A Program for the Future
Are you a video editing newbie looking for a suitable program that is easy to learn, use and doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket?
AVS Video Editor may just fit your requirements.
It makes a good first impression with a Web 2.0 soft grey tone interface that will be easy on the eye when you’re working on long projects.
For a budget video editing program – $59 at the time of writing - it comes with features that rival more costly applications.
Take for instance its HD support in version 4 of the program. It can handle the major HD formats – AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD, among others. Chances are you may not be editing in HD, but it indicates that this program is built for the future.
So, what can AVS Video Editor do for you?
Like any other video editor of its class, it can split clips, add transitions, titles and effects - all pretty basic stuff.
You can also work in the storyboard or timeline mode and easily switch between them with a single mouse click. There are some limitations though.
You can split a clip in timeline mode but can’t move it. You have to switch to the storyboard mode to do so. Still, you can’t use your mouse to drag your clips. You would have to use the Move Right and Move Left buttons provided above the clips. This is not such an inconvenience - you’ll get used to it over time.