NCH Software

VideoPad


4.5 / 5
30 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Anyone be it a child, an individual, a firm, a business house, video producer, video production house that need a video editor. VideoPad suits the needs of all starting from a novice to a professional


Average Ratings

30 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $69.95/one-time/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • NCH Software
  • www.nchsoftware.com
  • Founded 1993
  • United States

About VideoPad

A fully featured video editing program for creating professional looking videos in minutes. Making movies has never been easier.


VideoPad Features

  • 3D Video Editing
  • Audio Tools
  • Brand Overlay
  • Collaboration
  • Media Library
  • Social Sharing
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Capture
  • Video Stabilization

VideoPad Reviews Recently Reviewed!


An economic alternative to iMovie

Dec 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I absolutely adore this software, i have several reasons for that , it is also the first video editing software i used. I have been using this software from last 6 years now, and for 5 years it remained my primary video editing software. I downloaded it in 2012 because all other software were asking for money (and i am not rich, from a developing country), and this one was free so i downloaded it and the first thing i noticed is the ease of use, i was literally able to do the required tasks without any prior experience or even the tutorials, its so easy to use.

2nd thing i like the the precision it offers when you have to stop or cut at a particular instant, it really allows you to do that and mix several clips.

3rd feature i use the most is clip speed, i make several kitchen videos in which quick action is required and the customization of variable speed, allows me to make videos more presentable and rich.

4th feature i use is text to speech, i use it in my videos, it helps me keep my identity anonymous and get my message across the somewhat dangerous political spectrum in my country.

5th feature that i love a lot is i can export videos in 720p .mp4 format easily,

6th feature that i learned only this year is using green screen, yes it allows you to change your background image/video and this really amazed my friends a lot. I have made birthday video gifts, cooking videos, edited movies for myself, made short video clips, edited music, its a complete package.

Cons: there really aren't many cons, except one or two , you'll have to really go nitpicking for them to showup

first and biggest one is the speed, the time it takes to load a video is less but processing the video takes eons of time, especially if its in HD or full HD. The main reason i shifted from videopad, is the processing speed, be it exporting a HD video or processing it for slow or fast motion, it takes a lot of time while other software does that, atleast the processing part, in split seconds.

the second one is lack of beautiful fonts on text slides, they are just plain boring or uninteresting, I have to go to extra lengths to create slides in powerpoint and then use those screenshot images in video, to avoid the built in text slide in software.

third and final one is the ease of using it fades away in video effect, every time i had to go under the tab video effect, like picture in picture or green screen, first i had to take a video tutorial and then the shifting of images was also not as easy as the rest of software is. you have to consider a lot of parameters.

Overall: Overall I'd recommend and has recommended this software to a lot of people, friends and family , to be specific, at least 8 people use this software because of me. I have made video gifts for the loved ones , and that too at very short notice period, takes less than half hour to make incredible birthday video gifts ,all for non-profit purpose, only thing i gained is love and respect of family and friends.

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Much More Functional Than Similar Priced Software

Oct 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that it's possible to create multiple video and audio tracks all layered. Wondershare Filmora does not allow this (!).

It's also possible to drag the tracks right and left on the timeline. Wondershare Filmora, for example, does not allow this either which makes it very challenging to do anything complex. So Videopad supports complex videos with many layers, which is what I always end up creating.

This software was the easiest video software for me to learn to use. The user interface is generally intuitive.

It has a lot of different kinds of transitions - definitely adequate for anything I plan to do

It has a lot of adjustment tools - ways to adjust the video color etc. - for the price.

Cons: It doesn't have as good intros as other software (Filmora Wondershare and Typito have way better intros)

Once a transition vanished from my video and even with emailing Help I couldn't ever future out a way to fix it. I had to do that part of the video in another program ultimately which was super inconvenient. But this is the only time that ever happened. Ever since transitions have always stayed.

The Help responses were slow and none of them helped. But at least people are there and do answer at least part of the time.

Overall: I really like VideoPad. After struggling with other similar software I find it a huge relief to use their interface. When I create Intros, I go to other software to do that and bring it into VideoPad. But that's the only thing I create elsewhere. Much more robust and a lot easier to use than Wondershare Filmora.

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It's worth every dollar

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most is the simplicity that it offers to work with any video and audio. They offer you a platform of multiple resources for your video project. I have used it with complete satisfaction. Its use is not complicated, if you are looking for a good option and do not want to spend much this software is perfect with you. It is not as expensive as other options in the market, and it offers you, export in formats that others do not. I am very satisfied.

Cons: They should improve the details of the user interface, not bad, but it can be better. I like that it does not demand so many resources from the teams.

