Video editing and crafting are activities that have gotten popular with the times. Websites like YouTube, Vimeo, and other creator-centered platforms have helped grow the video creation and editing industry. And with the number of people consuming visual content increasing, light as shown on video editing.
This newfound hobby/profession has seen individuals access editing software to share contents with family, friends, and colleagues.
The Covid-19 pandemic has also forced some educators to be creative with their video editing skills to better communicate with their students. We also have a similar situation with small businesses who want to take charge of their advertising.
To say video making has become part of our everyday life would be an accurate statement. Video making/editing is as simple as adding a filter to a short video you share with friends, crafting elaborate video from pictures in a family album, or even a short video to promote a product.
Whatever role you may fall under, the need for a good video editor is essential. In a world where everybody cannot become a professional video editor, you need something powerful enough to make a high-quality video while also simple enough to understand the user interface.
The good news is we will discuss one of the best video editing tools out there in Movavi Video Editor.
What is Movavi Video Editor?
Movavi Video Editor is a multimedia application product produced by Movavi Software. Two individuals, namely Sergei Pavlishin and Nataliya Khudyakova Simonenko, co-founded the company.
Today, Movavi Software has grown into an international business, serving customers in over 200 countries and employ over 400 people worldwide. Movavi Software has produced over 20 products and is in partnership with Intel, NVIDIA, and 2Checkout.
It has offices in Russia, Cyprus, and the U.S.
What has brought much success to the company and the Movavi video editor is its core value. That is to make a simple and powerful multimedia product that both amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy and use.
This strategy has allowed them to reach more people and not just professionals.
The video editor is what a first-timer can use with relative ease and what also a reasonably skilled video editor will use with relative satisfaction.
Now that we have looked at Movavi and the mindset behind the production of their products. (Including Movavi Video editor). Let’s look at some features.
Key features at a glance include:
- Create professional-looking videos and slideshows for students and teachers alike.
- Edit existing videos by adding transitions, titles, and filters.
- Easy to use interface with a well broken-down timeline for video, audio, and title.
- Record a screen video and audio.
- Scene deletion, color change, and the highlight and conceal features.
- Easy to export straight to YouTube, Cloud drive, or Vimeo.
- And much more.
The article will now inspect its many features.
The user interface is straightforward to use. After downloading and installing Moviva, the application will give you a quick overview of the interface before requesting your email.
The email contains a mini tutorial and more basic tutorials like “How to trim a video,” “How to add transition,” “How to record voice your voice,” and how to add subtitles. The email also has a link for more advanced options. We found this insightful, and the company sticking to its core beliefs, which are simplicity and quality, is admirable.
So to the user interface itself. The first conspicuous object is the small preview screen on the right-hand side, a timeline divided into a title, video, and audio components below the preview screen, and some large icons on the right-hand side. The icons on the right-hand side include the file import tab, the filters tab, the transition tab, the tile tab, and the more tools tab.
From the file import tab, you also have access to
- Media bin: This tab contains your past work.
- Sounds: They are brief sounds like the “applaud sound,” or the “Aww sound.”
- Music: These are short music that comes with the application.
- Sample videos
- And Backgrounds
tab gives you the option to go creative with your videos, offering features like a blur, colour filters, light leaks and flying objects.
tab offers a variety of options for transiting your videos. Popular transitions like fade, ripple and wrap are present and. Newer ones like parallax and artistic also feature.
tab gives you the option to choose a fitting title design for your video. On this tab, you have the choice to create an opening introduction video. This video comes in handy if you regularly upload videos to social media platforms. It also contains the fun title text with animations. You can also motion tack titles, moving and resizing them around the screen. The designs range from “basic” to “artistic” and even “speech bubbles.”
To edit the name, you will need to go on the “Title” timeline and click on the video to insert text.
We find curious tools in the more tool section. The tools include:
- Color adjustments
- Crop and rotate
- Pan and zoom
- Highlight and conceal
- Chroma key
- Scene deletion
- And slow motion.
We will highlight some tools here.
Colour adjustment offers different shades. The tab has easy pre-set color adjustments you can choose like, Drama, Dreamy, Romance, Thriller, Vintage, and Time Travel or the advance options for those who want some control.
The Overlay feature gives you the option of overlapping your video with text, more information or graphics.
Stabilization helps adjust the shaking of your video. Although, this works for minor trembles. Its effect weakens when the shakings are much violet. If you purposely shake the device to test this feature, you may come out disappointed.
The Highlight and Conceal is one of the extra features recently added to the application. It gives you the control of either bringing attention to a particular area of the video or censor parts of a video.
Chroma key is one of the principal features of any video editing package. The chroma key gives you precise control over the color (default color being green) element of the video. You can also use a dropper (replaces the arrow cursor) to choose and delete a preferred color from the image or video. You can also adjust the noise, edge, tolerance, and opacity to get better results.
Slow-motion is a function that slows the frame of a movie. You can also adjust the speed from the panel found above the title timeline.
