MP4 is amongst the most widely used video formats. Be it CD, DVD, BluRay, or even non-smart TVs, the MPEG-4 works flawlessly on all of them.
Consequently, you must be looking for a free MP4 editor that does the standard trim, cut, merge, text add and much more. There are a plethora of options in the market which may make it overwhelming to decide. Let us help you in deciding the right MP4 video editor on Windows 10 for you.
We start with IoForth’s very own FilmForth, a free MP4 video editor taking all steps in the right direction. Begun is a straightforward video editor with limited functionalities, now it has grown into a feature-rich utility that covers all the major bases. Some great features you won’t miss from FilmForth.
Let us walk through some edits using FilmForth of a moto vlog about to be posted by a YouTuber. Create a new project and add a video before moving forward. You can add a video by either clicking on the Add Video/Photo Clips button or a simple drag and drop.
The trim option is used when a content creator wants to reduce the video’s length, catering to different demographics.
After the video is loaded, click on the trim option. Then you can press and hold both ends of the video feed. You can reduce them from either side by resizing them. Press the back button once done to save the trimming of the video. You can always go back to undo the trimming and bring it back to an earlier length.
Add a flair of effects to the video and set a theme for your content.
Step 1. Head to the Effectsdashboard from the dashboard of the tool.
Step 2. Select any effect to apply it. You can use the compare button to compare it with the default colors of the video. Hit the back button to save the effects on your video.
You can also add a logo to your video, be it of your company or production.
Step 1. Head to the Picture in Picturedashboard from the home screen of the project.
Step 2. Click on the Add Pic in Picoption, and locate the logo you want to add to the video.
Step 3. The logo will be added to the video. Turn it by the button given on the corner of the image. Resize by press-holding the button on the right side of the image.
If you want to reduce the opacity and make it transparent, use the opacity option.
The moviemaker has been discontinued and is history now. It is replaced with the video editor that comes with the Photo app on Windows 10. You can access it from the photo app itself. The standalone version can be opened from the Start menu. Let’s figure out the features it owns.
Shotcut is an open-source video editor that is available for FreeBSD, Linux, Windows, and macOS. Based on the MLT media framework, you can expect decent editing performance from it.
|FilmForth||Video Editor – Photos App||Shotcut|
● Over 28 effects/filters available
● Set Custom FPS
● Add custom logo/watermark
● Suitable for all kinds of users
● 14 effects/filters available
● Automatic video editor
● Good for beginners
● Set custom FPS
● Good for intermediate users
|Cons||● No 3D objects||● Limited video formats
● Requires special media feature pack in some versions of Windows 10
● Not beginner-friendly
● No export preset for devices
With hundreds of options, it’s normal to get confused while deciding the best MP4 editor for you. You can always make your choice by prioritizing, user-interface, features relevant to you, and the time it takes to edit the videos on a particular editor.
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