VideoPad Video Editing Software | Tutorial – Part 1

Thank you for choosing VideoPad from NCH Software. T his tutorial will
show you how to edit your video clips into a movie you can be proud of and is the first part of the two video
tutorials which cover the basics of editing and
adding effects and sound to your videos Adding video clips, music, and photos is
all done the same way. Just click the “Add Media” button on the
top toolbar then browse to the file you want to add, select it, and click “Open” The file will be added to
the media left and VideoPad. Think if the media list as the launching
pad for all your original files from here you can drag and drop clips
and audio to the video or audio tracks, or preview them in the clip preview
window. From the clip preview window, you can add clips to the sequence by
clicking the green down arrow You may want to use only portions of your
video clips. In order to cut a file down to size
before adding it to the main sequence, you’re going to set then out points for
the clip. To do this, select the clip from the media list tab to make it appear in the selected clip preview window Then, set the cursor to where the
beginning at the clip should start and click the red flag to set the end
point. Drag the cursor to where the clip should and and click the blue flag to set the
out point to add the adjusted cut to the sequence, click the green arrow. Setting in and out points is just one
way to edit the length of a clip. You can also do it from the sequence by
using the split tool. splitting a clip is also the easiest way
to keep separate portions of the same clip First, you need to make sure the clip you
want to add it is already on the sequence. Then, lineup the cursor to where you want
to make the cut and click the “Split” button This splits the clip into two sections. You can move the new sections around independently of each other, or delete one completely. Split a clip as many times as you want. To speed up or slow down a clip, collect the clip on the sequence by
clicking it, the click on the “Effects” tab under the toolbar. Locate the speed effect from the list
and select it by clicking it. In the speech change options, adjust the
speed with the slider. Anything below 100 will slow the clip
down anything above 100 will speed it up. You can also choose to play the clip backwards. Click, “Apply Changes” to apply the speed
setting to the clip You can set transitions between clips in
the sequence to segue between scenes. First select the clip you will be
transitioning out of. Then, click the “Transitions” tab below the
toolbar. Select a transition type, and if desired, adjust the duration the
transition should take place. Click “Apply” to add the transition, then use the preview window to preview
the transition. When you’re more familiar with the types
of transitions, you can use the transition drop menu in
the video track options area left of the timeline to quickly select in apply transitions. Select “None” from this list to remove a transition between two clips. Select the clip you want to apply effects to by clicking it in the timeline, then click the effect tab under the
toolbar. When you click on an effect the effect gets added to the applied
effects list to the left of the listed effects. From here, you can adjust the FX Options when they are available. A preview of the
effect will display under the effects list. for effects that change over the duration
of the clip, click and hold your mouse cursor down as you slide the cursor over the small effect preview window. To remove in effect you don’t like, click
the white “X” next to the effect in the applied
effects list. Click the Apply Changes button to apply
new effects to the clip. Note that when you add an effect to a
clip, the effect is applied to the entire duration at that clip. This concludes the first part of this
tutorial. Please watch the second tutorial for
tips on working with text and audio and how to export your finished movie.


  1. Emraan cheddarcheese January 19, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Is it free

  2. Squid_Link January 29, 2017 at 11:36 pm


  3. Granddaddy Smoove January 31, 2017 at 2:54 am

    I take it i can make edits for youtube videos with this ?

  4. ItsWolfster February 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Is it free?

  5. Jahmirra Phillips February 21, 2017 at 3:14 am

    I dont have a computer to do this…😔😔 what do i do

  6. Emerald Kitsune Studios February 27, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Lets say i wanna do a photos music video, is there a way to select all photos without doing one frame at a time? Also a select all and make them faster or slower?

  7. Darth Turtle March 5, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I have this on my my iPad and it said there wasn't enough storage on the hard drive. I had no idea what it meant so I just deleted things(1 app and loads of pictures and videos) then it still didn't work and said the same thing. Can anyone help me

  8. TrueAnimationFan March 12, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    What should I do if the clip I'm using is just a still image?

  9. desertdispatch March 25, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    anyone have any issues with this program?  any crashes?

