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Recommendation: Best MP4 Video Editor Software

Karolina Miller
Karolina Miller

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Now, more and more people are willing to make and share their videos to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, etc. due to the development of social network. Sometimes, you might need to cut the unwanted part, add background music and add special effects to make a more wonderful video before uploading. This is why you need a MP4 video editor software. So we have searched online and found some best MP4 video editor.

All-in-One MP4 Video Editor – Wondershare Filmora

Supported Platform: Windows Vista/ XP/7/8/10 and Mac OS X

Filmora Video Editor is a trustworthy MP4 video editing software to edit MP4 files. It fully supports MP4 video format so you can import MP4 video freely. It allows you to trim, split, merge, rotate and crop MP4 videos, detach the audio from video files, add background music, add subtitles and transition effects, etc. Beyond that, it comes with multiple creative effects like filters, overlays, picture-in-picture, motion graphics and green screen to apply to MP4 videos.


• Fully support MP4 videos

• Easy to use but powerful


• Long response time when the imported video is big

Filmora Video Editor

Windows Built-in MP4 Video Editor - Windows Movie Maker

Supported Platform: Windows Vista/ XP/7/8

As an integral part of the windows system, Windows Movie Maker should firstly be mentioned here as an easy-to-use yet free MP4 video editor. You are able to edit the MP4 video by trimming, splitting, adding fade in/fade out effects, choosing a movie theme. Besides, it has the ability to slow down or speed up the video, add animations, transitions or vivid visual effects, add titles/credits and background music. If you just want to do some basic editing, Windows Movie Maker might be a good choice.


• Easy to use.

• Free and don't need installation.


• Too much crashes.

• Only available for windows OS (Windows 10 need to download Windows Movie Maker).

Windows Movie Maker

Impressive MP4 Video Editor - VSDC Free Video Editor

Supported Platform: Windows XP/Vista/2000/7/8

VSDC is a unique non-linear MP4 editor which enables you to achieve some results that would be impossible with other free video editing software. With VSDC, you are able to edit SD&HD MP4 videos by adding background music, altering lighting, splicing, adding transitions, adding sharpen filters, rotating, etc. It also has the ability to not only work with multiple scenes and transitions, but also to add sprites and text to videos to let you create a professional-quality video.


• Easy to use.

• Offers some advanced features.


• Not support Win10.

• Need to spend much time to do easy editing.

• Have an awkward interface.

VSDC Free Video Editor

Professional MP4 Video Editor - Final Cut Pro

Supported Platform: Mac OS X 10.6.8 and later

Final Cut Pro is the premium edition of iMovie which widely used for MOV and MP4 video editing or filmmaking. With it, you can adjust the lighting, animation and entire appearance of your MP4 video. For basic and fine-turn editing, Final Cut Pro allows you to trim, fix camera shake or loudness like problems, assemble clips with the aid of timeline. And you will like its user-friendly interface because it has four windows for editing. It is an incredible powerful MP4 video editor which can handle up to 99 files at a go.


• Contain many powerful tools.


• Only support recent Apple's OS X operating system.

Final Cut Pro

Cross-platform MP4 Video Editor - Lightworks

Supported Platform: Windows/Linux/Mac OS X

Lightworks is one of the most advanced free MP4 video editing tools available on current market. It comes with a user-friendly interface and packed timeline which enables you to import, trim and weave audio and video files together easily. Meanwhile, it has the functions such as profession-level color correction, real-time effects (100+ presets) and advanced multicam editing. But the free version is limited in some advanced options.


• Have rich features and professional options.

• Compatible with multiple platform.


• Only support users to edit videos movies in 720p, 360p or lower.

• Need a long learning before editing.


Above are the best and popular MP4 video editor we found for you. It can't be denied that there are advantages and disadvantages among them. But still hope you can choose one from them that suits you best.

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