Filmora Video Editor Review [Hands-on 2022]: Is It Worth The Money?

This is a guest post by Wondershare

Video editing seems like a hugely time-consuming task, especially for newbies. But where tools like Photoshop require extreme skills, Filmora appears to be easier than most software available in the market. Plus, it includes various tools, effects, and templates, which is pretty fascinating for both new and existing users.

Part 1: About Filmora

Filmora is a video editing tool by Wondershare Technology Corp available on both Mac and Windows operating systems. The software gives you numerous ways to edit and retouch your videos for different purposes.

Filmora is a robust editing tool that includes a simple menu and user-friendly interface. Moreover, you can purchase the software or download Filmora to test the program for free.

So, let’s begin with the complete Filmora review for you to judge whether or not it’s a suitable video editing tool that fulfills your requirements.

Part 1: Main Features

Media Tab

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The ‘Media’ tab is the first option you will see on the main Filmora screen. As you click on this tab, you will see different categories, such as:

  • Project Media
  • Shared Media
  • Sample Color
  • Sample Video
  • Sample Green Screen

Project Media

The “Project Media” category stays empty until you import media from your computer on the software. Once the media is imported, all the file(s) are placed here under this option. And every time you import a new file, it will go directly in this menu.

Shared Media

The “Shared Media” category has a similar purpose. That means your imported media is stored here and can be used for all your upcoming projects. However, unlike the “Project Media,” any imported files under the “shared media” folder remain accessible even if you start a new project.

Sample Color

The next category in the ‘Media’ tab is “Sample Color.” This option includes blank screens in 25 different colors. You can pick any color if you desire a simple background for your text animation.

Sample Video

The “Sample Video” category consists of 20 short clips. Some of them are camera recorded videos related to:

  • Beach
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Island
  • Food
  • Travel

While the rest are animated clips, such as “Countdown,” which has nine variations.

Sample Green Screen

The “Sample Green Screen” is a great way to add overlays to your videos using Filmora. There are ten green screen templates you can pick for your clips, such as:

  • Explosion templates
  • Film template
  • K.O. template
  • VS template
  • Lightning template
  • Opening template
  • Snowing template
  • Speed Up template
  • Vintage template

All you need to do is drag any green screen template to the timeline and place it above the main video.

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Double click on the green screen template to see video editing options. Then put a check on the “Chroma Key” button, and view the preview screen to see the effects, like this:

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As you will play the clip, you will be able to see the template overlaying the main video, like this:

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Audio Tab

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Right next to the media lies the “Audio” tab. This is the place where you can find numerous audio clips for your videos.

You just need to click on the “Audio” option from the above menu, click on the music category of your choice, pick and drag the most suitable audio file to the timeline, and synchronize it with the video file.

FIlmora has a massive audio library, which includes the following categories:

  • Special events/occasions sounds (like holidays, Christmas, etc.)
  • Sound Effects
  • Environmental Sound (nature, waterfall, etc.)
  • Young & Bright
  • Tender & Sentimental
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • Electronic
  • Beat Music
  • Travel Vlog sound clips
  • My music (music from your PC)

You can also import music from your computer by clicking on the “My Music” category from the above list menu.

Titles Tab

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With Filmora, adding titles and texts to your videos is not a big deal.

You can explore the “Titles” tab to see different text templates, such as:

  • Basic text
  • Titles
  • Openers
  • Subtitles
  • Lower Thirds
  • Callout
  • End Credits
  • Social Media
  • Gaming
  • Education and tutorial
  • Travel
  • Sports
  • Business
  • Food
  • Pets
  • Hollywood
  • Events

And many more!

That means, whether you are making a video for your business, travel blog, social media, YouTube music channel, or anything, you can pick a relevant title/text template from the above categories to make your videos more engaging and fun for the audience.

Transitions Tab

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Sudden jumps between multiple video clips can make some outstanding clips annoying to the eyes. But it appears to be that Filmora has already solved this problem by offering different types of video transitions to help you create smoother videos without noticeable cuts and breaks.

