I would suggest using the command line and ffmpeg as in:
ffmpeg -ss start_time -i input_file .ext -t duration -vcodec copy -acodec copy output_file .ext
.ext must be a supported video type and the same in both cases note there should be no space between the name and .ext it is only there above to get the bold and italic to work.
-ss should be before the ...
Blender (free) has a powerful built-in video editor that's pretty straightforward to use. You load content in as strips and then you can adjust these on the timeline, it has a real-time preview window and also has effects that you can overlay on your video. Minus the couple minutes that it would take you to learn the ins and outs, it performs all you ask.
I like the Vegas family of video editors (formerly from Sony, now owned by MAGIX). I have the most experience with Vegas Pro, their higher-end video editor, but they also offer a consumer-end video editor called Vegas Movie Studio, which works exactly the same as Vegas Pro, but with fewer features and a much better price.
Vegas Movie Studio is a multitrack ...
I have recommended Virtual Dub on another question asking for a tool for efficiently cutting movies. Virtual Dub meets each of the requirements specified but how it handles images is a little... different.
Virtual Dub effortlessly provides the following functionality:
trimming video clips
combining multiple clips
previewing the video before exporting it
I think Windows Movie Maker can accomplish what you want.
Add Transitions and visual effects.
Provides a good preview feature
Easy uploading to cloud services, including YouTube, Facebook and SkyDrive.
Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to add clips on top of other clips yet (i.e. overlays), so ...
Subtitle Workshop is a great software that I used. I do not check its latest versions though.
It supports any kind of subtitle adjustment, smart line adjusting etc.
It had an integrated video player so you can add-edit-adjust-check at the same time on the same window.
Also it supports many subtitles formats, nearly all formats hat are used.
But it does not ...
You can use Avidemux:
free and open source
allows to view each frame and delete a group of them by selection
compatible with major video formats (usually no need to install any additional codec)
I rarely do video editing, but in the past used OpenShot. The "learning curve" is pretty low (compared to Cinerella), and it nicely integrates with Blender and other tools.
OpenShot screenshot (source: OpenShot; click image for larger variant – and the link for more screenshots)
Other than your experience, OpenShot never crashed on me. It ran smooth and ...
VLC media player can convert and merge video files.
Select File > Open Muliple Files
Add the required files by clicking the add button
From the dropdown menu below choose convert.
Select the output format. Add a destination file name and click start
You can use Avidemux:
freeware / open-source
can also be used for cutting, encoding videos
compatible with many formats
After you install it, open the video file, then go to Video - Filters and choose what you want. It also has preview.
Here is an example:
And the filter options:
How about PiTiVi?
It's a Free Software video editor based on GStreamer. It's written in Python and should run on windows, although I wouldn't expect it to run as well there.
Have a look at the manual to see whether it fits your needs.
oh, they also have a fundraiser running.
Kdenlive can synchronize videos using a audio reference. Select the track you want to use as the audio reference, press the right mouse button, and select Set Audio Reference. Then select the track you want to aligned to the reference, press the right mouse button and select Align Audio to Reference.
I would check out Filmora by WonderShare. It has a lot of features and still easy to use. It is able to run on Windows 7 and runs quickly for what it does. It can crop videos, mesh them together, and import a large variety of video formats. Currently it's priced at $19 per year or $39 for life but there is a trial version.
What you're looking for is AviDemux.
AviDemux is an open-source GUI video processing software made in Linux which also has releases for Windows (x86 and x64), it also has a command-line version called avidemux_cli.exe which comes inside the package.
It can perform re-conversion of various formats and also it can perform copy/cut/paste operations with no re-...
Currently the best video converter is Handbrake. http://handbrake.fr/
It is a GUI program with a very simple workflow, usually takes next to no time to setup a file convertion. Has several presets ready for fast action.
Does batch conversion.
Has some automation (move or rename files after conversion, etc).
The latest beta supports Intel Quick Sync, so it ...
Faststone capture can work for this purpose, although it is not primarily meant for it and doesn't run on linux.
Primarily Faststone capture is designed to capture screenshots and record the screen. After doing this you can edit the captured image or recording and this is where it can work as a video annotation tool as well. In the (tiny) menu bar that the ...
Here are a list of some free and commercial video editors -
Pinnacle Video Spin (Free, I used it much often, easy to use)
Sony Vegas Pro (Not free)
ArcSoft ShowBiz (Commercial trial)
Camtasia Studio (Commercial Trial, has necessary functions)
WonderShare Video Editor (Commercial trial)
Virtual Dub (Free)
A really interesting option is HitFilm express.
It is not only an editor but also a compositor.
A vrey powerfull one DaVinci Resolve Free edition. This one needs a modern graphics card.
Avid is also a well known developer on the industry and it has a free version, Media Composer First
Another interesting program is VSDC. It has a logic a bit diferent because ...
XMediaRecode will do this for you. It is a video and audio transcoding program that works on Windows. It also supports a lot of different file types such as WMV, MP4, MP3, 3GP, Matroska and more. Additionally it has a GUI and is Freeware.
As normal on any video editing question that is not highly specific I'll recommend my favourite: AviDemux. It is not the most intuitive but it has pretty good docs.
Open Source (and free)
Cross platform (though I have personally only used it on Windows - XP through 8)
Encoding in different formats is fairly simple. It can open and encode in a lot ...
I just answered a question on screen recording, went on to browse the rest of this site and found this question. Though I guess it's not meant for video editing (I'd prefer Sony Vegas, but that's not free), ActivePresenter should also be able to fulfill most of the requirements.
First up, though: how to get started. Normally in ActivePresenter, you get ...
Both Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects have "Warp Stabilizer" effect with various settings. Importing GIFs may be tricky. I resolved this by first splitting the GIF into a sequence of separate frames using Photoshop and import them as video in AE.
I use Virtual Dub for this kind of work - specifically in my instance re-encoding videos recorded using FRAPS of me playing games after appending each of the files into a single stream and cutting out the various parts of the video(s) I no longer need.
It doesn't have the best user interface I've seen but it certainly gets the job done and has enough ...
While it is a bit complicated and not highly intuitive at it's simplest you can do exactly that with AviDemux.
To just cut a section out and do basic compression with no knowledge of formats is not hard to do - I'm sure with a bit of reading of the docs and about formats you could do a better job than random selection but even at a semi-random trial and ...