File Size: 19.2 MB
Vidiot is a non-linear video editor targeted for home video editing. It supports operations like compositing, scaling/rotating, adding transitions and titles, trimming, etc. Vidiot is a video editing application that enables users to quickly put together clips and home movies. It offers support for AVI, MOV and MP4 videos, GIF and JPG images, along with WAV and MP3 sound files.
Hassle-free installer and clean GUI
The setup procedure is carried out rapidly and with minimum effort. As for the interface, although the main window has a clean layout, it may seem confusing at the beginning. Projects can be put together by creating folders and adding video movies in order to build sequences.
Edit the timeline and configure audio and video properties
It is possible to preview clips in a built-in media player and easily manage them in timelines shown on the bottom part of the screen. Fade in and out effects can be inserted between clips, while the audio and video streams can be separately viewed for editing.
So, you can adjust the volume level and video opacity, rotate the image to any angle, scale the clip, as well as modify its position. Other audio and video tracks can be added at any time, from file or entire directories. Plus, it is possible to remove empty tracks, split the video at the current cursor position, switch to full screen mode, as well as save the workspace.
Configure program settings
Vidiot can be set to load the last project at startup and create backups of existing save files when overwriting them. You can specify the maximum number of generated save files, video frame rate for new projects, default width, height, scaling and alignment, and more.
Evaluation and conclusion
There were no kind of stability issues in our tests, since Vidiot did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. It has a good response time and minimal impact on computer performance, since it uses low CPU and RAM. Unfortunately, it is not very intuitive or attractive. Less experienced users are likely to have a hard time trying to figure out its features (help documentation is available, though).
Non-linear video editor
Cut/Move/Drag and drop
Updates: official site does not provide any info about changes in this version.