Some of the most interesting video transitions available in Filmora are:

  • Ripple & Dissolve
  • Speed Blur
  • Warp
  • 3D
  • Slideshow
  • Gaming
  • Travel
  • Stylize
  • Plain shapes
  • Wedding & Love
  • Linear

Now, each of the above video transition categories includes multiple transition templates.

For instance, the “Ripple & Dissolve” category has 30+ transition templates. Similarly, the “Wedding & Love” category has 19 templates.

And as you roam around the transitions section, you will find a lot more suitable video transitions that would fit your needs.

Effects Tab

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Filmora offers a broad range of effects for video editing. So let’s review them one by one.

Filmora Filters

If you are specifically looking for “Filters,” you can find them under the “Effects” tab. There are more than 300 filters in different categories, such as:

Shake Filters in Filmora:

  • Mild
  • Chaos 1 and Chaos 2
  • Extreme
  • Up-Down
  • Sideways
  • Modern Grunge Filters

Distortion Filters in Filmora:

  • Blur
  • Flip
  • Chromatic Abberation
  • Fisheye
  • Mirror
  • Water Ripple
  • Raindrop
  • Narrow
  • Distort
  • Ribbon

Material Filters in Filmora:

  • Sharp
  • Wash
  • Sketch (black and white)
  • Color Sketch
  • Charcoal
  • Canvas
  • Emboss
  • Shadow
  • Woven
  • Textile
  • Travel Life
  • Classic

Instagram Filters in Filmora:

  • Ink Well
  • Retro
  • Lomo
  • Sutro
  • 1977
  • GreatOz
  • Sunrise
  • Hefe
  • Romantic
  • Sunset
  • Lord Kelvin
  • Sierra
  • Fresh New
  • Toaster
  • Amaro
  • Sunflower
  • Hudson
  • Valencia
  • Xpro II

Cinematic Filters in Filmora:

  • Geometric Hexagon
  • SinCity
  • Classic Film
  • French Film
  • Espionage

Stylized Filters in Filmora:

  • Plexus Particles
  • Domain Warping
  • Comic Book
  • Bokeh Parallax
  • Insect Eye Vision

Faux Film Filters in Filmora:

  • Split Style
  • Equalize
  • Blue Skies
  • Flushed
  • Vintage
  • Purple Haze
  • Subdued
  • Golden
  • Viola
  • Marina
  • Arizona
  • Sage

Nightlife Filters in Filmora:

  • Metropolis
  • September
  • Bright Lights

Background Blur Filters in Filmora:

  • Basic Blur
  • Mosaic 1 and Mosaic 2
  • Slant Blur
  • Static
  • Interwoven
  • Grey Grid
  • Ripple 1 and Ripple 2
  • Grey
  • Disc 1 and Disc 2
  • Frosted
  • Diamonds
  • Scales
  • Rings

Lomography Filters in Filmora:

  • Sandra Lomo
  • Purple Lomo
  • Purple Love
  • Vivid

Sepia Filters in Filmora:

  • Rise
  • Sun Kissed

Color Correction Filters in Filmora:

  • Travel Fun Filter
  • Kickin’

Black and White Filters in Filmora:

  • Willow
  • Siouxsie
  • Ash

Glitch Filters in Filmora:

  • Apfel

Common Filters in Filmora:

  • Glow
  • Square Blur
  • Blur 1 and Blur 2
  • Pixelated Edges
  • VCR Distortion
  • Beauty Skin
  • Black and White (5 variations)
  • Old Video
  • Blue Explosion
  • Hue Shift
  • Bad TV Signal
  • Luma Sharp
  • Smart Denoise
  • Vignette Radius
  • Mosaic Full
  • Film Grain
  • Rainbow
  • Focus Color
  • Get Color
  • AmPlash
  • Radio Explike FX
  • Video Wall
  • Baltan
  • Cartoon
  • 70s

Overlay Effects

Similar to filters, Filmora comes with free and paid 330 overlay effects, such as:

Frame Overlay in Filmora:

