luni, 27 iulie 2015

Shotcut video editor - 4K support in 15.07 release

Shotcut video editor
Shotcut is a free and open-source video editing app (64 bit) for Windows, Linux and MacOs based on MLT media framework.

Version 15.07 of Shotcut is now available for download.
New features and changes:
4K logo
  • 4K UHD support
  • 5 new video filters:
    • Old Film: Dust
    • Old Film: Grain
    • Old Film: Projector
    • Old Film: Scratches
    • Old Film: Technocolor
  • 5 new audio filters:
    • Bass & Treble (3-band graphic equalizer)
    • Band Pass
    • High Pass
    • Low Pass
    • Notch
  • Added Insert Track and Remove Track
  • New default Encode settings produce a better quality H.264 MP4 file
  • Composite now defaults to on/enabled for new video tracks
animated GIF of old film effects


  • You open files by drag-n-drop in addition to the usual menu and toolbar methods.
  • MLT XML files can be opened as a clip; so, you can use Shotcut to test your XML.
  • Tap J, K, L to control playback speed and direction. Tap J or L repeatedly to go faster.
  • Tap I or O to set the in and out points.
  • Press left or right cursor keys to step frame-by-frame.
  • Press page up or down to step one second at-a-time.
  • Press alt+left or alt+right to jump between start, in, out, and end.
  • Right-click the video window to access its settings.
  • Version is based on date. You can choose to update whenever you like and keep multiple versions (new versions are available monthly).
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Giveaway - Wonderfox HD Video Converter Factory Pro 9

Wonderfox HD Video Converter Factory Pro 9
HD Video Converter Factory Pro provides an outstanding all-in-one video converting solution that enables you to convert HD video to 200+ video formats with 5X compression rate as well as 50X faster conversion speed, which lets you convert HD videos within a few minutes.
HD Video Converter Factory Pro also supports the newest H265 (HEVC) encoding in addition to 4K (UHD) video. And, as a result of its integrated video editor, you can easily edit your videos before converting and uploading.

Download link available today:
Wonderfox DVD ripper free download:

HD Video Converter Factory Pro Overview

HD Video Converter Factory Pro is equipped with advanced High-Definition (HD) video conversion technology. It can help users convert videos from Standard-Definition (SD) to High-Definition (HD) like HD MP4, HD MKV, HD AVI, HD MTS, HD TRP, even 4k standard and also enables users to cut down the video size (convert HD videos to SD videos).
This HD conversion software supports the newest encoder H265(HEVC), VP9 and 200+ video formats. It can convert nearly all popular videos to virtually any video format including SD video to HD video, for example, converting Multi-track HD video M2TS, MKV, AVCHD, HDTV BDAV and MPEG-TS and more to a wide range of popular video and audio formats.
Enjoying movie or video at anytime anywhere on any device is also supported. It can convert all the High Definition and HD-Camcorder videos to both portable and console players, such as iPad, iPhone, Samsung Smartphone or Tab, Kindle Fire, Nexus, Android, Nokia, BlackBerry, Sony and any more. Or watch your favorite video kinds of TVs (Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV, Sharp TV, etc included). You can check all supported video/audio formats below.
Apart from the powerful converting functions, HD Video Converter Factory Pro also supports Multi-CPU and Hyper Threading, it offers up to 50X real time video converting speed, which will help you convert video at a blazing-fast speed.

Convert video to Popular Videos, Audios and Portable Devices

Advanced High-Definition (HD) Video Encoding Core (Totally Support 4K, H265 and VP9 etc.)

