"Easy to use tool to extract part of the video"
It’s possible that at some point you might want to split a video you recorded into several different parts, keep the ones you need and delete the rest. Kate’s Video Cutter does (more or less) this job: it gives you the power to import any video of your choice and cut it into different parts.
Installation has nothing out of the ordinary or something that an average user cannot configure. The program installs very quickly and then proceeds to run for the first time. Don’t hesitate downloading the product if you’re scared of viruses and other kinds of malware, because this one is 100% clean and safe from them. It doesn’t install any 3rd party software (e.g. toolbars) either.
Supported operating systems are all versions of Windows.
As soon as you launch the program for the first time a message will popup on top of the main window that prompts you to register the software by entering an email address. After the message disappears you can check out the program, which has the menu bar at the top with a few items (File, Settings, License and Help) and the video screen just below it. Below the video screen is the input file path (the place where you define the path of the video you wish to edit). After selecting a video, configure start time, end time, desired output format and click “Cut” to begin the process. If you want to make advanced options regarding the output format, click on the “Advanced” button located at the bottom.
Provided that you want to do a quick job and nothing more, this application will help you cut any video into several pieces. It supports AVI, WMV, MPEG, MOV, MP4, 3GP and ASF video files. Kate’s Video Cutter can be also used as a converter, since you can choose any of the above formats to convert your video afterwards. Each output file format has its own set of advanced options you can make; for example when you pick MPEG you can change video bitrate, frame rate, audio bitrate, audio sample rate, output size and type (fit to target size, crop to target size, letterbox – fit to target and letterbox – crop to target), whilst in AVI you can use video and audio compressor as well as resize output.
Previewing the video after making any edits is possible, either using the built-in player or an external player.
No matter how hard we tried, this program just didn’t want to work. We tried AVI, MP4, WMV and basically any of the supported file types but the video wouldn’t come up in the preview screen, plus any value entered at start and end times would not be accepted (it would stay at 0 time). When clicking any of the buttons at the bottom an error message would popup saying “Application couldn’t retrieve correct duration”.
Free Video Cutter (free) is a small application that can come in handy when you want to split a video, similarly to Kate’s Video Cutter. Other alternatives are Boilsoft Video Splitter (paid) and FileLab Video Editor (free). The latter one is a web-based application that not only allows you to cut parts of a video but also rotate, mix, add transitions, visual effects and other kinds of filters.
Well, it’s free and simple, so you can check it out if you don’t want to look further for other software like this. Good luck.
Requirements: Window 8/7/Vista/XP/98/ME/2000/2003
What's new in this version: New release
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