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Express lacks physics-driven particle simulation, the ability to import and animate 3D models, some of the more powerful plugins (such as professional denoiser and chroma key), OpenEXR export, 64-bit and GPU acceleration and OpenFX plugin support. See More
If you like the way that Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere Pro function, there are built in templates that change the program layout and functionality to match those pieces of software. Even better, you are prompted weather you want to use these on startup so there is no digging through menus to find this feature. See More
Although blenders 3d painting and sculpting tools (mostly painting) are not at par with specialized software like Substance painter, z brush, or mari; it is more than capable of getting most jobs done if the user takes the time to learn and understand it. See More
Blender runs the Cycles path tracing engine under the hood. Cycles is a very powerful rendering engine capable of full path tracing (light fall off, caustics, volumetrics). It is mostly compatible with OpenCL and CUDA rendering and is implementing mycropolygon displacement features. See More
Blender has a complete game engine. It features node based scripting (called Node Editor), Python scripting, dynamic shadows, bullet physics, animated textures and more. Combine it with the ability to model, render bake and texture paint inside the same application and modify the source code because of it being free and open source, Blender becomes an excellent choice for making prototypes and even complete games in considerably low amount of time. See More
Lightworks is very focused on just the editing workflow. It's full of functionality that eases the workflow. For example, media manager can be used to storyboard, "mark and park" can be used in timelines, cut points can be adjusted in 3 ways (end point of a clip without adjusting the start point of a clip that comes before it, start point of a clip without adjusting the endpoint of a clip that comes after it or start and end points of 2 joined clips at the same time) without shortcuts, just intuitively placed mouse hover points around the cut point. Such attention to detail is what makes it an efficient tool for editing. See More
VSDC exposes a lot of information. And a good amount of that information is non-essential. That results in a slightly cluttered interface that can get in the way of actually editing the material. Similarly, some workflow conventions are dated. For example, cutting a clip needs a separate interface. All of that combined ends in having to learn a lot more about the software before it can be used. See More
I'm not a pro user, though, I often need to cut/trim/modify audio track/stabilize/add video filters. I shoot with GoPro fusion, so my editing machine HAVE TO be friendly with 360 videos and export my video monsters in full HD as minimum. VSDC complies with this task. And its title - VSDC Free Video editor - is not just a sales pitch, the editor is really free. See More
Import audio formats:MP3/ MP2, WMA, M4A, AAC, FLAC, OGG, RA, RAM, VOC, WAV, AC3, AIFF, MPA, AU, APE, CUE, CDA, FLAC
Export video formats:AVI, DVD, VCD/SVCD, MPEG, MP4, M4V, MOV, 3GP/3G2, WMV, MKV,RM/RMVB, FLV, SWF, AMV, MTV
Import image formats: BMP, JPEG/JPG, PNG, PSD, GIF, ICO, CURSee All Specs
I have been used the program for nearly one year and found it worked very well! See More
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