  10. Mikhail McKenzie March 27, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I have a video with sound that I want to edit .. I am uploading an audio file to play in the background but what happens is the video w/sound won't allow the audio file to play simultaneously in the background. they separate themselves. Can you help please?

  11. Mahamed Abdool April 18, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    it is very god

  12. Hank Bevers April 19, 2017 at 5:19 am

    VideoPad Video Editor installed, but everything is in German. How do I get English ?

  13. Hanski April 22, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Hey NCH do you have a video on how to close a gap? If so, where, and what time should I speed to? I have multiple clips and there's a gap in between that wont close unless I move over hundreds of clips to the end :O(

  14. Oliver Bradburn May 4, 2017 at 8:28 pm


  15. Oliver Bradburn May 4, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I just downloaded this and instead of having an effects bar, I have audio effects and visual effects. on theither of these 2 options do I have a speed effect 🙁 can someone please help me

  16. Vincent Ho May 5, 2017 at 3:26 am

    How do you select voice imput using different languages?

  17. Vincent Ho May 5, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Is this synonymous wth my Sny Home Memories software. Do you need both?
    If not, which one is a superior option>

  18. Marta Treija May 18, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    WORST EXPERIENCE EVER, I allmost finished my film that I had to finish then
    BUT sorry you need to spend 40$ to export It.
    Well done! They gave me 2/10 because I didn't finish it in time.

  19. Arizu May 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Is this free?

  20. Jeremy May 22, 2017 at 3:30 am

    was this video edited with videopad?

  21. ProGaben May 23, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I've been using a crappy movie maker called "Window Live Movie Maker." I'd been using this for 5 years and it was a pain because of the bugs and lack of features. Now that I found Videopad this year, I can now make video more awesomer and it has a lot of features. Thanks Videopad!

  22. AnonymousUser69 May 25, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I do not like this program. I tried it. Moving sound affects in this editing software is a night mare. is there a way I can move my sound fx file in a specific spot in videos.

  23. jaza sultan June 3, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    My VideoPad is different though??

  24. Christina Dozak July 5, 2017 at 4:22 am

    lololol when I need help but the software looks way different hahahahahahhaa

  25. Bill Admond July 10, 2017 at 12:05 am

    I "think" the software is good but the web site is not use friendly and lacks information.
    Detailed information is missing like specification, log change and fixes, software version, differences between the paid and the free version…. just download here, nothing else!

  26. OfficialJasper July 14, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Uhh I bought it, I got the code, and it says it's an old code. So basicly, do I have to buy it again for EVERY version or something?! I just got my new laptop and it's causing some trouble.

  27. Video Termantap Sedunia July 26, 2017 at 3:26 am

    i'm sorry, but how do you cut and copy a part of the clip ?

  28. Sininz July 29, 2017 at 3:21 am

    what if i have 30 clips to add?! omg
    easy to show just one, and also put a song to that…

  29. David Towers August 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    dont download it this people are liars, they say its free but then it turns out ur using demo version and its very limited,iv been for days doing a video and now I cant export it, i shoud report u ………..

  30. time4Maya August 23, 2017 at 8:56 am

    In 2017 program looks completely different and this video is NO help AT ALL.

  31. Real PIE Gamer August 25, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    im having trouble deleting parts of my video

  32. Brainfreeze NJW August 27, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    You will get absolutely no support from this company, of any kind at all. When you purchase their software (which I did and it does work well), they install a load of crap programs on your PC and if you try to remove them, the software you bought no longer works.
    Do not purchase anything these people sell unless you can handle problems yourself and you can wait up to 5 days for a serial number.

  33. Brenda'z Great Ways September 9, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Thank you so much! Found this free software with no watermark, but was overwhelmed with so many features lol. I like how you explain by detail each button. Is it different to use on the phone? Thank you so much.

  34. Usman author September 22, 2017 at 6:42 am

    your software potopad is not open in my computer why

  35. foxy ness October 27, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Talking too fast

  36. I don't Know October 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    How good can u edit gaming videos with this

  37. Avishka Ravihara November 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    supiri software ekak.thanks

  38. Edwin Zou November 13, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Can someone help me with fading in and out text?

  39. shumishu November 22, 2017 at 1:58 am

    How do you make your video quality better?