HD Video Converter Factory Pro is equipped with advanced High-Definition (HD) video conversion technology, to be totally supportive of H265 and VP9 video format version. Apart from these, as a HD video converter, it plunks for 4K video switching meanwhile.
H.265 - namely HEVC short for High Efficiency Video Coding, is a video compression standard, a successor to H.264. Double the data compression ratio compared to H.264 at the same level of video quality. It can alternatively be used to provide substantially improved video quality at the same video bit rate.
VP9 - an open video compression standard being developed by Google. It has been improved to work with better efficiency in coding speed.
4K - refer to a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels (3840 x 2160). It is widely used for ultra high definition television (UHDTV) now.
With the unique encoding technology, specifically, HD Video Converter Factory Pro is always ready for your 4K, H265 and VP9 video conversion, whether you hope to convert your source video of 4K, H265, or VP9 to the file saved in any other format like AVI,WMV,MOV or make 4k/H265/VP9 a target video format. This HD video converter enables you to get the output file in a smaller size while keeping the original high definition.
Convert video to Popular Videos, Audios and Portable Devices

Convert HD video to Popular Videos, Audios and Portable Devices (Total 200+ formats)

Support almost all video file formats as input formats.
High Definition and Standard Definition Video: Built-in 200+ video formats, convert between all popular video formats such as convert AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, MOV, MKV, HD(1080P, 720P) TS, HD ASF, HD AVI, HD MP4, HD MOV, HD WMV, Apple iPod, iPad, iPhone, Most popular cell phone like BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Sony, Microsoft surface, and game player XBox, PSP, PS3, etc. Without assistance of any third-party codecs.
Convert any videos to web video such as YouTube, Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo video, etc.
Convert to Popular Portable Devices: Rip videos to a wide range of portable devices with optimized presets, like, video to iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPhone 6/plus, iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 5, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s/4, Samsung GALAXY Note 3, S4, BlackBerry Z30, Windows phones, TVs, Xperia Z1S, Surface, Xbox One, PS4, Nexus , Zune, HTC One, etc... (Over 200 mobile devices)
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50X faster conversion speed by batch conversion

50X Faster Conversion Speed

Unique conversion speed - WonderFox original batch conversion function (parallel conversion) will help you convert batch of videos simultaneously. You can add up to 10 videos at once, all of the videos will be converted at the same time.
Support Intel® Core TM, NVIDIA® CUDATM and AMD® to generate faster video conversion speed. And with the unique encoder technology, it can boost 50X faster conversion speed.
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Download YouTube video

Download Video From YouTube, Facebook, Liveleak, Vimeo, MetaCafe, etc.

A built-in online video downloader is added into WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. With only a few clicks, you can easily download hd video files and then transfer them to any of your portable devices.
  • Download online video from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Liveleak, Metacafe and other video sharing websites.
  • Enable you to choose to download HD source video from YouTube, such as hd mp4, hd mkv, hd avi, hd ts, etc.
  • Batch downloading mode - multi-task while downloading.
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    Video Editing

    Video Editing - Personalize Your Media File

    The HD video editing software also provides common hd video editing functions:
    Rich video effect options: Mosaic, Blur, Sharpen, Emboss, Noise, Old Film, etc. Full guide of Effect >
    Crop video to remove the black bars. Cut off unwanted area to feature a highlight. Full guide of cropping >
    Cut part of video clip that you want to get output, save time for the conversion process. Full guide of video clip >
    Merge multi video clips to one flexibly. Full guide of merge videos >

    Ringtone Studio - Make Your Ringtones Unique and Popular

    WonderFox Ringtone Studio is embedded into HD Video Converter Factory Pro, the easiest solution for ringtone design. You can feel free to make ringtone as your wish by the handy free ringtone maker. Replace the boring default-tone with your unique & popular ringtones.
  • - Design for iOS and Android devices
  • - Easy to use. 3 Steps to make your unique ringtone.
  • - Precisely control the timeline
  • - Feel free to make your ringtone with the best quality

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    Free alternatives (video editors):

    vineri, 24 iulie 2015

    Giveaway - iResizer 3

    iResizer 3
    Resizer helps to resize images without destructing or cutting the content. It will scale a photo without changing its main visual content: people, buildings, animals and other objects. Unlike other resizing programs, which affect all pixels while scaling a picture, Intelligent Resizer affects pixels in areas that do not have important visual content.
    Intelligent Resizer also allows you to “fix” the aspect ratio of a photo. It folds the image so that it will still look natural and will retain the quality, integrity and spirit of the original. In order to preserve important objects you simply select them and run the resizing, the rest is done automatically. Moreover, Intelligent Resizer can change the spacing between main objects as well as remove objects from image like you’d fold a paper photo. Creating square images for Instagram without cropping is also possible with the app!

