iMovie is an innovative video editing software developed by Apple with iPhoto, GarageBand and iDVD (discontinued). It is a component of Apple's iLife suite of software applications for viewing, editing and making videos/movies. Apple has published two version of iMovie, one for Mac OS X (iMac/Macbook) and one for iOS (iPhone/iPad). But there is no windows version available. In this case, if you want to edit video/movie on windows, you have to find an iMovie alternative for Windows.
Part 1 Best iMovie Alternative for WindowsWe humbly recommend you to use Filmora Video Editor in place of iMovie on Windows. Filmora Video Editor gives you all features you get on iMovie like editing, making and sharing videos. It comes with two Mode: Easy Mode for green hand allow users to export a good video quickly and efficiently with just five steps while Full Featured Mode provides multiple advanced editing features. You can free download the iMovie for Windows from by clicking below button.
Key features of Filmora Video Editor
• Supports various video, audio and image format, both for input and output.
• Come with easy-to-use interface which all the tools are well-organized and displayed in the window for you to use.
• Contains all the basic editing features for you to edit your video: crop, trim, rotate, combine, split, add text/background music, etc.
• Feature 300 effects including picture-in-picture, overlay, filter, mosaic, green screen, change face, etc.
• Stabilize videos, play videos in reverse and support recording computer screen.
Part 2 iMovie VS Filmora Video Editor
Below table is the similarity and differences of Apple's iMovie and the best iMovie for Windows equivalent – Filmora Video Editor.
Filmora Video Editor
Supported operating systems
Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X
Mac OS X and iOS
Video effects and audio tracks included
Supported formats (Import & Export)
Video: MP4, FLV, AVI, MOV, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, MPEG, TS, TRP, TP, F4V, M4V(without DRM), M2TS, MTS, DAT, WMV, MKV, ASF, DV, MOD, NSV, TOD, EVO
Audio: MP3, WAV, WMA, AIFF, OGG, AAC, M4A, AC3, AIF, APE, AU, FLAC, MKA, MP2
Image: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, ICO
Video: 3GP, MP4, MOV, M4V AVCHD, DV
Audio: AAC, AC3, AIFF, MP3
Image: not supported at all
Social media integration (Facebook, Twitter, Mail…)
Export videos to Mobile Devices
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android phones and tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire, BlackBerry devices and more
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via iCloud
DVD burning support
Part 3 Free iMovie Alternative for Windows
In this part, we also find a list of free alternatives to iMovie for Windows. But there are some restrictions and problem with these programs like iMovie. Before you finally decide to choose the suitable one, you can get to know these free video editing software.
Windows Movie Maker: Windows Movie Maker is the defaulted video editing software for Windows except Windows 10, just like iMovie for Mac. You will find it might crash at times.
Lightworks: Lightworks is an excellent open-source iMovie for PC for editing and mastering digital video. You may feel difficult to master it due to the complicated user interface.
Blender: Blender is a free and open-source iMovie for Windows alternative.
VirtualDub: VirtualDub is a free video capture/processing utility widely used on PC. Compared to other software, it has no any general editing functions.
Now you are able to edit and make your video with more stunning effects. And if you find any more alternatives about iMovie for Windows or have any sort of problems, please help to leave the comment in the section below.