  40. discover moRE November 28, 2017 at 5:10 am

    How to avoid background voice in a audio clip

  41. 1DN Speaks December 10, 2017 at 12:18 am

    when I purchased the home edition I was asked to enter my code. I completed that action and I was then asked to enter my ID. I completed the form with my information. I then closed the application and went into the videopad editing and entered in my codes. But, when I clicked the option that said I already activated my ID key the window closed with no warning code or anything now i cant use the features i paid for.

  42. Ph4antom December 22, 2017 at 1:25 am

    right when i opened videopad, it said my trial is expired -_- i got it a few minutes ago ;-;

  43. Julian Torres December 23, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I hate how much buffering this thing does. I only bought it because it resembled movie maker and was easy to use. This thing is like the windows explorer of the video editing software world. I have the paid version too on a gaming laptop with no games on it and still have problems.

  44. Valentina Lamarca January 8, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    hey, do you know how to put a transition between two videos that have less than a second?

  45. smrt January 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Is it free?

  46. pradeep R February 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    How can we join vedios any good app

  47. A Peppermint Candy February 24, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Why can't I see and hear at the same time?Why only audio plays or video without the audio even though both are in?

  48. KNIGHT RIDERS February 26, 2018 at 1:34 am

    best video editor.. but Sony Vegas pro is better

  49. truharts March 5, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Does it have a water mark after the editing is done?

  50. DeePchand Koli March 13, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    DeePchand koli

  51. SamanthaPants 3D March 24, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Does this have viruses in it

  52. good_boi May 26, 2018 at 3:56 am

    The only effect I don't like to this day is the "Motion Blur". All that does is combine the current frame with 2-10 previous frames, instead of actual motion blur where apparent streaking of moving objects in a photograph or a sequence of frames, such as a film or animation. But I don't blame you guys at all. All in all, this is great. I use it for my videos.

  53. GamerJames 18 May 31, 2018 at 12:19 am

    This really doesn't make sense your not really explaining how

  54. APK Severler June 10, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    amına kodum ne diyorsun

  55. The Very Edgy Yoshi June 24, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    though i don't personally use videopad, it looks very intuitive. Keep up the good work (I wish I heard of this before buying vegas movie maker)

  56. Rezwan Ali July 8, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    But mam videopad on my mobile I don't know, how can use video layer

  57. Jumps51 July 9, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Is this info still relevant today? Nothing too important has changed with the software?

  58. Gary Teresi KJVBIBLE 1611 July 12, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Can you please update this video?
    The newer version is way different.

  59. Virtue Gaming July 13, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Your software is causing Master.dat in the game Fallout One to be corrupted, and it is also corrupting my savegames. Seriously? What do you need a .dat file extension for in VideoPad?

  60. PrincessJL July 14, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Kia Ora,
    Am I able to do picture in picture wit the paid version of VideoPad??

  61. insects galore July 16, 2018 at 5:22 am

    an arrow?

  62. Alex YT July 31, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    how I can export a video with non-comercial version?

  63. 1989worms1 August 2, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Do you have a tutorial of how to make nameplates like in this video: ?

  64. Deco Joe September 6, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I need mono audio

  65. Kissanmetku September 15, 2018 at 6:38 am

    So you can do YTP videos with it?

  66. sophoeun c4e September 28, 2018 at 2:53 am

    Thanks for your Video

  67. Life in Glow Wellness October 6, 2018 at 1:00 am

    hi guys, I purchased a plan for videopad, however when uploaded an 30fps HD clip from my cell phone (about 15min), sound and video were not in sync and impossible to edit. also it keeps freezing in preview. the file is fine. I did do without any problem a different video with sound + photo and also tried the program in a trial version with editing a 24fps video and it seemed all right. I can't figure out how to resolve this. Somewhat disappointed. (editing on a windows laptop)

  68. Marc Kohlman October 14, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    How do I add texts to images, select transitions for text and create title/end screens as you could in Windows Movie Maker? I was so used to using that and have been searching for the next closest program to it. Any advice would be appreciated.

  69. Marissa Sanchez October 15, 2018 at 5:22 am

    Please update

  70. NCH Software October 16, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Download VideoPad to get started:

    To view updated VideoPad video editing tutorials, visit

  71. Danny Cuevas November 3, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    What version is that? My version looks a little different. It isold and I have had it for years. It is also the free download.