    Download link available today:

    Tutorials (help) page:

    Free alternative: Liquid rescale plugin for Gimp 

    Content Aware scale tutorial for Photoshop users:
    and for  Photoshop Elements users:

    vineri, 17 iulie 2015

    Free Online PhotoEditing

    Seven free online photo editors that will work right in your browser with nothing to download or install.

    1. Pixlr

    Pixlr is available from Autodesk, which makes some pretty powerful software tools across several professions.
    Pixlr is actually available in four different versions as web apps:
    1. Pixlr Express
    2. Pixlr Editor
    3. Pixlr O-Matic
    4. Pixlr Touch Up
    Each has a different focus and toolset. For example, Pixlr Editor gives you the full power of layer-based editing (like Photoshop), while Pixlr O-Matic provides instant filters and adjustments for a vintage look (like Instagram). They all have their place and for many, what Autodesk offers in its Pixlr suite will be enough for any online image editing you need.

    2. Polarr

    While I mentioned simplicity in online editors at the start, Polarr is probably the one that is closest to a professional toolset. The controls look and work like the Adobe’s professional Lightroom app, which runs $150. You can use Polarr in your browser or install it as a Chrome app. It’s also available on iOS.

    3. Canva

    Stepping way back to the basic photo editing is Canva, which is actually more of a design tool. There are tons of great, free design templates and backgrounds that you can add your images to. But there are also some premium ones that you’ll have to pay for.
    If you’ve got a small business or some other effort that you are trying to promote, Canva will probably help you do that job better than you can on your own if you don’t possess the skills for creating your own designs.

    4. Fotor

    Fotor is a more basic flash editor with a very simple an easy-to-use toolset. You won’t get the power and finesse that you get out of Pixlr Editor or Polarr but the learning curve is basic.
    It’s easy to make basic adjustments or pick from presets. You can add frames and text as you move through the editing tabs as well.

    5. PicMonkey

    Pic Monkey
    PicMonkey is a lot like Fotor in terms of the layout and ease of use. One cool feature I noticed immediately in PicMonkey is the ability to edit a photo with the appropriate dimensions for a Facebook cover photo, which is currently 851 x 315. In the crop too, just select the Facebook Timeline preset and it will give the right proportions.
    You have to live with a constant ad to the right of your edit space, but again, this is free.

    6. Photobucket

    Photobucket has a fairly rudimentary editor compared to some of these other tools but it has the basics covered and it has a decent selection of filters. While I would probably choose Fotor or PicMonkey as a simple editor over Photobucket, there are tons of printing and products you can order direct from the Photobucket interface.

    7. Photoshop Express

    Photoshop Express
    The Photoshop Express editor proves loads of editing tools and those familiar with Photoshop may be more comfortable here. It actually has local adjustment tools like dodge and burn as well.
    Clicking Auto Correct will give you a series of images that Photoshop thinks will work the best of your photo. You can mouse over each preview to see it apply to your larger image. When you find one you like, just click to apply the effect. The other effects work the same way but the popular retro presets we find in other editors aren’t present in Photoshop Express. You can also add text, along with stickers and speech bubbles in the “Decorate” tab.

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    Giveaway - Artensoft Photo Collage Maker 1.4

    Artensoft Photo Collage Maker 1.4
    Сreate unique mosaic collages from photos in the automatic mode with Artensoft Photo Collage Maker. Just take a look at the gallery prepared by Artensoft team, where each collage was effortlessly created with the help of the program. It is the only product of this type, which automatically creates mosaic collages with elements of different sizes accurately inserted into the base image, depending on the detail level selected by the user.

