Wondershare Filmora Review
Intuitive, modern interface
No motion tracking
Lots of overlays, transitions, and effects
Interface is not touch-friendly
Only one clip at a time in Cutter and Action Cam modes
Simple to use
No search tool for transitions or effects
Generally snappy performance
No DVD menu
Available for Mac and Windows
No chapter authoring
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Filmora system requirements
Filmora for Windows
Filmora for Mac
Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64 bit)
Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan
4 GB (8 GB for HD and 4K videos)
8 GB (16 GB for HD and 4K videos)
Intel i3 or better multicore processor with 2GHz or above (for HD and 4K videos Intel 6th Gen or newer recommended)
Intel i5 or better multicore processor with 2GHz or above (for HD and 4K videos Intel 6th Gen or newer recommended)
Filmora 9 vs. Filmora Pro and FilmoraGo
Text and title effects
Audio and music
Filmora vs. Movavi
Wondershare Filmora vs. Movavi Video Editor: The takeaway
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Frequently asked questions
What is Wondershare Filmora?
Wondershare Filmora is a video editor that allows you to create and edit videos. Packed with features including over 100 transitions, speed adjustment, motion tracking, titles and effects, and more, you can create videos for home or professional use and even share them directly to social media from within the software. There’s a basic version of Filmora available, Filmora 9, as well as Filmora Pro.
Does Filmora have a watermark?
Wondershare Filmora free trial applies a watermark to all your video outputs, however once you upgrade to a paid plan for Filmora 9 or Filmora Pro, the watermark is removed and you can access all the features of the full software.
Is Filmora safe?
If you’re wondering “Is Filmora video editor safe?” then the answer is yes. This is software that you download and install onto your Windows PC or Mac, so you don’t need to be connected to the internet while you’re using it (unless you’re uploading videos to YouTube or social media). The software has received lots of positive reviews and we’d recommend checking out the Filmora video editor reviews and Filmora rating online if you’re feeling unsure. There haven’t been any reports of malware or unwanted programs bundled with the download, but we’d always recommend ensuring your antivirus software is running when performing a Filmora download or downloading any software, to be on the safe side.
Is Filmora legit?
Wondershare Filmora 9 and Filmora Pro have received hundreds of reviews on sites like Capterra, from satisfied users. The software has also been reviewed by sites like PC Mag. Filmora Wondershare is legit, and safe to download without the risk of malware, though as mentioned above we would always recommend ensuring your antivirus software is running when downloading and installing anything from the internet.
Is Filmora free?
If you’re wondering about the Filmora price, Wondershare Filmora free trial lets you enjoy all the same functions as the paid software. However, you can only try out the software for free for ten exports, and a watermark is applied to your output files. If you want to continue using Filmora, you’ll need to purchase a plan, and there are various plans to choose from depending on your budget and requirements.
How do I use Filmora?
If you’re wondering how to use Filmora, you can check out the Filmora tutorial on how to edit videos. Here’s a brief step-by-step guide to how to use the software to edit your creations:
Download Filmora and install it on your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Launch the software and select New Project.
If you haven’t already upgraded to the full paid version of the software, you can do this by clicking Register once the video editor loads.
Click File > Project Settings and select your aspect ratio. Here there are several different options to choose from, or you can customize your aspect ratio. You can also adjust the resolution and frame rate.
In the editor’s top left corner, click Import > Import Media Files and find the files you want to edit on your hard drive. You can also download media directly from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, etc.
Files you add are stored in the Media tab. If you’re adding a lot of files and want to organize them, click on My Album > Add a New Folder and organize your files.
To start editing, drag and drop files onto the timeline and drag them to rearrange. To preview the clips, hit Spacebar or click Play.
Now you can add visual effects, transitions, music, filters, or overlays as well as adjust speed and color correction.
Once you have finished editing your videos, click Export. From the Format menu, select the video file format and choose if you want to optimize the video for games consoles, smartphones, or tablets. You can also click Settings to adjust the resolution or pick an encoder.
Select where you want to store the completed video on your computer and add a file name. Or you can choose to export video directly to YouTube or Vimeo. This is a fast process since Filmora renders and uploads video simultaneously.
How much does Filmora cost?
If you’re wondering “How much does Filmora cost?” then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a free trial. You can use it for your first 10 exports, and access all the features of the full version, however your exports will have a watermark. You can upgrade to one of Filmora’s paid plans: the annual plan costs $49.99 per year. If you’d rather buy the software outright, the Perpetual plan costs $79.99 as a one-off payment for lifetime access. There’s also the option to buy a Subscription Bundle which gives you a year of Filmora Video Editor and a year of Filmstock Standard for $109.99. All these plans come with senior tech support and no watermarks on your video.
Filmora 9 vs. Filmora Pro: what are the differences?
If you’re wondering what the differences are for Filmora 9 vs. Filmora Pro, we’ll explain. The Filmora latest version is Filmora 9 and it features a simple interface and easy customization options for beginners. Filmora Pro is designed for professionals, with more advanced editing features. It gives you all Filmora 9’s features and more, but it does cost more. Unless you’re editing videos professionally, Filmora 9 will probably meet your needs.
Filmora won't open: what should I do?
It can be frustrating if Filmora won’t open. If you’ve signed up and paid for the full version of the software and Filmora is not opening, you can contact their tech support. They should be able to help you troubleshoot and resolve any issues.
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