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Though it does offer a good variety of video editing tools and features, idoo Video Editor Pro could also be defined as a video-related toolbox containing much more than just video enhancement functions, a video cutter and merger, or a handful of video effects and filters. Actually, it also includes a GIF maker, advanced cutting tools, a video compressor, watermarking and subtitles support, and more.
The program opens in a colorful window that is actually a tile-based menu. The tiles themselves don’t seem to follow any clear thematic structure, and neither does the color assigned to each of them. That is also why the program looks more of a toolbox made of bits and pieces than your regular video editor. A number of options in this menu will open the same window but in a different tab, such as Effects, Watermark, Video Enhancement (which is part of the Effects tab), Add/Remove Audio, Crop, etc. Others open standalone windows with a similar look and feel, but which appear to be completely different tools thrown in into this video editing toolbox.
You will also notice that different tools have different weight in the overall design of the program. While Joiner is the only video merging tool available, you are presented with an impressive choice of video slicing tools – namely, Crop, Split, Easy Cutter, Batch Cutter, and Advanced Cutter. As mentioned, you also have the required video correction features and a sufficient list of video effects to perform basic video edits, as well as a rotation tool and support for subtitles and watermarks. More unexpected – though certainly welcomed – are tools like Add/Remove Audio, Video Compression, and GIF Maker.
Those other not-so-common utilities are actually a great add-on to otherwise foreseeable video functionality. Add/Remove Audio not only allows you to add a soundtrack to a silent video file, but you can also remove any existing audio stream and replace it with another audio file. This feature – useful as it is to get rid of noisy or meaningless ambient audio and replace it with your own narration or more appropriate background music – is not easy to come by. The video compression tool will let you choose the format, resolution, quality, bit rate, and even the size of the resulting compressed file, and GIF Maker will let you create nice GIFs from your video files or a set of photos in just a few steps.
Thus, despite the program’s disorganized looks, idoo Video Editor Pro not only offers you the expected video editing functionality, but also a set of less common video-related tools that most users will surely find useful. If only for these tools, this is a video editor certainly worth trying.
- Offers various video cutters, from easy to batch and advanced cutting
- Adds music to existing video files
- Can remove the exiting soundtrack and replace it with new audio
- Includes various one-click preset effects
- Creates GIFs from video and photos
- Compresses video files in various formats and rates
- Suffers from a somehow disorganized structure