Leawo Video Editor can help you create your own videos. Unlike many “false editors” around, which in fact are media converters with some authoring functions, this application looks like a real editor. It supports different sources. Thus, it allows you import standard media files, namely video, audio and images. It can also capture video and take snapshots from webcams and DV cameras. In addition, it supports recording audio and capturing screencasts.
Its interface is intuitive, although you may have some difficulties using it if you are not familiar with video editors. It has a timeline with separate tracks for titles, video and audio, to which you can add as many extra tracks as necessary. In order to edit your video, you should drag the imported elements to the desired track. Then, these elements should be put in the preferred order. Various actions can be performed on the items, depending on their media type. In the case of videos, you can trim their length to extract segments from them or crop the frame. At the same time, you can add various picture effects, place transitions between two objects or overlap text.
In general, Leawo Video Editor is conceptually sound. It includes most of the functions needed for basic video editing. It can be an alternative when the price of more sophisticated video editors makes them unaffordable for your project. Everything would be fine with this application if it were not for the frequent crashes while I was using it.
- It is relatively easy to use
- It supports various sources
- It lets you work with tracks
- It allows adding effects, trimming, cropping, overlapping titles, etc
- It has an affordable price
- It has a nice interface
- It crashed several times while I was trying it