Free Stuff for Video Makers
Here is a collection of free downloads that will be useful to videomakers.
IMPORTANT NOTE. As with a lot of free downloads, some be on pages that have adverts disguised as download buttons, so don't just click on any old button, as they may take you to adverts. The actual links are often just simple text links. Also, some freebies try to get you to accept other add-ons, so be sure to read all the accept/decline boxes that may appear during installation and decline all additions that you don't want. That said, these are all excellent programs.
Free Video Format Converter
Freeware: Any Video ConverterFree Video Converter with millions of happy users!• Convert all videos & YouTube to MP4, MP3, etc. for various media players
• Create HTML5 videos with embedding code ready to use for websites
• Clip, crop, rotate or merge to edit videos as you like
• Burn videos into DVD movie playable on TV and DVD player
• Boost video conversion speed up to 6X faster with CUDA acceleration
Free Multi-track Audio editor & Recorder
Audacity is a truly excellent free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. The interface is translated into many languages. You can use Audacity to:
Levelator - Free Audio Enhancer
The Levelator®? Is software that runs on Windows, OS X (universal binary), or Lin_ux (Ubuntu) that adjusts the audio levels within your podcast or other audio file for variations from one speaker to the next, for example. It's not a compressor, normalizer or limiter although it contains all three. It's much more than those tools, and it's much simpler to use. The UI is dirt-simple: Drag-and-drop any WAV or AIFF file onto The Leveler's application window, and a few moments later you'll find a new version which just sounds better.
Free Photoshop style clone
Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.