  • Cinema 21:9
  • Film (5 variations)
  • Heart (2 variations)
  • Warm Glow
  • Shadow A
  • Star (2 variations)
  • Disco
  • Shake It Up Pack
  • Sparkle
  • Cosmic Pack
  • Bokeh (7 variations)
  • Cool
  • Anime
  • Channel Tokyo
  • Action Pack
  • Lilly of the Valley Pack
  • Creepy Hallow Pack
  • Day of the Dead
  • Beauty Retro
  • Studs
  • Japan Pop
  • Beauty Fun
  • Aqua

Light Leak Overlay in Filmora:

  • Light Leak (8 variations)
  • Purple Flare
  • Large Red Flare
  • Blue Flares
  • Rainbow Rays
  • White Rays
  • Purple Bursts
  • Large Yellow Flare
  • Teal Flares
  • Red Rays
  • Soft Warm Burst
  • Spring Pack
  • Blue Streak
  • Snow Sports Pack

Lens Flare Overlay in Filmora:

  • Lens Flare (multiple variations)
  • Purple Flare
  • Cinematic Flare (multiple variations)
  • Quick Flare
  • Cool Light Bubbles

Old Film Overlay in Filmora:

  • Silent Film (multiple variations)
  • Dirty Film
  • Very Dirty Film
  • Extremely Dirty Film
  • Film Reel Vertical
  • Film Reel Horizontal
  • Random Dust
  • Subtle Grain
  • Grunge Film Vintage
  • Retro Film (multiple variations)
  • Old Film Scratches
  • Blue Moon
  • Action
  • Scream Blue
  • Blue Sky
  • 8mm Dirt Organic
  • Magic Forest
  • Crimson
  • Green Town
  • Poltergate
  • Zombi
  • Crazy Town
  • Autumn
  • Warm
  • War
  • Violet
  • Fiction
  • Fauno
  • Romance
  • Travel Memories
  • Post Apocalyptic
  • Yakuza
  • Hostal
  • Dejavu
  • Beauty Style
  • Holiday Thanksgiving
  • Nostalgy
  • Turquoise
  • Merlin
  • Spy

ViewFinder Overlay in Filmora:

  • Camera Viewfinder (2 variations)
  • Simple Viewfinder
  • 90’s Viewfinder
  • Laser Viewfinder
  • Vintage Viewfinder (2 variations)
  • Pro Viewfinder (2 variations)
  • Smartphone Viewfinder
  • DSLR Viewfinder
  • Travel Adventure
  • Clean Outdoor

Stylize Overlay in Filmora:

  • Paris Sketchbook
  • Superhero Pack
  • Comicbook Pack
  • Medical Doodles Pack

Damaged Film Overlay in Filmora:

  • Water Damaged Film
  • Light Mud Splatter
  • Leader
  • Flood Damaged Film
  • Filmpocalypse

TV Static Overlay in Filmora:

  • MPEG Glitch
  • Glitch Lens
  • Glitch Distortion
  • Glitch Fuzz
  • Glitch Pixels
  • VHS Distortion
  • VHS Rewind
  • Glitch Blocks
  • Static 1 and 2
  • VHS Distortion Bad

Tech Frame Overlay in Filmora:

  • Calling 01
  • Video Player

Bokeh Blur Overlay in Filmora:

  • Bokeh Blur (multiple variations)

Filmora LUT

LUTs are essential elements of any video editing software. These are color presets, which include a set of different color values and help change one set of colors with another.

While LUTs are mostly paid in other video editing programs, Filmora offers most of them for free.

Here are a few out of many LUTs available in Filmora:

  • Sparta 300
  • House of Cards
  • Star Wars
  • Game of Thrones
  • Harry Potter
  • 007 Series
  • Teal & Orange
  • Cyberpunk
  • Movie (multiple variations)
  • Fashion Summer
  • Fawcett
  • UrbanHeavy
  • Onassis
  • Fashion (multiple variations)
  • FashionHaze
  • UrbanHigh
  • MoodyTwo
  • Dramatic (multiple variations)
  • Hepbum
  • InfraredFilm
  • Gaga
  • CoolFilm
  • CoolPop
  • AlienPlanet
  • Fitness Intense
  • ContrastedFilmReign
  • ContrastThree
  • VibrantFilm
  • Moody (multiple variations)
  • Medieval
  • IndieFilm
  • California Vintage

Apart from the effects mentioned above, Filmora also allows you to use other effects from different categories, including:

  • Utility
  • Sports
  • Travel
  • Gaming
  • Education
  • Seasonal & many more like Metaverse etc.


