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Movavi Video Editor 15

Manufacturer Movavi
Level Newbie
Effects approx. 200 (no exact data to be found)
Tracks 6 (normal version), 99 (plus version)
4K video editing Yes
Image stabilization Yes

The Movavi Video Editor 15 is mainly intended for beginners. It has a very clear surface and a good number of effects for the price. Especially the timeline has been reworked in the latest version and significantly improved. Thanks to the instructions, you know all the functions after just a few minutes and can start editing. The customers I’ve talked to are definitely convinced.
I can only recommend this video editing program to any beginner. For an upgrade of the functional range you can also use the plus variant, which costs 10€ more. If you are not sure, you can test the program for free.

OVERALL EVALUATION

87.5%

“convincing beginner’s program”

Functional scope
65%
good for the price range
Overview Surface
100%
superb
Ease of use
95%
very good
Price-performance ratio
90%
very good

 

Movavi Video Editor 15 Test

Are you looking for an inexpensive video editing program for beginners without previous knowledge? Movavi Video Editor 15 is such a program. Easily edit videos, add transitions, insert effects and titles, and export your movie. There you go. Ok, this is actually the same procedure as with any other video editing software. But I haven’t seen a program that was easier to use than this one – for 30€.

General information

The Movavi Video Editor, like almost all other programs, is available in three versions. Once the normal version for 30€, the plus version for 40€ and the video suite for 50€. The video editing program is clearly aimed at beginners. Adobe Premiere Elements is also very beginner-friendly and costs more than twice as much. What’s the big difference? Let’s have a look at the Movavi Editor in detail.

Surface

The interface is designed very simple and clear according to the target group. At the top right there is a large preview monitor, which can be operated in the bar below. In the vertical bar on the far left you will find the menu. There you can easily add video, photo and music files to the timeline. Furthermore you have the possibility to embellish your videos with filters, transitions, stickers and captions (titles as seen on the picture). Even image stabilization is on board with the editor. With the Chroma-Key function you can make a color transparent. What you need it for? For example, you take on a completely green background. Then remove the green color with the Chroma Key function and add another background. So you can promote yourself in the video to all places of the world😀.

With the latest Video Editor 15, the timeline/timeline has been thoroughly reworked and significantly improved. So now you have the possibility to add new tracks if you need more and it is possible to adjust the order as you like.

The improved design is particularly striking: unlike most other video editing programs, there are different tracks for titles, video files and sound files. With the other programs, there is no limitation in the tracks, which sometimes leads to confusion. Thanks to the new design of the Timeline you have everything in view and the different looks are an excellent support especially for beginners.

Furthermore, you even have a few options to edit the audio file. For example, you can change the speed or remove annoying noises.

When your video is ready, simply press the Export button in the lower right corner.

What I particularly like

I think it’s great how this video editing program takes you by the hand as a beginner. When I edited videos for the first time, I didn’t know at first what you can do with such a program. The first videos looked accordingly. Here, however, you can edit your first videos after a few minutes. The interface is wonderfully simple and when you open the program, the editor offers you a guide to the functions of the video editing software. If you click on Read instructions, you will be taken to a Movavi website where all the functions are described in detail. I only have the free trial version and don’t know what it looks like if you bought the program. (Note: The instructions were for the older version of the Video Editor. I will test the new editor in the next few days and see if anything has changed.)

Differences between the three versions

As already mentioned, Movavi offers three versions of its video editing program. The differences lie mainly in the range of functions of the three programs.

Video Editor (Basic)

This is the standard package with the normal range of functions for everyday and simple video editing. I would say a good alternative to Windows Movie Maker with many additional features.

Video Editor Plus

The Plus version offers exactly the same as the basic version, but with a few extra extras. Here you have more stickers, video clips and music tracks available and you have the possibility to animate objects.

Video Suite

This video editing program is a package of different individual programs. Here you get the Video Editor Plus and additionally the program Video Converter Premium and a screen recorder as well as some additional free programs. The screen recorder is of course great if you want to record gameplays. Otherwise, I would rather recommend the other programs, as the suite version normally costs more than 100€ according to the manufacturer.

Super function for beginners

If the whole video editing and editing process takes too long for you, you can simply turn on the Montage Wizard. It edits your videos all by itself to the music you select.

Comparison to other beginner programs

The price of Movavi Editor 15 already shows the differences between it and other beginner programs. Premiere Elements, for example, costs more than double. But it has to be said that the Movavi Editor mainly has the standard functions and few extras, which is quite okay for the price. Other programs such as Video deluxe offer a little more functionality in this respect.

