fonts, various character encoding
more flexible text introduction – users can enter a text right on the editor’s stage in an automatically adjustable block
ability to set properties for each character separately
H265/HEVC hardware acceleration
Interface localization into Spanish
Program’s interface complete restyling – switching to a modern flat design
H264 codec hardware acceleration
Adjustable parameters settings for pro editing – creating curved motion paths for video objects or animation
Optimized advanced multi-color Chroma Key
Adding the H265/HEVC codec as an import format
Filters, decoders and coders were optimized. Performance of many codecs, for example H264, was increased by more than 50%. We added a new opportunity to set zooming quality when working with images as well as to launch multiprocessing and separate coding, decoding, recording and reading processes for faster performance.
APNG and GIF formats were added. The both formats enable to create videos with semi-transparence effect so that one can implement animation effects on web-sites. Quality of coded image was significantly enhanced due to dithering effect.
We added compression option for SWF and GIF files which enables to significantly reduce their size.
Audio format FLAC was added to enable work with audio materials without any loss of quality.
We added support of 2K and 4K video as well as the opportunity to open files with H265/HEVC codec and Iphone Live Photos.
Information about an author of a video, a publisher, copyright info and other data can now be recorded directly to the resulting video file.
Enhanced usability of the Editor:
the program saves current format and profile during exportation;
we added the opportunity to set not only the argument value, but also the time period during which the parameter will take this value;
new additional settings were implemented.
The following errors were corrected:
several languages didn’t support subtitles;
animation object improved: number of images which could be open at once is no more limited;
auto titling error was corrected: a resulting file was automatically titled using incorrect symbols thus making project export impossible;
duplicate error was corrected: use of threads made the application finish its work incorrectly;
welcome page error in local versions: we included a welcome page with all recent updates;
Italian translation was improved.
A new object has been added: a chart that allows you to build diagrams. A large number of various kinds of diagrams are supported, including 3D diagrams: Bar, Stacked Bar, Point, Bubble, Line, Scatter Line, Fast Line, Step Line, Spline, Area, Spline Area, Stacked Area, Stacked Spline Area, Range Bar, Gantt, Pie, Pie 3D, Torus 3D, Radar Point, Radar Line, Radar Area, Radar Spline, Radar Spline Area, Funnel, Pyramid, Pyramid 3D, High Low, Candle Stick.
Key features of the diagram:
You can change displayed data sets and their values, which allows you to create dynamic diagrams that change over time
Create several graphs in a single diagram or various diagrams (combined by context)
Import and export data to and from Excel
The diagram's appearance is customizable - the chart itself, the axes of the coordinates (including user axes), legends, names of graphs and axes, layout lines, markers on axes, and other elements
Completely fine-tune the color schemes used to create graphs, or use preset color schemes
Effects have been added that allow you to change the tempo, speed, and pitch of the sounds being played, or play them in reverse. As a result, you can now play audio when reversing or rewinding videos.
Group operations have been improved - the order in which assets are selected in the editor during group operations is now tracked.
All application settings are now grouped together in the same place, which has made it possible to simply controlling the application and add additional functions such as auto-save and backup.
The interface has been improved: the menus have been expanded and unified, and new menus have been added.
The way sprites are drawn has been improved. You can now combine drawing objects on a sprite with effects applied to the sprite.
The editor is now easier to use:
a function has been added that allows you to turn an object into a sprite
the menus have been improved and now have greater functionality
you can now split a video into two separate objects: audio and video
the visual editor for parameters has been improved:
in the editor you can now display any object parameters in the background, as well as switch quickly between the parameters you want to edit. This makes it easier to edit parameters that are mutually dependent
you can now adjust the scale of parameters on a parameter value bar, which allows you to set the values of parameters more precisely
You can now regulate volume by entering a percentage of the maximum potential volume. The regulating effect can apply to outgoing content as well as content that already has audio filters applied to it.
The Threshold effect has been significantly improved. The effect now has various modes and works with the alpha channel
The Reducing Bits effect has been added, which allows you to reduce the number of colors in the object being displayed
The Special effects group now has a TV Effects subgroup:
AgingTV: the colors look washed-out, and there are scratches, dust, and cracks. The default effects from the "Old Film" group have also been improved
Broken TV: this effect emulates a TV with a shaky picture
Random Dot Stereo TV: this effect emulates a TV with stereo interference
Noise TV: this effect emulates TV interference (noise)
Italian and Japanese have been added
Added the display of waveforms for video and audio objects, which allows users to edit videos on the basis of audio data (for example, cut out periods of silence).
Waveforms can also be shown for audio effects. This makes it possible to precisely apply effects to the necessary fragment of a video or audio object.
All parameters of audio effects can be edited in a visual editor, which enables users to make changes easier and faster.
Improved a volume change effect. Volume can now change arbitrarily along a straight or curved line, or their combination (part of the Volume effect changes along a curve, part along a straight line).
Changes in the license agreement – the product can now be used for commercial purposes.
Editing of non-linear object parameters has been moved to the main timeline, which helped unify and simplify the interface.
Besides, the change trajectory of non-linear parameters can now consist of several paths that can be both curved and straight.
All static object properties can now be edited in a visual editor, which is easier and more intuitive than entering the values manually.
Editing of video and audio files has become more flexible and convenient. Removal and recovery of removed areas became possible not just with the help of an assistant, but also on the main timeline, which speeds up the editing process.
