VideoPad Video Editor 4+

NCH Software

    • 3.5 • 187 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Offering professional quality, VideoPad Video Editor is the perfect video editor and recorder to make movies that will impress your family, friends, and colleagues. With its intuitive interface, you can quickly and easily start editing your project by using the drag and drop features to pull your audio and video clips in the timeline.

Enjoy the ability to jump right in and start editing using the many editing tools available. Customize your project by applying stunning effects, transitions, color corrections, and filters. Once your project is created to perfection, share it with friends online or burn directly to DVD.

Video Editing Features Include:

Video Features
+ Drag and drop for speed and convenience.
+ Record video directly from VideoPad application or use pre-existing video files.
+ Select from over 30 transitions
+Edit 360 videos
+ Apply artistic effects and filters, like: ripple, dots, dream, hue cycle, two-tone, or x-ray.
+ Take advantage of plugins to gain access to thousands more effects.
+Add custom title cards or chose from animated title card templates
+ Make color corrections with color curves, exposure, transparency, and much more.
+ Edit in 3D and 2D to 3D stereoscopic conversion
+ Adjust clip speed and transition durations
+ Use the chroma key/green screen for image replacement
+ Add text and captions to create a storyline
+ Use batch edit to edit multiple files and clips at once

Audio Features
+ Drag and drop in audio files or make a recording right in the app
+ Edit sound by using cut, copy, fade, split, and other editing tools
+ Convert text to audio by using the Text-To-Speech feature
+ Include stock sounds from the NCH Sound Library
+ Tell your movies story by creating narrations
+ Load music directly from a CD
+ Apply audio effects, like: amplify, compressor, flanger, or reverb

Sharing Features
+ Share online directly to Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Dropbox, or Google Drive
+ Burn to DVD to watch later
+ Export your movie onto portable devices, including your PSP, iPod, or iPhone
+ Choose from resolution sizes of full HD, 2K and 4K (720p, 1080p, 1440p, 2160p, and more)

Supported file formats include: avi, mpeg, wmv, divX, Xvid, APGN, mp4, mov, vob, H.264, ogm, gif, jpg, png, bmp, tif, wav, mp3, m4a, mid, aiff, ogg, raw, dvf, and more.

What’s New

Version 12.11

Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

EyesOfTheUnseen ,

Best of a Bad Situation

Let me guess, you’re looking for a video editing app that isn’t $500 and is easy to use. VideoPad Video Editor definitely isn’t $500 (currently $99), and, while it is pretty intuitive, it’s not without shortcomings.

I’ve used the free version of VideoPad Video Editor to get by on small projects without much of an issue. The limitations are saving files in high resolutions (I believe anything over 1200x1200), no audio FX (minus fading in / fading out) and a few others. I’ve came so close to paying the $99 to fully experience VideoPad, but some of the lackluster qualities of it have really made me reconsider.

The biggest, and most frustrating, is crashing. Yes, there is an autosave, but, with my minute long video project, if I try to shorten any of the audio clips, the app crashes. There’s no worse purchase than food you don’t like, but spending money on a video app that prevents you from completing the task is a close second.

The second, though nitpicking, is the app is pretty dated UI-wise. I grew up using a variety of command line-only apps, so it certainly can be worse. The year is 2018, and a facelift would be a bit more welcoming.

In short, don’t expect the world from a free video editing app and dont expect it’ll get better just because you paid.

~~ I will gladly update this review if these issues are revised. If a log is needed for figuring out the crashes, feel free to respond with how and where to send, and I will do so promptly.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your well thought out feedback. We appreciate it as we are always aiming to improve our software. We do have a way you can report these issues so that our development team can investigate it located here:

But for overall concerns with our software, please message our support team here (for assistance, for suggestions about UI, to address concerns that have made you reconsider the full product, etc.):

We hope to hear from you soon and apologize for any inconveniences you've had.
-NCH Software Team



I hate admitting it but this thing has made me cry multipe times over multiple projects. It can do a lot and is really easy to figure out, but is a nightmare once you finish what youre working on. I recently finished the first draft of a video, about a months worth of work, and everything was going smoothly until I started trying to go back through from the beginning again. Suddenly it takes about an hour to load and process the files when it didn’t even take a minute before, and it crashes after about a minute or two. What’s worse is I tried editing a video clip at the very beginning and it messed up EVERYTHING. Video clips are now overlayed and I have to find them to seperate them, audio is no longer aligned with the video, text and extra audio is all over the place. This insanity also started happening on my last project, but I was able to just save and export it before anything too bad happened to it, even though it wasn’t finished either. And I last about half my work on the video I finished before that one, just gone like I never did. I kept coming back to it because it can do most everything I want to do while being free, and I keep hoping maybe it was really me messing it up or that the updates will have fixed it, but it just keeps reuining projects I’ve spent weeks working on and will not allow me to fix them. It could be a great video editor if it didn’t destroy the every video you use it to create.

Developer Response ,

We are very sorry to hear about the inconveniences you have experienced with our application. I have passed along your review to our development team so we can investigate the issues you have brought forward. If you could message us with more details about your experience, including App version, OS version, any relevant file information, and anything you think would help us better look into the problem, we would appreciate it: In the meantime, please reach to our support team. We would love to try to assist you with the problems you have faced and resolve them as soon as possible:
-NCH Software team

DragonflyVIIVIIVII ,

Great, until… and great again!

Edit: The issue described below somehow resolved itself. The developer reached out to me, but after trying various sensible things and still having the same issues… suddenly, Videopad worked as well as ever, even better. I’m very glad. I do love this app and use it a lot. Thank you to developers and support. I’ll leave original review below in quotations, and I’ll up the star rating to the well-earned five stars.

"Worked great, once I learned how to avoid problems with exports turning into files that wouldn’t open. I have used it a lot. However, after the most recent update to 8.79, I’m having many troubles… not the least of which is that most of the time I can’t export to file on the Macbook because it hangs up forever trying to process “sound” that isn’t even there. When I move a clip into the time line, it shows up there, and remains there with or without editing, as just a block of gray. This isn’t the place for details better suited for Support. Videopad worked great. I loved it. After the 8.79 update, I VERY sadly can’t use it anymore. Perhaps it will be restored to something that works for me with what I have."

Developer Response ,

Hi there, Sorry you're having trouble with our software. I would encourage you to submit a technical support ticket here: .The issue sounds complex and better suited to technical support rather than community support.

Would you mind also giving us a few details about your setup? What kind of hardware/interface are you using? What software version do you have? What were you doing when you encountered the issue?


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