Simple to follow AVS Video Editor Tutorials to produce creative videos!

Free version available

Looking for an inexpensive Video Editing Software with some great functionality. Then AVS Video Editor might be the solution.

Yes Microsoft and Apple may have their own versions of video editors, but you will soon find these are limited.

AVS Video Editor should meet most of your needs to create some entertaining videos with some interesting bells and whistles. There is a free version available so you can test drive the software first.

To help you use this package, I have created a number of tutorials listed below. These cover the majority of questions I often get asked. Although the tutorials have been based on version 5.2, there is very little noticeable difference in the functionality to the latest version 8.

AVS Video Editor Tutorials


  • Watch the tutorial in either HD 720 or HD1080.
  • Although some of the recordings are of an earlier version, these are still useful for the most current version.
  • Before you start any creation, I would also suggest to set up the autosave. You can do this by going into EDIT, SETTINGS, GENERAL – as shown below.

AVS Video Editor Autosave


Tutorial 1

1. The screen layout
3. Importing media
4. Building a video


AVS Video Editor Tutorial 1


Tutorial 2

1. Editing images and video
2. Transitions

3. Video effects including slow motion

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 2


Tutorial 3

1. Adding and editing Text

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 3

Tutorial 4

1. Video overlay
2. Adding music
3. Adding a voice over

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 4

Tutorial 5

1. Splitting a scene
2. Duplicating a scene
3. Moving a scene around

4. Deleting a scene
5. Editing sound

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 5

Tutorial 6

1. Saving your video
2. Saving your video in different formats
3. Uploading your video into Facebook, YouTube etc.
4. Video capture function

Note: In the latest version, the ‘Produce’ look and feel has changed although you should be able to produce your videos following this tutorial. I will be looking to update this tutorial in due course. So what has changed? When you select produce, you will now see this window:

AVS Video Editor Produce

So far so good. If you now select say ‘Web’, you will now see this window:

AVS Video Editor Web

To post your creation on YouTube, just select “YouTube”. The last screen is the same as before. Now watch the video.

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 6

Tutorial 7

Uploading videos into YouTube

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 7

Since creating the video, the best format to save for putting on say YouTube is to select ‘produce’, ‘web’, ‘Youtube’ and select HD Video for Youtube. This will produce a video in high definition.

AVS Video Editor Youtube

Tutorial 8

Multitrimming a video stream

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 8

Tutorial 9

Fading in a video

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 9

Another way to fade in or out is to add a colour at the beginning and and at the end of the video. Change the colour to black. Between the colour and the video add in a solid fade transition.

Tutorial 10

Green-Blue Screen effects

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 10

Tutorial 11

Preventing clips splitting and moving whilst editing

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 11

Tutorial 12

Moving images around the screen using the Trajectory function.

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 12

Tutorial 13

Recording a video to play backwards.

You will need to use the AVS Screen Capture software for this. Note you will need to open this up separately as opposed to doing this through AVS Video Editor.

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 13

Tutorial 14

Video Overlay Transitions

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 14

Tutorial 15

Disc Menu. Creating a menu for DVDs to play back on your computer or TV.

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 15

Tutorial 16

Overlay. How to fade in and fade out an overlay.


AVS Video Editor Tutorial 16

Tutorial 17

A quick tutorial on how to have your video clip starting further along the timeline as opposed having it starting at the beginning.

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 17

Tutorial 18

A number of people have asked how to set the duration for adding in a large number of photographs without going into each photograph and changing the duration. Equally the same question has been asked about how to set the transition timing as opposed to changing each one separately. This tutorial shows you how to achieve this.

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 18

Tutorial 19

Many people have asked how to use AVS Video Editor without subscribing. This tutorial shows how you can create a 5 minute video for free and without any watermark. If you wish to have a video longer than 5 minutes then you can repeat the last process using Windows movie maker or the equivalent in the Macintoshes’.

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 19

If you are looking to use your video in YouTube, you can use the enhanced edit function to remove the first minute of your video. Once in YouTube, go to edit your video and select “Enhancements”. Once in here, use the trim function to remove the first minute as shown below. Remember to save!2013-03-23_0932


Tutorial 20

More on video effects. I have picked out 11 effects that you may find useful. These include:

  • Flip
  • twist
  • Perspective
  • Skew
  • Shift
  • Rotate
  • Resample
  • Zoom
  • Mirror
  • Sharpen
  • Image

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 20

Tutorial 21

How to insert additional lines into the timeline i.e. inserting lines so that you can play more than one effect at one time or more than one overlay at one time.

AVS Video Editor Tutorial 21

Here are some common questions.


Question: How can I remove the black border around the scene of each movie?

Answer: The default aspect ratio is set at 16×9 which is for wide angle viewing. If your video is not wide angle then you will need to change the aspect ration to 4×3. You can do this by going to edit, aspect ratio, 4×3.

AVS Video Editor Aspect


Question: How can I change the brightness, colour and contrast on a video or image?

Answer: Click on the video or image in the main video editor line and select ‘color’. This function can also be selected by clicking on the right hand mouse button and selecting ‘color’. See below:


Question: How can I zoom in and out of my video or remove the black boarders around the video?

Answer: There are two ways to achieve this and both methods are useful if you are looking to remove black boarders around the video. To do this, you can use the stabilization function or the crop scale function or use both methods.

Click on the video clip and select ‘stabilization’

On opening the window, select ‘stabilize video’ then move the compensation bar accordingly.