Fixed bugs that resulted in program termination. Also fixed a bug that occasionally caused issues when certain fragments were removed from a video.
All parameters that used to be changed linearly can now change their values along a curve:
Added a parameter modification editor.
Added curve templates to the parameter modification editor.
The new version features an all-new principle of managing object/effect parameters. These parameters could previously have a constant value only or change linearly from the start of an effect till its completion. From now on, they can change randomly in the course of an effect.In many cases, it helps remove unnecessary objects from the timeline, increase the usability and reduce the time needed for creating a project.
Besides, parameters can now change their values not just linearly, but along a curve as well, which will help create more complex and beautiful effects.
This means that starting from this version, the editor became completely non-linear.
Fixed a bug that could result in the duration of a video or audio object being set incorrectly after removing certain fragments from them.
The editor now features 3 new tools:
- a video converter that has its own set of profiles (conversion settings) that is different from those of the editor and is optimized for converting files from one format to another;
- a disc burning tool. You can now not only burn projects created in the editor, but use the tool for general purposes;
- a video download tool – allows you to grab videos from various video services.
- added the support of batch file processing;
- improved thumbnail visualization (thumbnails now show the effects applied to images);
- added a possibility to apply effect templates to files (so-called “quick styles”)
Improved the work of color correction filters by 40% thanks to optimization for new processors, and the work of the image resize function: the speed of the cubic and supersampling methods for resize effect has been increased by 300-400% using new algorithms; also added a resize method based on Lanczos resampling;
Optimized memory management;
Added multi-threading support to the scene creation process – the preview of complex scenes is now smoother on CPU’s with 2 and more cores, and conversion speed can be up to 50-100% higher on CPU’s with 4+ cores;
Added the following filters: AutoGamma (automatic gamma correction), AutoGammaInv (restores the original gamma values after the use of the AutoGamma filter), Median (median filter), DeNoise (noise reduction based on the Wiener filter – applies adaptive filtering to images containing uniform noise).
You can now create videos with semitransparency. Codecs have been added that support semitransparency (PNG, lossless JPEG) and the GIF format;
An internet profile category has been added with the MP4, FLV, SWF, and GIF formats;
"Quick Styles" have been added. Quick Styles allow you to apply the most frequently used effects to the videos you have created;
Support has been added for SRT subtitles, which allows you to enter textual messages using a special scripting language;
The speed of the algorithms for rendering translucent objects has been doubled thanks to support for SSE2 technology;
It is now easier to work with a timeline -- you can copy objects within the timeline itself, and support for a drag-and-drop interface has been added.
The ability to create an animation out of a number of images has been added;
Video playback during previews and conversion speed have been increased;
Minor bugs have been fixed.
Changed object rendering on a scene. Objects are now rendered with sub-pixel accuracy, which makes it possible to create smooth object animations;
Completely reworked the motion configuration principle, which now uses trajectories, not intervals. Added different types of motion, including accelerated motion;
Reworked profiles for exporting projects to video formats. Added the support of profiles for HD and high frame rate videos.
Added a possibility to apply filters in the Wizard;
Added a possibility to edit objects in the Wizard;
Improved the usability of the Wizard;
Increased the speed of export for some project configurations;
Lowered memory requirements for very large projects;
Reworked the timeline – added more control elements;
Added animated GIF support;
Added a possibility to associate project files with an application;
Fixed minor bugs.
The timeline has been reworked and updated with additional control elements;
Video processing and project conversion speed has been increased; the preview function now works smoother;
Fixed a number of minor bugs.
Added the support of animated semi-transparent GIF images;
Added the support of video files with semi-transparency (Photo PNG and JPEG2000 with Alpha);
Memory requirements have been considerably lowered;
Video capturing and recording utilities have been updated;
It is now possible to use looped videos for video objects;
Minor bugs fixed.
The update features a number of filters and sound effects. Added 4 groups of sound effects:
Amplitude correction: Fade-In, Fade-Out, Volume;
Sound delay effects: Flanger, Chorus, Delay, Phaser, Vibrato, Reverberation;
Various audio filters: LowPass, HiPass, Notch, BandPass, LowShelf, HiShelf, Peaking EQ, Wah-Wah;
Special effects: Silence, Invert.
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
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
MP3/ MP2, WMA, M4A, AAC, FLAC, OGG, RA, RAM, VOC, WAV, AC3, AIFF, MPA, AU, APE, CUE, CDA
BMP, JPEG/JPG, PNG, PSD, GIF, ICO, CUR
Supported formats / Writing
AVI, DVD, VCD/SVCD, MPEG, MP4, M4V, MOV, 3GP/3G2, WMV, MKV, RM/RMVB, FLV, SWF, AMV, MTV
MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, AMR, WAV
BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF
Acronyms / Also Known As
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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
Nov 29, 2018 Version: 6.1
OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 6/10
Value for money: 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
Nov 18, 2018 Version: 18.104.22.1689
OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10
Value for money: 10/10
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
Sep 27, 2018 Version: 5.8.9
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 2/10
Value for money: 2/10
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Review by Sheldon
May 12, 2018 Version: 5.8.7
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
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Review by Eddy2
Apr 25, 2017 Version: 22.214.171.1247
OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10
Value for money: 10/10