Solveig Multimedia just released version 3.0 of their video editing and trim software. The main reason this software is so useful is that it can trim and merge video files without re-encoding which preserves original quality and is WAY faster than encoding.
I did a review on version 2.0 of this software. The main features that were lacking was a more intuitive interface and ability to save projects. Version 3.0 now includes that. Another main difference is that version 2.0 was free. Version 3.0 is €39.95 (just over $50 USD).
They do have a demo that is basically the full version, but with the following restrictions: their watermark on your output file, timer before starting, and “the maximum number of possible launches of any operations of a program run is 3 times.”
SolveigMM added quite a few features to version 3.0 that make it much more appealing and polished. You’ll have to watch the video at the end of this post to get most of them. The important ones for me are as follows:
- Much more intuitive interface than version 2.0
- Ability to save projects
- Stepping forward and backward frame-by-frame is much easier
- Batch manager
During testing, I was able to trim and merge an MVK encoded with h.264 video and AC3 audio (the video frame-rate was 47.95 and resolution was 1280×720). The end result perfect.
Even though this new interface is less confusing, it took me a little bit to figure out how to select multiple cuts and then merge them. I’ll walk you through that below:
Here’s a video from their product page: