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Free tools for every Youtuber!

Discussion in 'Resources and Tips' started by User.123120, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. User.123120
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    Hello all, welcome to another thread, and today's topic is FREE stuff, I mean come on who doesn't like free stuff, that can help you as a Youtuber, all of the software that I mention today will be Free for you to use Freedom Family! So let's jump in!

    Free Editing Sofware

    Windows Movie Maker - Sometimes we always miss the basic things, Windows movie maker is a good old favorite to return to, at some point, every big YouTuber has used WMM, it's all you need for basic video editing and putting together some fine work!

    VirtualDub - My first experience with Virtual Dub was not for the editing it was more for my Roxio gaming capture and I used it to record footage off my Xbox 360 and PlayStation 1 & 2, but to my surprise many months later it actually counts as a very good video editing software, this software has so many capabilities it surprising it's free! Quick get it now while you can!

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    Wax - Wax is a high performance and flexible video editing program which is good for both home users and professionals. It can be used as a stand-alone application, or as a plug-in to other video editors.

    Avidemux - Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering, and encoding tasks. It supports various file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Good if you plan on recording video in MP4!

    Blender - Blender is the free open source 3D content creation which supports all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. Blender has many advanced features, such as modifier-based modeling tools, powerful character animation tools, a node-based material, etc. and is one of the best video editors for both Windows and Mac.

    VSDC Video Editor - It has tons of features and you can start for free. There is a wide range of filters, overlays, transition effects and color correction abilities. This platform is designed to serve users with smooth editing experience so that even beginners can enjoy creative media projects. Thanks to its wide format support that helps to handle all popular media files with ease.

    Lightworks - Lightworks is a great free video editor featured with many video effects. It can edit up to 256 videos, audio, and still image clips. But the user interface is very technical so many people find it hard to use.

    VideoPad Video Editor - This is an intuitive, feature rich and easy to use video editing platform. Beginners can enjoy easy editing with its drag and drop type timeline and loads of transitions, effects, and speed adjustment features make customization easier. And the end results can be easily posted on social media networks like Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube etc.

    Free Audio Programs for audio perfection!

    Audacity - Flexible and powerful, Audacity is the very best free audio editor available
    Available for any desktop platform you care to mention, Audacity is my first choice free music editor. It has a huge following, and it's one that is entirely justified. It's a powerful tool that would put some paid-for product to shame, and although the interface might initially seem slightly intimidating, it's actually surprisingly approachable even for beginners.

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    Ocenaudio - Another powerful free audio editor, but easier to master than Audacity, like Audacity, Ocenaudio is available for multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, and Mac). While not bursting with features, it's a great tool for everyday audio editing.

    DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Editor - A pared-back editor that makes trimming and editing as simple as possible. There are several programs named Free Audio Editor, which is understandable (developers want their software to rank well on Google, after all), but not particularly helpful for users. Here we're referring to the software created by the media experts at DVDVideoSoft rather than the tool by FAEMedia.


    mp3DirectCut - Trim and normalize with this free audio editor that's great for podcasts. Despite its name, mp3DirectCut does more than just slicing up MP3s (although it does that very well). You can record directly into the program or work with existing audio files, and although there are no fancy options, all of the basics are covered. As well as simple track splitting, this compact audio editor also contains tools for normalizing audio, increasing volume, and fading.

    Acoustica Basic Edition - A more advanced audio editor, offering to master with effect layering, Acoustica Basic Edition is a particularly great audio editor if you're looking for a tool for tweaking music recordings. Not only can you make your own recordings and open files from your PC, you can also import tracks straight from CDs, edit them, and export them in the format of your choice.

    Free image editors for YouTube thumbnails

    GIMP - An exceptional photo editor, GIMP is a worthy rival to premium software. The elder statesperson of free photo editing, GIMP (also known as the GNU Image Manipulation Program) is the most powerful photo editor around. It's packed with amazing tools that perfectly match those you'd find in premium software, and more are being added all the time.

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    Paint.NET - With layers, filters and plugins, Paint.NET will make your photos shine. Sometimes it pays not to be overloaded with bells and whistles. Paint.NET's simplicity is one of its key selling points; it's a fast, easy to operate free photo editor that's perfect for those little tasks that don't need the sheer power of GIMP.

    Photo Pos Pro - Well designed and easy to use – a superb photo editor with a few limitations. Photo Pos Pro isn't as well known as Paint.net and GIMP, but it's another top-quality free photo editor that's packed with advanced image-enhancing tools. Its interface is smarter and more accessible than GIMP's array of menus and toolbars, with everything arranged in a logical and consistent way. If it's still too intimidating, there's also an optional 'novice' layout that resembles Fotor's filter-based approach. The choice is yours.

    PhotoScape - Its interface is unusual, but PhotoScape boasts a great set of editing tools.
    PhotoScape might look like a rather simple free photo editor, but take a look at its main menu and you'll find a wealth of features: raw conversion, photo splitting and merging, animated GIF creation, and even a rather odd (but useful) function with which you can print lined, graph or sheet music paper.


    Free Stats Resources that help with Metadata!

