Geared to the first-time non-linear video editor, Wondershare Video Editor provides all the freedom you need to arrange clips and music with a wealth of available filters and transitions. This is a beautiful and capable piece of software.
Effects, transitions, PIP: Wondershare Video Editor features a wide array of effects that become beautifully visible in the timeline. The results we achieved were tasteful, and we would be hard pressed to distinguish them from those of editing software that costs many times more.
Everything in view: You will like the fresh-looking black and purple interface with its well-indicated functions and discreet buttons and graphics. Although there is no dramatic departure from common NLE designs, we found our way around it incredibly quickly, because the playback and timeline panels are always kept fixed -- only the top left panel is taking the form of each function or effect.
Wealth of import and export options: Imported files from four different SD/HD sources were handled with ease. Export options are rich and geared for novice users with easy-to-understand decisions of device, format, social network, or DVD -- each with its own sub-options.
No effect or transition editor: This is the only feature that we feel is missing; with it, this app would be even better.
Wondershare Video Editor stands out as possibly the most beautiful and effective video software we have seen in a long time. It contains all the basic tools you need to enter the exciting world of NLEs. All in all, it brings enjoyment to video editing, and we definitely recommended it for novice NLE editors that want to be creative without the straitjacket of predetermined workflows and templates.
At $29.99, we feel it's a bargain.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Wondershare Video Editor 3.6.0.
From Wondershare Software:
Filmora is an all-in-one home video editing production software that has powerful functionality and a fully stacked feature set. Filmora is a solid app that gives you the features and styles that have been previously only available to professional film makers that have a certain level of experience and the expensive applications to match. Filmora has a simple drag and drop interface, which gives you the freedom to be artistic with the story that you want to create. Key features: Text and titles: support for animated text. Music library: support for adding your music tracks. Overlays and filters: specifically designed filters and overlays to give your a professional finish. Elements: Still and motion graphic support. Unique visual effects: you can incorporate over 100 visual effects. Speed control: Slow motion and time lapse support.
They did not refund my money after the supposedly free trial period despite multiple emails back and forth. They said they did but it never came onto the credit card as a refund. They have lots of small print details on the free trial...read it first and then may be you will be lucky with your refund.
August 09, 2017
Version: Wondershare Filmora 8.3.0
By Johnnie C
Older version was smooth
Video export is slow, Audio is out of sync, Terrible customer service, 30 day refund is a gimmick.
I have used an older version of filmora. Recently made a purchase and updated to the version 8.0 in the hope of a 30 day money back guarantee. It was the start of problems. The software infected my computer with buggy updates causing the program to crash. The video export being slow and audio out of sync from the clips most of the time. All the technical support did was nothing but pushing the alternate updates with bugs. They started to play games when I asked for the refund in the event of technical problems that arouse after installation. I have replied them that I am going to consumer court. The social media in FB blocked me for asking help. My emails were blocked. I have contacted my community support for filing a case against them at consumer court or small court. A company with no telephone or chat support other than email customer service, that too from China. I expect nothing less. Such scam artists these guys are. Please beware !!!
Why would you think that they would give you a refund when you've already used (in your own words) "an older version of filmora"? I have used this program for the past three to four years without any problems whatsoever. If you had paid for your older version, you get the updated programs for free, again with no hassle. Sounds to me like you need a new computer :)
Reply by Wondershare Support Logan on June 13, 2016
Thank you! I'm happy to hear that you were able to get into the software? What part did you like the best, was it the transitions we have in the program, or the themes? Maybe it was the royalty free music that you could use? Could it have been the ease of how you can upload your creation to many different video hosting locations??
We really like to know, as the software is always going to be improved and made better, and we do try to add in what our customers want!
Filmora version 7.02 is loaded with basic and advanced video editing features for most video editing needs. Compared to other video editing software packages, Filmora comes with all the features and capabilities needed to produce slick and visually exiting video clips or movies.
Free trials - while providing you with all the standard and advanced features out-of-the-box, it places a watermark over the finished video that cannot be removed once produced (unless you save the project and re-create the video from there).
All in all, Wondershare Filmora is well worth the low license/purchase cost and investment in time learning the product to produce slick and visually exciting videos and movies.
Reply by Wondershare Support Logan on March 28, 2016
We do truly appreciate that review of the software! We are trying to work on that watermark, and make it less intrusive, and also we are adding in more features, and updates to the software. Hopefully we will make a great program even better!
Reply by Wondershare Support Logan on March 15, 2016
Very much appreciate your comments regarding our software and our support! We are trying to do all we can to make the best software out there, and also make sure that you are taken care of if you need some help.
I'm not sure what you mean by low-level, however if that's the only con that you have found, I'm ok with that!
As a non techy person, I have tried many editors, with not great results. Found Filmora and my videos are as good now as even the best made by pros. Really simple to use and get online. I don't often,if ever, comment on software, but this one is worth the time and definitely gets a 5 star rating.
The free version with the watermark was the only complaint I had, but it is understandable.
Reply by Wondershare Support Logan on March 9, 2016
Truly a wonderful review to see! We thank you for giving us a chance to work with you, and to give you a program that you can enjoy and be creative with! We are working to make this the best program we can, and to get you looked after with all the features you would want!
Keep an eye on the program, and we are also investigating different ways to work with the watermark, as yeah, it's kind of ugly and all over the place!
Reply by Wondershare Support Logan on March 1, 2016
Glad to hear that we have made a good breakthrough video editor! Our aim was to make something simple and easy for the user, and something that would allow you to get what you needed done, and done properly.
I've tried other video editors, and Filmora is much easier to figure out than Windows Movie Maker or iMovie. I was hoping that Avidemux would do the trick, but it's pretty bare bones and kept crashing when I tried to export the video. I'm glad I found Filmora!
The watermark with the free version is a pain, but it's a good way to try it out and see how it works.
Reply by Wondershare Support Logan on February 23, 2016
We really appreciate your kind words regarding our software! We are always working to improve the capabilities of the software, and will always look to find new music that we can add into the program, allowing you more choices for your videos.
All of the other options are constantly going to be improved as well, and hopefully we will keep impressing you!
Reply by Wondershare Support Logan on February 23, 2016
The fading and overlays would have to be added in, as they would require a second video track. At this time, we only have the ability to work with one video track, and therefore we can't add that in to the software yet.
Our team will look at the transitions and see if they can add something in that will make it work better, and look better as well. We are always trying to improve what we have, to give you the best possible product we can!