Best Free Video Tools Resource Book


By: Doug Bentley
Richmond Video Creations
web: videocreations.biz
email: [email protected]

This ebook of free video resources and tools is valid at the time of writing [June 2016]. Websites come and go. They change what they sell and do. Old products are replaced. New ones introduced. Products which are free today may not be free tomorrow. So, there is no guarantee that all of the resources listed here will be available when you read this.

Some of the products here need to be downloaded and installed. Others are online tools. Some of the websites require you to open a free account before you can access their products, others don’t. What all of the sites here share in common is that they currently offer free versions of their best products, and all of them have been tested and vetted safe from harmful malware and virus issues by millions of users.

All and all, this ebook contains an amazing array of free video resources and tools for just about everything you will need to make very high quality videos. It contains free photo & graphic image editors: video creation, editing, conversion & distribution softwares: audio recording, & editing tools; and many hidden gems along the way!

I made Best Free Video Tools because I want everyone to be able to enjoy the fun, creativity and satisfaction which making videos that you can be proud of brings. It is also proof that making professional quality videos is no longer an expensive, technically exhausting task. Anyone can now do it.

I hope you enjoy this, keep it handy, and use it often.

For the love of video,
Have Fun!

Doug Bentley

© Copyright 2016 www.videocreations.biz

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may give away this book as long as it is not altered in any way, falsely misrepresented or distributed in any illegal or immoral manner. In fact, you are encouraged to share Best Free Video Tools with your friends, family, colleagues, business partners and clients. A book of free video resources is free. You may not sell or charge any form of compensation for it.

Disclaimer: This e-book has been written for information purposes only. Every effort has been made to make this ebook as complete and accurate as possible. However, there may be mistakes in typography or content. Also, this e-book provides information only up to the publishing date. Therefore, this ebook should be used as a guide – not as the ultimate source.

The purpose of this ebook is to educate. The author does not warrant that the information contained in this e-book is fully complete and shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions. The author shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by this ebook.

Table Of Contents

Free Video Creation Tools 1

Free Video Editing Tools 2

Free Audio Recording & Editing Tools 3

Free Image Editing Tools 3

Free Screencast Creation Tools 5

Free Video Converter Tools 5

Free Assorted Video Tools for Assorted Purposes 6

Final Words 7

Free Video Creation Tools

When you want to make a video, start with these tools. Today’s video creation tools have become so advanced that what, only a few years ago, required specialized skills and expensive softwares can now be created by anyone- quickly, easily, and freely!

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This tool is part of the Windows Essentials 2012 package, so check to see if it is already installed in your computer. If not, you can download it through the link above. Windows Movie Maker 12 is a simple video creation and editing program that’s easily learned and can do most of the basic functions of video production. It’s your very own movie studio, used alike by both beginners and expert video producers.

Simply put, Animoto lets you upload your photos and videos, choose a visual theme and a soundtrack, and then its software creates a short video based on those choices. The process can be completed in a matter of minutes. You can download your video and/or share it to Facebook or Twitter, or via email. No video editing experience is required. The learning curve is easy.

The complete video creation and management toolkit, the YouTube Movie Maker free version is a bit of a learning curve. But this software does everything you will need to make and manage your videos for your YouTube channel. Make sure you check out this software if you’re serious about building your own YouTube channel.

MASHER is an online tool that lets you easily create a video by mashing together your photos, music tracks, text and special effects. Masher has an incredible built-in library of music tracks, fonts and special effects that you can also use in your creations. To use MASHER, you only need to have a web-browser.

++]An online tool, with Stupeflix you can make amazing videos in seconds. It has many high quality templates to choose from. Pick one and then just add your photos or videos, music, and text. Stupeflix is a powerful online video making tool. It’s very easy, fast & fun!

With PhotoPeach you can create rich slideshows in seconds. Adding background music, captions, and comments to your slideshows is easy to do as well. PhotoPeach is a tool which is easy to learn and you will create results you can be proud of.

Record and share online video presentations, narrate and annotate PowerPoint slides, and synchronize a variety of visual media: including webcam, whiteboard, drawing board, web browser, YouTube video, and screen activity. A real work-horse- business people, you need to check this resource out.

A unique site, you can create rich multimedia experiences, “Capzles”, with videos, photos, music and documents. Combine your photos, videos and audio into fun, interactive timelines.

Free Video Editing Tools

By using any of the video creation tools above, you will be able to make a high-quality video. Using any of the free video editing tools in this Section will allow you to add to, change and refine your videos further.

Easy Video Maker is an all-in-one video editing software that makes it easy to edit, create and produce professional quality 2D and 3D videos. Edit clips, images, audio tracks; add lyrics, subtitles, texts, special and motion effects. You can even create a video for Karaoke. A very versatile software, and relatively easy to learn. This is a very popular program for both beginner and expert video editors.

Magisto doesn’t simply plop your video clips and photos down in a timeline. It incorporates professional effects and transitions that help you tell your story in a unique and eye-catching way. Magisto’s Emotion Sense Technology ® enables anyone to turn their stockpile of images and video into high quality videos with Hollywood style action.

