Video Time Reversal is an application with the ability to apply the reverse effect to a video, that is, it can make a video play backwards. A task that would often require the use of complex video editors, can be easily accomplished by means of this free little app.
The application is able to reverse your video footage with just a couple of clicks, giving as a result the desired 'backward' effect and preserving the same speed. It can open virtually all the popular video formats and is able to output videos in MJPEG, AVI, WMV, and MP4, giving you the option to preserve the same input format too. By default, sound is reversed as well, but you can change this option from the settings window and choose to remove audio, keep the original sound, or even save the reversed sound to a separate file. There is a bunch of other parameters in the settings, which include the possibility to choose output bitrate and codecs, and options related to HD video.
This single-window app is very easy to use, even if you know nothing about video editing. For this review, I used a couple of MP4 videos and the application successfully applied the reverse effect, keeping the original video quality. Video Time Reversal is a stable, free, and lightweight app, probably one of the best free tools to accomplish this task.