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VSDC Pro Video Editor 5.8.9 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — VSDC Pro Video Editor 5.8.9

A light professional non-linear video editing suite.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 143 (86%) 24 (14%) 184 comments

VSDC Pro Video Editor 5.8.9 was available as a giveaway on September 11, 2018!

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NB: The license provided is lifetime.

A professional non-linear video editing suite for creating a movie of any complexity – from a family card, a drone or action camera clip in the UHD quality to a business presentation with a wide array of charts and diagrams.

Key features:

  • Import from any devices and cams, including GoPro and drones. All formats supported. Сurrently it is the only free video editor that allows users to export in a new H265/HEVC codec, something essential for those working with 4K and HD
  • Everything for hassle-free basic editing: cut, crop and merge files, add titles and favorite music, outline text
  • Visual effects, advanced color correction and trendy Instagram-like filters
  • All multimedia processing done from one app: video editing capabilities reinforced by a video converter, a screen capture, an audio recorder, a video capture, a disc burner and video uploader
  • Non-linear editing: edit several files with simultaneously
  • Easy export to social networks: special profiles for Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter and Instagram
  • High quality export – no conversion quality loss, double export speed even of HD files due to hardware acceleration
  • Stabilization tool – turn your shaky or jittery footage into a more stable video automatically
  • Voice over - record your speech in sync with your video.
  • Essential toolset for professional video editing: blending modes, Mask tool, advanced multiple-color Chroma Key, free transform tool; Audio Spectrum and noise remover


System Requirements:

Windows  XP SP3/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Intel, Intel, AMD or compatible processor with the work frequency at 1.5 GHz or higher; Screen resolution: 1024x768 pixels with 16-bit color or higher; RAM 256Mb; Microsoft DirectX 9.0с or higher; 50 MB free disk space. The installation and activation of the program require Administrator permissions. An Internet connection is required to activate the Pro version.

Publisher:

Flash-Integro

Homepage:

http://www.videosoftdev.com/video-editor-pro

File Size:

46.5 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#10

Dear users,
The developer is fixing the issue with key getting.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

hi,Alexa,
I am regular trier and would like to say features wanted. Hence asked for key.
Vide'o converters quite often found here.understand server problem .installation was cool

Reply   |   Comment by jraju  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

Alexa,

Will we need to re register after the issue if fixed or will we get an email from previous attempts to register?

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Alexa,
Activation key arrived ,
Ends well , all well
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Alexa,

Just received my key also.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Ken, no need to re-register

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Alexa,
Installed. Now how do I get the activation key?

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Eddie, How did you get the activation key? It didn't arrive with the download, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Lisa  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Lisa, please, follow the instructions in ReadMe file. The Pro version is to be activated by a key you will receive by email

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Lisa,
Activation key arrived at my email ,

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

thanks! just downloaded it and signed up now waiting for the key.

Reply   |   Comment by cooper  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Lisa,
In the downloaded files, in the txt there is a form to fill - enter your email , and the key arrives at your email .

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

received the key.

Reply   |   Comment by jraju  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Hello John,
Kindly specify which download link didn't work for you, so we could investigate.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Alexa,
I had the previous VSDC version from GOTD and it installed right over it without my needing to input a new key. Was activated from the get go.

Reply   |   Comment by Godel  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Alexa,

So is someone individually emailing the activation codes,. Should this not be a near instantaneous automated process.

Will they still work if we get them after the Giveaway period is over.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

VSDC, followed the instructions to the letter and applied twice in IE and once in Firefox but as yet no emails have arrived with the key... looks like the problem persists... shame you never got GAOTD to distribute the keys... they have never had this trouble in my experience!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Al K, everything is working fine now, you will receive your key shortly

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Andrew C, everything is working fine now, you will receive your key shortly

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

rww, the process is automatic, but there might have been temporary problems with the server or your mail delivery

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#64

Hi, I would love to try this software, but I didn't receive the key on the day and emailed the support email. No response, so I emailed again this morning and still no response.

Reply   |   Comment by Ronan  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

A few days after the giveaway, but better late than never.
I had tried converting a .mts file to something more user friendly with a bunch of older GAOTD video softwares that I had accumulated over the years. I even tried to find something that was free and newer online, and had absolutely no luck. Each and every conversions was choppy and unusable. I decided to give this one a shot, and omg, it worked! I shot a 34 minute graduation video, that needed conversion that others would be able to view. I don't recall how long it took to convert, over an hour though, it took my .mts file and converted it to .avi, without any loss of quality between the two.
Had no issues downloading or retrieving the key on my yahoo account.
VERY HAPPY, thank you Flash-Integro and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Tracey  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

I installed VSDC two days ago and submitted the request for the activation code as instructed - nothing yet. Sent a request to 'support@videosoftdev.com' and no reply after a day. So it is now approaching 48 hours, no code and just discovered in my in-box, a "Delayed Mail (still being retried)" for the support address. This is looking like a disappointment.......

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I downloaded the program and responded to the request to register late last night but I never received the email you said would be sent with the registration number. A note on screen said to let yo uknow if it was not received. What do I do now?

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis Hammer  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

My VDSC Pro version from a former Giveaway has reverted to free version after a while, NOT A LIFELONG LICENSE IMHO! THIS HAPPENED TO ME ALREADY TWO TIMES UNDER WINDOWS 10, so I don`t think this happens accidently. And I noticed, that users who also mentioned same issue got downvoted! Maybe by people involved with the developer. Giveaway of the day please step in!

Reply   |   Comment by Alois  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Alois, please, submit your problem to support@videosoftdev.com and we'll look what happened to your key

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Alois, i had the same problem,
as win 10 os user and set pc on system auto update.
so just reactivate the s/w with the code if you still have,
but must restart your pc to take effect.
i checked it still valid & in Pro version 5.7.7.702.
i did not go for this new v5.8.9 as i am happy with the old one.

Reply   |   Comment by donald  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Key finally arrived. Great program Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Marsha Aronson  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#58

I have Pro version 5.8.6 from January's giveaway. Unlike some other visitors, mine hasn't reverted to free. Any worthwhile updates in 5.8.9? Thanks...

Reply   |   Comment by Tony S  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tony S, hello, you can find updates here - http://www.videosoftdev.com/news/create-audio_spectrum-delogo

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Tony S, mine also has reverted to free version after a while, NOT A LIFELONG LICENSE IMHO! And I noticed, that users who mention that issue get downvoted! Maybe by people involved with the developer. Giveaway of the day please step in!

Reply   |   Comment by Alois  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Alois, please, submit your problem to support@videosoftdev.com and we'll look what happened to your key. And we do not downvote anyone

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

VSDC, thanks...this new version is definitely worth updating to. Unfortunately, the giveaway deadline has passed. Hopefully, I'll catch it next time around. Again, thanks for your attention...not all vendors are as responsive to comments as you are. Kudos!

Reply   |   Comment by Tony S  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

The program won't let me activate. The option is greyed out. Does this mean it's already active? Beside the program name when open it says "licensed to 2018 GiveAwayOfTheDay."

Reply   |   Comment by Gab  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gab, yes, it's already activated

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

VSDC, thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Gab  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

No key.

Also, I have been testing this software out. I don't love it, and I suspect I won't use it. The interface is too hard to use.

It's essential that things like forward and backward buttons can auto repeat. Also, variable speed of stepping is key. I tried to set a start point on a couple of videos (.ts) and it was impossible to find it. I expect editing them will be a nightmare.

Pity. It might have been a good program.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The key arrived after a while but the interface for editing videos (which is critical) is incredibly poor. I tried editing a couple of videos (recorded from TV) and gave up in disgust.

I don't see myself ever using this.

Any suggestions on a good freeware editor that lets you trim TV clips and delete ads?

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Well no problem installing, I think, but WHEN will the Activation code ever come.....still waiting but...ONLY 3 hours left.......hmmmmmm

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#54

So, if I don't receive an email before the Giveaway expires does it mean I will not be able to use the software??? It's been a few hours that I am waiting for it

Reply   |   Comment by Natalie M.  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Natalie M., everything is working fine now, you will receive your key shortly

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

well this is the second comment I have made,funny but the first IS NOT SHOWING,WHEN WILL THE KEY ISSUE BE FIXED I HAVE BEEN WAITING OVER 3 HOURS AND STILL NO KEY,EVEN TRIED 3 EMAILS,NO SUCCESS,HOW COME PEOPLE FROM 10 EVEN 13 HOURS AGO RECIEVED THEIRS BUT NOW IT STOPPED WORKING,I REALLY WOULD LOVE TO GET THIS SOFTWARE FREE AS IT SAYS BUT I GUESS THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE,EVEN SENT AN EMAIL TO THE COMPANY BUT THEY ARE NOT RESPONDING

Reply   |   Comment by DEB  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

DEB, everything is working fine now, you will receive your key shortly

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#52

After 12 hours of waiting (following the readme instructions), and contacting support several times for the code, it's pretty clear they have no intention of providing the activation for the pro version. I was looking forward to trying some of those features. Bummer!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Zilch!  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Hello Zilch,
Thank you for your patience. Due to the huge number of requests, our server might experience an overload preventing some keys from being sent on time.