You can add motion graphics to your videos to make them look more attractive. To do that, you can click the “Elements” tab to check out the entire list of templates.

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Some of the most popular “Elements” templates are categorized under:

  • Sticker – 362 templates
  • VFX – 200+ templates
  • Meme – 100+ templates
  • Social Media – 100 templates
  • Background – 98 templates
  • Arrow – 7 templates
  • Emoji – 80 templates
  • Hand Drawn – 21 templates

And there is more to unearth.

So here’s an example of how Filmora Elements work on your video. The screenshot below shows the video clip without elements.

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Simply dragging an element template (“Flame Wipe 2” in this case) above the main video clip on the timeline gives the video a whole new level of attractiveness.

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Split Screen

Another admirable feature of Filmora is the Split Screen. While other video software requires advanced-level skills to play multiple videos on a single screen, Filmora makes the job easy.

By just clicking on the “Split Screen” tab, you can choose a template of your choice for your videos. And you can add up to 5 videos on different predetermined positions.

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So, for example, if you wish to play two videos together, you can click on the template and drag it to the timeline. The preview screen will also display the template, as you can see in these two images:

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Then, simply drag the two different video clips and place them one by one on each section on the preview screen, like this:

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Once you’re done, you can click on the “Play” button below the preview screen to enjoy watching two videos on a single screen.

So once again, Filmora has proved to be a time-saving video editing software for both professionals and beginners.

Part 3: Usability

Installation Process and Requirements

Filmora by Wondershare is available on the two most popular operating systems – Mac and Windows.

You can download the software from its official website. Once the setup is downloaded, you can start installing the program like any other software you have on your computer.

The installation process doesn’t require any technical skills, but you must ensure that your operating system fulfills the installation requirements.

Requirements for using Filmora on Windows

  • Operating System: At least Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel i3 or above multicore processor with minimum 2GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM at least
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700, Intel HD Graphics 5000, or AMD Radeon R5 or later versions of these graphic cards
  • Disk Space: Minimum 10 GB
  • Internet Connection: For successful registration and to access other Wondershare services

Requirements for using Filmora on macOS

  • Operating System: macOS v10.14 (Mojave), macOS v10.15 (Catalina), macOS v11 (Big Sur), and macOS v12 (Monterey)
  • Processor: At least Intel i5 multicore processor, and 2GHZ or above
  • Memory: Minimum 8 GB
  • Disk Space: Minimum 10 GB
  • Internet Connection: Required – when registering the software and using other Windowshare services

Simple Interface

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Filmora is a user-friendly video editor developed for all types of users. Unlike other popular video software, Filmora comes with straightforward options. And every tool is easy to find without unearthing several tabs.

Another fun thing about Filmora is that you get tons of ready-to-use effects and filters, saving your time. Whereas, compared with other video editing programs, you are not required to create effects by playing with the adjustments in Filmora. Almost every essential option is there right in front of your eyes, as you can see in the screenshot below.

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The next ease is the “Preview” screen.

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It does not only help you play and stop the video, but you can also enter the “Preview Quality and Display Setting” with a single click on the “TV” icon.

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Also, you take the screenshot, adjust the volume of the video, and enter the full-screen mode right from the preview screen options.

Moreover, some other essential editing tools are accessible by simply double-clicking the video, title, etc., on the preview screen.

You can also render your video, add markers, record direct voiceovers, enter the audio mixer, and zoom in/zoom out.

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And another exciting thing about Filmora is that you can also record your videos from your webcam and PC screen without wasting time searching these options.

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Supported Formats

Input Formats

Whether you’re using Filmora on macOS or Windows, you find ease when it comes to uploading media, as this software support almost all input formats.

For example, Filmora supports all video formats, such as .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .m2v, .m4v, .mp4, .3g2, .3gp, .3gp2, .mov (MPEG 4/MJPEG only), .tod, .mod, .dv, .mts, .m2t, .m2ts, .f4v, .flv, .asf, .wmv, .avi, .mkv (MPEG 4/MJPEG only), .ogv, .webm, .vro, and .vbo.

Similarly, you can add your audio media when editing on Filmora in all major audio formats, including .wav, .mp3, .ogg, .m4a, .aif/aiff, and . flac.

Likewise, Filmora allows you to input photo in .png, .jpg, .tif/tiff, and .bmp formats.

Output Formats

While Filmora supports similar input formats for both macOS and Windows users, the software offers different output formats for these two operating systems. Although those aren’t mountainous differences, you should still know them before starting with Filmora.

So, for the Windows users, once you are done with your video editing, you can export the video in audio/video formats like .wmv, .mov, .mp4, .avi, .ts, .f4v, .mkv, .mp3, .gif, .mpg, .webm, and .3gp.

On the other hand, Mac users cannot export their final creation in the .webm format. However, they have other output formats available, such as .m4a and ProRes, and all other formats available to Windows users.

When it’s about supporting devices for Windows users, Filmora supports smartphones, Wii, Sony TV, Xbox One, Android Generic, PS4, Nexus, Galaxy S, Apple TV, iPod, iPad, and iPhone.

Contrarily, Filmora on macOS supports all Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.) and PSP, PlayStation, and Android Generic, except for Nexus, Galaxy S, Xbox, Wii, Sony TV, and PS4.

Both Windows and macOS users can directly upload videos on YouTube and Vimeo. Moreover, Filmora supports DVD formats, like DVD folders, ISO disc image files, and DVD discs.

Part 4: Video Editing Tools

You have learned about the main features in the previous part, so let’s review what video editing tools you get in Filmora.

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Undo and Redo

Starting from the left, the first tool you will find on the timeline is the “Undo” and “Redo” buttons.

You can use the “Undo” function to correct a previous mistake. Whereas the “Redo” button helps you restore previous actions which were undone with the help of the “Undo” button.

For example, if you have applied any effect on a video clip and now you want to remove it, you can simply click on the “Undo” button.

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Right next to the “Undo” and “Redo” buttons lies the “Delete” button.

You can delete any video clip by selecting it with the help of your mouse and then clicking on the “Delete” button.

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Split/Cut and Trim

It is easy to find the “Split” function on the timeline options. Or, you can also find it on the orange “Playhead” in Filmora.

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The split tool helps you cut your video by placing the playhead at any point on the clip and then clicking on the “Scissor” icon.

Furthermore, trimming any video clip is way too simple. You can do it by clicking the media on the timeline, hovering your cursor at the end of the video clip, and while holding the right button of your mouse, dragging the clip backward or forward to trim the shot.

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Through the “Crop” icon, you choose to cut any unnecessary or unwanted portion of the video from its mainframe.

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Pan and Zoom

With the same “Crop” option, you can also use the “Pan and Zoom” function to embed any type of animated transition on a still image or still images on any motion picture.

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The “Speed” function consists of 6 different options.

  • Custom Speed: You can customize the speed of your video as per your need.
  • Slow: You can slow the video speed by choosing from 0.5X to 0.01x.
  • Fast: You can choose a range from 2x to 100x to make your videos play faster than the usual speed.
  • Normal: Select the “Normal” option takes your video back to its original speed.
  • Freeze Frame: This allows you to freeze a particular scene from the video.
  • Reverse: The “Reverse” function in Filmora rewinds the entire video clip.

Advanced Color Tools

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The “Advanced Color Tools” helps you do the following things:

  1. Color Correction
  2. Color Match

Color Correction

The color correction comes with a number of “Presets” that you can directly apply to your video. Moreover, you can choose the “Adjust” tab to play with a variety of basic color correction options, such as:

  • White Balance
  • Color and Light
  • HSL
  • Vignette
  • 3D LUT

Color Match

Contrarily, the “Color Match” tool enables color correction actions on all the video clips rather than color correcting each clip individually.