    SocialBlade - Social Blade gives all users access to our public database which, using advanced technology, is able to provide you with global analytics for any content creator, live streamer, or brand. Whether you are looking up popular YouTube creators, or Twitch streamers playing a specific game, Social Blade has you covered! We are always looking to expand our features to give our users the best experience possible.

    Statsheep - Get in-depth YouTube channel insight. Analyze your YouTube channel or search for any YouTube channels to see their performance and growth.Quickly compare the data of any two YouTube channels (side by side). Observe key differences easily with our intuitive design. It's great for sizing up the competition or just sheer entertainment.

    Free Utilities to help with tags!
    Rapidtags - Rapidtags is an online website application which is designed with YouTube content creators in mind.Their goal is to provide easily accessible, high-quality tools to help improve your overall SEO and channel impact making more people view your videos and subscribe you your channel.

    Free Video Transcoder to help with downloading Youtube videos!

    HandBrake - HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.Reasons you’ll love HandBrake, Convert video from nearly any format, Free and Open Source, Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux).

    Free Animations Tools
    Pencil - Pencil is a free open-source software that helps you create 2D animation effortlessly. It is easily the most versatile animation program in the 2D category and offers some of the stunning features all for no charges attached. It allows you to bring out your creativity with this simple yet innovative tool through colorful 2D graphics.

    Creatoon - Creatoon is an extremely user-friendly, straightforward and instinctive software that allows you to create 2D animations in cut out fashion and add several special effects to the same. The interface may look quite simple and out-of-date, but the software can carry out some of the complex tasks that can produce remarkable results.
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    Plastic Animation Paper - One of the best 2D animation software around, Plastic Animation Paper offers you uncomplicated and powerful tools to convert your ideas into beautiful cartoons and animation in 2D for no charge. This program is created for those expert animators who need a quick and compelling solution, apart from being instinctive and extremely easy to work with.

    Synfig Studio - Synfig Studio is an open source and a multi-platform free software that allows you to create animations in 2D and its design is quite close to that of Pencil. However, the major difference among the two is the fact that Synfig comes with a sharp learning curve due to its avant-garde features and amazing results which you can definitely achieve once you have mastered using its tools at a professional grade.
    Blender - Blender is one of the most popular free animation programs that is used by many expert animators, video game specialists, scientists, students, VFX professionals, studio artists and more across the globe. It is open source software under constant development and that helps you to create amazing 3D animations completely free of cost.

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    Daz Studio - Daz Studio is a compelling and 3D animation creator suite that is not just extremely user-friendly, but also comes packed with rich features and functionalities. Whether you are an amateur animator or a seasoned professional, DAZ Studio is just the right bet for you. It allows you to create a free account once you sign up. The design engine is as fast as light travels and boasts a massive library that contains pre-developed component matter helping you to develop animations in a jiffy.

    Clara.io - Clara.io is a fully functional cloud-based software that helps you with 3D animation, modeling and rendering all for free. It is a web-based tool that does not require any plugins for your browser to function. Apart from featuring a great arrangement of polygonal modeling and skeletal animation, it also boasts of a user base of over 80,000 which form a solid community where people meet and discuss while they shop.

    Free Music for your videos!

    Incompetech - is one of my go-to places for great royalty free music. The site was created by composer Kevin MacLeod and has tons of music, categorized by genre and feel. In the site’s FAQ, you’ll see that the music on the site is free to use for your video soundtrack.

    DanoSongs - Dan-O is a composer that offers his original songs for free download at DanoSongs.com. You can use his songs for free in your project provided you link to his site or credit him in your video.

    Epidemic Sound - Epidemic Sound was established in 2009 with the sole reason for making potential outcomes and advantages around music in all stages – both for the ones who form it and the ones who use it.

    Youtube Library - All creators should be aware of the free music resource over at Youtube.com. It has a lot of music content that’s completely free and pretty searchable. For instance, you can search by genre, instrument, mood, or duration, and you can bookmark pieces as favorites for later use. You can even use the tracks without any kind of attribution needed!

    So there we have it, a really long list for all you creators out there to improve your videos, production wise! Did I miss any let me know in the comments below!
     
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    To be honest, my montages are made with movie maker wich for me is easy to use, made my intro with blender but haven't heard about the other ones so thanks for sharing :)
     
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    thanks. think i can try some of these tools soon
     
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    Wow, that is a lot of great info, that I never would have found on my own. Thank you. I've been using windows movie maker for editing, but paying for photoshop and adobe audition cc. Going to have to check some of these out.
     
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    I often use paint and photoshop to edit thumbnails
    Thanks for sharing !
     
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    Awesome job. Thanx heaps
     
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    nice
     
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    I'll definitely check out the music libraries!
     
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    blender seems fun xD
    I'll try it when i can
     
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    This is an awsome guide for everyone's taste
     
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    Really informative post. Thank you for sharing it.
     
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    Thanks, I will try some of these tools
     
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    Thanks for the headsup. This is an awesome toolkit
     
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    i used some of these tool like hand break social blade its awesome thanks bro for sharing us
     
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    thank you for the help
     
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