I’ve been a long fan on VirtualDub, a great linear video-editing software (and it is also free and open source). The only thing which bothered me was the limited number of input/output formats supported. There were some forks of it, but they pretty much died off.
However in the latest full circle magazine I think that I found the perfect alternative (I didn’t have much time to play around with it, but it looks very promising until now): Avidemux. Things it has going for it:
- Free and open source
- Cross platform (Windows and Linux)
- Supports a ton of input and output formats
- Has a lot of built-in effects
If you have some video editing to do, give it a try!