An easy to use online video editor, Shotclip helps you make videos with friends or with a crowd. ShotClip makes video making a social event. Its library of “shotlists” helps you build amazing videos shot-by-shot. Choose a shotlist and fill it with video clips to make a stunning video ‘movie.’

Create animated videos and presentations with Powtoons. Communicate with colleagues and clients in an unexpected and refreshing way by using PowToon’s Ready-Made Templates. Powtoon’s software is a bit complicated to learn but its extensive library of training videos makes the job painless. Once you learn how to use this resource, you’ll be hooked on what it can do. An amazing site!

Free Audio Recording & Editing Tools

When you make videos you soon learn that sound is at least as important as sight. The tools in this Section allow you to record, edit and mix audio sources from almost anywhere and convert them to file types of your choice. In many respects, these tools are a video maker’s most precious ones.

The industry’s work-horse, Audacity is an 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. Audacity is the software of choice for both beginners and professionals, due to its intuitive dashboard and many recording & editing features.

AV AUDIO EDITOR is a simple but powerful audio editor that will suit both beginners and professionals for editing and morphing audio. It can import recordings and then save the output in various formats including AAC, MP4, MP3, FLAC, APE, MPC, OGG, SPX, WV, TTA, WMA, etc.

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A program that takes some getting used to, once you learn how to use Podium Free, you will find that it offers an interface that excels in terms of customization. Podium Free offers a suite of effects and other features. Its extensive plugin library is available for those who want to create their own digital ‘music recording studio.’

Those looking for an intuitive way to record and mix audio should enjoy the free version of VirtualDJ. Used daily by millions of professional DJs around the world, VirtualDJ is filled with all the latest technology. Take your DJing skills to the next level!

Free Image Editing Tools

Maybe you would like to enhance, edit or recreate that photo you love or graphic image you envision. No problem. The free image editing tools here will help you bring your imagination to life.

Turn your photos into works of art with this powerful online editor. Add your personal style to photos with Pixlr ’s 100+ effects, 340 overlays, and 200 borders. Adjust transparency, resize, and rotate each element to create the perfect touch. For your convenience, the free version can also be installed on your PC or MAC.

++]Paint.NET is an image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. Paint.NET includes simple tools for drawing shapes. The facilities for creating and working with selections is powerful, yet still simple enough to be picked up quickly. Its other built-in tools include the Magic Wand for selecting regions of similar color, and the Clone Stamp for copying or erasing portions of an image. There is also a simple text editor, a tool for zooming, and a Recolor tool. When you learn how to use Paint.NET, learning every other image editing tool becomes much easier.

Enhance your photographs. Give your photos a professional background in seconds. Upload any type of photograph which you had taken. Fotofuze will convert your ordinary picture into a “professional version.”

++]Create dazzling photo effects in your browser. FotoFlexer performs advanced effects previously only available to professionals using expensive softwares. This tool can do a lot of magical things to your photos, easily and quickly.

Inkscape is a professional scalable vector graphics (SVG) editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. If you are new to the process of creating vector graphics it may feel disorienting, but you will quickly be pleased by the flexibility and power Inkscape offers. It is the industry standard for creating and manipulating SVG images.

++]FlipMyPhotos is an easy to use online photo editor. It provides many common features of popular photo editing tools (such as cropping, rotating, red eye reduction, etc.). The multiple photo upload feature is easy to use, with the ability to select several photos in just a few clicks.

++]Quickly create a nice looking professional style logo using the SimWebSol free online logo creation tool. Choose background color, foreground color, font face, font size. Add a special effect like a reflection, or add a symbol. All the elements you need to make a unique, high-quality logo are provided- but you can still add your own designs if you want.

++]CoolText is a graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo, without doing a lot of design work. Simply choose what kind of image you would like and CoolText will create your own custom image on the fly.

Free Screencast Creation Tools

The internet is the largest library and archive in human history. When you want to capture a little piece of it, the tools here will do so.

Known as “Jing” or the “Jing Project,” this popular service lets you capture basic video, animation, and still images, and share them on the web. An extensive library of video tutorials will turn you into an expert quickly. This service has so many useful and handy applications that you will find yourself turning to it often.

++]Created for games but not just for games, SmartPixel has multiple functions: webcam, screen capture, and video editing. It can export in multiple video formats, and upload videos to popular online platforms in one-click. This tool is very versatile, and its 3 intuitive dashboards will have you turning out screen captured gems easily and quickly.

Create and share screen recordings. Screencast is designed to record on-screen activity for short tutorials, visual presentations, and for communicating while you demonstrate. You can make up to 15 minute recordings. Very easy to use.

HyperCam is a powerful video capture software that records AVI movies directly from your monitor. This tool is designed for software presentations, software training, demos, tutorials, and fun! You can quickly share a picture-perfect representation of anything on your screen. A bit of a learning curve, but this product is a delight to use.

