Over the past ages, with the advancement in technology and increase in the number of users, more and more video editing software keep emerging. To live up to the competition, an average consumer level video editor has become rich in features which have its pros as well as cons!
Cons are that not all features are desirable to the users and complexity of the app gets high.
People search for something simpler to use and Wondershare came to their rescue with the Filmora Video Editor, it’s one of the best video editors.
Wondershare Filmora is an amazing slideshow and video editor. It combines photos and video clips and with the application of effects and filters, it turns them into a mini-movie.
It is absolutely easy to create a movie in Filmora. All you have to do is select and upload your files, choose whichever theme you wish to be applied in the movie and the rest of the work is done by the software.
Wondershare Filmora is brilliant for videographers who have less experience. It offers a choice of two modes: Easy and Full feature.
As soon as you open the software, a simple splash screen appears.
Here, you can choose whichever option that suits your project.
- Two choices are for setting the suitable aspect ratio, 16:9 and 4:3.
- Full Feature Mode: Takes you into the full interface mode.
- Easy Mode: The program enters into a semi-automatic mode which uses the available templates that you add your files to.
- Action Cam Tool: Provides tools that are specifically used in action cam footage.
- Instant Cutter.
The user interface is quite basic and does not have any hidden menus. What you see is what you get.
Every feature is represented by simple icons and can be accessed through them. Although what the user sees looks absolutely simple and uncluttered, more than 300 overlays, music tracks, special effects, sound effects, objects, and transitions available to the user for usage are hiding behind.
Talking about video editing, it is a process of simple drag and drop for adding things to the available timeline. The timeline runs on a magnetic system whose main purpose is to keep the assets clung together.
If you are a beginner, a special help feature is present that allows you to take help from 11 specific videos that explain the step-by-step functioning of the program. All you have to do is click the HELP button and you will be directed to another separate module which has all the videos listed with their thumbnails and titles set according to the content in them. This feature can also be used if you get stuck somewhere while working. All the videos are very straightforward, very well put together and easy to understand.
The simplicity and transparent nature of the software make it easy to learn even for the ones who have not edited any video before.
- Advanced options like a surround sound configurator and close captions etc don’t seem to be present in the software.
- Watermark of the software gets attached to the video once it is saved. To remove the watermark, the user has to buy the premium version of the software.
The best thing about Wondershare Filmora is that it has successfully managed to establish a good balance between maintaining simplicity and at the same time providing ample tools and features that an average person would actually use.
The user interface has been kept absolutely clean, modern, systematic and uncluttered yet at the same time offering easy access to the features and functionality of the program.