If you feel like reducing or extending your video length, you can use the “Duration” tab adjust to adjust the timing. However, this tool also affects the speed of your video.

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Motion Tracking

Have you ever wondered how text or an image follows a particular object or character in a video? Well, it’s due to the “Motion Tracking” feature. Gladly, Filmora makes it simple to add motion tracking to your videos.

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You just need to add the video on the timeline, place the “Playhead” on the point where you want to add motion tracking. Then, set the motion tracking box on the target (object/person). Now, choose a template from “Elements” and place it above the main video clip on the timeline. Lastly, select the element from the motion tracking option to start tracking.

Title and Text Editing

Filmora gives you trouble-free title and text editing. To do that, you just need to select the text or title that appears on the preview screen and begin typing the text.

You can also choose a text style from the “Text Preset” menu and change the text color, spacing, alignment, and more from the “Settings.”

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Key Framing

The “Key Framing” option makes your videos look cool by adding customized animations to your videos and static images.

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For example, you can overlap a “second clip” on the main video by adjusting the opacity and positioning the scene with the help of the key framing option in Filmora. You can use this tool to enter from one scene to another smoothly.

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Extra Editing Tools

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The “Transform” option makes you rotate, flip, scale, and reposition your videos.


This option allows you to select blending modes and choose an opacity level for your video.


The “Stabilization” tool helps you make shaky videos smooth by adjusting the “Smooth Level” and “Edge Processing.”

Chroma Key

The “Chroma Key” works when you choose a “Green Screen” for your video. This option can help you adjust the offset, tolerance, edge thickness, and edge feather levels.

Another excellent option in the “Chroma Key” menu is the “Alpha Channel.” You can use this option to turn your image into black and white. And everything that will be turned into black will become transparent in your video, whereas the white parts of the image will stay unchanged.

Lens Correction

With the “Lens Correction” tool, you can rectify any distorted clip. You just need to select the camera model you used to record the video, select resolution, and adjust lens correction levels.

Picture in Picture

You can add a secondary video clip or image over the main video and view them on a single screen. This creates the picture-in-picture effect that Filmora makes quite easy for the users.

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Drop Shadow

Using the “Drop Shadow” effect makes your video more lively, especially when you are making a picture-in-picture effect.

There are other options in the dropdown menu like the “Distance” to adjust the shadow level. Similarly, you can be hands-on with other options, such as blur, opacity, shadow direction, and shadow color, to add more engagement to your video.

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Part 5: Audio Editing Tools

Although Filmora is known for its exceptional video editing features, it also offers magnificent tools to edit audio files.

The editing process begins when you import your audio file from the PC or pick any audio template from the “Media” tab and drag it down to the timeline.

Next, you can effortlessly place the audio under the video clip or move it freely to the left and right until you find a perfect spot to fit in the music. More to this, you can also detach the audio from the video and edit it separately.

And if talking specifically about the audio editing tools, some editing options like undo/redo, delete, cut, split, trim, speed, and duration are similar to video editing.

However, you get to see the big bag of audio editing effects when clicking the “Edit” tab on the timeline.

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And here’s what you get on the menu:

Fade In and Fade Out

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The “Fade In” and “Fade Out” sound effects in Filmora help you enhance or reduce the volume of your audio file.

You can use the “Fade In” effect to gently increase the volume as the video goes forward. Whereas the “Fade Out” effect makes the loud volume disappears gradually.

So feel free to apply these effects wherever you think is best in your audio.


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Filmora gives you the option to change the pitch of your audio. You can adjust the bar to the left to bring the audio to a low musical scale. And, moving the bar to the right changes the pitch to a high musical scale.

The pitch adjustment range allows you to set the pitch anywhere from -10 to 10, whereas you can adjust the bar to zero (0) if you want to keep the original pitch.


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Filmora’s audio equalizer is bliss when it comes to changing audio frequencies. The option comes with presets, which include:

  • Classic
  • Dance
  • Low Bass
  • Sparkle
  • Soft
  • Hard Rock
  • Rock’n’Roll
  • Pop
  • Soft
  • Blues
  • Country
  • Acoustic
  • Folk

Contrarily, you can also make your own frequencies by clicking the “Customize” button, or you can choose any preset and make changes to it without a hitch.


