Movavi Video Editor Review: AI Powered Video Suite

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For those who create video content and upload it online, video editing skills are a must-have. The editing quality of a video can spell the difference between online success and failure. 

In this review, we’ll explore the user-friendly video editing software that is popular among beginner editors, Video Editor by Movavi.

What is Movavi Video Editor?

Movavi Video Editor is a video editor for beginners that features a wide range of tools for editing videos.

It is capable of accommodating video files from your computer, footage from digital cameras, camcorders, and action cams, and output from microphones.

It also provides a library of royalty-free audio, video tracks, and sound effects to further enhance your videos.

The software’s editing space consists of a multitrack that can accommodate up to 99 video, audio, and title tracks. The timeline marks the length of the video and can be used to scale a video up or down for more precise editing.

Movavi Video Editor features

1. Ease of Use

Movavi Video Editor is designed for anyone, regardless of skill level. Its interface is straightforward and easy to navigate.

The software’s workspace is divided into several sections: the Media Library, where all your video, audio, and image files are stored; the Timeline, where you do your actual editing; the Preview window, where you can see how your changes will look before exporting the final product; and the Toolbar, which houses all the features and tools you need for editing. Files and assets can be easily dragged and dropped from the Media Library into the Timeline.

What We Like About This Mode?

  • Importing media is simple and easy
  • See changes in real-time with the Preview window
  • Training manual is helpful for first-time users
  • Easy to find editing functions

What We Don’t Like About This Mode?

  • Can lag or sometimes hang when dealing with multiple tracks

2. Video Editing Features

The Movavi Video Editor has a rich set of editing tools that allow users to improve the quality of their videos with just a few clicks. The highlight features are:

  • Crop a video for changing a video’s frame size
  • Rotate a video for adjusting the angle of a video
  • Split or cut a video for removing unwanted video sections
  • Color adjustments, including automatic filters and LUTs and manual adjustments
  • Pan and zoom for adjusting camera framing
  • Overlay for adding video over video
  • Stabilization for making shaky videos smoother
  • Add text to a video for adding titles to your video
  • AI-powered motion tracking for isolating moving subjects
  • Animation for applying movement to objects
  • Highlight and conceal for blurring or brightening areas in a video
  • Chroma Key for green screen effects
  • Scene detection for easy video trimming
  • Logo for adding watermark
  • Slow motion for highlighting kinetic movement

You’ll find basic editing tool icons above the software’s timeline. Any parameter adjustments can be accessed through the menu above the timeline, which changes as you select a specific editing tool. 

What We Like About This Mode?

  • A good balance of basic and advanced tools
  • A couple of helpful automated features
  • Additional tools like stickers, callouts, and frames
  • Complete control over the video editing process

What We Don’t Like About This Mode?

  • Cannot select multiple background colors for Chroma key 
  • Stabilization is not consistently smooth
  • Limited fonts supported

3. Audio Editing Features

Audio is just as important as video, and Movavi’s audio editing features reflect that. The software supports tools to help you create the perfect sound for your videos. Here are the features we found most helpful: 

  • Synchronization for detecting similar tracks from different devices
  • Equalizer for boosting or reducing sound frequencies
  • Noise removal to get rid of background noise from your videos
  • Audio effects like echo, robot, and radio
  • Beat detection for working with rhythm
  • Sound autocorrect for enhanced voice recording, noisy place, and recording studio
  • Noise gate for blocking unwanted noises
  • Compressor for manually adjusting volume
  • Reverberation to add reflected sound effect

Audio tools can be found by quickly switching from Video to Audio tab on the upper left menu. You can also access them when you select an audio track on the timeline.

What We Like About This Mode?

  • Variety of sound effects included
  • Option to use AI for noise removal
  • Handful of automated audio tools

What We Don’t Like About This Mode?

  • Not as versatile as other specialized audio editors
  • No option to manually adjust audio after applying sound autocorrect
  • Cannot further adjust audio when audio effects are applied

4. Exporting

One of the most important aspects of any video editing software is its ability to export and import different file types.

With Movavi, you will have no problem working with all the popular video file formats, including AVI, MP4, FLV, MPEG-1,2, MOV, MKV, WMV, and more.

There are also audio formats available: M4A, AAC, WMA, MP3, FLAC, and OGG.

You can also automatically export your edited videos to formats compatible with popular devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets, game consoles, and TVs.

Additionally, Movavi allows direct uploads to YouTube, Google Drive, TikTok, and Vimeo.

5. Compatibility

Movavi Video Editor has software versions for both Windows and Mac. Windows users in particular can consider it as an iMovie alternative. However, there is no particular version for Linux.

Pricing Of Movavi Video Editor

Movavi Video has a 7-day free trial. The trial version blocks certain features you can unlock by purchasing any of the paid plans.

1-Year License 

  • $54.95
  • Renewed yearly
  • All features included

Lifetime License

  • $74.95
  • Comes with media pack
  • Additional AI features included

Trial Limitations

Although a trial version is available, it is limited to seven days, and watermarks all exported videos.

It is also not possible to save a full audio file; only half of the audio length will be exported.

Users may find these limitations annoying. However, the trial version is still safe for use, and doesn’t come with any bugs that may affect your PC.

What Else Do You Need to Know?

Movavi’s official website has an extensive learning hub for all its products, including the Movavi Video Editor.

The learning hub contains step-by-step tutorials, written guides, and helpful tips for users of all levels of expertise.

It also has a dedicated support center for answering FAQs and addressing inquiries through tickets.

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