With so much downloadable audio visual material on the internet, people are getting more creative with their content. Just look at the millions of submissions to You Tube by wannabe directors and home movie aficionados. If you’re not ready to take on heavy duty editing programs such as Adobe Premiere, there are a few cut and splice programs out there to help you.
One such example is Video Cutter and Splicer which can split the movie file into two parts at a certain scene and save them as two movies which could help you get your clips under YouTube’s 10 minute limit. You can even save your favourite frames from movies as an image to make a nice thumbnail preview. This program allows you to cut and splice video in AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, QT, and MOV format but note that it can only output your masterpieces in AVI, MPEG and WMV format.
For something a little more versatile, you can try Quick Video Converter. As its name suggests, its main job is as a converter but it also cut part of a file, merge two or more files into one and even rip parts of a DVD/SVCD/VCD to video files. It also supports a huge amount of formats, including 3GP and MP4.
If you’re looking for an altogether more powerful solution though, take a look at Video Workshop. Video Workshop is a digital video converter/editor for home video processing and for people who are just getting started with video editing. It also performs conversions but allows you to be much more creative including ripping audio from a film to mp3, mixing soundtracks and adding your own voice overs. A great program for those that want to assemble all their favourite clips in one place and merge them into their own film or mish-mash.