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User Guide of Video Editor

This video editing software can help you edit or enhance videos with high quality. Here we'll tell you how to use it to edit and enhance videos by rotating, cropping, clipping, merging, watermarking video and adding video effects.

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User Guide

Getting Started

Install software

Before installing this software, you should make sure that your Mac system meets the following requirements:

For Windows users:

Windows OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2 or later)

CPU: 1GHz Intel/AMD CPU or above

RAM: 1G RAM or more

For Mac users:

Mac OS: MacOS Sierra, OS X 10.13, 10.12, 10.11

CPU: 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or above

RAM: 1GB system memory

Hard Disk Space: 2GB hard drive space

Install Video Editor:

Step 1. Click "Free Download" on the top right of the interface to download Apeaksoft Video Editor. Double-click video-editor.exe/video-editor.dmg file.

Step 2. Select the language and click "OK". Then enter the setup window. Click "Next" to continue Setup.

Select Language

Step 3. Read the License Agreement and tick "I accept the agreement", then click "Next". Choose the destination location and click "Next" to install Video Editor on your computer.

Finished

Step 4. For Mac users, you need to drag the icon to your application folder. Then follow the instruction to complete installation.

Launch software

For Windows Users:

Double click the Video Editor icon on the desktop.

Launch

For Mac Users:

Click "Finder" icon in the dock, then click "Application". Find and double-click Video Editor icon to open Video Editor on your Mac.

Or you can click "Search" icon on the menu bar, and search Video Editor directly.

User interface

The main interface of Apeaksoft Video Editor is simple. You can these video editing tools in the main interface, including Rotate, Crop, Effect, Basic Clip, Advanced Clip, Enhance Video, Video/Audio Joiner, and Add Watermark.

Interface Interface

Language

Apeaksoft Video Editor offers you four language options: English, Japanese, French, and Dutch.

Language

Order software

You can click "Purchase" on the menu bar and choose "Purchase". Then the purchase window will pop up.

After you purchased successfully, the registration code will be sent to your email.

Purchase

Register software

You can use Video Editor for free trail. But the free trial version is limited in some functions. If you want to use its full functions, you should purchase and register it.

Click "Register" on the upper right corner of the main interface to open the registration window, type in the email address and registration code and click "OK" to complete the registration of Apeaksoft Video Editor.

The email address is the email that you use to purchase this software.

Register Register

NOTE: After you purchased it successfully, the registration code will be sent to your email address that you filled in the order form.

Email Address: The email address that you fill in the order form.

Registration Code: A string of characters marked as Activation key, license code or KEYCODE(S) in the order confirmation letter you received after the successful purchase.

Update software

You can click "Menu" in the top menu bar and choose "Check for Updates" to update to the latest version.

Note: If you want to update the software, you should ensure the network is available.

Apeaksoft support

Apeaksoft provides you professional solutions in case you encounter any problems when using our product.

Click here to our Support Center.

Or you can click "Menu" in the top menu bar, then click "Support".

Or contact us by sending us email: support@apeaksoft.com

Quick Start

Apeaksoft Video Editor is the professional video editing tool to rotate, crop, add watermark, convert video/audio files on your computer.

Step 1. Choose Editing Feature

Choose the editing feature of for your video. As the interface shows, you are able to rotate, crop, clip, watermark your video based on your need.

Interface Interface

Step 2. Add File

Click "Add File" to add your video/audio files to this program. Or you can drag the file to the interface directly.

Add File

Step 3. Edit Video

Edit your video according to your needs. You can choose the output format and destination. After all settings done, click "Save" to save the video to your computer.

Rotate Video

The "Rotate" function enables you to rotate the video in 90 clockwise or 90 counter clockwise. Besides, you can flip the video horizontally or vertically.

Step 1. Choose Editing Feature

Choose the editing feature of for your video. As the interface shows, you are able to rotate, crop, clip, watermark your video based on your need.

Interface Interface

Step 2. Add File

Click "Add File" to add your video/audio files to this program. Or you can drag the file to the interface directly.

Add File

Step 3. Rotate Video

Click "Rotate" in the main interface to enter the rotate window.

Then, click "Add File" button to add your video/audio, or drag the file to the interface directly.

If you want to correct the video orientation, you can click "Rotate 90 clockwise" or "Rotate 90 counter clockwise" to adjust it. Also, you can also flip the video files vertically or horizontally by clicking "Horizontal flip" or "Vertical flip".

Rotate Video Rotate Video

Step 4. Save Video

After all settings done, click "Save" to save the video to your computer.

Crop Video

This video editor allows you to crop your video. When you want to remove the letterbox for your favorite video, you can choose this crop feature.

Step 1. Choose Editing Feature

Choose the editing feature of for your video. As the interface shows, you are able to rotate, crop, clip, watermark your video based on your need.

Interface Interface

Step 2. Add File

Click "Add File" to add your video/audio files to this program. Or you can drag the file to the interface directly.

Add File

Step 3. Crop Video

Click "Crop" in the main interface. Then, click "Add File" button to add the video files or drag the file directly to the interface.

Crop Video Crop Video

Here you can choose the crop area size according to your needs. You can set the aspect ration such as 16:9, 4:3. Or you can keep the original aspect ratio or change the aspect ratio according to the cropped area.

If you want to crop your video more accurately, you can set the left margin and top margin.

Besides, you can choose the zoom mode from Letterbox, Medium, Pan & Scan, and Full.

Step 4. Save Video

After all settings done, click "Save" to save the video to your computer.

Add Effects

Apeaksoft Video Editor allows you to add video/audio effects as to get a superb video/audio.

