Filmora is the best simple video editor which is available right now on the Internet. It is very easy to use that anyone who don’t have any previous knowledge or experience with video editing, will be able to get started with this video editor
I personally use Filmora to edit my YouTube videos. One best thing about Filmora is that it doesn’t take longer time to edit your videos, because there are a lots of pre-defined templates available in the software which you can add into your video with just a click.
Download and Install Filmora
You can download filmora from the official website : filmora.wondershare.com
Once you dowload the filmora setup file, just run it and a window will pop up on your screen which shows you the on-screen instructions to follow. It will then download and install filmora on your computer (either Windows or Mac)
Initially, you can download and use the software for free. However, if you are using a free version, then you will always get a watermark on your video which says “Filmora” whenever you export your video. If you don’t want to have this watermark, you can buy Filmora editor. Read the price details by clicking here.
Basic Edits in Filmora
Now let’s learn some basic edits in Filmora
Importing your Files into your Library
You can import your files (video, audio and image) into your library by clicking on import and then select import media files.
Now, a file dialog box will popup on your screen, just select the file which you want to import and click on open. Then, the file will be imported.
Now drag the file(s) which you want to edit, into the timeline.
Cut a video/ audio/ image
Once you drag your file into the timeline, you will be able to cut it. Just put the cursor (the vertical line) at the point where you want to cut your video, and then click on the scissors icon to cut the media. Now, you can delete the excess part of the media by right clicking and selecting Delete.
You can color grade your video with Filmora! In-order to increase the richness of your video clip, just drag it into the timeline, doube click on it and select Advanced. Now a window will popup from where you can mess up with settings like Temperature, Hue, Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, etc. You can even choose a pre-defined template and apply that to your video.
In case if you want to seperate the audio from a video clip, you can do it by right clicking on the video(which is in the timeline) and then select Audio Detach. This is going to seperate the video and audio. You will be able to see the seperated audio in the audio region of the timeline. You can now make changes with the audio and video seperately as needed, and you can also remove the audio by deleting it from the timeline. In that way, you can mute the video and make sure it has no audio.
In-order to add text into your video, just click on Text/Credit, and there you will see a bunch of text templates avaiable with different categories like Titles, Lower-Thirds, subtitles, etc. You can drag the text you want and drop it inside your timeline where you want the text to be. Once you added the text, double click on it and then you can edit the text. You can also choose an animation by clicking on Animation, and once again you can select any pre-defined animation. In the same way, you can even choose the Text Fill.
Adding Image to the video
If you want to add an image to a video(let’s say you want to add your logo at the top right corner of the video) , import the image file to your timeline, and then drag and drop it into the PIP region of the timeline. Now adjust the size and position of the image on the video. To add the animation, double click on the image in the PIP region, and you will see a bunch of animations. Choose the animation you like and add it to your image by double clicking on the animation.
Adding Background music
You can add a background music to your videos to make them less boring. In-order to add the music just click on Music, and you will find plenty of non-copyrighted music. You can download the music by double clicking on it. Once it is downloaded, just drag and drop it into the music region of the timeline. If you want to use music other than what is available in the software, just download the music you want to use, and then import it into your library by clicking import and then import media files, and then drag and drop it into the timeline.
Export your Videos
Once you are done with editing your video, you can export it by clicking on export. Then a window will popup where you need to choose the name of the exported video, the destination where you want to save the video, the file format, and the quaity you prefer. Now, simply click on Export and the process will begin. The exporting process can take a long time depending on the length of the video which is being exported.