One of the basic features of a great video editor is ease of use. Even with all necessary features packed into the program, they become useless if the video editor program doesn’t offer an easy way to make use of these tools. Over the past couple of days, I’ve had the chance to play around with Wondershare Filmora Video Editor and I’ve been greatly impressed.
From a feature rich user interface that’s so easy to use to the array of tools placed in a user’s hands, Filmora video editor is definitely one of the best video editors one could have right now.
What makes this video editor special?
Whether you’re a professional who needs a complex program or you are just someone who needs a few basic features to edit your videos before uploading to social media, Filmora video editor still gives you exactly what you the need the way you want it.
Starting the program should present you two options, you either go for the easy mode meant for beginners or the full feature mode that has all the tools a professional (or an enthusiast) would need.
If all you want to do is basic editing that involves choosing from one of the preset themes and adding music, the easy mode is just for you. This saves one the trouble of rummaging through all the features in the full feature mode to get an easy task done. The full feature mode on the hand is where the real deal is. In this mode, you can do almost anything with your video.
What’s new in this new version?
Wondershare recently released a version 7.8.0 which adds some exciting features to an already great video editing program.
Advanced Color Editing
Instead of simply choosing preset color settings, this new feature lets you fully customize how your video appears. In this mode, you can change the color temperature and tint. You can as well tweak the saturation, contrast, brightness, exposure, highlights, shadows and every other aspect of color composition.
Pan & Zoom
Apart from simply cropping your video, the new pan and zoom feature too comes in handy when you need to animate still images in style.
Saving customized text
Instead of writing the same thing all the time, Filmora now lets you save your customized text for re-use. You can simply pickup any of the preset and edit as desired. Hitting the “Save as preset” button lets you reuse this text the next time you launch the program.
New transition tools
The latest version comes loaded with even more transition tools. Normally, transition might affect the original duration of videos but the new version of Filmora lets you control this.
This feature lets a single edit or delete ripple through the whole project. Delete a clip in the project won’t should affect synchronization of existing effects as long as you have Ripple turned on.
Other great features
As with most video editors, Filmora lets you change video play speed, set video to play in reverse, add different transitions, perform audio separation and more.
As for basic editing, you can trim videos and crop as you wish. Videos shot in wrong orientation can be correctly rotated to look good. Wondershare Filmora video editor also lets you change aspect ratio, merge multiple videos and also tweak every aspect of color composition.
Apart from being a great video editor, the program also lets you record your PC screen.Other advanced effects include PIP, green screen, video stabilization, tilt shift, scene detection and more.
It also supports a wide range of video formats when exporting a completed project. Exporting to directly to mobile devices and DVD is supported as well as direct sharing on social media
Before purchasing the program, you can try it out for free. Wondershare Filmora video editor only costs $29.99 if you’re okay with a 1-year license. However, a better deal is the lifetime licence that costs only $59.99.