Features in Use
While there are a ton of features, there are a few others that are not noticeable until you start using the application. I will go over some of them here.
In this first shot, we can see I simply dragged and dropped 2 pieces of media into the Media Library and then from there I dragged and dropped “SAM_3487” into the timeline where I can start editing. The video then shows on the Video Preview screen, this is a video I recorded used in the “Unboxing of the AVerMedia AEGIS Gaming Voice Chat Microphone (GM310)” review I created. I fast forwarded to the 00:06:26:23 time frame using the slider right under the video preview pane.
You can of course do a more manual import by either clicking File/Import, or by clicking “Import” in the Media Library section in the center to import video. Dragging and dropping is just so much quicker though.
Here I show you how I split the video in my time line, selected one portion of the split, then clicked “Audio Detach” to detach the audio from the video. From there, I can delete the audio, add a different piece of Audio or edit the audio. You can even Mute the audio all together.
Here I show you a little of what you can do when you edit the audio by simply right clicking on the detached audio and clicking “Edit”
You can adjust the speed, volume, add a Fade In or a Fade out and even adjust the pitch; my kids got a kick out of that one. If you don’t like what you did though, you can reset it back to default.
Right clicking again on the video in the timeline and clicking Edit gives you a few more features.
You can rotate, flip horizontally, flip vertically, change the Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Huge, Enhance the video (I use this every time), change the speed of the clip and even play the video clip in reverse. Camtasia, a very nice piece of software that I have used for quite some time which does cost considerably more does not offer you the ability to change the Contrast, Saturation, Brightness or Hue. After finding these features in Filmora, I started liking this software much more.
You can also change the same audio options by clicking “Audio” of this pane. Since this audio is attached to the video, you cannot change the speed, makes sense. You can also enhance the video just by right clicking and selecting “Auto Enhance”
A very cool feature is the “Power Tool” feature that can be accessed by again right clicking on the video in the timeline and selecting “Power Tool”.
Tilt Shift is a nice feature that lets you focus in on one portion of the video, blurring out the rest.
In this video I focus on the AEGIS and blur out everything else. In a regular video though, you would not see the circle with the plus symbol and white lines of course, this is used to select where you like the Tilt Shift to appear.
Mosaic allows you to artistically blur out an exact portion in a video. Their might be a video you might want to get out, but to protect your identify, you can use mosaic to blur your face out.
Face Off, a funny little feature allows you to use faces already in the “Face Off” tab to change your own face.
Flash and Hold allows you to split the selected portion of your video to add a pause of the video, completely fade in the fade out then back to the regular film. This has many uses, though mainly used for suspense purposes.
I will skip Delete, because well,… it’s pretty self-explanatory.
Just above the timeline, you have many of the same features, shortcuts if anything.
To the right of that, we have a few other features.
The slider bar is incredibly useful, it allows you to contract or expand the video on the time line to make editing a trillion times easier.
Another very useful tool to bring the entire clip in the timeline down to one single frame so that you don’t have to slide to the right or left to find that one edit.
Allows the time line to look like it has so far in this review
Allows you to break the video into increments, seems a little like the Easy Mode view
Just above that, we find a few more controls. These are for the Video Preview.
At the very bottom, displays a slider bar which allows you to slide the timeline allowing you to more easily find a certain point in the timeline.
While describing in detail what every single button does, some get a better understanding of what each does by watching it. Well I have put together a few video to do just that.