These days online video is ubiquitous. YouTube is a major source containing video on everything from useful business tutorials to inane dancing piano playing cats. And, business websites are making their own contribution posting instructional videos about their products and their marketspace. However, in order to view most of these, you need to be online. That makes things difficult if you need to share a video offline during a meeting, as part of a training session, or if you need to download the entire file at once because your Internet connection is too slow for real-time viewing. Additionally, you may not want to share an entire video– you may want to show only a small clip, or to create a single file of multiple clips.
While you certainly don’t want to steal someone else’s content and pass it off as yours, selective editing and distribution of attributed content can be a real time saver. These two free programs help you capture and convert online video from almost any source so that you can use it in for any off-line project.