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Windows Movie Maker VS Filmora Video Editor

Karolina Miller
Karolina Miller

Karolina Miller is an editor for VC Studio. From video/audio downloading to DVD creating and converting, she knows them all. And she likes sharing her thought and solution about multimedia.

Now, video editing has become more and more popular due to the popularity of camcorders and the development of online video sharing. For Windows users, Windows Movie Maker must be the preferred first-time option for it's a free video editing software with easy-to-use interface and basic editing functions. However this software lacks advanced editing features that would make you disappointed.


So here we will recommend an alternative video editor without much professional skills to you. Filmora Video Editor comes with simple interface and features rich editing tool. You can select the "Easy Mode" with 5 easy steps to finish editing video, or go to "Full-featured Mode" to add more complex and stunning effects. From below comparisons, you will know which one you need to choose according to your situation.

Basic Comparison

Windows Movie Maker

Advantage:

1. Free – can be used by anyone.

2. Easy-to-use – Editing with basic and simple functions.

3. Perfect for photo slideshow – Apply amazing theme and transitions with easy steps.

Disadvantage:

1. Limitation on OS - Only support Windows 7/8, while Windows Vista/XP has much fewer functions.

2. Crash – It has been known to crash at times and you may lose your works.

3. Uninstall – It can't be uninstall on your operating System whether you use it or not it.

4. No advanced functions – It is not recommended for complex and professional video editing.

Filmora Video Editor

Advantage:

1. Professional – Provide more advanced editing function to express your creative and make stunning video.

2. Easy-to-learn – Simple interface to follow and no more skills required.

3. OS - Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Windows 10/8/7

Disadvantage:

1. A little difficult for dealing with esoteric video formats

2. No ability to change the aspect ratio of video clips


Support Formats:


Supported Formats

Filmora Video Editor

Windows Movie Maker

Input Video   Formats

AVI, DV, DIF, NUT, H261, H264, NSV, FLV,   MKV, MP4, M4V, PSP, 3GP, MOV, MPG, MPEG, VOB, DAT, EVO, RM, RMVB, TS, TP,   TRP, M2TS, WMV, ASF, DVR-MS

WMV, ASF, WM, M2TS, MTS, M2T, MOV, QT,   AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, M4V, MPG, MPEG, VOB, DVR-MS, WTV,

Input Audio   Formats

AAC, AC3, APE,   AIF, AIFF, FLAC, APE, CUE, AU, AMR, OGG, WAV, DPE, MKA, M4V, M4A, MPA, MP2,   MP3, RA, WMA

ASF, WM, WMA,   AIF, AIFF, WAV, M4A, MP3

Input Photo   Formats

JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG, JPE, GIF, DIB, JFIF,   TIF, TIFF

JPG, JPEG, JFIF, JPE, TIF, TIFF, GIF,   BMP, PNG.

Output Video/Audio   Formats

WMV, AVI, MOV,   FLV, MKV, MP4 Video(AVC), MP4 Video(Xvid), MP4 Video(MC), ASF, M4V, Xvid, DV,   MPEG-1 NTSC, MPEG-1 PAL, MPEG-1 SECAM, MPEG-2 NTSC, MPEG-2 PAL, MPEG-2 SECAM,   DVD-Video NTSC, DVD-Video PAL, HTML5, DVD-Video SECAM, MP3, TS, TRP, AVI,   MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV

Windows Media   Video (WMV) or DV AVI


Editing Functions

Windows Movie Maker

Basic Editing: Trim and split video, control speed, adjust duration of each frame and add animations, visual effects, text, credits etc.

Music Editing: Add the background music. You can cut, set fade in/fade out, and adjust the volume with your background music.

Share Video on Web: Support sharing your video to OneDrive, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr directly or more sites by installing third-party plug-ins.

Burn to DVD: Burn videos to DVD.

Windows Movie Maker

Filmora Video Editor

• Basic Editing: Trim, merge, crop and rotate video, adjust the hue, brightness, saturation, contrast and aspect ratio, add dynamic motion text and various unique transitions, speed up/down video.

• Music Editing: Add your own music or download from existing music library. It provides editing tools to trim, split, set volume, fade music in/out and add voiceover.

• Advanced Editing: Create an attractive video with overlay (Picture-in-picture), Filters, Green Screen and Screen Detection, etc.

• Share Video on Web: Directly upload the editing video to YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo.

• Share Video on Web: Directly upload the editing video to YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo.

Filmora Video Editor

Conclusion:

In a word, Filmora Video Editor is a straightforward, intuitive and professional software that even the most inexperienced users can create compelling projects with it. Compared to Windows Movie Maker, it includes all basic functions in Windows Movie Maker and provides all kinds of advanced features. Why not download the trial version and have a try? I believe you will like it.


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