Quick Video Creator
Movavi has a feature where you can create a new video automatically. You can find this feature when you first launch the program. We find it at the centre of the user interface alongside record video, record audio and capture screencast.
Once you click on the “Quick Video” icon, it opens up a new window. You will upload the files you want to use from your computer (add videos or pictures). Then the program asks you to choose a template ranging from simple transition to other options like “Family,” “Holidays,” “Summer.” etc. After settling on what theme you want. (You can preview it on the right-hand side). It’s time to choose a piece of music to set the tone and when you preview your instant creation before exporting.
It’s a feature that is both convenient and simple to use.
Movavi video editor installs fast and takes only 280MB of your hard disk space, which is pretty small for an editor that can do so much. Most video editors require upwards of a gigabyte of your hard disk space.
Movavi video editor is compatible with Windows (Version 10 upwards) and macOS (Version 10 and up). The app is also available in the MacApp store.
Movavi has a built-in training guide that can help you start your journey as a beginner or introduce you to its unique interface as a seasoned editor. The guide sent to your email is only one of the many ways Movavi supports its product. There is also a blog that is regularly updated and how-to videos to help. They also frequently update the Movavi video editor with additional features. There is a small bell button at the right lower corner of the application when running the Movavi app that turns red when extra features are available.
One significant feature of the Movavi is that it doesn’t crash. It may take time to implement changes on a clip but won’t collapse, like some of its other big-name competitors. It isn’t uncommon for video editing software to crash on multiple occasions while working. Movavi also has a 4k rendering of its videos.
As great as Moviva is, it has its drawback. We will quickly be glancing at them.
Not the ideal software for seasoned professionals
Movavi is trying to balance with an easy-to-use interface and quality video, which would never be easy, precisely for hard-core professionals. Developing an application suitable for everyone was always going to piss some people. The truth is a lot of control are ignored or toned down, something your average Joe won’t know, but this lack of control spell awful news for seasoned industry professionals.
A neat feature of Movavi is it connected its application to in-app purchases. This feature means they can sell more advanced and technical features on the app, which may not go down well with professionals who actually need those features from the get-go.
Another downside or drawback to the Movavi application is it has a very slow rendering, at least when compared to other video editors.
Importing assets or objects
When importing assets (Video or audio files), you can only import from the local storage device. Movavi also doesn’t allow you to import custom objects into the application.
Movavi has offer three packages for its video editor plus. They are shown in the table below:
|Video Editor Plus||1 year licence for 1 PC.||$39.95|
|Video Editor Plus||Life time licence for 1 PC.||$59.95|
|Video Editor Suite||Lifetime licence for 1 PC, and includes Media file conversion and Screen recording.||$159.85|
Movavi also has a business package that offers $79.95 for the Video Editor Plus one-year subscription and $219.95 for a lifetime license. As for the number of computers, you will need to speak to a sales team rep.
Movavi has a version called the Movavi unlimited which contains all Movavi programs in one bundle. It costs $695.10 (currently $134.95 because of a promo) for one year, and its business version costs $2,649 (It presently costs $259.95 because of a promo).
*There is currently a promo on the Video Editor Suite. This promo means instead of $159.85, and the suite presently costs $79.95.
In the Industry
Movavi video editor has received some criticism for its lack of controls but has overall ranked up with good scores. It has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 from over 10,000 reviews. That’s pretty exceptional. Movavi is clear about who their target audience is and has made it difficult to peer it against other products in the industry designed for a niche set of professionals.
Movavi offers a cheap and decent enough video editor software that is user-friendly, and its customers love it.
I would love to peer this video-making tool with others, but that will seem unfair seeing what the company is going after, which is good enough quality for a maximum amount of people instead of mind-blowing quality for a handful of professional video editors.
Movavi Coupons and promo Code in 2021
There are a few coupons available for Movavi. The table below provides some of the coupons code for 2021.
|65 % Off Coupon Code||HOWTO|
|20% Off Coupon Code||MOVAVIST|
|20% Off Coupon Code||30OFFYTC|
|20% Off Coupon Code||ACFL30ALL|
|10% Off Coupon Code||BUYNOW|
|20% Off Coupon Code||BFAOD8E4|
|10% Off Coupon Code||PTNAFFADM1609ALL10|
To use the coupon, you simply:
- Go to the website and select the deal that suits your needs.
- Click on the buy now button (for some that say download now, you have a 7-day trial and can use it after that, or you can buy it on the application right away).
- When you get to the payment page, a checkbox marked “I have a coupon code.” Click on it, and the form will appear,
- Fill it and push the circular refresh icon.
The Movavi is a good software for anyone who wants to create a fun, educational or simple promotional video. If you are looking for the perfect blend of quality and simplicity, then Movavi is for you.
Why is there watermarks on my videos?
The free version has watermarks on the videos you export. The watermark goes once you pay for the licence.
How long is the free trial?
The free trial lasts for 7 days.