Movavi Video Editor can help you create your own videos. Besides having multiple features that allow doing a good job, this editor is still easy enough for most users.
The app has an easy-to-use interface. In this regard, there are two working modes. One of them is called Montage Wizard and it takes you through a series of basic steps to create a presentation-like video. The other mode is a full-fledged editor, with a timeline to carry out most of the editing.
A good way to start is by importing the media you are going to use in your project. This includes practically all common video, picture and audio formats. However, this does not mean that you cannot import the necessary files at a later time. Luckily, there are myriads of sample files you can download from the developer’s servers.
The next logical step consists of placing the media elements in the timeline. It is good to know that drag-and-drop operations are supported, which saves a lot of effort. Moreover, there are various tracks that let you work on video, audio and title elements separately.
One of the main assets of this tool is the availability of nice special effects. In this respect, there are many filters, such as Camera Shake, Noise and Color. What is more, you can purchase additional ones at the online store. Likewise, you can use a variety of transitions, titles, stickers and callouts.
Despite it's not one of the most sophisticated tools of its type, it has some features that are not typically found in low-budget editors. For instance, it lets you pan and zoom the image as well as stabilize it when the original recording has bumps. Last but not least, there is my favorite: chroma key, which is used in projects that require replacing the original background.
It is great that you can preview your work at all times, so you do not need to render the video to see what it will look like. Then, when you are done, there is the final step of exporting your creation in any of various video formats. Luckily, the tool supports such common formats as AVI, MKV, MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV, FLV, WebM and OGV. Besides, you can configure output in terms of resolution, code, frame rate and bitrate.
All in all, Movavi Video Editor is a great choice for personal and school projects that require editing video. Likewise, it can produce quite decent results for other purposes. However, you should not expect too much from this tool as it does not come with those sophisticated features you can find in more advanced products. In this regard, its best advantage is derived from its affordable price. There is also a Pro edition of this product.
- Two working modes
- Multiple special effects
- Supports many input and output formats
- Affordable price
- Separate tracks for audio, video and titles
- Not as sophisticated as the top products of its kind