Crop scale by clicking the right hand mouse button on the video clip and selecting crop scale? It’s the crop scale slider that zooms in and out

Note: You may also need to change the aspect ratio as shown in question 1 and this only works on videos, not on images.


Question: How do I have more video effects simultaneously?

Answer: What you need to do is to drag the effects over the video itself and not into the effects timeline. You can add as many as you like. To edit or re-order these, click onto the video, and select the ‘video effect’ button that appears amongst the other buttons above the timeline.

Click on the video and select ‘video effects’ to edit. Here you will be able to see the effects selected.

To activate this function, go to ‘edit’, ‘settings’, ‘edit’ and check the box to ‘allow to add effects directly on the video’.


Question: How do I fade text in and out.

Answer: When selecting a text type, select an animation and this might do what you are looking for. If you wish to change the animation then go into ‘Edit Text’ and select a fade and fade out animation from the selection at the bottom right hand corner.


Question: What formats does AVS Video Accept?

Answer: Refer to the list below:

AVS Video Editor supports all key video formats. Edit & save video files in AVI, VOB, MP4, DVD, WMV, 3GP, MOV, MKV, H.263/H.264 codecs, etc. See a full list of supported below:


Question: What are the formats supported

Answer: Formats supported as follows:

Read: HD Video (inc. Blu-ray video, AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD), AVI (DivX, Xvid, etc.), DV AVI, MP4 (inc. Sony PSP, Apple iPod and Archos), WMV, 3GP, 3G2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), DVD, VOB, VRO, MPEG-1, 2, 4, TOD, MOD, MPG, DAT, VCD, SVCD, Real Video (RM, RMVB), ASF, ASX, MJPEG, H.263, H.264, DVR-MS, MKV, OGM, FLV, AMV, MTV, TS, M2TS, M2T, MTS, DPG, NSV, FLI, FLC, CDG, GVI, SVI, PPT, PPTX.

Write: HD Video (inc. Blu-ray video, AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD), AVI (DivX, Xvid, etc.), MP4 (inc. Sony PSP, Apple iPod and Archos), WMV, 3GP, 3G2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), SWF, FLV, DVD, MPEG-1, 2, 4, MPG, MJPEG, H.263, H.264, Real Video (RM, RMVB).

Speed Up HD-Videos Editing
Manage AVI HD, WMV HD, TOD, AVCHD, MOD, MTS/M2TS, etc. with AVS Video Editor . Due to the integrated video cache technology, HD-video editing becomes faster.

Process Blu-Ray Videos
Open and edit your Blu-ray videos with AVS Video Editor . Apply effects and add specially designed menus. Add audio, video and images to your videos. Save files in any key video format. Or burn videos on to Blu-ray discs.

Capture Your Video
Transfer video from DV-, web- or VHS-cameras and save video on hard drive or burn DVD discs. Or record media files from your PC screen and create video guides, training videos or demos.


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AVS Vide Editor Tutorials

223 Responses

  1. Rochelle

    Hi! thank you for your tutorials. They are very helpful. I have a problem, whenever I add videos on the software, it says “error, file does not exist” in some videos. But it still and actually exist in one of my libraries. I don’t know what to do or why this is happening. I need clips that video and it won’t open. Please help. Thank you and more power!

    • Gary Oakes


      I would like to help you, but let me see if I understand the issue. Are you importing the videos by the “Import” function or by dragging in the videos? Both methods will work. Is this where you are having the problem with the error message coming up?

      If I have this wrong, please provide more detail and I will get back to you.


      You import the videos (media files) from your

      I’m not too clear what is going on here.

      • Rochelle

        Hi! My problem was I think AVS Video Editor does not accept just any format of a video. Some videos I download on Youtube are available to be imported in the editor while some are not. Some music as well, I convert the youtube audio to mp3 converter. The editor says “file does not exist” though the files does exist. I think, the problem lies in the format of the music and video. I’m not sure what format does the editor accepts. Thank you for helping me.

  2. hope

    hello i need help plz can u add tutorials on how to crack avs video editor, i have a crack bt i dnt knw how to install or wher i can put in avs4u program files plz help

    • Gary Oakes

      You can upload AVS Video Editor for free here: Click the first add on the right hand sidebar and upload to your computer. Follow Video Tutorial No.19 on how you can use this package to make 5 minute videos for free.

      By all means use you crack code on how to totally make the package free – if this is what it does.

      Hope this helps


  3. Ron Han

    A lot of help watching the tutorials. Thanx :-). Let’s say I have recorded a 5 mins video, with sound (me talking). I want to create a video with 100% of that sound. But I want to remove, say 1 minute of video in the middle, and replace it with 1 min of another video (without sound), while my original sound is running through the whole 5 mins. Hope I made myself understood. I cannot find this in any of the tutorial. This is something often seen on videos. The sound is running throughout, but the video is put together of various videoclips.

    • Gary Oakes

      Hello Ron

      Be glad to help. What you will need to do is to copy the video clip into the audio mix line. This way you maintain the sound all the way through whilst messing around with the video in the main time line.

      This should work for you. Tell me how you get. This is a prompt to do a video tutorial on this. I now have three on my list.


      • Ron Han

        Hi Gary! I didn’t know that was possible, didn’t even think of that option. Thanks a lot for the tip. It solved my challenge (which I spent quit some time trying to find out) in such an easy way. Thanx a lot Gary.

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