Basic Editing Functions

Import Files (Video, Audio, Picture)

We can import media files to edit after creating project. There are two ways to import: one is by clicking “Import” > “Import file” to open single or multiple files; another is by clicking “Import” > “Import folder” to import all the files in the folder.

In addition, we can also import files using drag-and-drop via your mouse.

Add Files to Tracks

After importing files, we need to add them to the tracks below for editing. There are two ways to do this: one is by right-clicking a file and choosing “+ Add to Project”; another is using drag-and-drop via your mouse.

add file to the track

Split Video

To split a video, highlight it on the track, move the playhead to the point where you need to split, then click “Split” button or press “Ctrl+B”.

split video

Merge Videos

To merge videos, drag all the clips to the video track. You can arrange the order of videos by selecting and moving them to left or right.

merge videos

Delete Clip

To delete a clip from a video, split the video, and then select the clip. Afterwards, click “Delete” button or press “Delete” key on the keyboard to delete it.

delete clip

Crop Video

To crop a video, highlight it on the track and click “Crop” button.

crop video

If you don’t check “Keep aspect ratio”, the black bars will appear in the video to avoid image deformation. In contrast, if you check “Keep aspect ratio”, you won’t come across this problem.

keep aspect ratio

Zoom Video

To zoom a video, highlight it on the track and click “Zoom” button.

zoom video

We can check “Keep aspect ratio” to prevent distortion of the video while zooming a video.

how to zoom a video

Rotate Video

Double-click the video on the track, then you can choose to rotate it 90°anticlockwise/clockwise, flip it horizontally/vertically in the editing panel. After finishing setting, click “OK”.

rotate video

Adjust Speed

Double-click the video on the track, and then you can change its speed by dragging the slider in the editing panel via your mouse. If you speed up the video, its timeline on the track will become shorter. If you slow down the video, its timeline on the track will become longer.

adjust speed

Add Mosaic

Highlight video on the track and click “Mosaic” button enable it. Click “Add” button, and then the yellow rectangle will appear on the left top window. You can move the rectangle to the area where you want to add mosaic. Drag the borders of the rectangle to adjust its size. Move the percent slider under the rectangle to change its pixels. Please note that the mosaic will appear in the whole video you selected after adding it.

add mosaic to video

Add Element

There are two purposes to use the element: one is to drag it to video track and use it as a wonderful intro or outro; another is to drag it to PIP track and create a PIP video.

add element to video

After dragging the element to video track, you can vary its playback speed, color, etc. by double-clicking it. After dragging the element to PIP track, you can add mask, fade in/out audio by double-clicking it.

edit element

Add Filter

Click “Filters” tab on the left to enter Filters area. Double-click the template to preview it instantly. To add filter to video, highlight the proper one, right-click it and choose “+ Add to Project”. You can also use drag-and-drop to add filter to video via your mouse. Please note that default duration for the filter on the filter track is 4s. If you need to add filter to the whole video, drag the sides of filter on the track to change its duration.

add filter to video

Add Transition

Open Transitions tab, highlight the one you like, and drag it directly to the position between two video clips via your mouse. Note: if you want to add more, please repeat these steps.

add transition to video

Add Text

Open Text tab, highlight the one you like, and drag it directly to text track below via your mouse.

add text to video

Double-click the text on the track to customize its style, font, color and motion.

edit text

Add Overlay

Open Overlays tab, highlight the one you like, and drag it directly to overlay track below via your mouse. Highlight overlay on overlays track, and drag both sides of it to change its duration.

add overlay to video

Change Video Parameters

Double-click video clip on video track to launch its working area. You can set playback speed, contrast, saturation, brightness and hue of video instantly. After finishing setting, click “OK” to save.

change video parameters

Change Audio Parameters

Double-click video clip, select “Audio” in the pop-up editing panel. You can set its volume, fade in/out audio.

change audio parameters

Change Background Music

There are two ways to change background music: one is by clicking the “Mute” button on video track to remove sound from the video and then drag your own background music to the audio track below.

mute audio

Another way is by highlighting video, right-clicking it and selecting “Audio Detach” to detach original audio to audio track, delete it and drag the new background music to the track.

detach audio

Add Picture to Video

After importing a picture, right-click it and choose “+ Add to Project”, and then the picture will be added to pointer position on the video track. If you want to add a picture to the position between video clips, you can do it using drag-and-drop.

add picture to video

Edit Picture

After adding picture to video track, double-click it to rotate, change its contrast, brightness, add motion, etc.

edit picture

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