Overall: Easy to use, this program allows you to open almost any audio and video extension in the market. You can use its free version but it convinces you a lot, but it pays to pay a license for a work tool as good as this one. Others in the market worry about great visual details in the interface, but NCH reaches a balance that does not suffer your computer working or your patience.

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VideoPad is a software to edit videos for those users who are new to the subject.

Mar 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The world of video editing is not an easy subject to manage, so it is necessary to have software that not only allows a great job, but also is easy to use and adapts to the little experience of the beginners. in this matter, allowing us to explore more about the edition of videos and be able to evolve and then manipulate more complex programs, that is the great advantage of VideoPad.

Cons: VideoPad offers good alternatives for editing videos because it has several tools that facilitate work, thus achieving a great job. However, for those who are looking for an even more professional editing job, VideoPad may fall short, despite this, I recommend 100%, particularly it has worked brilliantly and I have achieved great results.

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Simple video editing software

Sep 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I think this is the most simple video editing software I ever had used.

-This is very easy to use

-This is very user-friendly

using Videopad for beginners, You do not need to be professional video editors. You can start from using the simple tools what ever you want. And finally you can see a better video without any problems.

Cons: This is not excellent for professional video editors. Because videopad has limited functions and tools.

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Is a very easy to use, practical and functional editor

Jul 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With videoPad you do not need to be a professional in editing, it is practical, functional and intuitive. I not only use it to edit video, I can also edit an audio file and change its format

Cons: It is an excellent editor but with basic and limited functionalities. If what you want is to do simple jobs, it is a great option

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A multifunctional tool very easy to use

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I not only use it for video editing, but also for recording and editing audio. It is a very useful and easy to use tool, you do not need to be an expert.

Cons: The interface gives the impression of being an obsolete software and it really is not. They should add more video transitions

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Very easy to use. You do not need to be a professional

Sep 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I can easily locate the video scenes in the editions I do and all the effects offered by the editor, all thanks to the good distribution of its graphic board.

Cons: It is a somewhat limited program. If you want to make simple editions, this program is correct.

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Quality results and easy to use

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has been very easy for me to edit my videos with this program, I get fast results and good quality. Does not affect the performance of the computer

Cons: Although it is easy to use, it has basic functions, for videos of low demand it is a very good program.

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Simple and functional video editor

Jun 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: It's easy to use, which is important if like you are an amateur in video editing. The interface is very intuitive despite this in English which is not my native language. It is a lightweight program and does not require an overly powerful computer. It is compatible with many video formats.

Cons: I consider that this software is more oriented to make amateur videos, tutorials or even simple videos for youtube. If you are looking for professional software to edit short films or audiovisual material for film and television, this tool is not for you. This tool is not so precise to cover, from frame to frame, the details that may have an error of origin at the time of recording. The effects library is not wide and clean compared to other professional software.

Overall: Easy to use. It is economical, to be a paid video editor. Compatible with a variety of video formats. Being easy to use, you can save time, which you can expend to other projects.

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Interesting but something to improve

Nov 22, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A full set of features to edit, cut, merge etc. videos; intuitive and with a fairly comprehensive set of possibilities.

Cons: Registering and paying process cumbersome; moreover, I could not port my licence to the new PC when I changed my old one.

Overall: Possibilities to import ififerent format of files

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Perfect software for your intro to professional video editing!

Nov 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that it is easy to navigate. It was perfect for showing me and my colleagues the ropes of video editing. Has most of the features that any other editing software would have, did not feel as if I was missing our in any way.

Cons: I don't think there is much to dislike at all. I'm actually excited to see how the design of the software evolves overtime, that's the only thing I can say that I wish was better.

Overall: Overall, 9/10 for me, little to no kinks or issues, it gets the job done, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to launch their career in video editing!

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With VideoPad i can edit videos easily and they look great.

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a super cool tool, because it is easy to use, which makes it ideal for beginning editors like me, but also has a number of options for the editions look professional. It is ideal for editing home videos, it is also ideal to upload videos to social networks directly.

Cons: The free version does not have the ability to export socially if it has the paid version, so if you want to test how you can publish your videos directly on social networks you have to buy the paid version.

Overall: I'm learning a lot about the video editing

Great Replacement for Windows Moviemaker

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: If you liked the simplicity of Windows movie maker, then you're going to like this software. For users who grew accustomed to the windows version, this will be easy to use.

Cons: Like Windows Movie Maker had it's drawbacks, so does this software. The sometimes frustrating nature of navigating clips and the lack of some advanced features make this not the choice for advanced users.

Simple tool for editing videos

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you have very basic edits to make to videos, this software is perfect. If you are a high volume editor. I would highly recommend it.

Cons: If you have very advanced needs, maybe consider a more robust program. If you need quick tweaks or regular editing, you'll be good.

