Video Editor

Use free video software to create and edit videos of any complexity from a family greeting card to a company presentation. Cut, merge video files, apply visual and audio effects, use filtration and image correction, make slideshows and add an appropriate soundtrack. Use multi-color Chroma Key and advanced parameters settings to give your video a professional look. All popular video and audio formats are supported.

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Audio Converter

The audio converter will help you convert audio files from one format to another. All key audio formats and codecs are supported. The program also allows you to manage playlists and meta tags, extract audio from video files and save these tracks on your computer in any format.

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Audio CD Grabber

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VSDC video software is freely available for download to Windows OS-based PCs and laptops.

How to Use Reframing to Achieve Perfect Slow Motion Video Effect

For amateur creators, the most obvious way to achieve a slow motion video effect is by reducing playback speed. However, this approach can be tricky. See, when you drastically reduce the speed of your footage, the video starts looking choppy. That’s quite disappointing.

In this quick tutorial, we’ll explain why simply reducing the playback speed is not enough to achieve a slow motion effect, and how to go about it using a feature called reframing.

Luckily, the new version of VSDC Free Video Editor includes two powerful reframing modes: Blending and Optical flow. So, before getting started, we recommend downloading it from the official website.

Watch the video tutorial to see how reframing works, and learn more about it below.

Why do slow-motion videos look choppy sometimes?

Suppose you want to reduce the speed of video playback from 100% to 10% of the original speed. When you do that, you technically reduce the number of frames per second – or the fps rate. And when you reduce the number of frames per second, you turn a video into stop-motion animation. The missing frames is what creates the stutter.

To help you visualize it, let’s take a gradient image as an example. An average video plays consistently, without hiccups; objects in the video move smoothly – just like the color transition in a gradient image:


Average video plays smoothly and objects’ movements are seamless - just like colors in gradient

When you reduce the playback speed to 10% (which is 10 times slower than the original video), you reduce the number of frames displayed per second by a factor of 10. That’s drastic. As a result, the video gets choppy. Going back to the gradient image metaphor, this is what it looks like:

When you reduce playback speed, you reduce the number of frames per second

To fix this and achieve a perfectly smooth slow-motion video effect, you’ll need to resort to reframing. Keep reading to find out what it is and how it works.


What is reframing and how does it work?

Reframing is an algorithm that allows for improving slow-mo videos with a low fps rate by creating additional frames.

There are three options available in VSDC Video Editor:

  • Simple reframing
  • Blending mode
  • Optical flow mode

Let’s take a closer look at each mode.

Simple reframing is how your slow-mo footage looks originally without frame interpolation. It’s the default mode.

Blending helps you achieve a smooth slow motion video effect by filling the space between frames with duplicates and overlapping them in a proportion defined by the algorithm.


Blending reframing mode creates frame duplicates and overlaps them

For those feeling geeky, here is how it works. The proportion in which frame duplicates will be overlapped is different at each moment in a video (see the illustration above). Suppose the cursor is moving from Frame 1 to Frame 2. If it has passed 30% of the way, the overlapping proportion will be the following: 70% of Frame 1 and 30% of Frame 2.


Visualization of the blending reframing algorithm

Since the cursor is still closer to Frame 1, the algorithm takes a major part of the image from that frame. As the cursor gets closer to Frame 2, the proportion will be changing. This approach is applied to every pixel of the video.

Optical flow is the most efficient reframing mode powered by artificial intelligence. In this mode, the software analyzes neighboring frames and, instead of duplicating them, it creates new unique ones.

Again, if you’re feeling geeky, the process looks as follows:

  1. First, the software predicts what a frame between Frame 1 and the cursor would look like if it existed.
  2. Second, the software performs a similar analysis for the space between Frame 2 and the cursor.
  3. The result you see on preview is a blend of these two predictions.


So, what is the best way to create an impeccable slow motion video?

Now that you know enough about how speed reduction works in video and what reframing is, you can easily answer this question.

Reducing playback speed is almost never enough to achieve a good-looking slow-motion effect. Most times, you need to apply reframing. The reframing mode you should choose – as well as the result – always depends on the original footage. The higher its quality, the better the reframing result will be.

Remember that the video preview quality also depends on your PC power. If you have a low-spec computer, the preview may appear choppy. In that case, we recommend waiting until after you’ve exported the video to judge the result.

Particle video effect

Particles is a customizable video effect that helps you add floating particles to the footage: leaves, snowflakes, or anything else. There is a free gallery with particle templates available at the bottom of this page, but you can also upload any image to VSDC and turn it into a particle for your video. Whether you’re using a template or your own creative, you’ll be able to adjust the size of particles, their speed, quantity, rotation, and even the wind direction.

Particles is a newbie-friendly effect that requires zero video editing experience. Watch the tutorial below and learn to apply it within minutes. Then download any template collection and try it for yourself.


The Face Landmarks feature in VSDC is designed to quickly add a motion tracked face mask to a video. Due to the face detection and tracking algorithm, even when the face moves, it remains covered with the mask. The gallery below includes mask template collections you can use for free; however, you can also upload custom images and use them as masks in your video.

Watch the tutorial below and learn how to use Face Landmarks. Then download one of the template collections and try it for yourself.

Add a Countdown Timer to Your Video in a Couple of Clicks

Timers can be a handy addition if you want to emphasize the duration of a particular moment in a video. They are widely used for timelapses, progress videos, tutorials, and sports highlights. Countdown timers can also serve as teasers at the beginning of a video or a new scene.

