Best 4K Video-Editing Software on Windows and Mac
8 best 4K video editors in 2022
How to edit a 4K video with Movavi Video Editor
Step 1. Install Movavi Video Editor
After you’ve downloaded the program file, double-click on it and follow the installation instructions.
Step 2. Upload your files
Click Add Files and import the 4K video you want to edit. The video will be added to the Media Bin. Drag and drop your files into the Timeline in the lower part of the program window.
Step 3. Edit the video
Step 4. Export the result
To save your video in ultra-high definition, click the Export button. In the Save Video File tab, choose the video format that suits you best. Then click the Advanced button, open the Resolution drop-down list and select 3840 × 2160 or 4096 × 2160.
If you want to export your video for viewing on a particular 4K TV, open the Save for TVs tab and choose the required preset at the bottom of the list: Samsung 4K, Sony 4K, or any other 4K TV.
When you’ve chosen the format, hit Start to save your video.
Movavi Video Editor
* The free version of Movavi Video Editor has the following restrictions: a 7-day trial period, a watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length.
Frequently asked questions
Which 4K video editing software is free?
iMovie is the only free 4K software listed above – with a Mac – but there are other options available.
DaVinci Resolve is a free 4K video editing software for Windows or Mac that allows you to edit in 4K. The software offers some paid upgrades and add-ons if you want more features, but at the basic level, it gets the job done.
Another software along these lines – and considered the best free 4K video editing software by some – is Lightworks. Like DaVinci Resolve, you have to pay if you want to take things to the next level, but it will edit 4K videos with basic functionality on the free version.
Also, many of the options listed above – like Movavi Video Editor – offer a free trial. See what you can try for free and then make a decision.
Саn I edit 4K videos on a PC?
Absolutely! Using Movavi Video Editor, you can use these step-by-step instructions to edit 4K videos on your PC.
First, download and install Movavi Video Editor on your PC and open the program. Then click Add Files to and select the 4K video you want to import into the timeline.
Next, start editing your video! On the timeline, you can cut the clip and rearrange it however you want. You can also add transitions and titles to your video and even adjust the color or stabilize your footage if it’s a little shaky – and that’s just a small fraction of what you can do with the software.
Once you’re done editing, click Export to bring up the Save Video File tab. From there, click Advanced and open the Resolution drop-down list. Select 3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160 to export in 4K.
With Movavi Video Editor, you can even export your movie for a particular 4K TV under the Save For TVs tab. Just choose your TV from the list after you open the tab.
Is there an open-source 4K video editor?
Yes, there are many open-source 4K video editors out there, including Shotcut, OpenShot, and Blender.
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