If you have sent an email to our support team, however, it'll definitely be responded and you'll receive an activation key from us.

If you've already contacted us several times with no response, however, please let us know your email address, so we confirm that we've received your emails.

Thank you,
VSDC team

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#51

when will i get my key.
i filled my form

Reply   |   Comment by prakash  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

prakash,
Thank you for your patience.
We might experience some slight server overload because of the huge number of requests, and that's why activation keys are sent with a delay.

However, if there is still no key in your inbox within more than 3 hours (and it's not in your Spam inbox) please contact us again at support@videosoftdev.com, and we'll send it to your address manually.

Thank you,
VSDC team

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#50

How long exactly do you have to wait for the Activation e-mail to get here, seems like it's taking forever!

Reply   |   Comment by zeberdee  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#49

My key have arrived yet!

Reply   |   Comment by Jenn  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#48

Why has this setup file tripped Norton A/V ? I thought this issue had been resolved.

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Bobby, Norton / Symantec is notorious for false-positives.

Reply   |   Comment by RobertChristian  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#47

Installed per README. Got key. Started VSDC, went to activate, added key, got success message - restart to activate. Restarted still says Free version "i" shows free version. What's Up?

Bill

Reply   |   Comment by William Shader  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just an update: The program now shows "PRO" after a windows restart. I guess the activation message should state "reboot your system to activate" rather than "restart VSDC to activate" unless this problem was unique to me. Anyway, thanks for a great program and to GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by William Shader  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

William Shader,

I noticed the same thing; after a restart, the program was still not activated. I tried restarting a second time, and this time it worked. I did not have to restart the computer. Rebooting effectively did the same thing.

It may be different for users that had a previous version installed since the registry keys would already be there. Those users may not have had to restart the program twice. Even if a previous version was uninstalled, the standard uninstaller generally leaves enough tracking information behind that the new installer will know about previous installs. You would need to use a 3rd Party Uninstaller program, and sometimes they cannot remove all traces of previous installs. I wonder if anyone else had to restart more than once to get the activation to stick, and whether they had a previous version installed or not, and whether a previous had been uninstalled with the standard uninstaller or a 3rd Party tool.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Here is a message on their website :
"VSDC Video Editor Help is available for download in the .pdf format only to registered users of the Pro version. All the new Pro subscribers receive this link in the email with an activation key." There is a link in the email but no place to get the .pdf for the pro version. There are some links to open help pages for the free version. Is there in fact a download for a pdf manual for the pro version available?

Reply   |   Comment by Olfam  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Olfam, hello, Help manual is not included in the giveaway

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Ok Windows 10 x64 Pro. Installed to D: drive, used the readme given link & got key in a couple minutes at yahoo email. Popped in under program's Activation tab. Reran program (as it prompted) and nice looking one. Keeper for the basic functions. Been needing one of these for while but unhappy with others. Thanks GOTD for a modern one.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

beergas, thank you for your feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

No problems getting the registration code, but figuring out that you do not get an automatic desktop link to the exe program was a bit unsettling... thought I'd lost my mind until I REALIZED A SYSTEM RESTART WAS NECESSSARY: Once that was accomplished I discovered no link on the desktop to start program. Added one manually and the program (once it had sorted through about 45 seconds of files) opened up. At that point, the button to "Activate" the program and insert the code became visible... and so we are now experimenting with the proggie.

Whee!

Reply   |   Comment by Vincent M Brennan  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Vincent M Brennan,

A system restart was not necessary, but I found that two restarts of the program was, at least for some users. Several mentioned that after a restart, the program was still not activated. I found that a second restart, the activation stuck. if someone tried restarting and saw that the program still was not activated, a system restart would cause the program to be restarted twice, and thus might presume it was required.

