Wondershare Filmora Video Editor 8.5 is a simple to use video-editing software that is available on both PC and Mac. The application is a boon for all those users who have just started their video editing journey and for those who just want to skip the complicated elements of other editors like iMovie etc.
So Let’s find out how this software functions and what pros and cons are associated with Filmora video editor.
For me, user-interface is the most significant aspect of any software. Considering that, I tested Filmora video editor on a variety of parameters. As far as Filmora User-interface is concerned, the software comes with a simple interface that allows anyone to use it proactively with the help of short tutorials.
I really liked the three-panel layout for source content, clip preview, and timeline which is quite similar to other editors. But what makes Filmora UI unique is its storyboard functionality that keeps a variety of elements accessible at your fingertip.
Let’s Start with Filmora Video Editor 8.5
Primarily you will be required to install the program. Once the Filmora video editor is installed on your system. You have to follow the directions given below to make an optimum utilization of the software.
When you first open the program, the opening screen will provide you with a couple of choices for the dimensions. Either you can go for the standard 4:3 or widescreen or 16:9. Commonly users prefer opting 16:9 as the majority of Android, Apple devices, and DSLRs record in.
Once the dimension is selected, the software will provide you two different modes as per your preference that includes Easy and Full feature mode.
With Easy Mode:
As the name suggests, this option is a perfect option for all those who are inclined to get finished videos in a shorter span. Here you just need to import the clips you expect in your video and select a ready-to-use theme and music for your video project. That helps Filmora in compiling your clips in an arranged manner and creates a video automatically.
With Full Feature Mode:
The full feature mode is comparatively more advanced than the previous ‘easy mode’ option. This mode provides you with access to tons of features and gives you a definite control over your video project.
In simple terms, the ‘Full feature mode’ works via three main sections that include the main navigation, timeline, and video playback. The main navigation is the area where you can import your media files for your project and can arrange as per your requirement. Then there are plenty of features that complement the whole task of video editing that includes music, title, filters, overlays, elements, transitions, split screen.
Then at the bottom of the interface, you will find a timeline where you can easily develop your project by simply dragging and dropping any media file or element (such as cropping, rotating, trimming, etc) to the module.
At last, you will find out the video preview screen where you can find out and review all the adjustments and features you’ve applied.
Once your video is done, you can click the Export button to share, save or export your final project.
You can download a free trial of the Filmora’s desktop version for Mac or Windows. The desktop version is $44.99 for a one-year license or $59.99 for a lifetime license. There is also the smartphone app for iOS and Android which are available for free.
Bonus for you: You can also checkout vlogit by Filmora, a new video editing app for all the YouTubers.
Filmore video editor is an ideal option for those who are looking to extract more than a set of basic tasks from a video editor. Any day, Filmora is a better alternative to iMovie as it offers a range of creative tools and filters. But if you are already an advanced level user then you might go for powerful options like Adobe Premiere Elements or Final Cut Pro as Filmore lacks some of the advanced features.
- Easy to use
- User-friendly interface
- Compatible with 4K
- Value for money
- Improved export options
- Lacks themes or templates
- No 360-degree video support
- Advanced features are missing