    Download link available today:

    Free Alternatives:

    miercuri, 15 iulie 2015

    FXhome releases Hitfilm 3 Express for free - video editing and effects software

    HitFilm is an all-in-one program, bringing together video editing, 3D compositing and visual effects functionality into a single application.
    Last year, FXhome released Hitfilm 2 Express: a free edition of its editing, compositing and visual effects software. It proved so popular that the developer has just done the same thing with version 3.
    HitFilm 3 Express, out today, contains the application’s core functionality, and is licensed for commercial use.
    A powerful editing and effects tool in its own right
    As with its predecessor, HitFilm 3 Express is a cut-down version of the current commercial version of the software, HitFilm 3 Pro, but it’s still a pretty powerful application in its own right.
    For a start, you get the core editing and 3D compositing functionality from the Pro edition, plus 157 built-in 2D and 3D effects, including greenscreen, grading, and a range of lights and flares.
    It’s also a GPU-accelerated app, and one designed to run on relatively modest hardware: the minimum system is an Intel Core-i3 CPU or AMD equivalent, 4GB RAM and Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics.
    Custom training from Film Riot
    There’s also some nice training material to help you get started, based around Portal Combat, Film Riot‘s new VFX short, created exclusively using HitFilm 3 Express, which you can see at the top of the story.
    You can download the source footage from FXhome’s website, and view a series of video tutorials designed to have you “editing like a pro in no time. Or at least like someone who’s followed an editing tutorial.”
    So what are the limitations?
    Not surprisingly, there are some restrictions on what you can do in Express. First off, some of the content from the commercial edition has been split out into a range of paid-for extension packs.
    These include both themed FX types (film damage, light flares, sci-fi effects, and so on) and specific toolsets, including advanced grading, noise removal, the particle engines and 3D model support.
    Mocha HitFilm, the version of Imagineer Systems’ planar-tracking technology integrated into the Pro version of the software, is also a paid add-on, as is import of Dolby AC3 and AVCHD video.
    In addition, there are some things you can only do in the Pro edition, like exporting in OpenEXR format or at a resolution over 1080p – the Pro version bumps the limit up to 4K.
    There are also 12 effects that are exclusive to the Pro edition, as are HitFilm 3’s new effects plugins for Vegas Pro, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, After Effects and Motion.

    You can find a comparison table for the two editions here.

    Free alternatives:

    marți, 14 iulie 2015

    Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve 12 - NLE video editor

    Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve 12 - NLE video editor
    Blackmagic has been transforming Resolve over the past few years into a powerful NLE video editor (non-linear editor) coming close to Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer.
    DaVinci Resolve 12 combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system! DaVinci Resolve is completely scalable and resolution independent so it can be used on set, in a small studio or integrated into the largest Hollywood production pipeline! From creative editing and multi camera television production to high end finishing and color correction, only DaVinci Resolve features the creative tools, compatibility, speed and legendary image quality you need to manage your entire workflow, which is why it is the number one solution used on Hollywood feature films.

    Download link:

    Product comparison - Lite (free) and full version:

    What's New


    Multi-Cam Editing

    Color Correction

    Free alternatives:

    joi, 9 iulie 2015

    Giveaway of the Day - PhotoToFilm

    Photo To Film
    PhotoToFilm is a perfect companion for everyone who uses a digital camera. With PhotoToFilm you can easily make small movies out of your pictures and compress them (ie : using DivX) in order to distribute your production to your friends and family. PhotoToFilm allows you to add professional looking effects in a few clicks and makes video authoring a game.

    Key Features:

    • User friendly interface;
    • Transitions (such as cross fading) between your photos;
    • Dynamic images support;
    • Sound track (MP3) support;
    • Popular photo formats  support (JPEG, Bitmaps);
    • OSD: On Video dynamic text insertion;
    • Creates movies using codecs present on your computer (such as DivX);
    • Ability to burn DVDs (requires CopyToDVD).
    Download link available today:

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