In the not too far distant history of program installs, system restarts were common. These days it is not as common. When PCs first started being used, there was usually a single user, so a restart was not a major problem. For mainframes, a restart would/could affect lots of users, so a restart was never part of adding a new program. I always thought that PC programs should be able to do the same. Since PCs now can have multiple users, and in the case of servers, working at the same time, install programs have had to adapt. If you ever come across a program that still requires a system restart, you should complain to the developer to catch up with the current standards.

Only since there was no mention of a system restart needed, I stubbornly restarted a second time, and discovered it worked. If my second one had not worked, I too would have tried a system restart. If it worked, then I would make a suggestion to the developer that they should either update the install notes or they need to work on getting the installer to work without a restart.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I am confused !

Supposed to be a lifetime license, BUT, the "License Agreement states the following:

"2. Install and use the premium version of the Product, released under the brand VSDC Pro Video Editor, for personal and commercial use by purchasing a one-year subscription. In this case each subscription is bound to one user. "User" means the company, entity or individual whose funds are used to pay the subscription fee. This subscription is not transferable to any another organization or individual. Each activation key is valid for two activations. It shall not make work by two users applicable but give you an opportunity to reinstall the VSDC Pro Video Editor in case of possible hardware or hard drives failures or upgrades."

Clearly the agreement states a "one year subscription".

I have downloaded and installed a version of VSDC from here in the past ( I forget which one ) and the license expired after a year.

I'm going to take the chance and try again.

Reply   |   Comment by Jakeytoo  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Jakeytoo, this giveaway has its own terms, it's life-time

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#42

I just downloaded and installed the program. Got the activation key in mere seconds. Program now is activated. No problems what-so-ever. A little different from the usual download and activation but, as I said, no problem what-so-ever. Thank you so very much for this free program. I am sure that I will enjoy using it.

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Barbara,
Thank you for your words!

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

the only sad part is that for other reasons I will need to do a complete reinstall of windows in my actual PC and I will be unable to renew the license. I was waiting a long time for a program like this to be offered for free. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by hjb  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

hjb,

The best defense against this situation is to periodically make an image of your boot partition (C:, usually), with the imaging software of your choice. This backup regimen -- parallel to any separate *data* backups you make -- allows you to return to an earlier operating system status, exactly. That way, you would only lose those program installs and updates since the last image was made. It's not perfect, and I should probably be doing this myself more often than the couple-months intervals at which I usually manage to do it, but it is so much better than having to do everything -- Windows + many, many apps installs + your desktop and other myriad customizations - from zero. In the past, it had taken me a couple weeks work to put everything back: no kidding, and no thanks ! And of course, there would always be some programs that could not be reinstalled, either due to it being a time-limited promo / giveaway, or for some other reason.

The imaging program I have relied upon is Acronis True Image, but there are a number of other good ones, like Shadow Protect. Most are paid programs, but I think the one from Easeus may still be free.

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I get the impression that whenever a very good program (like today) is offered on GAOTD, competitor software companies send their 'foot soldiers' here to 'trash' the program as much as possible.
I ignore negative comments....after all if I don't like a program after trying it.......the answer is simple. Uninstall!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

John, thank you for your reasonable approach and support!

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#39

Dunno why, but I received TWO activation keys within minutes of each other. Anyway, registered okay, but the desktop shortcut says it the FREE version, but when I run the program it says 'Pro' ????
Will the shortcut be updated at the next update ?

Happy, but curious.

John

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

John, the shortcut is a logo that does not change

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

I'm not going to add to the dozens of comments on here which have nothing at all to do with the actual performance of today's giveaway. Instead, I'll say this:

(1) in the world of home video editing, Cyberlink's PowerDirector is king. Well, it is as far as I'm concerned, and I've lost track of the number of video editors that have passed through my hands over the years. But PowerDirector is BIG. And PowerDirector isn't cheap. And PowerDirector is to video editing what Adobe CS is to photo editing: it has features more suited to specialists rather than everyday 'ordinary' users. In which case, what to choose? Answer:

(2) VSDC PRO. Today's giveaway. I've used this software almost from the day it was first launched and yes, I have the Pro license (which still costs very little.) Today, it's free. And seems to offer lifetime upgrades.

On which basis, anyone with the slightest interest in video editing should snap it up. It's beautifully engineered, mature, stable, competent, and like all the best technology out there has far more under the hood than is evident at first sight.

I could likely provide several dozen tips here on how to use it but as neither time nor column space allow that, would instead suggest that users access the product manual (available to Pro users only) as a first step and then read through it. Yes, it has its faults in the way of some ambiguities and omissions but it's still a great help.

