Movavi Video Editor is crafted to be as intuitive as possible so that you can have an easy time editing video before you can share it with the target audience. It is a free download program that has been identified to be the best alternative on Windows PC to the iMovie video editing software that is popular with the Mac platform in the instance you are able to have access to that platform. With Movavi Video Editor, you will be able to enjoy basic features like captions, titles, cropping, filters, and transition which are just a tip of the iceberg when compared with the plethora of editing features that you are opened up to.
Apart from the basics, you have access to advanced video editing features that cut across, styling, transition wizard, video stabilization, panning, and zooming not forgetting the PiP mode that lets you personalize the video using the webcam. If you do not want to tinker with so many options some of which you may not be able to comprehend as a first-time user, you can employ the automated video creation mode that does the hard work for you and requires little interactions from you. The free version of this program gives you a maximum of 6 tracks on the timeline but getting the paid one boosts you up to 99 tracks. When the need arises, you can make use of the built-in music and sample video clips to spice up your final video. How do you get to implement all these nifty features? The tutorial below will give you just the answer you are looking for.
How to Use Movavi Video Editor
Even before you can get started with Movavi Video Editor, you are promised an experience of a kind that will see to it that you come up with masterpieces in the end. Starting from keyframe animation to ready intros and outros, video editing is taken to a whole different level by this video editing software. What this means is that you can expect a simple user interface that will help you realize professional video editing features no matter your level of experience. Especially if you are coming across this program for the first time, you will find that guide below very helpful in having you acquainted with its features in a quick and less tedious process. Let us begin!
Step 1: Launch Movavi Video Editor
Of course, before you can launch, you need to download and install it after downloading it from the official website. You will then be presented with the straightforward user interface below with some hints on how to navigate the interface as you can see the highlights on the main sections. A simple mouse should exit the hints.
Below, we look at the various windows comprising the main interface where Label 1 shows the library window, Label 2 shows the timeline window while Label 3 is the preview window where you can track the changes you make. Being familiar with the Movavi Video Editor interface makes getting around very easy.
Step 2: Add Media Files or Folders
Movavi Video Editor lets you incorporate video, audio, and images in the editing process depending on how you prefer the final clip to be. To do that, click on the blue icon below to open up the options under Label 1. Here pick the “File import” option that will provide you with the “Import” window on the right. Under Label 2, click on the “Add Files” button to add files natively or click on the drop-down arrow to add media folders instead. For convenience, you can simply drag and drop the target files into the same area. In the instance you do not have your own files, you can use the built-in ones or use the interface under Label 3 to capture the necessary media files you require.
Once you have added the media files, you will be automatically navigated to the “Media bin” category as shown by Label 2, and clicking on any of them will be previewed on the windows shown by Label 3. This is handy to make sure that you are working with the right files. Once you are armed with the media files in the library, you are ready for the next step.
Step 3: Place the Media Assets on the Timeline
Easy peasy! This is a very simple process that just calls you to click and drag the video, audio, or image file onto the timeline as shown below. The first thing though is to know that the timeline is divided into tracks as shown by Label 1 with each track taking a specific kind of file and Movavi Video Editor will not allow you to place a file in a track it is not meant for. In this guide, we are using a video and audio file and so we just need to click and drag each file to the relevant track on the timeline as shown by Label 2 and 3.
Clicking on the video clip will open you up to the editing options shown below that include cutting, rotating, cropping, color adjustments, and the chance to edit the clip properties when the need arises.
Step 4: Add Filters
Click on the icon labeled 1 to show the various categories of filters you can choose from and depending on the one you pick, a list of available ones will be shown on the window labeled 3. After that, all you have to do is drag the one you prefer as shown by Label 4.
Step 4: Add Transitions
Just like the filter step, the same sequence applies to add transitions as shown below only that you need to have a point where two clips join. In our case here, you can notice that the point where the scrubber is has two separate clips and that is where you drag your transition of choice.
Step 5: Title Your Clip
To add a title to your video, click on the icon labeled 1, select a preferred category under Label 2, pick a preferred title in the list window labeled 3 and then drag it onto the right track on the timeline as shown by Label 4.
Apart from the above features, there is a lot more in store for you depending on whether you are editing a video or audio. These extra features are accessible by clicking on the icon labeled 1, then choose under Label 2 for video-related tools or under Label 3 for audio related editing features.
Step 6: Export the Edited Video
After playing with all those features as you wish based on the ones that you feel are necessary for your clip, it is time to export the final video. Movavi Video Editor opens you up to two ways to achieve this. Label 1 gives you the Export menu method while Label 2 is simply a one-click button that will take you to the export interface without much hassle.
Either way, any of the options you pick should take you to an interface similar to the one below. Label 1 shows the target destination, Label 2 the format to use, while Label 3 and 4 let you define various parameters of your output like the file name, destination folder, quality among others. Hit the “Start” button labeled 5 after you are satisfied with the adjustments you make. You can explore the other output options too and find out what Movavi Video Editor has in store for you.
The moment you start rendering, Movavi Video Editor will present you with the interface below that will come in handy to track the progress. A nifty feature here is getting the estimated remaining time when waiting for the rendering process to end. Just be patient for the process to end so that you can finally obtain the edited video file.
When the process is complete, you will be able to locate the rendered video file in the directory you defined and it is from here that you can choose on the further actions to apply on the file.
You can concur with me that Movavi Video Editor has a really impressive and convenient process to edit video files on top of the many features to tinker your video with. You are able to swim in this program’s awesomeness and at the same time end up with professional-looking video files. Grab it today and steer yourself to a video editing process of a kind. Movavi Video Editor will not make things complex for you as it is crafted to rid you of a tedious and time-consuming process to edit videos.