Smart Cutter

Smart Cutter 1.9

Cuts parts of a video and rearranges them in a different way

Cuts or merge segments of movies and joins multiple videos and combines them into one. The idea is that you can split one video into several segments, handy for making short videos or compilations, and having in that video only the best part of the video(s).

Smart Cutter is a simple and handy application that lets you split videos into smaller pieces or extract fragments from video files. Though initially created to process only the videos taken from DV Camcorder and HD PVR devices, this neat tool can actually deal with numerous video types and formats. It supports both HD (high definition) and SD (standard definition) video file formats, like M2TS, TS, MP4, MOV, PS, TP, TRP, MTS, MPG, VOB, H.264 AVC, AVCHD, MPEG2, and so on.

This powerful tool can be used to remove unwanted parts, like commercials, from a recorded movie, but it also allows merging multiple videos into one single larger file. One of its most important advantages is the fact that it allows cutting the videos in a very accurate manner, as it detects and displays the frames of the videos, letting you select precise start and end location for the splitting. Furthermore, it can perform the video cutting, splitting and joining tasks without re-encoding the videos, which saves precious time and ensures a satisfactory graphic quality for the video outputs. Even the subtitles and the sound tracks of the videos can be processed in accordance with the specifications of your cutting tasks without requiring any video re-encoding.

Using this tool is very simple, as it comes with a neat, intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Just drag the sliders around and visually check the frames in order to select the parts for the cutting or splitting. Even beginners can use this handy application without any problem. It looks a bit dull and outdated though, but this is a minor aspect that can be easily ignored.

To sum it all up, this tool is a nice video cutter that offers some truly remarkable advantages. Even so, I think that its price is pretty high. If you need to cut or split HD videos or videos of rarer formats, it might be worth the money. Otherwise, many other cheaper or even free video cutting tools are just as good as this one for the same jobs.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Accurate, frame-based, cutting and splitting tool
  • Can also merge videos
  • Supports many formats
  • Doesn't require video re-encoding


  • Pricey
  • The interface looks outdated and unpolished
  • The interface cannot be customized
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