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If you wish to eliminate unwanted background noises that you captured while filming the shot, then the “Denoise” option is undoubtedly a remedy.

Additionally, you can use your mouse to adjust the denoise bar to make the effect “weak,” “mild,” or “strong” on the audio.


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With Filmora, it is easy to add a narrator’s voice to your video. You can check on the “Ducking” option if you want the narrator’s voice clear without deleting the background music.

What happens is that this ducking effect assures the main voiceover stays above any other background music by reducing the volume of other clips.

That means you can hear the instrumental track and clearly listen to a person’s voice. And just like the denoise, you can adjust the ducking effect from weak to strong, depending on your preference.

Auto Normalization

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The “Auto Normalization” is a new kid at the block. The tool helps adjust the volume of all the selected audio files in Filmora to a standard European 23.0LUFS loudness level.

So, if you’re having trouble mixing your audio files’ volume, you can use this tool to allow the program to make automatic volume adjustments.

Audio Track Panning

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Your audio is equally distributed to the left and right stereo.

In other words, by default, any audio clip, when imported or detached from the video, transfer the sound waves to both left and right channels (speakers).

But, with the audio track panning, you can control the transference of these audio signals to either left or right speakers.

So, if you are panning your track to the left, the maximum audio of that particular track will be heard in your left speaker.

This is a useful audio editing tool, especially if your video has multiple audio tracks. You can use the panning option to make sure the listener can hear all the sounds clearly.

Silence Detection

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You can use the “Silence Detection” option to let Filmora automatically scan and eliminate any silent pauses present in your video, allowing your viewers to enjoy your videos without losing their interest.

The option saves your time as you don’t have to work frame by frame to detect the pauses and remove them one by one.

Audio Mixer

You can use the “Audio Mixer” from the toolbar below the preview screen to balance/pan and master the audio.

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The Filmora audio mixer allows you to work on multiple video/audio tracks in a single window, allowing you to edit the audio files fast.

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Part 6: Pricing

Filmora Plans and Pricing for Windows and Mac Users

  1. Individual
  2. Business
  3. Educational

Individual Plan

The individual plan comes with three distinctive options:

Monthly Plan

You can buy Filmora for just $19.99 and use it for a month. The subscription is billed after every 30 days and can be canceled at any time. It is a suitable plan if you think you only have to use Filmora temporarily.

Benefits of FIlmora Individual Monthly Plan

  • Enjoy the latest updates each month
  • All features available
  • Export videos without a watermark
  • Availability of professional tech support team

Annual Plan

Filmora’s annual plan costs you $51.99 and is billed every year. The annual plan appears to be best for the new learners or users who would like to take video editing as a profession. And just like the monthly subscription, you can cancel your annual plan at any time.

Benefits of Filmora Individual Annual Plan

  • Latest updates the entire year
  • All features available
  • Free AI Portrait Add-On for a month
  • Unlimited downloads and previews
  • Availability of professional tech support team

Perpetual Plan

This is a one-time payment plan. By just paying $79.99, you can enjoy Filmora for a lifetime. But there’s no turning back in this subscription. You cannot demand a refund once you have bought the software, as there’s no cancellation policy in this plan.

Benefits of Filmora Individual Perpetual Plan

  • Latest Filmora version forever
  • All features, including AR Stickers and AI Portrait
  • No watermark on the exported content
  • Free technical support
  • New effects each month
  • 7 days free downloading of effects from the Filmstock Standard Library

Business Plan

This plan is best for businesses with multiple team members. So if you are running a firm and video editing is one of those many things your team does every day, then the business plan is ideal for you. But it is a bit pricey.

For example, if there’s a single user, the plan will cost you around $155.88 per year. Likewise, if two users share the software, you will have to pay $280.56 per year.

For three and four persons on the annual business plan, the price becomes $420.84 and $561.12 per year. Lastly, if you are about to share Filmora with five of your team members, the price you will pay is $701.40 per year.

