Do you want to edit videos yet have no video editing background or knowledge? No worries. There are a bunch of easy to use video editing software out there. We have compiled the best ones.
Interface is the first thing you need to notice if you are looking for an easy to use video editing software. The simpler the interface, the better since a video editing tool with a simple interface typically is also easy to use. In general, the interface of a video editing tool is divided into three main parts: a media library panel, a video preview panel, and a timeline area where you can add videos to be edited.
Here are 4 of the best easy to use video editing software for Windows.
If you have ever used an image editing tool like GIMP or Photoshop then you will not face serious problems when using Filmora9. In Filmora9, some operations such as video cropping and video trimming are pretty similar to cropping and cutting an image in Photoshop or GIMP. You can also easily correct a video just like when you are correcting a photo with Lightroom. There are also presets you can choose from to instantly get a video with a certain tone. Filmora9 also comes with an audio controller to control the volume of the audio.
When editing a video with Filmora, you can easily add elements like title and emoji. You can also easily add a video transition and video effect. One of the effects you can use is mosaic, which you can use to censor a certain area of a video. Filmora9 itself is released as a freemium software. You can use it for free, but your video will contain a large watermark once you export it. The video format supported by Filmora9 are:
The interface of VideoPad is not as simple as Filmora9 and tends to a bit cluttered. But it is easy enough to use. You can instantly change the aspect ratio of your video to tailor it with the device/platform you want to use the video on. For instance, if you want to upload your video to YouTube, you can set the aspect ratio to 16:9. VideoPad also comes with a feature to correct your video although not as sophisticated as Filmora9.
The video effects offered by VideoPad are plenty enough. You can add effects like mirror, rotate, flip, motion, blur, and so on. The only element you can add to your video is title. There is no option to add emoji or other elements. A feature offered by VideoPad that is not available in Filmora9 is the audio effect. VideoPad is also released as freemium software. Some video formats supported by VideoPad are MP4, AVI, DV, FLV, MKV, MOV, MPG, OGV, WebM, WMV.
Movavi is another great option if you are looking for a video editing tool that has a simple interface. The interface and features offered by Movavi are not much different from Filmora9. You can also easily crop, cut, rotate, or merge videos using Movavi. Elements such as title and shape are also available. Movavi is available at a cheaper price than Filmora9 in case you are looking for an affordable video editing tool. Before making a purchase, you can try the trial version first.
4. Icecream Video Editor
Icecream Video Editor is probably the best option if you really need an easy to use a video editing tool. The interface of this tool is much simpler than the first three tools above. The timeline does not also look too “scary” for those who have never used any video editing tool before. Icecream Video Editor offers a unique user experience. When trimming a video, for instance, you will be presented with a window where you can set the video part you want to remove. In most video editing tools, the trimming process is done via the timeline. Icecream Video Editor is especially a great tool to merge multiple videos. You can add a transition to each video.
You can use Icecream Video Editor to do the following things:
- Merge videos
- Crop a video
- Trim a video
- Rotate a video
- Add text to a video
When editing a video, you can also add filters and correct it. 4 correction options offered by Icecream Video Editor are brightness, contrast, saturation, and hue. There is also a built-in audio controller offered by this tool.
You can use Icecream Video Editor for free and your video won’t contain a watermark once you export it. However, the maximum video length is only 10 minutes.