Editing for novice filmmakers
Free Video Editor is an editing software that will help you polish or put together some footage. This program for Windows includes all of the tools that you need to create the perfect video and is easy enough for even the most novice user. Free Video Editor for Windows from the developers ThunderSoft is essentially a replacement of Microsoft’s on-device Movie Maker.
Good for starters
While it may require some talent to piece together a film in a way that makes sense, this free video editor for Windows is a great way to learn and practice the basics and create mini-movies that will wow any audience. This movie editing software includes all of the tools you need for creating a beautiful edit, without any of the complications.
The interface is clear and well organized. The layout is composed of clear storyboard tiles, so you can easily view and manage each one of your clips. Just drag and drop the images where you think that they make the most sense.
Sometimes, filmmakers spend so much time keeping the camera rolling, that only a few parts of the footage are worth including. With this free video editing software you can cut them down so that you only mesh together the most relevant moments.
Since many people use their smartphone camera to capture video, there generally filmed in inconsistent orientation. This can look awkward when you try to edit them together. If you have a mix videos filmed in both landscape and portrait, you can rotate and crop so that all of your clips fit together in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Add fading effects between each board, so the transitions are smooth.
Create a beautiful final product by using the artistic editing features that are offered. Choose from a variety of effects and filters such as Fog, Mosaic, Oil Painting, Pencil, and Old Film to add a poetic style. If you want to alter the pace or mood, you can change the speed of individual clips.
This program supports all key standard and HD videos including; MP4, AVI, H261,MOV,MPEG, 3GP, and ASF. Add audio tracks and music with ease as long as they are MP3,WMA,OGC, or FLAC.
Protect your property
With this software, you can add a digital watermark which is very useful for small businesses and professional creatives. A watermark is a still image that will overlap your video. You can have it, so it covers the entire dimension of the video or resting in the corner. If you want it to be more incognito, you can adjust to transparency to your liking.
It is no easy feat to create something beautiful and entertaining, and you should get the credit! Make sure people can't take your intellectual property without accreditation. Add a logo, the artist's name, or anything else that is relevant, you can get creative with it. Whatever it is, it should be recognizable but not too intrusive.
You can convert different clips into a variety of video formats. Save your new film to your device, and come back and edit as you please later on. Once you export your video, you can share it directly through email or your favorite social media platforms.
Not completely ‘free’
The name of this software is a little misleading as it is not exactly 'free'. The fun features and ease of use will trap you and have you excited to share your videos which will be interrupted by a colossal watermark (not yours) on output. To avoid this, you have to buy the standard version of ThunderSoft Video Editor. There are so many free editors available today that don't force a watermark, which is why this is such a let-down.
This video maker is suitable for amateur video editing but it doesn't compare to a professional program. For more proficient editors who need to have control over more sophisticated elements, it is best to stick with Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut for Mac, though those usually require a PC with high-specs. Basic editors run smoothly on any computer. If you are looking for a free, cross-platform high-resolution editing, consider OpenShot, it offers similar functions but does not include the pesky watermark slapped right in the center.
Good for practice, but not comprehensive
You're not going to edit the next Oscar winner with this free video editor software. It isn't anywhere near as capable as a professional program, but you'll be able to create some awesome videos that are entertaining and useful for your business or personal ventures. The latest version is available for Windows 10,8.1,8,7, Vista and XP in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. If you don’t want to deal with a large watermark, you should consider an alternative editor.