Filmora Review: A Simple Yet Professional Video Editing Software: Videos have emerged as one of the effective and important means of communication in the recent times. The reason for the same can be attributed to the visually rich content that videos disseminate by engaging the viewers. A collection of various factors make a good video that eventually gains the attention of a large number of individuals.
One such crucial factor that has a direct bearing on the quality of the video is the editing. Resultantly with the increased viewership and usage of the videos emerged numerous video editing apps and software for both Android / Microsoft and iOS devices. However, there are few video editing tools a that are too complicated to use. And if you are one such user who has felt the same and is looking for an app that supports video editing with enhanced tools; your search ends here. In this article, we provide a review of the best video editing software available currently in the market called Filmora.
Filmora is an app developed by Wondershare and it is designed to cater to demands of both beginners and professionals. So, let’s get started to know more about the app with further delay.
Unique Features Of Filmora
Like every video editing software, Wondershare Filmora comes with a package of the list of features. We have enlisted few of its unique features below.
As you begin to start up Filmora, the software asks you to choose either of the two modes available: Easy Mode and the Full Featured Mode. As the name itself denotes Easy Mode is most suitable for beginners as it has the basic video editing tools while the Full Featured Mode includes all advanced tools that a professional video editor needs.
This features neatly distinguishes and modifies itself to suit the requirements, needs, and capabilities of the users accordingly. Thereby it makes the task easy and convenient for the users.
File Format Support
The format is one such factor that users look forward to before using a software so as to reduce the hassle. Filmora supports almost all popular video, audio and image formats. Besides, it supports the latest 4K resolution videos and GIF files. The app has a provision that enables the users to import images and clips from social media platforms like Facebook. Once the video is created it can be shared and exported in common video formats, HD/DVD formats and even formats specific to devices.
Basic Video Editing Features
The basic video editing features are available in both Easy mode and Full Featured mode. Filmora has all those basic editing features which a user expects and needs. Some of the features include noise removal, frame by frame preview, color tuning (adjust dynamic range & white balance), speed control, a provision to add panning or zooming movements to a footage. It also has a feature to play a clip in reverse order by flipping over the clips.
Advanced Video Editing Features
The advanced video editing features are mainly available in Full Featured mode as mentioned earlier. Few of such features are Picture in Picture support which enables us to layer multiple video clips and Audio Mixer which adjusts the audio of each individual soundtrack.
Some of the other features that Filmora offers are 3D Lut, advanced Text Editing, Audio Equalizer, Video Stabilization, Scene Detection, Tilt Shift and more. Most importantly, Filmora supports Green Screen which allows you to change the background of your videos and to create effects using the Chroma Key.
Filmora provides a wide range of interesting and creative features like filters and overlays to make the video interesting and interactive. Moreover, it allows the users to add text, titles, motion elements and transitions. Additionally, it has a robust library of royalty free music which can be used in the videos so as to make them lively.
Video and Audio Controls
Filmora, has most effective video controls like crop, trim, contract, rotate, merge, along with a provision to change brightness, aspect ratio, saturation, hue, etc. The software has audio controls like trim, fade in & out, split, pitch voice over and more.
The Wondershare software provides its users with amazing editing features which include filters, animated elements, and various other modern video effects, that can be used in your videos. The interesting feature of the Effects Store is that it is regularly updated every month adding new features, effects as and when they are developed and introduced into the markets.
Effects are well categorized into collections like Fashion, Food, Gamers, Travel, Retro etc. While few of the collections are available only upon payment there are other collections which are available free of cost.
Coming to the interface of the Wondershare Filmora software it has a pretty sleek and clean interface. Under the Easy Mode, it offers a simple interface which is pretty obvious given that it is designed for those users looking to perform basic video editing. It is mainly the interface of Filmora in Full Featured mode that it makes it one of the best video editing software. Primarily because it has an effective interface with best editing tools, unlike the complicated interface that other software provides.
All the primary features like text, filters, music, transitions, overlays etc., are available right at the front, which provides the users the best experience. Each of these effects thereof have very well organised options which can be selected easily from the drop-down box.
On the top panel a provision enables the users to import media locally or from online social media sources. The record option is made feasible and works with your PC or Mac’s screen or through the webcam. The export option allows to save your video either on CD/DVD or on to your device or share it on the social media directly.
As a whole Filmora has a wide range of features with a simple and modern interface which is most importantly user-friendly.
Ease of Use
As it has been constantly reiterated this Wondershare Filmora software is known for its ease of use interface equipped with all the advanced efficient video editing tools.
Easy mode is most preferable if you are a beginner and are looking to create a family video or anything casual and simple all you to do is add the required media file (images/videos) and select theme, music and you are all set to preview the video file. Once satisfied with the preview you can save or share it in different formats.
In the Full Featured mode designers have made efforts to make the interface simple so as to provide the best experience to the users. The effects are easy to use and are efficient.
Although the software gets slow while importing and exporting at times its simple, modern and efficient video editing tools make Filmora preferable over others.
Pricing and Availability
As has been mentioned earlier Wondershare Filmora is available for both Windows and Mac devices. Though most of the features are available for free, few of the tools and provisions are available through subscription. The subscription to the full version is available from $39/year. One can also get a lifetime license starting at $59 for a single computer.
Finally, Wondershare Filmora has rich visual editing content supported with great and easy to use UI (User Interface). Hence, we definitely recommend you to try out the software. Though it can get slow at times it is a great tool for both the beginners and professionals due to the efficient video editing tools it offers.
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