Also worth emphasizing is that when working in the editing ('snip') mode, maximize the window to let it float on top of the GUI screen; don't leave it in its preview state, as I've actually seen some other people do. Remember, too, to slooooooow down video footage in snip mode so that the time intervals are clear enough to allow effective editing. . . and remember, also, to ensure the mouse-controlled editing markers are firmly in place in 'start' and 'end' positions so as to ensure accurate cutting. Stuff that's edited out will be listed cut-by-cut in a separate panel; cuts are only permanently removed when the user requires that.

It's also well worth visiting YouTube for VSDC tutorials and downloading them, because the total out there is considerable -- some pretty awful, as to be expected, but many that are very useful indeed and easy to follow.

Thanks then, GOTD, for today's offer, but as I'm already a longterm VSDC user, I'll pass. Others interested in this software genre though who don't have VSDC Pro should seize it with both hands.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

MikeR, thank you very much for this detailed and unbiased feedback!

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#37

VSDC Pro Video Editor is an excellent and attractively designed video editor.

Being given a lifetime license is a big plus. Many thanks to the team at Flash-Integro LLC for this, and especially for regularly providing updated versions!

I'm sure we all wish that other GOTD vendor offerings also would provide lifetime licenses (and not provide annoying time-limited srvices offerings such as only 6 months).

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Tony, thank you for your kind words!
We hope you'll enjoy using the program.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

Thanks, this is a great giveaway! No problem getting my key or activating. It's a little confusing as the desktop icon says it's the free version, though when you open the app it clearly shows it's the Pro version (you may want to make the desktop icon a little more generic in the future, I just renamed it).

I have a question though. Now that GoPro has released their Cineform codec to the public domain (https://gopro.github.io/cineform-sdk/), are you considering adding Cineform support to this package for both input, output and conversion?

Thanks,

James

Reply   |   Comment by jlummel  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

jlummel, hello, yes, we're considering that

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#35

The captcha characters for obtaining the license are impossible for humans to understand, let along marauding computers. A total exercise in stupidity.
The coders keeping themselves employed have really excelled themselves with this one. Having tried a number of the captchas with failure each time, I am doubtful if I will be able to register this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Coxon  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Bruce Coxon,

I had no problem with the VSDC captcha characters -- very much unlike with the pictorial captchas required for posting here on GAotD, which I've complained about before. (Or was I thinking of that *other* giveaway site ? Both, probably.) Out-of-focus, underlit pix with tiny details that are extremely hard to make out. Is the pole considered to be part of the street sign ? Doesn't matter apparently: you click on all the plausible answers, only to keep being fed more and more endless captchas. So annoying !

Anyway, I received the key for this one from VSDC right away, so that's one more positive vote.

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hello Bruce,
We're sorry you're experiencing problems with the captcha. If after a number of attempts, you're still struggling with reading the characters, feel free to email our support team at support@videosoftdev.com

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Gene: Thanks for your help and commiseration. Since the VSDC support offered to help, I sent them the following message outlining my problems with their captchas. To support:
Thank you for responding to my problem.
I am still having difficulty reading the captchas, even on a different computer than the first one tried.
They are the worst ones I have ever seen.
Some of the characters are grayed out, making them difficult to read, and others overlap each other, or are one on top of the other, with no indication as to which one has precedence in the string, and others have spaces between them, with no indication as to whether the spaces should be inserted, or not. Also, some characters are unrecognizable, or are falling off the edge of the captcha window.
A total nightmare for the would-be user.
These captchas are even worse than the under-lit, tiny pictures mentioned as being so annoying by the other reviewer Gene.

I would be grateful is you could send the license code directly to my email:

Thank you,
Bruce Coxon

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

It was activated. Thank you.
Those who have not yet received the key, do not forget to register the mail address with the URL indicated in the Readme.
After receiving the key, activate the software, click on the ☓ button of the popup, then enter the key from "registration" in the center of the upper part of the screen.

Reply   |   Comment by from vector comments  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

from vector comments,

I had a somewhat different result: don't know if this is normal, or will remain O.K. (?)

At install, Ver. 5.8.9 offered to first uninstall the prior version -- as was previously mentioned here. I let it do that, then proceed with the new install. At no point did I have any opportunity to apply the new key they sent. On invoking it, the program now says "5.8.9 Pro", displaying the same "2018 Giveawayoftheday" license that ver. 5.8.6 had shown. I think "Activation" remained greyed out, throughout this. Fingers crossed . . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I was able to download the software and install but the activation page is not opening!

