Wax is a high performance
and flexible free video editing software program. It
started out as a college project, and has since grown. Wax is good for both
home users and professionals. It can be used as a stand-alone application,
as a plug-in to other video editors. The software also features unlimited
video and audio tracks with top-down composting.
Distributed as freeware for business or personal use. However if you want to redistribute Wax, you need to get permission from the author.
Use graphics acceleration available with your video card for creating mind-boggling effects in realtime or near-realtime.
Unlimited video and audio tracks with top-down compositing and many compositing modes (audio features are limited at this time).
2D and 3D Plugins and transitions for creating effects. Full
featured 3D compositing with 3d objects, lighting, shadows, texture
generators, etc. Plugins include the following.
RotoMate - rotoscope/paint over video with fully keyframmable shapes and masks
Shatter - create explosive effects
ModelLoader - load 3d models from .3DS, .MD2 and .MS3d files
Particle Generator - generate various natural particle effects like fire, smoke, rain etc
Text 3D - create extruded/beveled 3D text, and much more...
Plugin Adapter technology - can load and use VirtualDub filters, DirectX plugins, Freeframe plugins and Windows Movie Maker presets inside Wax or your NLE when using Wax as a plugin.
Full featured project management with media bins/folders, element properties and comments for ease of use.
Transition and Plugin SDK available for developers to extend
functionality by adding external plugins. WinMorph uses this Plugin SDK
to extend Wax's functionality for warping and morphing.
File input/output through filters, Filter SDK available upon request for developers to extend file format support.
Input formats : AVI, WAV, all popular image formats. Output formats : AVI, MPEG, WAV, Flash, all popular image formats. (AVI and WAV formats support compressed audio too, using Audio Codecs installed in your PC).