Many people like to use iMovie because it offers sophisticated video editing tools for creating a professional video. iMovie is only available to Mac users so you won’t be able to install it if you are using Windows. You should not be disappointed because there are a lot of good alternatives that can replace iMovie such as Movavi Video Editor. Movavi Video Editor features a drag and drop timeline for loading audio and video files just like iMovie, the drag and drop interface will work with shortcut key commands such as Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V for copy and pasting the video files. The timeline serves as the area for you to play back the video file and do all sorts of editing.
The filters tab offers a wide range of artistic effects to add onto the video. When you click on an effect, it will load on the preview screen for you to preview it. If you think that the artistic effect will look good on your video, you must drag it to the video clip. For example, if you drag the balloon effect on the video clip, lots of balloons can be seen raining down on the video. When the effect filter is added onto the video clip, it will show a star symbol. There are over 40 effects filters that you can add to the video.
Another reason why Movavi Video Editor is a great iMovie alternative is because it offers a lot of fancy video clip transition effects. Adding transitions can show the changing of mood or subject in the video. You can add transition to show the progressing of the video title to the first video clip. Transitions can be added to show that you are now discussing a different topic in the video. You can also add transition to the part where the main video content moves on to the call to action at the end of the video.
As a rule of thumb, the video content is the most important thing of the video project and not the transitions. Fancy transitions may look nice but it can distract away the focus of the audience on the video message you are trying to convey. When adding transitions, make sure it looks natural in the video as putting the transition in the wrong place can make it look awkward. It will take some time to find the right transitions. You can select the transition and press the Del key if the transition you add make the video look awkward.
Movavi Video Editor allows you to add audio tracks like music, podcast, or sound clips to the video. Audio files are imported in the same way as the video files including Add Media Files button and the drag and drop interface in the timeline. You can record your own podcast over the video by clicking on the microphone button. Movavi Video Editor offers audio editing features such as fade in/fade out, loop and splitting. In the first welcome screen, you can also find a collection of sample music and sounds that you can add to the video to enhance it.