When we talk about video editing and processing, most of us automatically think of expensive, complicated pieces of software like Final Cut and Adobe Premiere. As great as they are, those kinds of tools require a lot of training and self-teaching in order to get the most out of them. When it comes to processing videos from our mobile devices – be it an iPhone, a GoPro, a DJI, or whatever you choose to choose video on the go with – we want a solution that’s fast, easy to use, and affordable.
Enter VideoProc. It’s a lightweight piece of software from Digiarty that allows you to add video effects, watermarks, trim, crop, rotate and add subtitles to a huge range of video formats – all in a user-friendly package that’s a delight to use. Better still is its suite of additional features that allow you to grab content from DVDs, easily save videos from YouTube and other media sites, and capture videos straight from your computer screen or webcam. What more could you possibly want?
Not quite convinced about VideoProc just yet? Here are five reasons why you really ought to give it a try.
1. It’s affordable
You can take VideoProc for a test run yourself absolutely free by downloading a free trial right here.
Even better, to celebrate its release, VideoProc is giving you the chance to enter in a sweepstake to win a brand new GoPro HERO7 worth £380 along with various GoPro accessories. Simply head to the GoPro video resize page and enter your name and email address for your chance to win. By entering the contest, you can also receive a free license key of VideoProc.
The contest is ending on 26th October. Enter now for your chance of winning!
2. It’s Fast
Every step of the way, VideoProc is super fast. Installation took less than a minute – it’s a lightweight application that isn’t going to eat up all your system resources like more advanced tools will.
Any effects that you apply to your video are made instantly, and each one can be previewed straight away before choosing to apply it to your video. So many other editing suites don’t allow for such easy previewing, and when deciding exactly how to crop your video, or what filter you wish to apply, it can be vital.
Most importantly though, VideoProc is fast when it comes to the actual encoding and processing of your video. Using hardware-accelerated video processing, the software is able to use advanced speeds while keeping the CPU usage of your computer as low as possible – in other words, encoding a video with VideoProc is not going to overheat your computer or eat up all your resources! The Full Hardware Acceleration feature of VideoProc means it utilises both your PC’s CPU and GPU to achieve speeds that are up to seven times faster than a program that uses CPU alone.
In terms of real time, utilising Full Hardware Acceleration means that a video can be processed at 47 times its real-time speed. Put that into perspective: essentially, it means 47 seconds of video is being processed in just one second. That’s pretty extraordinary, and it’s super important when you’re working with large-sized 4K video files, the kind captured by GoPros and iPhones.
3. It’s Easy to Use
For those of us who shoot our videos on the fly with a device like an iPhone or a GoPro, we want processing software that’s just as easy to access as our device is. While something more advanced may give us access to more complicated features, most of us want something that’s simple to access and provides the core tools we need without needing to watch hours of ‘how to’ videos first. Time is precious, right? And so VideoProc provides only the most essential tools, presented in a very easy-to-navigate package.
One key reason to use VideoProc over other competing pieces of software is just how easy it is to process large 4K video fails and optimise them to a more manageable size without losing any quality. That sounds like it should be complicated, but using VideoProc’s video processing tools it can be done in just five very easy steps:
How to resize and process a 4K video captured in VideoProc
1. Once you’ve launched VideoProc, click the "video" button.
2. Drag your 4K video, saved from your GoPro or device of your choice, into the VideoProc window (or click the “+Video” button to find the file on your computer).
3. Use the “Target Format” tool at the bottom of the VideoProc window to choose the most suitable file format like "MP4 HEVC" for your output. You can keep the original 4K resolution, or downscale to 1080p, 720p or smaller.
4. Underneath your video, click the “cut” button, which will bring up a new dialog box. In here, you can click and drag markers along your video’s timeline to easily remove the portions of your video you don’t want to keep. Click “done” when you’ve finished.
Now your video is ready to be processed! Hit the “run” button at the bottom right of the VideoProc window.
All of that can be done in just a matter of minutes thanks to VideoProc’s self-explanatory menus and option screens. You can also resize 4K video by splitting the video into multiple parts, further adjusting quality parameters and cropping unwanted video areas.
4. There are multiple settings for both beginners and advanced users
No matter what level of competence you have, VideoProc will have the tools for you. If you want to keep things simple, VideoProc will do the hard work for you by automatically selecting the best output format. Easy-to-navigate options allow all users straightforward access to video effects, cropping, trimming, rotating, adding watermarks, adding subtitles, and adjusting video speed and volume. But if you want something more advanced, you’ll find a suite of secondary functions in the “Toolbox” menu.
The Toolbox allows you to access features like "Deshake", which is specially designed to add stabilisation to shaky 4K videos captured on a GoPro. There are other ways to enhance the quality of your videos, too. For example, in "Denoise", you can reduce the annoying grainy noise that may appear in your videos, and in "Effects" you’ll find a range of sliders that let you colour correct your videos manually. Beginners may wish to leave the settings as-is, but if you’re a little more advanced, you can adjust the gamma, hue and contrast of your video to get it just perfect.
It does more than just process your captured videos
While VideoProc’s main function serves as a video processor tool, that’s not all that this piece of software does. As mentioned earlier, it also has a suite of bonus features: a DVD conversion feature, an online video downloader, and a screen/webcam capture facility.
Not just being a free DVD ripper, VideoProc's DVD features allow you to insert a DVD into your machine’s disc drive and digitise the contents to a range of different file formats. It’s a great way to back-up old home movies that you may have lost the original files for. Discs don’t last forever!
The online video downloader is extremely handy for grabbing videos from YouTube, Facebook or a range of other sites, allowing you to save them in a range of different formats and quality. Uniquely, you can log in your YouTube account to save your watch later list offline.
Finally, the video recorder function allows you to save video captured directly from your screen – perhaps you want to record a ‘how to’ video or show something from your monitor. It also allows you to capture footage from your webcam, as well as both screen and webcam simultaneously with picture-in-picture.