I grew up using Windows Movie Maker. Windows Movie Maker didn’t come installed with Windows 10, so when faced with my first video editing challenge, I thought “Oh no! What should I use for a video editor? There are so many out there, where should I start?”
Well, Filmora caught my attention with the ability to post directly to YouTube after exporting. I thought that was neat – it was exactly what I wanted to do – so I went for Filmora and downloaded it.
Initially, I noticed there are two styles in Fimora. There’s a simple mode for people who just want to put clips together, maybe add music and simple transitions to them, and that was it. Great for the parent who wants to make a slideshow for their daughter’s soccer club picnic or a sixth grade class memoriam.
The other mode, and the one I spent my time in, was the full feature mode. This had clip tool, lots of transitions, a video playback, and all sorts of other things that I didn’t get the chance to try right away. I put my video together easily in under an hour, putting together the clips that I liked, trimming them, doing playback. All the video editing features I needed were provided for me. There weren’t many different from Windows Movie Maker from what I used, so I wasn’t super impressed with anything. But, it was easy to find what I needed, and it worked, so that was good enough for me.
One thing I did notice is that there were lots of transitions, filters, among other things to choose from and overlay in your videos. I didn’t need to use any of these, but it looked like there were a lot of useful tools like that, which is what could make this stand out from the simple Windows Movie Maker (and other video editing softwares like it).
Overall, I give Wondershare’s Filmora a 4/5. It’s not great, but it’s good. It had some unique features that make it stand out from the rest, it’s easy to use, not frustrating, and it gets the job done for just about anyone. It’s good.