For Mac users, it is pretty handy to use iMovie to edit videos. iMovie is quick and easy-to-use but still has some limitations, like it is tricky to place audio tracks and keep them where you wanted in iMovie. So it is common that you think iMovie is not good enough.
Now I would like to recommend you an alternative video editing software which also works perfectly well on Mac - Filmora Video Editor for Mac. This video editing application allows Mac users to produce professional-looking videos with little effort. What's even better, this powerful video editor comes with some extra features that iMovie can't compare. Now let’s take a look at the details of both of them.
Part 1Filmora Video Editor for Mac vs iMovie
Wondershare Filmora Video Editor (for Mac) is a professional video editor that fully compatible with Mac OS 10.12 /10.11 / 10.10 / 10.9 / 10.8 / 10.7. It enhances your videos with filters, overlays, elements, transition effects, BGM, etc. It also offers more creative editing features like PIP, green scene, split screen, and so on.
Both Mac and Win version are available. This article is going to talk about the former one.
iMovie is a video editing software which is specially designed for Mac users. That is to say, it only runs on the Mac system. Being a basic video editing tool, iMovie is user-friendly and allows users add video titles, perform simple transitions etc.
Filmora Video Editor for Mac
Video and Audio Effects:
Audio Effects (fade in, fade out, add background sound effect, etc.), Audio Transitions, Correction and Adjustment, Transformation Effects
Audio Effects, Correction and Adjustment, Video Transitions, Visual Effects
Animation Tools, Audio Transitions, Drag and Drop, DVD Burning, Green Screen (Chroma Keying), HD Support, Speed Change, Subtitles, Video Transitions, Changeable Aspect Ratios, Full Screen Playback, Keyframing, Storyboard Display, Timeline Display, Titles
Animation Tools, Audio Transitions, Color Correction, Direct Camcorder Capture, Drag and Drop, HD Support, Speed Change, Video Transitions, Full Screen Playback, Storyboard Display, Timeline Display, Titles
DVD, High Definition, Mobile Devices, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Web, YouTube
DivX, Mobile Devices, QuickTime
$49.99 for a Life Time License
Video Input Formats:
GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVCHD(MTS), DAT, M4V, MOV
Video Output Format:
AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, M4V, MOV, TS
Audio Input Formats:
AIF, MP3, OGG, WAV, M4A, WMA
Audio Output Format:
Input Image Formats:
BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
Output Image Formats:
Video Input / Output Formats:
ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV
Audio Input / Output Formats:
AIF, MP3, OGG, WAV
Input Image Formats:
BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
Part 2 Conclusion
Both Filmora Video Editor for Mac and iMovie are users-friendly, which are good editors for Mac users. As you might notice that iMovie can not only work on Mac but also on mobile. Sold in a low price, iMovie is good enough for some basic video editing.
However, if you need to produce a really professional video, I am afraid that iMovie is not as good as Filmora Video Editor for Mac, which comes with a lot more editing features. Unlike iMovie, Filmora’s strong compatibility is a shining point that will help you handle videos in different formats easily.
Now you acquire the detailed knowledge about Filmora Video Editor for Mac and iMovie. I think it would be better to use them by yourself and see whether they are suitable for you or not. Here you can download the free trial version of Filmora Video Editor for Mac. Now just have a try.