Overall: VideoPad lets me make fast and quick edits and get my videos where they need to be. Without VideoPad, editing would probably be way more expensive and with tools I don't need.

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Nice video editing tool for publishing videos to social media

Jun 13, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We tested this editing tool in the office and we were satisfied. It is a simple editor, which makes it easy to learn and use. You can edit many types and formats and especially export in about 15 different formats. It is particularly useful for social networks because of the different export settings that it has for networks, as well as very modern and attractive transitions and effects. It really has all the features of a basic program, but also includes advanced features such as some 3D editing, 360┬║ video, masking and closed captions.

Cons: There are few things not to like ... I would have to say that the user interface is not very cute or attractive, although it works ... We would also like to see more possibilities in editing and mixing sound.

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Great video editor for students!

Jan 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use and navigate. Plenty of support from the online community. Awesome video quality!

Cons: Lacks transition styles and video effects.

Great and easy to use software!

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: It is simple to use with multiple features such as various export options. The output is consistently good.

Cons: The free version has a fair number of limitations meaning you will need to move to a paid version. You can use it and other free software to meet some limitations, but otherwise, there is a need to upgrade.

Easy transition if you are used to working with Windows Movie Maker

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Similar functionality as Windows Movie maker, multiple timelines available to overly music, images, and video, multiple export formats, manageable learning curve

Cons: inserting text slides was challenging, so I just designed my text slides in powerpoint and exported as an image. Transitions were a little tricky to figure out, and my audio clips were intermittently split when I inserted images, but I never could figure out what I was doing wrong. Fortunately, they were very easy to put back in place.

Overall: I was planning on using windows movie maker, but didn't realize it's not available for Windows 10. So I was on a time sensitive mission for a replacement option. This fit the bill perfectly.

Videopad

Feb 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: What I like most is the feature that allows me to add subtitles, music and cut unwanted scene.

Cons: What i like the least is the adding of text and pictures since I am not that pro in using this software. So, I should really keep on using this. And I still like this

Overall: I used this when I had my video-making projects in college. I also used this in makng my siblings' projects as well. I even recommended this to my friends because it is easy to use than the other softwares. Thanks!

much easier than I expected

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I was amazed how easy it was to complete even the most technical tasks. I will absolutely recommend this product to others.

Overall: professional look

It's easy to use, inexpensive and great customer support.

My first program used of this type, and it's absolutely amazing

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I love the production stuff and people think I spent thousands on having it produced. They have no clue I do our commercials in-house in my kitchen.

Overall: big boost for my non-tech savvy ego

Easy for first time editors

Aug 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: With no prior video experience, I was able to figure out the basic features and get a nice edit by the end!

Cons: Audio editing is confusing - hard to tell whether it applies to all clips or just one, sometimes seems to turn off, why does applying one feature 'twice' have more effect?

Overall: Love using it for amateur education related editing projects, and expect it will become more intuitive the longer I use it

Easy to use. Excellent Product. Wish the price was less

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I liked that this software was so easy to use. I have no experience in video editing, but found it extremely easy to make a video I needed for a presentation. I would highly recommend it

Cons: I do not need this program professionally, so it was not worth it to me to purchase a license. As a result I could only make one video and then it would not let me make another.

Great program that is feature filled. Had been searching for a simple to use, yet powerful editor.

Dec 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Design and Layout are well thought out. Easy to use. Powerful tool. Several options for exporting videos.

Cons: A couple of the features were not as intuitive and required me to search the 'help' files. Text graphics could use a few more options.

Overall: Able to put together a vlog in a fairly short time.

It's a wonderful and easy software to use. Personally I love edit videos with this program.

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The timeline and the graphic board. It let me place easily every effect and video scene in my edits.

Cons: The software can't import 2 audio channels from the same video, you have to extract the other audio channels in order to import to the video

Overall: A fast, simple and awesome way to edit videos

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Decent, easy-to-use video editing software for beginners/casual use

May 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: capable editor for handling routine video tasks, 360-degree & H.265 video editing, direct upload to YouTube, Facebook, Dropbox, Flickr, Google Drive, etc.

Cons: Limited audio editing/mixing/adjustment abilities.

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cool and fun to workwith

Feb 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like that this software allows someone to make a video and produce it. I like the simple navigation too.

Cons: What I like least about this software is the small set of options. The interface could be a little bigger.

easy to use but missing a lot of video editing features that others ahve

May 31, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The price. One of the cheapest on the market. Its great for someone starting out but a professional will not use this.

Cons: Missing features. Its great for cutting a clip and doing simple editing. It is missing a lot of features that cyberlink has for the same price.

good for amateur

Nov 28, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: good for amateur but that's it. Smoothe like we like in an editing program. some good options.

Cons: Not for professional. When you try to really go deep in your editing, you see immediatly the edge of it.