Wondershare Filmora is a basic video editing application that is rather elegant in its simplicity. It doesn’t have all the tools that we look for in the best video editing software. Even it doesn’t have its features as robust as other products we reviewed. However, it provides all the essential functions to build a compelling video narrative.
The main interface has three windows: Timeline, Media, and Preview. There’s no guesswork involved in how any of the features work. When you first start a project, a large Import Media icon appears in the media window.
This video editing software is compatible with all the popular video, audio and image formats. So you can add pretty much any media to your project. Once you have the elements you want to use imported into the video editing program, it’s a matter of dragging them onto and arranging them on the timeline. That is a relatively simple affair in this application.
Along the side of the media window, you’ll find most of the video enhancement tools. For example, the Title tab allows you to add words onto the screen. While there is a robust selection of titles to choose from, you don’t have many options to build your own titles.
Filmora has hundreds of video effects, transitions, and other objects. These can be used to insert into your project. And like everything else in this video editor, all you have to do is drag them where you want them on the timeline. There are a few places in the program where you can perform granular modifications. But they’re somewhat limited to the basics.
When you’re done creating your video project, the software offers an excellent variety of export options. You can export to a specific file type or customize a file for a specific device such as a smartphone or tablet. You also have the ability to upload your video to sharing services such as YouTube, Facebook. You can burn a DVD, but not a Blu-ray disc. So this program has most of what we look for, just not all of it.
Filmora is one of the few video editing applications that is available for both Windows and Mac OS. Most of the video editors can only support Windows Operating Systems.
This video editing software is significantly easier to use than any other software. It comes with a lot more titles, transitions, filters, overlays and background music tracks. Wondershare even offers free themed effects add-on packages for holidays and more.
Wondershare Filmora even includes a built-in screen recorder. It records what you do with a computer, that’s perfect creating tutorials or how-to videos. The mouse clicks are accentuated with an audible click and audio is recorded along with the video. As usual, the audio is recorded through a microphone.
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