If you’ve been looking for a way to add a countdown timer to your video, there are two easy ways to do that:

  1. You can quickly add a simple timer right in VSDC Free Video Editor.
  2. You can download a video with a countdown timer from a free marketplace and add it to your clip.


Depending on your goals, one of these methods will surely help you. Below, we’ll review them both, one after another.

How to add a countdown timer to a video in VSDC

VSDC allows you to quickly create a generic timer for a video. You can have it on throughout the entire video or you can display it for a short period.

To try it for yourself, follow the instructions below:

  1. Install VSDC on your PC, launch it and import your footage.
  2. On the left-hand side, find the “T” icon and select “Counter”.
  3. In the pop-up window, select “Whole parent duration” if you want the counting to continue throughout the entire video. Otherwise, select “From cursor position” and hit OK.
  4. Manually place the timer on the scene.

Once you’ve added the timer, you’ll be able to customize two things: the design of the numbers and the counting approach. To tweak the design of the numbers, use the text editing menu at the top. You can change practically anything: their size, font, color, outline, and opacity.

How to add a simple timer in VSDC Free Video Editor

To change the counting approach, go to the Properties window on the right-hand side and use the following parameters:

Playing backwards – select ‘True’ if you need a countdown timer, and ‘False’ if you want a direct time count.

Object duration time – if you want to display the timer for a short period of time in the video, use this option to manually set count duration in seconds or in frames.

Pattern – select the desired display option from the dropdown menu. For instance, you can display total days, hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds, or frames.

And this is it for the first method! If you have any questions left, this video tutorial should make things clearer:

How to add stock countdown footage to your video

If you want to use a more stylized countdown timer in your video, here is a lifehack: use ready-made stock footage. That’s right, sometimes it’s the fastest and the easiest way to achieve the desired look.

  1. Search for countdown timer videos on marketplaces like Videezy, Pixabay, Pexels, or Videvo.
  2. Carefully read the terms of use and download the footage you like.
  3. Place it before the scene you wanted to create suspense for.
  4. Merge files using one of the transitions available in the Video Effects menu.

In the example at the beginning of this tutorial, we’ve used the ‘Wipe’ transition that imitates the movement of the clock.

VSDC Pro user? Check this video tutorial

If you happen to be a VSDC Pro user, you can create your own circular progress bar from scratch and customize it the way you want. Watch the tutorial below to find out how.

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How to Add Logo to Video on Windows PC

If you’re using your own videos to promote your business, stamping them with a logo might be a good idea. Not only does it help you increase brand recognition, but it’s also a surefire way to protect your content from being used by someone else.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to quickly add a logo to a video in VSDC, free video editing software for Windows. VSDC is a non-linear editor which means you can display several videos and images in the same scene by blending and overlaying them.

Before getting started, make sure you have your logo in high quality at hand. You’ll first learn how to overlay it on a video file, then we’ll go over the ways to make it monochrome and semi-transparent.

Here is how to add a logo to a video in VSDC

If your logo was created by a professional designer, you probably had it delivered in one of the following formats: AI, EPS, PDF, SVG, PNG, or JPG. For our purposes, a .PNG logo with a transparent background will be the best option. Such logos look more natural as if they were initially embedded in the video. However, if you don’t have a .PNG file, it’s not a problem. You’ll be able to place any image over a video in VSDC.

Step 1. Launch VSDC and upload your footage using the Import content button on the start screen.

Step 2. Use the Add object menu and select Image. Then find the logo on your PC.

When you select the logo from your computer, the Object’s position settings window will pop up and prompt you to adjust the image position on the timeline. Make sure to select Add new layer. This way, the image will be placed one layer above the footage on the timeline, and it will be easier to tweak.

How to overlay a logo on footage in VSDC video editor for Windows

Step 3. Resize and place the logo wherever you want. For instance, you can place it in the corner or stretch it to the size of the scene and make it nearly transparent so it will look like a watermark.

Once you add the logo to the video, all you need is to make sure that the logo is visible throughout the entire clip. To achieve that, simply match the duration of the files in the scene. The easiest way to do that is by manually stretching the logo file on the timeline. If you want the logo to appear in the video for a short period of time, again, just manually shorten its duration and relocate the file on the timeline if needed. For example, sometimes, instead of displaying a logo non-stop, creators make it appear multiple times during the video.

How to make your logo semi-transparent or monochrome

To make the logo in your video semi-transparent, you need to decrease its opacity: it’s as easy as 1-2-3. Select the logo on the timeline and go to the quick Tools menu at the top. Next, select the wrench icon and toggle the Opacity control to achieve the desired effect.

You can also use color filters to adjust the logo or even make it monochrome by applying one of the quick styles from the menu.

No logo? Create a text watermark within seconds

Instead of a logo, you can add a text watermark to your video. Use this option to feature the name of your brand, your social media handle, or your website address.

Export your video with a logo

Once ready, open the Export project tab and select the desired format to export your video. Remember, you can change the video codec, quality, resolution, size, and other parameters before saving the file. You can also upload it directly to YouTube by selecting the Web >> For YouTube option.

Go ahead and try it for yourself! Download the latest version of VSDC to your PC and add a logo to your videos. VSDC is completely free, it reads all multimedia formats and places no unwanted watermarks on your video after export.

Planning to feature your brand in the video intro or outro? You can apply various effects to the logo and display it in a creative way! Check out this glitched logo intro tutorial as an example:


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"VSDC Free Video Editor is a surprisingly powerful, if unconventional video editor"

- PC Advisor

"This video editor gives you tons of control and editing power"

- CNet

"The editor handles many common formats and boasts a good deal of capabilities when it comes time to alter lighting, splice video, and apply filters and transitions in post production"

- Digital Trends