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What’s a Good Alternative to iMovie for Windows?

Edited by Pat Bitton

February 25, 2020

Every Apple fan knows how useful iMovie is when it comes to creating your own videos. The program gives Mac users an easy-to-use yet powerful video maker – and it’s already built into their machine. Unfortunately, Apple developers have not provided a way to download iMovie for Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista. However, people still search “download iMovie for PC”. Given that it’s impossible to get iMovie on Windows, what do you do?

There are many different programs like iMovie, but not all of them can substitute for the original Apple product and be a real “Microsoft Windows version of iMovie”. We recommend you try Movavi Video Editor Plus! It’s a great piece of software with lots of functions to help you create your own video masterpiece from scratch on your personal computer or laptop. Download iMovie alternative for Windows from Movavi and see how simple to use yet powerful it is!

So why choose Movavi Video Editor Plus as an alternative to iMovie for PC?

Simplicity and Functionality

Upload your video into the app, drag it to the working area and start editing right away. Cut or trim your footage, improve the video quality, increase the speed of the video or create a slow-motion effect, and transform your footage in many other ways, just like iMovie. With this program, optimized for Windows 10, you can make a professional-looking movie in just half an hour – no special skills required!

Dozens of Artistic Effects

Choose among all kinds of visual effects. You might create a retro style video with the “Old Movie” filter, add a modern touch with “Pop Art”, use evocative “Flying Objects” to create a romantic mood, or apply “Vertigo” to give your audience the feeling of going on a psychedelic journey. More than 160 effects and filters are at your disposal.

A Variety of Stylish Transitions

Help your video to flow smoothly by inserting transitions between the different parts. Similar to iMovie, Movavi Video Editor Plus has fades to fit every style and taste, including the effects of a turning page, unfolding origami, turning pinwheels, and much more. Transitions are especially helpful when you need to liven up slideshows.

Slideshow Creation Mode

Yes, you can also create amazing slideshows in our iMovie editor, and you’ll be surprised how easy it is! Just drag your photos to the timeline, insert stunning fades between the stills, even add atmospheric music. Then invite all your friends to enjoy your “photo movie”!

Titles

More than 100 fonts are available to caption your video. Experiment with color, size and other text parameters. Create titles with animated text, rotate captions in any direction. Adding titles to your movie will make it even more fun to watch!

Many Supported Formats

Our Windows iMovie equivalent enables you to import and export video and audio in any popular format (AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, WMA, and many others). Special presets are provided to save and watch your video on mobile devices (Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, etc.), and a convenient sharing function lets you quickly upload your movies to YouTube.

 

Movavi Video Editor Plus

Your next step in video-making

  • Edit video clips, images, and audio on a timeline
  • Add transitions, filters, titles, and stickers
  • Use Animation, Chroma Key, and Slo Mo
  • Export videos in any popular format

* The free version of Movavi Video Editor Plus has the following restrictions: 7-day trial period, 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. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

💲 Does iMovie Cost Money?

No, iMovie costs nothing, you just need some time to download. Get it from the App Store and you’re ready to roll!

✒️ Can You Add a Logo to a Video with iMovie?

Yes, you can add a logo or other pictures to a video, but the image needs to be in PNG format. Add the file to your project by clicking the Import Media button, then choose the logo from My Media and drag it to the timeline with your video. Position the overlay on the timeline. Then click the Video Overlay Settings button and change the Cutaway option to Picture in Picture. To make the image smaller, click on one corner and drag to change the logo size. Place the picture wherever you want on your video and save the result. You’re done!

Of course, you could use another program which might be even simpler, for example, Movavi Video Editor. Follow the link below to learn how to add a logo to your video with this app.

How to place a watermark or add a logo to a video

✂️ How Can I Remove a Watermark from a Video?

If your video has a watermark in the corner, you can easily delete it with a video editor. Consider using Movavi’s! With this app, you can crop a video to leave the watermark out of the cropping frame, or just replace the existing logo or text with your own. Please note: watermarked videos are usually of commercial interest, so if you remove the watermark, consider using this video for yourself only. Otherwise, you might encounter a problem with the author’s rights.

Here are a couple of guides on how to delete or replace watermarks: click the appropriate link to get to the section you’re interested in.

How to crop a video using Movavi Video Editor

How to place a watermark or add a logo to a video

💻 What Is Comparable to iMovie for Windows?

The iMovie editor has many Windows alternatives. Consider using Movavi Video Editor Plus! This program is easy to use and has many helpful functions. Trim and crop your footage, add transitions, filters, titles, or sounds – create an amazing video and share it with your friends!

Download the app via the link below.

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