Digiarty, known for WinX DVD Ripper and WinX Video Converter, has presented a new product combining the best parts of both apps into one. Thus, VideoProc is a new type of video editor software. It contains 5 modules: Converter, Ripper, Editor, Downloader and Recorder. With it, you can create videos, convert into different formats via presets, or record a screen with voice-over. How well all those parts fit together - we shall find out in this VideoProc review.
|Vendor||Digiarty, visit site|
|Newest version||VideoProc v.3.5 out November 2019|
|Operating systems||Windows / Mac|
|Installer file size||49 MB|
|Features||Screen recorder, video downloader, video editor|
|Pricing / Free version||Free / VideoProc Trial|
|Pricing / Full versio||$29.95 / 1 year subscription, 1 PC|
Installation & Interface
VideoProc can be downloaded from the official site. The installer size is only about 50 MB, and when unpacked it takes 152 MB in Windows and 109 MB on Mac. On first launch, the program will offer to activate the license or start in trial mode. Trial, of course, has limitations (watermark, 5 minutes for conversions, no support).
Each launch starts with a window to choose a mode: Video, DVD, Downloader, Recorder. Then the main window is opened, which differs between modes only in small details. Visually, it is divided into 4 parts:
1. Top panel - for main tasks and adding files.
2. Right panel - for built-in media player.
3. Central area - a list of files added to the current project.
4. Bottom panel - for mode settings, presets, audio, etc.
In general, the interface is convenient and functional. Perhaps the only thing missing is the full-screen preview.
The key function of VideoProc is clearly video editing. As a source file, you can add video, audio or even a folder - via top-panel buttons or drag-n-drop. There are 2 functional parts: Converter and Editor.
The original solution for having presets at the bottom always at hand is very handy. There are 5 available preset categories, that can be customized, yet generally have the following presets:
- Popular - the most commonly used presets
- Video - presets for video conversion
- Music - presets for converting audio files
- Device - for specific devices
- Toolbox - presets for video editing
Using the Target Format button, you can add the missing preset as well. In total, 220+ presets are available for various devices. The list of supported devices:
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, iTunes, iDVD, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, ProRes Video
Huawei, HTC, Amazon, Nexus, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, LG
PS3, PS4, Vita, PSP, Xperia
Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo
Samsung, Sony, Panasonic LG
Such a variety of supported devices is not the limit, because VideoProc allows to create and add your own presets (click Codec option). Full list of supported audio and video formats:
|Video / 17||MP4, HEVC, AVI, MPEG4, WMV, WEBM, M4V, DV, F4V, FLV, 3GP, 3G3, ASF, MPEG1, MPEG2, OGV, SWF|
|Music / 7||MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, AC3, AIFF, CAF|
Also there are available exclusive options from Digiarty: High Quality Engine and Deinterlacing, which we’ve tested in previous WinX HD Video Converter review.
VideoProc does not have an Edit button, to access the editing mode users have to click any video editing tool, displayed under video preview. Let’s see what options are available in this mode:
- Audio & Video - rotation, flipping, playback speed, audio volume, audio delay, etc.
- Effects - 16 color filters, ability to independently change color palette.
- Subtitle - add / remove subtitles.
- Cut - select a video fragment to save as a separate file.
- Crop - good for removing black bars/edges, etc.
- Watermark - add a picture or text label
The Toolbox tab contains popular video editing presets. There are presets for post-processing videos from action cameras (like GoPro), eliminating the fisheye effect, converting 3D videos, etc. Rendering a new video always consumes lots of PC resources, so VideoProc has implemented hardware acceleration support for GPUs from leading manufacturers (AMD, Nvidia, Intel).
TIP. Merge option can be enabled by checkbox in the right panel, under the player.
Designed to make backups from DVDs and Blu-ray disks. With this feature users can create full or partial copies. Also, it can help delete unwanted audio tracks or subtitles to reduce video size, turn off anti-copy protection. Note that such copies are for home use only. To do a backup, typically you would need one of these: a disk, a folder, or an ISO file.
If the source is disk or ISO, VideoProc will offer to determine the type of disk (UDF or ISO). If not sure, leave the Auto-Detect option enabled. Available options are in the Backup preset tab at the bottom, while output files similarly can be saved as disk, ISO, or folder. We recommend full backups in ISO 1:1 mode.
Here is a brief description of available ripping modes:
Main movie content copy
User can select data for backup (audio tracks, subtitles)
Full title copy
Copy all useful content into one video file (MPG)
Clone DVD to ISO image
Copy all useful content into one video file ISO
Clone DVD to VIDEO_TS folder
Creates a copy of content on a local drive
Copy full title to MKV
Full disk copy to MKV file (with MPEG2 codec)
Full title backup
Full disk copy to MKV file (with H264 codec)
TIP. If disk ripping fails, try to repeat it in the Safe Mode.
