Filmora9 Review: An Easy-to-Use Video Editor for Content Creators

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Filmora9 Review: An Easy-to-Use Video Editor for Content Creators

Many people want to be a YouTuber. There are at least two things you need to have if you want to be a YouTube: An appropriate camera and video editing tool. In this post, we will show you the Filmora9 review, an affordable video editing tool that has a very intuitive interface. Filmora9 is a great option if you are new to video editing. Its interface is pretty easy to learn. Some basic editing — such as video cropping — is as easy as editing an image in Photoshop.

Filmora9 comes with lots of features to make video editing be much easier and fun. You can easily add transitions, effects, and elements. All are already provided by Filmora9. In addition, you can also use library collections such as footage and audio to get started.

Filmora9 Review: A brief intro

Not just YouTubers who can use Filmora (obviously). Whoever who you are and whatever your purpose of editing a video, you can use this video editing tool. Filmora9 is a consumer-level video editing tool, much like Adobe Premiere Pro and iMovie. It is an ideal tool to edit YouTube videos and videos for social media. Filmora9 is available for Windows and macOS.

You can use Filmora9 for free, but your video will contain a watermark once you export it. To remove the watermark, you need to buy a Filmora9 license which costs $69.99 (one-time purchase).

Watch the video below to figure out what you can do with Filmora9

Filmora9 Review: User interface and ease of use

Easy to use. That’s the first impression of Filmora9. This is probably the main selling value of Filmora9. This video editing tool comes with an uncluttered, clean interface. The available tools and settings are very easy to access. Here is main the interface of Filmora9.

As you can see from the image above. The interface of Filmora9 is divided into three main sections:

1. The library area

The library area is where you can manage your video, image, and audio files before you add them to the timeline to be edited. Filmora9 allows you to import media from a wide range of sources. From local storage, camera, smartphone, Facebook, Instagram to Flickr. Filmora has a built-in tool called Instant Cutter Tool which you can use to cut a long video before you add it to the library.

While you can import your footage to the library, Filmora9 also provides about 11 footage that you can use to get started. There are also about 76 audio tracks provided by Filmora9, including a beautiful folk song from Elder Kedem, Present Moment. From the library area, you can also access the effects, transitions, and elements.

2. The preview window

This is the section where you can playback individual clips, a section of a project, or a complete project prior to exporting. The preview window is useful in the editing process. You can quickly jump to a certain part of the playing clip by dragging the player bar. Beneath the preview window, there are also options to switch to a full-screen mode and change the aspect ratio of the project.

3. The timeline area

The key section of the video editing tool. This is the section where you can individually edit all your video clips, audio files, and image files. By default when you are creating a new project, you will see two tracks. One video track and one audio track, respectively. You can add a new track by clicking the plus icon on the top-left corner of the timeline area.

You can add video tracks and audio tracks according to the complexity of the video you want to create and arrange the video and audio to each track. Adding an item (video, audio, image, effect) from the library area to the timeline area is pretty easy. You can simply hover your mouse over the item you want to add and click the plus button.

To edit an individual video, you can simply select the video on the timeline and click the available tool above the timeline.

For instance, to cut crop a video, you can click the Crop and Zoom tool or the Split tool (the scissor icon) to trip a video. Filmora9 allows you to effortlessly slow down or fasten a clip. You can simply click the Speed tool.

To correct the color of the video, you can click the Advanced Color Tuning tool. Filmora9 offers about 45 color presets. You can set the adjustments like white balance, exposure, contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, luminance, and so on. If you are already familiar with Lightroom or other photo retouching tools, making the color adjustments won’t be too scary.

In addition to clicking the Advanced Color Tuning tool, you can also right-click on a clip to open the color correction window. Right-clicking also allows you to access other operations such as delete a video from the timeline, rotate, crop, detach audio, fasten, slow down, and so on. Filmora9 supports undo operation (Ctrl+X) to cancel your last operation.

In addition to video color, Filmora9 also allows you to adjust the audio volume. You can simply select the audio track you want to adjust the volume of and click the Edit tool (the mixer icon). Or you can also right-click the audio and select Show Properties. The audio control panel will appear to allow you to set the volume, fade in, and fade out.

To add a transition to a clip, you can simply select a clip you want to add the transition to and select the transition you want from the library area.

Other feature

In addition to Instant Cutter Tool that allows you to trim a video before adding it to a library, Filmora9 also comes with a built-in screen recorder tool. This is great if you want to create a video tutorial or want to record your gaming activity. To use the Filmora9 built-in screen recorder, you can go to the Media tab in the library area.

The recorder allows you to record the entire screen or selected window. You can also enable/disable the audio and set the frame rate when recording. Once done recording, the recording result will be added to the library area.

Filmora9 Review: Supported video formats and aspect ratio

When creating a new project in Filmora9, you can select one of the 5 available aspect ratio options. If you want to create a video for YouTube, the 16:9 is a perfect option.

Once you are done editing the video, you can click the EXPORT button that lies above the library area. You can select an output format you like. Filmora9 supports 13 output formats, including popular video formats such as MP4, MKV, AVI, and WMV. Before starting to import, you can also set the video encoder (H.264 or MPEG-4), resolution, frame rate, and bit rate by clicking the SETTINGS button.

Filmora9 allows you to export your video to the local storage of your computer, directly upload to YouTube and Vimeo, or save it to a DVD.

Filmora9 Review: Pricing options

You can actually use Filmora9 for free, but your exported video will contain a watermark. Plus, there will be a Filmora9 outro on your video. To remove the watermark and the outro, you can buy a Filmora9 license.

At the beginning of this article, we said that you can get a Filmora9 license for $69.99. Actually, it is just one of the pricing options offered by Filmora9. You can also get the video editing tool with a subscription option. Some plans are bundled with a Filmstocks subscription plan.

The verdict

Filmora9 is a great tool if you are looking to create YouTube content, video for social media, or other video types at a consumer-level. Filmora9 is especially a great option if you are looking for an easy-to-use video editing tool. It has a clean, uncluttered interface that is very easy to learn and use, even for those completely new to video editing. You can effortlessly add a transition to a clip, apply some effects, or add elements. Filmora allows you to export a video into a popular video format such as MP4, MKV, or AVI. Most importantly, Filmora9 is affordable enough.

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