How do I get that page?

Bennet

Reply   |   Comment by Bennet  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Hello Bennet,
The address of the activation page is available in the Readme file. Once you visit the page, please fill in the form and submit your data. The key will be sent by email.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

After 5 minutes of use I can suggest:

1. Add a visual wave form to audio files. Makes it easier to sync external audio to camera audio.

2. Allow cutting / editing video on the timeline not on a pop up window.

3. Add support for LUTs

4. In the export dialog box, H264 settings HW Acceleration offers "Nvidea" acceleration. The company's name is "Nvidia" .

Reply   |   Comment by Christian  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Christian, thank you for the insights. We're forwarding all the suggestions to our developers. Glad you've participated in the giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

Thanks a lot. Downloaded (the same setup.exe you can get from their website, too), installed. Restarting the PC. Visiting the website given in the ReadMe (same like in the first answer to #22). Inserting name and email. Receiving the code a few seconds later. Entering the code. Restart. All is fine.
In a few minutes, I got a fine program with some nice additional programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Ritchi Freudenkinder  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

We're so glad to hear that, Ritchi! Thank you for sharing.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

After entering the activation code, I get a message stating "can't transmit data at this time, please try again later". Tried later, still same message.

Reply   |   Comment by fsuholler  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

fsuholler, Sorry for inconveniences caused. Please run the program as administrator and try inserting your activation key again.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

VSDC, Ran as administrator, got the same message.

Reply   |   Comment by fsuholler  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#29

Interesting program.. Registration info came quickly.. I look forward to working with this and learning more about it.

Waiting on Aomei backupper pro... anytime soon?

Reply   |   Comment by James Madison  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#28

VSDC thank you for the program and the given lifetime license!
At the same time, I do not understand the people who argue here and assert that the license is only 1 year old. Despite the fact that the representative of the company offering the program replied to many of them that their information was incorrect, and it was also written above that they would add a lifetime license. The company knows only what kind of license has been offered here for this program. Can not you accept it and rejoice it? I would rather thank you, because I often read some of the indignities here for another 1 year license, and it's finally longer, and some of them can not accept it. :)
I got my license key and activated it without any problems. Wait for patience and then arrive to everyone. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lantos Piroska  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Lantos Piroska, thank you very much, for your support!

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

I don't think we are getting the PRO version. Even after activation, mine still doesn't say PRO. How do I know for sure?

Rich

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Farina  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Richard Farina, Please restart the program after entering the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#26

Very nice video editor indeed, the only thing I would improve is to put some shadow around the subtitles for better visibility. The black box option isn't really ideal.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony deSoto  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#25

Does anyone have a good link to get the activation key? The one in the 'read me' file goes no where.

Reply   |   Comment by Dingo  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Dingo, http://www.videosoftdev.com/giveawayoftheday

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#24

I'm having the same problem getting a key. The link on the 'read me' file just pulls up a whole page of other links, none of which directs me to where I need to go. I see nothing about filling out a page to get the key sent to my email. If I'm doing something wrong, I can't figure it out.

Reply   |   Comment by Dingo  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Dingo, Scroll down to the bottom of the page. the form is there.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Good products so far. And, GREAT that this is a lifetime license as it will give me time to compare it to what I normally use.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#22

I don't even get a chance to enter my eMail.
What did I miss?
Normally, the GAOTD is pretty straight forward on registering.
I've gone back twice now looking...... Help! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jack, look down the page at http://www.videosoftdev.com/giveawayoftheday and you will see the form.
This is a tad different than the normal GAOTD registration, but you can handle it. I know you can.

Love,
Jack

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Jack, from time to time we might experience some slight server overload because of the huge number of requests, and that's why activation keys are sent with a delay. You should receive one shortly.
However, if there is still no key in your inbox within more than 3 hours, please contact us again at support@videosoftdev.com, and we'll send it to your address manually.
Thank you for your patience.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#21

Key has not come as promised

Reply   |   Comment by Dougy  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Dougy, fom time to time we might experience some slight server overload because of the huge number of requests, and that's why activation keys are sent with a delay. You should receive one shortly.
However, if there is still no key in your inbox within more than 3 hours, please contact us again at support@videosoftdev.com, and we'll send it to your address manually.
Thank you for your patience.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#20

is this the pro version?
The first video shows 6 reasons why for the VSDC video editor and the second video shows 7 reasons for the pro version.
the introductory text said we get the pro version for life but their website says differently.
what is the real story?