Step 1. Choose Editing Feature

Choose the editing feature of for your video. As the interface shows, you are able to rotate, crop, clip, watermark your video based on your need.

Interface Interface

Step 2. Add File

Click "Add File" to add your video/audio files to this program. Or you can drag the file to the interface directly.

Add File

Step 3. Add Effects

Click "Effect" in the main interface. Then, click "Add File" button to add the video files or drag the file directly to the interface.

For audio effects, you can adjust video or audio volume from "0" to "200%". For video effects, you can slide the bar and change video's brightness, contrast, saturation and hue from "-100" to "100".

If you want to check the effect and adjustments, you can click "Play" button to preview.

Effect Effect

Step 4. Save Video

After all settings done, click "Save" to save the video to your computer.

Basic Clip

Basic Clip is the easy feature that lets you trim video. But you are limited to remain or remove the part you choose from the video.

Step 1. Choose Editing Feature

Choose the editing feature of for your video. As the interface shows, you are able to rotate, crop, clip, watermark your video based on your need.

Interface Interface

Step 2. Add File

Click "Add File" to add your video/audio files to this program. Or you can drag the file to the interface directly.

Add File

Step 3. Basic Clip

Click "Basic Clip" in the main interface. Then, click "Add File" button to add the video files or drag the file directly to the interface.

You can drag the left bar to set the starting point and drag the right bar to set the ending point. You are allowed to remain the selected part or remove the selected part. Before clipping, you can also preview the video. After all setting done, click "Save" to start clipping.

Basic Clip Basic Clip

Step 4. Save Video

After all settings done, click "Save" to save the video to your computer.

Advanced Clip

Advanced clip is better than basic clip. Here you can clip one more video or audio files, and put the video or audio files into one in different order.

Step 1. Choose Editing Feature

Choose the editing feature of for your video. As the interface shows, you are able to rotate, crop, clip, watermark your video based on your need.

Interface Interface

Step 2. Add File

Click "Add File" to add your video/audio files to this program. Or you can drag the file to the interface directly.

Add File

Step 3. Advanced Clip

Click "Advanced Clip" in the main interface. Then, click "Add File" button to add the video files or drag the file directly to the interface.

Just drag the left/right bar to set the starting/ending point. Click "New Clip" to clip another video part. You can also split the video by clicking "Split".

Clip

Then all these clips will be shown in the list. You can select "Save all clips"/ "Merge into one file" according to your needs. Click "Save" to save the clips or the joined file.

Advanced Clip Advanced Clip

Step 4. Save Video

After all settings done, click "Save" to save the video to your computer.

Enhance Video

Step 1. Choose Editing Feature

Choose the editing feature of for your video. As the interface shows, you are able to rotate, crop, clip, watermark your video based on your need.

Interface Interface

Step 2. Add File

Click "Add File" to add your video/audio files to this program. Or you can drag the file to the interface directly.

Add File

Step 3. Enhance Video

Click "Enhance Video" in the main interface. Then, click "Add File" button to add the video files or drag the file directly to the interface.

Enhancement feature enables you to improve your video quality within four options.

Upscale resolution: Adjust the video resolution from low quality to high quality.

Upscale resolution Upscale resolution

Optimize brightness and contrast: This function is inferior to effect feature, because it can adjust your video effects automatically.

Optimize brightness

Remove video noise: For the dirt-like nose on your video, you can use this feature to remove them.

Remove

Reduce video shaking: For the shaky video, this feature will reduce video shaking with whole frame moves.

Remove

Step 4. Save Video

After all settings done, click "Save" to save the video to your computer.

Join Video/Audio

If you want to merge several video parts into one file, you can use "Video/Audio Joiner" feature.

Step 1. Choose Editing Feature

Choose the editing feature of for your video. As the interface shows, you are able to rotate, crop, clip, watermark your video based on your need.

Interface Interface

Step 2. Add File

Click "Add File" to add your video/audio files to this program. Or you can drag the file to the interface directly.

Add File

Step 3. Join Video/Audio

Click "Video/Audio Joiner" in the main interface. Then, click "Add File" button to add the video file or drag the file directly to the interface.

Like merge feature, you can load more than one video or audio file to merge the media files. Just click "Add File" to add another video/audio file. You can merge different video/audio formats into one.

Click "Output Format" to choose the wanted export format and browse the output folder on your computer.

After all settings done, click "Save" to start joining these video/audio files.

Join Video/Audio Join Video/Audio

Step 4. Save Video

After all settings done, click "Save" to save the video to your computer.

Add Watermark

Want to add your special mark on your video? This video editor enables you to watermark your video.

Click "Add Watermark" in the main interface. Then, click "Add File" button to add the video file or drag the file directly to the interface.

Step 1. Choose Editing Feature

Choose the editing feature of for your video. As the interface shows, you are able to rotate, crop, clip, watermark your video based on your need.

Interface Interface

Step 2. Add File

Click "Add File" to add your video/audio files to this program. Or you can drag the file to the interface directly.

Add File

Add Text

Tick "Enable Watermark" > "Text" and enter the text to your video.

Watermark Watermark

Click "Select watermark text font" to select the font, font style, size, effect, and writing system. Click "OK" to complete text font setting.

Then click "Select watermark text color" to choose the text color. Click "OK" to complete text color setting.

Select

Add Picture

Tick "Enable Watermark" > "Picture" and add picture to your video.

Click "Select watermark picture" to select the picture you want to add to your video.

Select

You can set the watermark area by moving it directly or adjusting the distance to the left/top side. You can also stretch the watermark to the size you want or adjust the width or height directly. Besides, you are able to adjust watermark transparency.

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