The digital presence of a small business today requires that owners have a knowledge of video editing. While you could breed the service, not everyone is able to do it. But the good thing is that there are many free and easy-to-use programs that you can use to design a polished video. In the following, we will list 5 free and simple-to-use video editing tools beginners can start effortlessly. Of course, we will give you a brief overview of what you can expect from each video editor.
FlexClip has become one of my favorite video editing tools. It is very simple to use: All you need to do is just register, access the editor, and design your video by simply dragging and dropping. It has a library of free images and videos that you can use. Besides, you can insert the text wherever you want, and all of the characters are free. It is available to change color, brightness or shading. FlexClip also allows you to add royalty-free music and record voice-over whenever you want. Of course, the download resolution will be up to 1080p. But the downloaded video needs to bear the trademark of the platform. In this case, I would recommend the $7.99 plus version to download Full-HD video without a watermark.
Clipchamp is essentially a video format converter, but it has a fascinating video editing section. Its use is also effortless. Upload photos, videos or music, drag your content into the timeline bar, add text, to which you can change font, size and color. You can place text anywhere in the frame. You can use filters, transition effects from one slide to another, cut the video or music wherever you want. The slide is perfectly centered, without the unsightly edges being seen. Of course, in the free version the text and music effects are not many. But for a simple video, they can be enough for daily use.
It’s very simple, like Clipchamp, but it has many effects, contrasts, filters, drawings to insert. You can really play around, not only on images, but also on texts. It allows you to overlay icons, drawings, or effects to your videos or images. With this tool, you can really give free rein to your creativity and then have a gallery of effects already set, which you can reuse. The only flaw is that when you download your video, it carries the Filmora logo. In general, Filmora is a basic editor that has the little details that the others seem to ignore completely.
iMovie is the iOS version of Apple’s default editing program, which is absolutely essential to creating a video on Apple computers. The latest version of iMovie has a timeline, color correction, contrast brightness and saturation. It also provides a separate editing panel for audio, green screen controls, lowered background noise, and sharing settings, allowing you to upload your video directly to YouTube, Facebook or other sites.
Magisto is unique in that it does pretty much all the hard work for you. All you need to do is just upload your video clips, select a theme and some music, and let Magisto work with the magic. For someone who is really not comfortable or interested in doing their own editing, Magisto is a “set it and forget it” solution. The app will automatically create beautiful videos. Magisto is a ghost to play with, but it may not be the best option for anyone who wants ultimate control over the final product.