Filmora is the perfect next step for YouTubers hoping to move on from iMovie
August 26, 2020

Filmora is the perfect next step for YouTubers hoping to move on from iMovie

Chris Waters | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Filmora

I'm an event planner and content creator. I create weekly tutorials to help strengthen my brand and teach others. I'm a one-man operation so it's just used for my YouTube channel. It allows easy flexibility from a beginner videographer that iMovie just couldn't handle.
  • Seamless interface.
  • Adding text and effect overlays on the video.
  • Providing new tools and goodies.
  • There's a big push to get you to buy more features and it gets really annoying.
  • Lag/flickering in the example video.
  • I'm more efficient at editing.
  • Videos are higher quality.
Think of Filmora as the sweet spot between iMovie and one of the bigger editing software like Final Cut or Adobe Premiere. If you're just putting together videos or you have a YouTube channel and need a simple way to edit videos and add some bells and whistles, this is for you. It's easy to navigate like iMovie but it adds so much more options and effects that can easily overlay on top of the video.
I'm giving this a ten because I haven't needed the support in any way, however, I've gotten correspondence from them letting me know that they are available if needed. I've seen reviews saying the support is lacking but those were years ago. I'm assuming they've figured everything out by now.

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It's just a great all around video editor for someone who's just trying to put together a simple video and make it look polished. It was a perfect step up from iMovie and provides TONS of bells and whistles but makes them easily accessible. It's simple to navigate and they provide effects and overlays that you can easily drop into your video.

I'm not sure about how well it does for much bigger projects (feature length movies, etc) vs DaVinci and Premiere, but for 1-15 minute tutorials, it's pretty great.