VirtualDub is a video Capture/processing utility for 32-bit Windows platforms (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has Batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters. VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.
-Fractional frame rates. Don't settle for 29 or 30 when you want 29.97.
-Optimized disk access for more consistent hard disk usage.
-Create AVI2 (OpenDML) files to break the AVI 2GB barrier and multiple files to break the FAT32 4GB limit.
-Integrated volume meter and histogram for input level monitoring.
-Real-time downsizing, noise reduction, and field swapping.
-Verbose monitoring, including compression levels, CPU usage, and free disk space.
-Keyboard and mouse shortcuts for FASTER operation. To capture, just hit F6.
-Clean interface layout: caption, menu bar, info panel, status bar.
-Reads and writes AVI2 (OpenDML) and multi-segment AVI clips.
-Integrated MPEG-1 and Motion-JPEG decoders.
-Remove and replace audio tracks without touching the video.
-Extensive video filter set, including Blur, sharpen, emboss, smooth, 3x3 convolution, flip, resize rotate, brightness/contrast, levels, deinterlace, and threshold.
-Bilinear and bicubic resampling -- no Blocky resizes or rotates here.
-Decompress and recompress both audio and video.
-Remove segments of a video clip and save the rest, without recompressing.
-Adjust frame rate, decimate frames, and 3:2 pulldown removal.
-Preview the results, with live audio.