VideoMach: Multimedia editing suite

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VideoMach is a shareware application that will let you edit your pictures, videos and audio files in order to create personalized movies with all multiple effects and a fully customizable interface.

Installation & Requirements

The installation is very simple and should not be confusing to anyone as you simply have to agree with the EULA and nothing else. However, you will need to download Windows Media Runtime. The supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 as well as Windows Servers 2003, 2005 and 2012.

Interface

VideoMach’s is very neatly presented and contrasts most multimedia editing applications. The interface has almost no icons and two tabs take the largest part of the window. The first tab shows the files you have inserted without any effects and the second one shows a preview of what your movie will look like after the application has applied all of the effects that you have selected. It is a very nice system that shows you the changes in real time so that you know you have not made any mistakes during editing.

To add files into the application you can simply drag and drop them anywhere in in it. After that you can start editing it as a whole or part by part. There are three lists in the bottom of the interface that show your pictures, video and audio files and the video filters that you have added. You can easily navigate between different parts of the movie simply by clicking on any of your files. That way you can also customize specific parts of the movie.

Adding different effects is also very easy. Simply click on the icon located above the Video Filters List and you will get a huge selection of filters in various categories. Some of the filters will let you resize the video while others will add effects like blurring or enhancing the image and various artistic touches. If you do not like a filter that you have enabled then you can simply click on it and press Delete or click on the bin icon above the filters list.

Finally, the Tools menu has a few neat additions to the application’s arsenal. For example, choosing the Count Colours icon will initiate a colour scanning mode for every file that you have entered into the application and will tell you the exact number of unique colours that they have. Other than that you will be able to use the tools to synchronize the audio, create different sound effects and more.

Pros

-Fast installation
-Clean interface
-Extremely easy to use
-A lot of different customization options

Cons

-Somewhat limited

Conclusion

VideoMach is very nice for those that do not want to waste any time learning a new multimedia editing application and want to delve right into it. While it does not offer any advanced options it can still create professional-looking movies that everyone will enjoy.