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   Last updated: October 14, 2012






ScreenEdit 2


Mac freeware ScreenEdit


ScreenEdit is no match to Apple's QuickTime Pro.  Nonetheless, Just like QuickTime Pro, ScreenEdit lets you edit QuickTime movies by copying, cutting, pasting and trimming frames.  It also lets you re-compress QuickTime movies with such QuickTime built-in compressors as Animation, DV, H.264, MPEG-4 (Part 2). 

So what can ScreenEdit can do that QuickTime Pro cannot do?  ScreenEdit allows users to split a video clip into up to 50 segments quick and easy.  ScreenEdit gives you access to more than 120 SMPTE effects and lets you create a simple slideshow movie with an imported video clip.  Furthermore, the user can take desktop snapshots with the Mouse pointer.

Under Mac OS 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5, ScreenEdit can open the following movie and image formats so that users can export them, split them or produce slideshow movies with them.


  • Movie imports: 3GP, DIVX (DIVX Decoder), DV, FLC, MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, MPEG (MPEG2 Playback), WMV (Flip4Mac required)
  • Image imports: BMP, GIF, JP2, JPEG, PDF, PICT, PNG, PSD, TIFF


ScreenEdit will not decode MKV (Matroska).





What you can do with ScreenEdit Pro:

  • The user can copy, cut, paste and trim frames and then save the edited movie.
  • The user can insert audio clips to movies.
  • The user can delete and enable/disable specific audio & video tracks.
  • The user can export movies with different audio and video compressors just like QuickTime Pro.
  • The user can split a single movie (.DIVX, .MPG, .M4V, .MOV, .MP4, .WMV...) into multiple segments.  Resulting movies will be formatted as MOV.
  • Using imported movies, the user can create slideshow movies with up to 30 snapshots (30 still pictures + 29 images with effects), utilizing 130+ SMPTE transition effects.
  • The user can take desktop snapshots with or without the Mouse pointer and send them to Preview or Mail.
  • The user can change the default desktop snapshot format (BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, OpenEXR, PDF, PNG, PSD, TIFF) and also the default destination where desktop snapshots are saved.
  • The user can open movies hosted at remote servers and take snapshots.
  • The user can record iSight movies with different video compressors (Animation, DV, MOV, MP4...) supported.



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Click on the button to download ScreenEdit for Mac. (ScreenEdit 2.1.3)  Mac video tutorials





System requirements:


  • Mac OS X: 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 with PowerPC G5 1.8 GHz or higher
  • Mac OS X: 10.4, 10.5 with Intel Mac
  • QuickTime 7 (No pro upgrade is required.)






Purchasing a single license of ScreenEdit



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Version History:

2.1.2 to 2.1.3 (September 29, 2009)

1. Movie Info now shows the number of audio and video tracks.
2. The position of the play head is now shown so that the user can copy it in terms of seconds or time to the clipboard.
3. The user can now insert audio clips to MOV movie files.  See A/V > Add Audio.
4. A measure is taken, depending on the OS version, to prevent the application to crash when the user attempts to open MPEG files.
5. The user can now delete and enable/disable audio tracks on MOV video clips.  See A/V > Show Audio Properties.
6. The user can now delete and enable/disable video tracks on MOV video clips.  See A/V > Show Video Properties.
7. Other numerous minor bug fixes are done.



2.1.1 to 2.1.2 (September 24, 2009)

1. ScreenEdit now allows users to change the default screenshot format (BMG, JPEG, PDF, PNG, TIFF) and location.  See Preferences > Screenshots.
2. Shot: Users have an option of saving a screenshot at the default location.
3. The application prevents users from accessing files with wrong types.
4. SlideX: The maximum number of pictures to be imported is extended to 30 (30 still pictures + 29 images with effects).
5. Fixed: The last row of the picture list will automatically be selected when a screenshot is taken in SlideX.
6. Fixed is a bug that caused the application to quit when the user chose not to import a clip.



2.1.0 to 2.1.1 (September 21, 2009)

Fix: ScreenEdit can now open a wide range of movie and image formats.



2.0.0 to 2.1.0 (September 21, 2009)

1. A new feature available is SlideX, which allows users to create QuickTime slideshow movies with multiple pictures.
2. OpenURL: URL Movie's resolution is shown at the sidebar.
3. OpenURL: The user can now take a snapshot of the movie frame. Choose Take Screenshot under Movie.
4. A clickable button enables the user to open the picture of the current movie frame with Preview.
5. Slide is now equipped with a better progress bar.



ScreenEdit and ScreenEdit Pro are products of MacHouse.
QuickTime is a product of Apple, Inc.