+ Movavi Editor + other beginner programs
– inexpensive price-
clear surface-
fast familiarization
(you know
all functions
after only a few
minutes)
– more functions-
more machining possibilities-you don’treach thelimits of the program
so quickly

Bottom line

The Movavi Video Editor 15 is clearly aimed at beginners who are completely new to video editing. The basics of video editing are easy to learn with this program, especially thanks to its clear interface and instructions. If you have never edited videos before but don’t want to use Windows Movie Maker, you should use this video editing program. For little money you get a good standard package for video editing. If you want more features, you should consider other programs. But the functions of the Video Editor are sufficient at the beginning.
All the customers I’ve talked to about it are very impressed with this video editing program. Also the support from Movavi is good.
Level Newbie
Bottom line 87,5%
Functional scope 65%
Clear layout of the user interface 100%
Ease of use 95%
Price-performance ratio 90%

 

Movavi Video Editor 14: Comparison With The Latest Version

You’re looking for a cheap video editing program for beginners? The Movavi Video Editor is such a program. You are able to edit your videos easily and to add effects and titles. At the end you export your own movie and save it on your computer. That’s all.
It’s the easiest software I have ever seen in the video editing market. It’s great for all beginners, especially because of the price of 30€.

But now to my test…

There are three versions of the Movavi Video Editor. The normal one for 30€, which is in my opinion sufficient for beginners. Then there is a plus version for 40€ and the Video Suite with extra features for 50€. So, as I already said, it is a software for beginners. Well, Adobe Premiere Elements is also great for beginners, however it costs the double. Why? Let’s have a look at the surface.

Surface

The surface is according to the target group very easy and clear designed. On the right side there is a screen where you can see your video files in real time. At the left you find the clear menu with all elements you need for the video editing. Here you find all effects which can be pulled onto the timeline by drag and drop. The timeline takes the biggest part of the screen and it’s probably the most important part of a video editing software, because here you are able to edit video files, organize them and create a new awesome movie. You need the timeline for the basic video editing progress.
However the Movavi Video Editor offers you some more professional possibilities, for example a video stabilization or Chroma Key. What’s Chroma Key? With this function you can make a color disappear. When there is a green background behind you, make it disappear and paste another background, for example a picture of a beautiful beach. So you are able to see yourself on every places on earth in your video.

Furthermore you can edit sound files while you are changing the speed or removing disturbing noises.

When your movie is finished, you only have to press the export button on the ride side. Ready… It’s easy.

What I like best

The main reason why in my opinion this is the best video editing software for beignners is that the program tells you what to do. If you don’t know how to edit videos you don’t have to search after turorials on YouTube. There is a guide integrated into the program which shows you all the important steps to edit your first movie. In combination with the surface which is also super easy to use you are able to learn video editing within a few minutes and your results are much better than if you use a software which has more functions but comes without such a guide or surface.

Differences between the three versions

As I already mentioned there are three versions of the Movavi Video Editor which are different in their features.

Video Editor (Basic)

That’s the standard package which includes all the normal features you need for basic video editing. In my opinion a great alternative to the Movie Maker.

Video Editor Plus

The plus edition offers the same like the normal one. But there a few more options and effects like the possibility to animate objects and you have more stickers, video clips or music tracks.

Video Suite

This video editing software is a package of different softwares by Movavi. It includes the video editor plus and also a video converter and a screen recorder, which is the perfect bundle when you want to edit Gameplays or Tutorials. But if you don’t need these extra programs the normal Video Editor plus is absolutely sufficient.

Best function for beginners

If the video editing process takes to much time for your opinion you can turn on the montage assistent. This bot edits your video automaticly with a chosen music file.

Comparison to other video editing programs

If you compare the prices of various video editing software you can see a big difference between the Movavi Video Editor and other programs for beginners. Premiere Elements for example costs more than the double. It’s right that the video editor includes mainly the basic video editing functions but for this price it’s okay. It’s the perfect software for beginners because of the surface which is super easy to use.

+ Movavi Video Editor + other software
– low price
– clear surface
– easy to use
– more functions

 

Conclusion

The Movavi Video Editor 14 is a software for beginners who haven’t edited a video yet. With this program you can learn the basics of video editing very quickly because of the great intern guide. I recommend you this program if you search a easy and cheap video editor which is much better than the Windows Movie Maker. However if you need more professional functions there are other programs which are also quite good but more expensive, for example have a look at the Magix software.
I’m convinced of this product and as you can see in other comments other users too. I can’t find a disadvantage of this program. So it earns the five stars.

 

Level Beginner
Conclusion 87,5%
range of functions 65%
clarity of the surface 100%
user-friendliness 95%
Price-performance 90%

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