  72. music mashane December 8, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Nothing but problems for me. Zero support from the company without the slightest hint from them that they are working on some kind of fix for it. Just "Buy our amazing video editing program". And you're left completely alone after that!

    For myself the problem is that it can't handle more than a few simple pieces of media. The more media clips you import to make a project, the more prone it is to locking and freezing up. I've had several other video editing programs and they seem to be fine, as well as a computer that has more than enough processing power, RAM, and graphics card.

    If you want to make something very very simple with minimal amount of clips, then sure, it works. If you're thinking of any kind of larger video perhaps 10 minutes or more with multiple clips, I certainly would not recommend this software.

  73. Ecrin Nisa December 8, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    7 yıl önce ney 7 yıl önce youtube varmıydı lan

  74. AERA_THEGREEKTFUE December 15, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    finally English

  75. Snaily January 4, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Good lawd VideoPad has changed, and there's no doubting that it's for the better.

  76. MYSTERIOUS SOUL January 6, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    In most programs these effects are, so nothing new. In addition, it is not possible to add a green screen. I use Aimersoft Video Editor, but it sometimes freezes and I lose not yet saved material. I have to do it all over again or if I do it, I have to write it down immediately.

  77. Discover Northern Animals January 11, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Two days after I purchased this program I got accused of stealing someones music. I used "Monkeys wedding" from the world-folder. Might loose my channel now. 🙁

  78. Traveler PSY January 12, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Can gopro Fisheye correction possible in this software?

  79. Chan Aleu January 17, 2019 at 7:34 am

    How do I make my video louder than my audio ?

  80. 2DColluxs January 24, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    i like ur voice

  81. Gyula Miron February 15, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Le szeretném tölteni a VideoPad renbszer magyar nyelvű kezelési leírását, de nem tudok hozzáférni.kérem sgitségüket.

  82. Anthony Memester YT February 19, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    This is complicated. i use powerpoint instead

  83. JUST PLANE LOGAN March 18, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Download VideoPad to get started:

    To view updated VideoPad video editing tutorials, visit

  84. A Sarathasai March 29, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    how to select multiple images

  85. HeX_MeLT May 13, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    2011: Nope
    2012: Wont evan
    2013: Nada
    2014: Maybe next year
    2015: Aint got time for this
    2016: Nahh
    2017: Just no…
    2018: Not this year

  86. danuw broto May 31, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Like 👍👏

  87. Bethe B June 18, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Hello, I just wanted to thank you. Your videopad tutorials have really helped me to make my Youtube videos look much more professional.

  88. Razenda 11 June 19, 2019 at 10:42 am

    This program is Perfect ❤️ it doesn't lag unlike other vedio editors & it's TOTALLY FREE ✌️👏👏👏👏👌👌👌👌

  89. iceFox 702 June 19, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    5hrs of editing and i have to pay 40$ to export the video? are you crazy? i just wasted my day

  90. Anthony Sweeney July 15, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    I don't have an add media button! Good beginning to an instruction video.

  91. Adoption Wisdom July 31, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Hi thanks a lot. I am using VideoPad v 3.8.9 I couandnot find the Mask function. I would like to blur only pasrt of the video. Can u pls help. thank u!

  92. Sherri's Corner August 26, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Hello. Wondering why the export time is so long? literally is taking hours upon hours to export one video ? Please advise.Thank you 🙂

  93. Pizza Gamer August 29, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Got this for my birthday!

  94. EmDoubleyou September 7, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Hey, i haven't bought the editor yet im just using the Demo, everytime I use it however the quality of the video is extremely low, will this change if I purchase the editor fully

  95. Qebster September 12, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    I got VideoPad but there is a problem with quality

  96. Webzy Web October 1, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    I edited my video just as I wanted, it seems perfect on the preview but when I turn it to .mp4 it looks terrible. HELP PLS

  97. Srivastava October 13, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Thank you

  98. Srivastava October 13, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Thank you

  99. Srivastava October 13, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Thank you

  100. Srivastava October 13, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Thank you

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