Benefits of Filmora Business Plan

  • All features included
  • Free updates and technical support
  • No watermark and attribution requirement
  • Easy multi-user control
  • Provision of sales report
  • Wide range of payment options


Filmora’s Educational plan serves both students and teachers. You can buy Filmora’s monthly plan for $19.99 as a student. Likewise, the perpetual plan for students is available for just $79.99, which is the same as the individual plan.

However, the annual plan for students is just $49.99, which saves a few dollars. And the good part of being a student is that you enjoy more savings, as Filmora also offers discounts on the student plans from time to time.

As a teacher, you can fill out the form to contact the sales team, and they will make a plan for you according to your requirements. But relax, they won’t charge a fortune either.

Benefits of Filmora Educational Plan

  • All basic features (depending on the subscription)
  • Various student discounts
  • No watermark


Bundles are the “Add Ons” you can purchase with any of the above plans, and each bundle comes with a different price.

For example, you can buy the “Filmstock Standard Assets” for $9.99 per month. Or the “AI Portrait Add-on” for $5.99 per month.

However, there are more Filmora bundles for Mac users compared with Windows users.

Payment Modes

Filmora accepts all popular payment methods for buying the software, such as:

  • 7-Eleven
  • American Express
  • Direct Debit
  • Giropay
  • JCB
  • Master Card
  • PayPal
  • Ukash
  • VISA
  • Wire Transfer

Part 7: Pros and Cons

Before jumping to the bottom line, let’s learn about the pros and cons of Filmora.

Advantages of Filmora

  • User-friendly interface
  • Drag and drop video editor
  • Free to download along with affordable subscription plans
  • Broad range of animation, effects, and filters, including motion tracking & more
  • Availability of templates/presets of quick editing
  • Easy to add and edit titles and text
  • Simple audio detachment and editing
  • Vast copyright-free sound effects and music library
  • Supports most audio and video formats
  • Easy to enhance the quality of the video
  • Weekly effects updates
  • Extremely responsive customer support
  • Several learning sources are available online
  • Direct content publishing to YouTube and other social sites
  • Ideal for all types of users

Disadvantages of FIlmora

  • The free version comes with watermarking
  • It affects your computer speed
  • A slight difference between the subscription plans for Windows and Mac users

Part 8: Customer Support

Filmora’s customer support is speedy. You can contact them via:

  • Online Support (Live Chat)
  • Email
  • Phone

One of the most remarkable things about the support team is answering queries to both potential and existing customers.

The live chat option allows you to chat with an agent and discuss your problems to get solutions. Although there could be a waiting line, still the agents are quick enough to resolve issues over the chat. So, expect one or two minutes of waiting until you get your turn. ADD IMAGE

And if it’s taking too long, you can close the chatbox, and the team will contact you by email. This is really surprising because even as a non-customer, you are given the same priority. So 100 out of 100 for Filmora’s live chat.

On the other hand, if you’re in no rush, feel free to send them an email, and they will get back to you within 24 hours.

And gladly, you can call customer support any time from Monday to Friday, as the team is available to serve you 24/7 on these days. And below are the following numbers you can contact on:

  • United States and Canada Callers: +1(442) 245-3674
  • Asia Callers: +1 (855) 808-1885
  • Europe Callers: +44 808 169 7181
  • Other Callers: +1 (844) 326-5975

But keep in mind that your calls will be expensive because the international call rates apply. That is why it is better to discuss your issues or queries through live chat or email because it is inexpensive and prompt.

Besides, you can also look for the answers on Filmora’s support page. And if you wish to learn how to edit videos on Filmora, you can always look for your favorite tutorials and other information on Filmora’s resource center.

Part 9: Bottom Line

Filmora makes video editing easy. The software includes excellent and valuable tools, effects, transitions, filters, and more, which are simple to use for both beginners and professionals.

There are also many tools and effects for editing audio files, such as a multi-channel mixer, audio ducking, and denoise.

This video editor is available on Mac and Windows operating systems at affordable pricing and supports different input and output formats. And in case you have any queries, you can always contact the support team via phone, email, or live chat.

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