Movavi Video Editor can help you produce your own movies. It has a nice interface, and, since it is quite similar to those of other programs of the same type, you will probably find it very easy to use even if it is your first time.
The application can be used in two modes. Inexpert users will surely find it simpler to use the slideshow wizard, which, in a few steps, leads you from importing images, through adding transitions and choosing an audio background, to finally exporting the video presentation. However, it has several limitations as to customizing the results.
If you have the expertise and want to create a personalized movie, then you must enter the full editing mode. Despite the evident complexities, you can use a simple workflow consisting of importing resources, placing them on the timeline, adding transitions and effects, and sharing the results. In this regard, it is good to know that the tool can import clips not only from standard files but also from a camera and the screen. Yet, unlike other similar products, this one cannot download them from any video sharing sites. Likewise, you can import audio directly from files, the audio card or a microphone.
Although this editor does not reach the high levels of sophistication you can find in more expensive products, it certainly has multiple features to satisfy most home users. Something to highlight is its compatibility with multiple media formats, both as input and output. Luckily, the tool helps you decide upon a satisfactory output format as it comes with various presets, organized according to their supporting devices and intended purposes. Moreover, it can upload videos directly to the cloud.
As to editing operations, this software product has the advantage of having a timeline to which you can drag the desired objects. However, it does not support using various tracks and layers. There, you can edit the objects by cropping, trimming, and splitting. Similarly, it is possible to use various types of effects, such as titles and callouts. In the case of audio, you can also apply effects like normalizing.
All in all, Movavi Video Editor can create rather decent movies without too much effort on your part. Unfortunately, the product is shareware and its trial version has multiple restrictions regarding video length and trial period. Nevertheless, this application certainly deserves a try.
- Two modes
- Supports multiple formats
- Uploads to the cloud
- Imports from camera and screen
- Nice video and audio effects
- Multiple tracks and layers not supported
- Cannot download from the Internet
- Trial version severely restricted