People don’t really understand when we say that choosing a video editor is tough. Normally, there are two extremes one can go towards — a professional tool like Adobe Premier Pro or Final Cut Pro and a beginners’ tool like Windows Movie Maker.
This essentially puts the intermediates in a confused position. They obviously need a professional-looking UI and intermediate features but not the heavy nature of the software. So, they have been in search of a hybrid video editor that can serve all these needs. Finally, we’ve found something like that — Wondershare Filmora.
In this review, we will share our experience with Wondershare Filmora, which promises to help you create amazing videos using the powerful tools. Rather than giving you a list of features, we will share with you how it’s like to edit, create and finalize videos using Wondershare Filmora. Shall we start?
About Wondershare Filmora
Wondershare Filmora is a fully-fledged video editor program, available for both Windows and macOS. You can use the program for creating beginner and intermediate video projects, like photo-videos or even some short films. The developers have included some really cool features inside, and it is reasonably priced at just $59.99 for the lifetime license. That having said, there is a fully-functional free version you can use, but you will have to bear with the Filmora watermark.
Without further ado, let’s get started with the review.
Getting Started with Wondershare Filmora
Compared to any other video editor in the market, the installation process of Wondershare Filmora is easier enough. The best part is that it won’t take up GBs of space from your computer. Without spending even 500 MB in the storage department, you can start running Wondershare Filmora with full power. Considering the features being provided, this is quite amazing, even for Pros.
We believe that you’re an intermediate, who has found Windows Movie Maker-like tools insufficient. In that case, you don’t need an introduction to the editing UI of Filmora. Even with zero experience in video editing, getting started with Wondershare Filmora is easier than you expect. In a minute or two, you will know how you can import, place, preview video clips and also bring other elements like transitions.
It’s only with advanced features like Green Screen and Picture-in-Picture that you’d need some time. Even in that case, there are plenty of resources to help you. Altogether, we loved the simplicity of Filmora when it comes to getting started. Now that you have an idea, we will check out what Wondershare Filmora has to offer in Basic, Creative and Advanced feature sections.
What You Can Do with Filmora
This is where things get really interesting. If you were to list all the features of Wondershare Filmora, it would take years. So, we broke down the whole feature list into three sections — Basic, Creative and Advanced. In that way, you will know whether Wondershare Filmora has the features you need.
Wondershare Filmora can fulfill all your basic editing needs, from Cropping to Trimming and from Rotation to Saturation control. All these are available with quick access and you can use in-timeline controls as well. In addition to that, Wondershare Filmora smoothly manages 4K Video and offers options like Noise Removal, GIF Support, 1:1 Portrait support and frame-by-frame review. It’s more than basics, we know.
Green Screen is perhaps the most important advanced feature in Wondershare Filmora. If you want to add some cool graphics, this will help you. In addition, you get Picture-in-Picture mode, Screen Recording, 3D Lut and Scene Detection. We also loved the Audio Control features the program offers. Once you have separated the audio, you can make almost any changes, from Trimming to Fading and from Cropping to Voice-Over.
Apart from the advanced control over your video, Wondershare Filmora leaves some space for creativity as well. There is a huge collection of filters and overlays you can use. In addition, you can add text elements & motion elements into your output video. Last but not the least, Wondershare Filmora offers support for an amazing collection of Transitions and Effects.
Wondershare Filmora is so optimized that it has a subscription service for effects. You can get latest effects by paying a subscription fee, you know. This is going to be great if you make videos on a regular basis.
We didn’t expect Wondershare Filmora to outperform Final Cut Pro or Premier. But, comparing it to normal video editors you get, the performance is just top-notch. Even when you have the basic configuration, you’d find the rendering speeds to be satisfying.
The Bottom Line
Do we love Wondershare Filmora? Obviously, YES. It has an awesome set of features you’d love to check out and keep using. Without spending much money, you can get a semi-professional editing environment also. Considering all these, we have to recommend Wondershare Filmora to every upcoming YouTuber and video editor out there.