PROS: Easy to use, straightforward interface, powerful features.

CONS: Windows only. Have to pay for product support.


  • Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Win7/Win8 (all of the last updates installed are recommended)
  • Intel or AMD or compatible processors at 800 MHz minimum
  • Display graphics minimum resolution of 800x600x16-bit color
  • RAM 128 megabytes (MB)
  • Microsoft DirectX 8.1b
  • Minimum 20 MB of free hard disk space is needed for installation


VSDC is one of the most popular free video editors for windows users, and with good reason. For starters it is able to run on much slower computers than other video editing programs. On top of that, there are plenty of powerful features, including color grading, audio effects and visual effects that will help you make a professional-looking video.

The free version doesn’t come with tech support, or all of the features VSDC has to offer, however. If you want all of the features, you’re going to have to pay for the pro version, which costs $19.99. If you want to add tech support without upgrading, that will run you $9.99 per month, or $14.99 per year.

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