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Bob, the Pro version on the website is sold on one year website. Here it's an exclusive life-time license.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#19

Hi, it seems the only available download is the free version, not the pro version; am I right?

Reply   |   Comment by PaulF  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

PaulF, please, follow the instructions in ReadMe file. The Pro version is to be activated by a key you will receive by email

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#18

Hi,
Got a few questions that have come up after me reading all comments and the readme file-
1) What is the re install policy on the key?
2)Are all future updates included?
3) Can we activate after the giveaway period?

Reply   |   Comment by Alphaspiderman  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Alphaspiderman, 1) one key is valid for 2 activations 2) updates are common for free and Pro, so, yes
3)yes

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

VSDC,

Thanks for this. I had your 5.8.6 from a previous giveaway here. I am only a rather light and sporadic user, but I have kept several editors, due to things like particular format support or a feature that one offers but the others don't. None of them seem to support ALL the video formats, or do it that well. For example, VideoRedo (is this even still being developed ?) may be the only one I have that handles basic .Mpg format reasonably well, though I did not find the interface particularly easy to use. Strictly for ease of use, I never found anything simpler -- to just pick up and immediately start using it -- than Machete, although it is a very bare-bones, light-duty editor. So, it has remained my "Go To" for quick-cut jobs that don't require any fancy features. (But only for certain formats. It does *not* support .Mpg, and can get picky about some other video formats, though . . . . Pops and ticks creeping into the sound on some edited videos.) I guess once you start to cross over into the more robust feature sets in a video editor, the ease-of-learning / ease-of-use factors start getting more and more elusive. I will be very interested to see what you have done with this new version.

Incidentally, re item #3 from Alphaspiderman, the Readme from GAotD says "Installation and activation" before the end of the giveaway period. More errata ?

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Hello! My question to that permanent license: Once we get the license code for this - can we re-install the program in the future? Thank you in advance for your response.

Reply   |   Comment by Gotd Tester  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Gotd Tester, hello, one key is valid for two activations

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

This is a permanent license, but it will be a limited license. You should not have the right to receive updates free of charge.

Reply   |   Comment by from vector comments  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Hello, updates are included

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

That's nice.
By the way, can you say with confidence that VSDC is superior to AviUtill with diversity of functionality and ease of use?
The only weakness of AviUtill is stability, but is VSDCPVE also not having the same weakness?

Reply   |   Comment by from vector comments  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

VSDC,
for life?
and for the PRO version?
Your website says the licence is for the free version and we sign up with our email addresses for it but the licence is supposed to be for a lifetime licence of the Pro version.
What is the real story here? Can you clarify it for us?

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Bob, the upgrades do not depend on the version - free or Pro. This offer is life-time for Pro

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

from vector comments,
During the install of this program, you have to agree to the License Agreement which very clearly states:

"Install and use the premium version of the Product, released under the brand VSDC Pro Video Editor, for personal and commercial use by purchasing a one-year subscription. In this case each subscription is bound to one user. "User" means the company, entity or individual whose funds are used to pay the subscription fee. This subscription is not transferable to any another organization or individual. Each activation key is valid for two activations. It shall not make work by two users applicable but give you an opportunity to reinstall the VSDC Pro Video Editor in case of possible hardware or hard drives failures or upgrades."

In other words, you have agreed that this VSDC Pro Video Editor version is a 1 year subscription and that you may only use the activation key twice.

Reply   |   Comment by Stu  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Stu, it lasts till January next year!

Reply   |   Comment by doc  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Is that true? If so, it is disappointing.
Thank you for teaching me.

Reply   |   Comment by from vector comments  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

doc, all the keys provided for this giveaway are marked as 'life-time'. Please, don't confuse other users

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

All the keys provided for this giveaway are marked as 'life-time'.

Reply   |   Comment by VSDC  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

from vector comments,
VSDC replied to my posting and said:

"Stu, these terms are for those who purchase a subscription on the website. This giveaway has its own terms and restrictions, see the Readme file.

If for some reasons, you do not trust us, it's up to you to turn to other video editing developers, btw, where have you seen their giveaways recently?"

Clearly they don't change the License Agreement displayed during installation for GiveAwayOfTheDay. So it sounds like they do mean "The license provided is lifetime".

Reply   |   Comment by Stu  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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