4Media Video Editor is an authoring tool that you can use to create unsophisticated video clips. Rather than an application, it is actually a suite composed of three different tools. It has a welcoming screen that functions as the element joining the various components and allows you to use the desired function: merging various clips, splitting a video and cutting a segment. The program’s interface supports various languages, which are easily selected from the welcoming screen. It is characterized by its simplicity of both use and design.
In order to merge various clips, you should only drag them to the timeline and order them according to your preferences. Moreover, you can add Fade in/Fade out transitions between the clips. At all times, you can preview the results. Next, you should select an output format and start converting.
A video can be split in different ways. There is automatic splitting, which will divide the input video into files with a given time length or size. Likewise, you can also set the number of output files you desired and the program will create files of equal size. Moreover, you can have more control of the resulting videos if you set manual split points while you preview the video. Unluckily, the program does not support automatic scene detection or frame-by-frame playback, which could help you find the exact split points more quickly and accurately. Finally, you can pick an output format or keep the original one.
The application will also allow you to extract various segments from a source video. You can use this feature by setting initial and end points for each segment. Luckily, you are allowed to recombine the extracted segment into a single file. As when splitting, it would be nice if the program could detect scenes or allow frame-by-frame playback. The output segments can keep the original format or re-encode to another.
In all cases, the program supports a large array of output formats. Multiple profiles will let you get video files that are fully compatible with various devices, and to make the selection easier, many of them are identified by the names of the supporting gadgets.
In general, 4Media Video Editor is a fine application comprising three main functions, which, if used intelligently, will allow you to create new videos by combining various segments or erasing undesired parts. Unfortunately, you will absolute agree that it lacks many other useful authoring features, such as adding effects, watermarking, embedding subtitles and cropping the frame.
- It is easy to use
- It allows recombining the extracted segments
- It allows adding transitions
- It supports a huge array of output formats
- It does not support automatic scene detection and frame-by-frame playback
- It does not include other useful video authoring features, like watermarking, adding effects and embedding subtitles