Filmora, A Simple Review

by Scott Max

So, you are considering Filmora.

You’ll be wondering if it's a good choice for you if its feature set compares well to other options on the market, and if it is priced affordably enough for what you get.

This article will break all that down for you and more. 

Plus, at the end of the article, you’ll find links to alternatives to Filmora as well as our top picks for the options in this category.

Or, just go straight to Our top picks for Best Video Editing Software.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Filmora Features

Filmora offers an impressive depth of functionality in its video editing software. Wondershare, the parent company of Filmora, targets the entry-level video editor market. It has a user-friendly interface and a nice layout without any compromises on the features, making it perfect for both newbies and experienced video editors.

Here are some exclusive features of Filmora:

Speed Ramping: With Filmora's Speed Ramping, you have better control over the video speed. It offers 6 Templates to manage the video speed and also allows you to create customized presets. Filmora offers a graphical view of your speed changes and adjustable keyframes to personalize the templates and perfectly ramp your video speed.

Colour Match: Filmora allows you to duplicate the colouration from a clip and apply it to another video. You can dial back the colouration intensity to perfectly merge two clips. The colour match feature eliminates the need to personally apply edits to similar videos by allowing you to copy the effects.

Dolly Zoom Effect: Dolly zoom is a cinematic technique which adds a motion effect to your background without affecting the subject. Traditionally, movie directors do it by either moving the camera towards an object while panning out or moving the camera away from the subject while zooming in. With Filmora, you can add the dolly zoom effect to create vertigo feel from the editing interface.

Filmora Dissolve: Dissolves are well-known cinematic transitions that slowly gradate from one image into another. Filmora allows you to isolate pannable parts of your clips and add dissolve effects to make your simple footage appear more professional.

Filmora Pricing

Filmora offers 2 Pricing options for its video editing software.

The "Individual" plan is priced at $9.99/month plus offers colour and audio editing. Additionally, it provides a 1 GB Wondershare drive space.

The "Business" plan is priced: at $155.88/user/year for upto 5 User accounts. It offers multi-user control, 1-1 sales report and free tech support.

Filmora Discounts and Coupons

Filmora currently does not offer any discounts or coupons for its Individual and Business subscription plans.

Filmora Free Trial

Filmora does not offer a free trial for its pricing options. You'll have to buy a subscription to start editing videos with Filmora.

Filmora, A short how-to guide

Once you open the Filmora software, you'll enter the home screen. Firstly, you need to set up your project and choose the aspect ratio based on your video type. Once done, click on New Project.

Now you'll enter the video editing interface of Filmora. The left panel hosts the menu bar and effects settings. The file library will appear right along with the menu panel.

The section across the library panel is your playback window. Here, you can preview your ongoing edits to analyze the effects. You can change the project aspect ratio, framerate, or video resolution from the screen icon at the bottom of the playback window.

The bottommost panel is your timeline section, where you arrange your audio and video tracks. Keep in mind that the arrangement in your timeline section is what affects your final edits. Any media files or effects you want to add, go straight into the timeline section.