Free Video Converter Tools

Unfortunately, video still comes in many different formats that are displayed on many different devices. What you see on your laptop is often very different from what you see on your mobile phone. The video converter tools here can quickly and easily reformat any video into a specified format that you can display on any chosen device.

++]A very popular product, Any Video Converter Free takes videos from your computer or those downloaded from the Internet and converts them into just about any format you'd like. Rip and Extract Audio from CDs and Videos. Download online videos in clicks from 100+ sites. Burn video to DVD or AVCHD DVD. Edit video easily with video clip/crop/special effects. Probably the most popular free video converter tool available.

Have you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download any software? Zamzar is an online tool that supports over 1,200 different conversions. Not only video, it’s an Audio Converter, Music Converter, eBook Converter, Image Converter, and CAD Converter- all rolled into one. There is no software to download.

Download & convert streaming videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc. Extract audio from YouTube videos or convert them to MP3, MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV. Free Video Converter converts video between 500+ formats. Import photos or audio files to turn multimedia to video. Convert multiple videos at once.

Noteworthy features include an abundance of video editing tools for splicing, adjusting framerate, and adding subtitles and assorted video effects. Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.

MediaCoder might not be the easiest, but what matters here is quality and performance. It will be your swiss army knife for media transcoding once you grasp it. MediaCoder puts together most cutting-edge audio/video technologies in an out-of-the-box transcoding solution.

This is file conversion in the cloud. Convert anything to anything, literally. CloudConvert supports the conversion between more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats. There is no need to install any software on your computer. Just upload your files to CloudConvert and it will do the job for you.

Convertilla is a simple and convenient tool for converting video and music files between various formats. It is especially good at converting files to the format supported by your mobile phone (Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Windows Phone, iPod, Blackberry, Sony PSP and PS3, Microsoft XBOX 360 and Zune, Chrome OS, Ubuntu, Tizen, Nokia N-series and others).

Free Assorted Video Tools for Assorted Purposes

The tools here are an assortment which can build on your video communication skills and reach. They are useful in the next steps in your video marketing toolbox.

Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. It allows you to alter a voice’s parameters, including rate and pitch, and to save text as WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA. It can also read clipboard content and view text from documents saved as DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, ODT, PDF or RTF files. It will automatically detect any TTS voices you have installed on your computer and you can download more voices. When you add voices from the Microsoft Speech Platform[ https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh361572.aspx ], you get one of the most powerful Text-To-Speech programs available anywhere.

A simple personalized QR Code generator, click the link above and you will also discover a variety of useful gadgets that can enhance your online presence and marketing range.

Want to be a star? Have something you want to say? Set up your own broadcast channel and tell the world! YouNow ’s mission is to create a truly interactive platform where anyone can participate and express themselves- live! Now you can broadcast your message to a live audience, expand your social media following, and grow your very own, loyal fanbase.

Why pay for expensive video conferencing services? ooVoo lets you video call with up to 12 people at once. You can do both one-on-one and group video calling. Send text, picture, screen sharing, free voice calling and video messages, and lots more.

There are many different sites and software publishers that offer trial, limited time downloads of their premium products. Only GiveawayOfTheDay offers legal giveaway downloads. A well established initiative in the software distribution world, every day GiveawayOfTheDay offers free licensed software you’d have to buy otherwise. This site really does give you the chance to try out new software without spending money to find out if it is any good. Every day there is also new, free iPhone and Android app giveaways for your smartphone, too. Bookmark and revisit this site daily.

Final Words

Well, that’s all for now!

I hope you find this information valuable to you, take the plunge, and join the video revolution.

2016 is going to be the year many businesses finally wake up to the fact that mobile, social media, video marketing and other strategies are here to stay. They aren’t passing trends that you can ignore until they go away. Studies show that they will continue to experience massive growth levels in the coming years.

Richmond Video Creations specializes in the making and marketing of affordable, eye catching videos for smaller businesses. If you want your business to start profiting from the video era, you’re going to have to take steps towards learning more about these methods; then, take a more serious look at the ones that would be most beneficial to your growth.

Need help figuring out what they are and how they can make a significant impact on your business specifically? Contact me today at [email protected] for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Doug Bentley

Richmond Video Creations
104-7288 #3 Road
Richmond, BC, CA
V6Y 3Y1

web: www.videocreations.biz
email: [email protected]

Best Free Video Tools Resource Book

All and all, this ebook contains an amazing array of free video resources and tools for just about everything you will need to make very high quality videos. It contains free photo & graphic image editors: video creation, editing, conversion & distribution softwares: audio recording, & editing tools; and many hidden gems along the way! I made Best Free Video Tools because I want everyone to be able to enjoy the fun, creativity and satisfaction which making videos that you can be proud of brings. It is also proof that making professional quality videos is no longer an expensive, technically exhausting task. Anyone can now do it. I hope you enjoy this, keep it handy, and use it often.

  • Author: Doug Bentley
  • Published: 2016-08-17 22:20:10
  • Words: 3178
Best Free Video Tools Resource Book Best Free Video Tools Resource Book