Ephnic Movie Maker for Mac allows you to quickly pull clips from your computer and combine them into a new movie file. Utilizing a striking, OSX-inspired interface, this software is a solid replacement for the free and entry-level tools offered by Apple on the Mac if you want to make a quick and easy home movie or add audio to a recording.
Intuitive, streamlined interface: After opening Ephnic Movie Maker for the first time, it takes only a couple seconds to figure out where the most important features are. There are top-level menus to select and drag-drop images, videos, audio, and effects into the timeline at the bottom. There is a single Build Movie button at the top and a drop-down menu with options for uploading directly to YouTube or Facebook. For basic home-movie management, it doesn't get any easier.
Wide range of support: In our tests, we were able to import and add a range of different audio and video formats, including some not supported by Apple's iMovie. This alone makes it a strong entry for video creation and editing, especially if you have any Windows files or recordings you want to use.
Limited power features: While the basic-level features of Ephnic Movie Maker are incredibly accessible, the functionality doesn't stretch too far beyond those basics. It's not designed to be a videographer tool, but if you want to do anything more advanced than add clips, this isn't the software for you. Even trimming and cutting clips is done in a separate window instead of in the timeline.
If you are combining video, images, and audio, or need to make some very basic edits to your home movies or video clips, Ephnic Movie Maker for Mac is a perfect tool. It covers all of the basics very well and worked quickly without any slowdown or bugs in our tests.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Ephnic Movie Maker for Mac 2.2.1.
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