VideoPad, A Simple Review

by Scott Max

So, you are considering VideoPad.

You’ll be wondering if it's a good choice for you if its feature set compares well to other options on the market and if it is priced affordably enough for what you get.

This article will break all that down for you and more. 

Plus, at the end of the article, you’ll find links to alternatives to VideoPad as well as our top picks for the options in this category.

Or, just go straight to Our top picks for Best Video Editing Software.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

VideoPad Features

VideoPad is an intuitive video editing software that offers smooth clip transitions and stunning effects. It's essentially designed to create social media clips and offers video optimization; to easily trim or mix videos. Additionally, VideoPad offers digital audio tools to help you mix and master your voice or sound tracks.

Here are some exclusive features of VideoPad:

Video Stabilization: VideoPad removes the camera shake from your video clips and stabilizes the video to create professional studio-quality footage. You can tweak the stabilization settings to maintain a touch of rawness or use the custom presets and let VideoPad determine the best stabilization settings for your clip.

Subtitles: Nowadays, Subtitles are necessary for every video type to reach a wider viewer base and get more reach for your YouTube channels. With VideoPad, you can add or edit the subtitles at every frame. Moreover, you can decide; how long you want your subtitles to appear after the voice-over ends or proceeds to the next dialogue.

Transitions: VideoPad offers several transitions to merge distinct clips or media. You can combine multiple scenes with crossfades, dissolves and zooms. VideoPad's transitions are ideal for creative social media reels or TikTok videos and allow you to set the scene for viewers. Moreover, you can add overlays and 360⁰ effects to your clip edits.

Digital Audio Tools: VideoPad also acts as a digital audio workstation by allowing you to mix and master your music tracks. It offers several sound effects like echo, delay and distortion. With VideoPad's digital audio tools, you can submerge your soundtracks with video clips effortlessly.

VideoPad Pricing

VideoPad offers 3 Pricing options for its video editing and digital audio tools.

The "Free Edition" is priced at $0 and is available for personal use without any signup.

The "Master's Edition" is priced at $129 for a one-time license fee and offers unlimited video and audio tracks.

The "Home edition" is priced at $70 for a one-time license fee and offers all features but only 2 Audio tracks. It does not come with any external plugins.

VideoPad Discounts and Coupons

VideoPad currently offers a 50% discount on both Master's and Home editions.

VideoPad Free Trial

VideoPad does not offer any free trial for its paid subscription plans. However, you can use the free edition for non-commercial purposes with feature limitations.

VideoPad, A short how-to guide

Once you open the VideoPad software, you'll enter the Home tab. In the toolbar, you'll find buttons for quick access to the most common actions in VideoPad.

Under the toolbar, on the left, is where the file bins are located. There are default bins for each media type. You can change a default bin into a floating window by simply unlocking it.

The preview panel is to the right of the media bins section. When a clip is selected: in either a bin or a sequence, you'll see the preview; of that specific clip in the preview panel.

You can use the tools in this panel to change the initiation and end points of your clip, place it on the sequence, split the footage, unlink audio and video or change the clip view.

The bottom window hosts your timeline panel. Here you can align your video and audio tracks. Click on "Audio Effects" in the menu panel at the top to enter the digital audio editor and add effects to your sounds.