To download videos from the web, we only need a link to a page. VideoProc supports 450+ sites, including YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr (complete list on the website). With special detection algorithms, it analyzes the contents and shows a list of files available for download. For YouTube, this can be a list of all available video formats and resolutions.
Downloader has 2 search modes: video and music. In case of video mode, the whole file will be downloaded (preserving both audio and video tracks). Music mode enables you to download audio tracks separately.
Also, VideoProc can record live broadcasts and/or streams from a website. To do so, add the page link and select Live as type of content, then set the start time and duration. Note that the start time cannot be less than the current system time.
TIP. Please note that downloading protected content without permissions, in many countries, is illegal copyright violation.
Record desktop or webcam, for example tutorials, lectures or a game. It supports three video recording modes:
- Screen. Records a selected area or an application frame, visualizes mouse cursor and buttons clicks, picks up audio set as default input.
- Webcam. Records videos from a webcam, with some options to improve the picture - smoothness, color reduction and opacity.
- Screen & Webcam. Combines both modes, allowing you to record all that is happening.
There are advanced video recording options, e.g. record a part of certain sizes (Crop), record a virtual desktop. After recording, preview it in the player, or save it.
TIP. Several recording settings can be changed right during a broadcast.
To test VideoProc modules, we conducted several different tests. As source files we used free stock videos and own videos:
1. Tears of steel.webm- 1920x1080p, HD, duration: 12:14, from Blender
2. Earth.mp4 - 1920x1080p, Full HD, 29 fps, duration 00:15, from Pexels
3. Mix.mp4 - 352x240p, SD, 25 fps, duration 03:00
4. Wildlife.wmv - 1280x720p, HD, 29 fps, duration 00:30, from Microsoft
5. DVD Movie - 720x576p, HD, 25 fps, duration 02:23:03
Test 1. Converter
We examined the key characteristics: speed, compression level, removal of audio, and merging several different file formats into one. VideoProc showed a very high conversion speed in all tasks.
30s WMV to AVI
3m MP4 to FLV
Extract audio, 3m MP4 to MP3
Merging, MP4+WMV to AVI
Test 2. Editor
Here, we applied different effects to the same video in order to measure the duration of rendering.
Add effect:text, render
Tears of steel
Tears of steel
Tears of steel + Earth
Tears of steel
Tears of steel
Tears of steel
Add filter: b/w,render
Merging, save in .mp4
Add effect:flip horizontal, render
Save in .avi
Save in .mp4
Add effect:text, render
All effects were successfully applied, although we faced a few issues:
- Watermark - you cannot add both picture and text, only one of those.
- Player - applied filters are not displayed when video is on pause.
- No timeline and no hot keys.
Therefore, VideoProc will be good for basic video editing, for professional effects you’d have to look for a more sophisticated program.
Test 3. Ripper
In VideoProc there are 2 common ripping modes: Main Copy - a user can specify files, audio tracks, subtitles to copy as backup, and Title Copy - creates a full copy of the original disk. Only the Title Copy mode worked correctly with all source types.
|Operation||Main copy||Title copy||Main copy||Title copy||Main copy||Title copy|
Test 4. Downloader
We tested Downloader with the most popular platforms. In order not to infringe copyrights, we uploaded our own media files as test files.
For each platform, VideoProc produced a list of all available file formats and permissions. The only setback was with subtitles - despite our attempts, VideoProc was not able to detect YouTube subtitles, neither embedded nor automatically generated.
Summing up all testing, we evaluate VideoProc performance at 4.1 out of 5, which is a good result for video software, and well above most of competing products.
VideoProc doesn’t provide a free version, but trial is not limited in time. There are 3 types of licenses available for purchase, with the same prices both for Windows and Mac devices:
- One year license for 1 PC - $29.95
- Lifetime license for up to 5 PCs - $57.95
- Lifetime license for 1 PC - $42.95
Purchasing any of the licenses comes with a 30-day money-back policy.
VideoProc leaves mostly positive impressions. The interface conveys a full range of available options, help materials contain instructions for each feature, though only online. Converter and editor tools proved positive during tests. On the flipside, the integrated video editor definitely needs more professional video editing tools. Overall, we can say that VideoProc has earned its place on the market, saving users’ budget by basically combining 5 utilities in a single app.
- Save live broadcasts feature
- 16 video effects in editor
- DVD Ripper tool
- No ability to download multiple files at once
- Editor does not apply effects in pause mode