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Review: Smideo HD 2013 makes smart-looking video slideshows

Smideo HD 2013 makes it (mostly) easy to create slick slideshows. You can add video and photos to the project, but Smideo doesn't always offer a lot of hand holding to users.

Review: Minitube brings the YouTube experience at its best to your desktop

Minitube is a well-designed YouTube app that makes it easy to watch interesting videos quickly and continuously, with a viewing experience that's even better than get from YouTube's Web interface.

Review: Fantashow makes (almost) fantastic videos

Fantashow offers an easy way to combine your own video clips and still photos into one polished video. You can save your video for viewing on a PC or TV, or share it online.

Review: Corel VideoStudio X6 eases creative video production

Corel's VideoStudio X6 is the easiest-to-learn, easiest-to-use video editor out there. It supports most major technologies, and the creative tools are first-rate.

Review: Slice your AVI files up into separate files with AVI Splitter

When you are watching a media file in AVI format, you may want to copy a section as a separate AVI file for easier watching later. AVI Splitter makes this a quick and painless process with a few clicks of the mouse.

Review: Amara is a Web-based service that lets anyone transcribe and translate online video

Once the domain of trained professionals, Amara tries to put the process of video transcription, subtitling and translation within reach of everyone.

Review: DivX Stash stores Web videos for mobile viewing

DivX Stash lets you store links to Web videos so you can view them later on your PC or mobile device. It's a great way to get your videos organized, but it stumbles a bit with Hulu content.

Review: PowerDVD 13 Ultra media player is loaded with under-the-hood improvements

While unchanged outwardly, PowerDVD 13 significantly enhances 1080 video, delivers better performance, and remains the premiere DVD/BD/3D playback solution.

Review: Freemake Video Downloader grabs any video with a URL

This standalone utility will download any video you can grab a URL for, and it can download directly from YouTube.

Review: Defishr removes fish-eye distortion from video

Defishr is an easy-to-use utility for removing the fish-eye distortion from your video. It can even create profiles to optimize the process for unknown devices.

Review: WeVideo is a cloud-based video editor that makes editing in your browser fun and simple

WeVideo is a simple and solid Flash-based video editor that runs in your browser. With Dropbox and Google Drive support, it makes it easy to pull raw footage in and export edited video out.

Review: DivX Plus 9 is a handy player and all-in-one video tool

DivX Plus Software works well as a desktop media player, but does much more than that. It handles video conversion and file transfers with ease, and works as a DLNA server, too.


Review: Camtasia Studio 8 raises the bar on interactive video creation

TechSmith's Camtasia Studio version 8 is a completely rebuilt program that goes far beyond screen-capture video creation. It can now incorporate videos from other sources in multi-track editing, including videos with embedded hyperlinks.