In this digital era of human life we often use our digital camcorder to record our daily life, natural beauty, memorable moments of our life and many more. Yet many of us are unable to customize those documents of valuable moments due to absence of cheap and easy to get video editing software. There is many software in market which provides those facilities.
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Microsoft provides Windows Movie Maker, a completely free tool to use. It brings the facilities to import videos and images from digital video camera, and let us to add audio track,various effects, transition between two separate videos, and you also can add titles and credits in your own movie. But Pinnacle introduces a free to use software named VideoSpin which provides some additional facilities too. I will suggest all to use this, as I personally became fan of this stuff after getting its fabulous facilities.
VideoSpin is a freeware video editor with no limits. The download is ~150 MB and the software works only on XP with SP2 or Windows Vista.
[Note: VideoSpin is just a promotional freeware version. Pinnacle provides a software called PinnacleStudio in its purchased version which provides some more features and additional codecs that you will need for creating videos in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 format. But if you are satisfied with creating or editing AVI and Windows Media files, you need not purchase these codecs.]
What you have to do?
Just register in Pinnacle’s website for free. Then continue with the registration process and you will get a download option for VideoSpin. Then download it in your hard disk.
Now install it in your system. To install first select the language.
Then follow the instruction of the installation window and proceed as shown in the following screen-shots.
After installation, it will take few seconds to get loaded with its features.
After VideoSpin loading is done, it brings the main window in front of you.
How to use it?
At the very fast, I must inform you that Pinnacle VideoSpin provides its own pictorial tutorial in the middle of its first and main window which may help you to understand the functionality. By the way, there are two main stapes to follow and two different slide or cascade for them. They are- Edit and Make Movie
The process is very simple and no need of any special knowledge. What you have to do for editing your favorite videos is to simply drag-n-drop your video clips, digital photographs and music files(as background music) onto the VideoSpin time line, and you can also cut the less important part of the video if you want to do so. Now add a few 2D transitions, sound effect and your movie is ready.
Friends that’s not the end. With Video Spin, you can also create scrolling titles for your videos using the powerful title editor – a privilege available only in expensive video editing programs like Adobe Premiere.
After you have done with the editing process, go to make movie and select the format in which you want to export the movie.select the location too.
Once you are done with editing the video, the clip can be directly uploaded to online video sharing sites like Yahoo! Videos or YouTube. Surprise is not yet finished – Video Spin can even output movies directly in Flash Video (flv) format.
There are few more happening facilities of it. Other than creating home videos, some alternate uses of Video Spin:
1. You can convert between video formats – Video Spin supports AVI, WMV, FLV, MP4.
2. You can extract MP3 songs from Music Video – Video Spin can save any video file as MP3 audio file.
3. For editing Screen-cast Videos when you are using a basic Screen casting software.
4. VideoSpin can directly import photographs from external media devices like the Digital Camera, i-Pod or the USB drive.
Hope you will like it. Let me know your feed back.