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How to Make a Highlight Video?

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Jul 17, 2024• Proven solutions

‘Highlight Video’ enables the users to get rid of unnecessary portions of a media clip in order to make the editing process quicker and simpler. Even though things could be done manually, the ‘Highlight Video’ feature does all the legwork for you so you can focus on other important aspects of the post-production project that you are assigned with. That said, the following sections explain how to make a highlight video in the latest version of Wondershare Filmora X.

Part 1: How to Make a Highlight Video Automatically in Filmora?

New to the latest release of Wondershare Filmora X, the ‘Highlight Video’ automatically detects important parts of a media clip, and preserves them for further editing. The other unnecessary or repetitive scenes are removed during the process, thus saving a decent amount of your time that you would otherwise have to spend in going through the entire footage, and manually deleting the unwanted portions from it.

Note: You must have Wondershare Filmora 10.4 or above to use the ‘Highlight Video’ feature.

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You can learn how to make a highlight video in Filmora by following the instructions given below:

Step 1: Import the Source Video

Filmora offers three ways to import a media clip to highlight. All the three methods to import the source footage are explained below:

Method 1: From the File Menu

Launch Wondershare Filmora X on your Windows (a Windows 10 computer is used here for demonstration), open the File menu from the top of the interface, hover the mouse over the Import Media menu, and click Import with Auto Highlight from the submenu that appears. When the Auto Highlight box opens up, click Import , and locate and import the source video to Filmora X.

Make highlight video - import method 1

Method 2: From the Import Menu

Click to open the Import menu from the upper-left corner of the Media window, and click Import with Auto Highlight from the available options. This opens the Auto Highlight box from where you can import the source video as explained in the previous method.

Make highlight video - import method 2

Method 3: From the Media Window

Click anywhere inside the Media window, and import the source video that you want to auto highlight. Next, right-click the thumbnail of the video, and click Auto Highlight to get to the Auto Highlight box with the media clip already imported to it.

Make highlight video - import method 3

Step 2: Define the Target Platform

On the Auto Highlight box, click to open the Length menu, and choose the platform you want to publish the final video to. Note: The Custom option in the list enables you to manually specify the length of the highlighted video.

define highlight platform

Step 3: Highlight the Video

Click Extract from the bottom-right corner of the box to let Filmora X analyze the video and auto highlight it. Optionally, you can also check the Keep the gaps box to have some space between the split clips when they are added to the Timeline for convenient editing. Once the process is complete, click the button either under the Match to Media or Keep Project Settings sections on the confirmation box to add the highlighted footage to the Timeline.

auto highlight interface

Part 2: How to Make a Highlight Video Faster with Filmora Scene Detection?

Scene Detection in Filmora is a feature that analyzes a video clip, and splits all the scenes in the footage into separate segments. This way it becomes way easier for the post-production professionals and editing enthusiasts to get rid of any unimportant section (scene) in the media.

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You can learn how to make a highlight video with the Scene Detection feature in Filmora X by following the instructions given below:

Step 1: Import the Source Video

Use the method explained earlier to import the source video to the Media window.

Step 2: Start Scene Detection

Right-click the thumbnail of the imported video in the Media window, and click Scene Detection from the context menu that appears. When the Scene Detection window comes up, click Detect from the bottom-right corner, and wait while the detection process is complete.

scene detection interface

Step 3: Remove Unwanted Scenes

From the right pane of the Scene Detection window, click the Delete button next to the scenes that you don’t want to add to the final output.

scene detection

Step 4: Add the Important Segments to the Timeline

Once you have removed all the unnecessary scenes from the media, click Add to Timeline from the bottom-right corner of the Scene Detection box, and choose the button under the Match to Media or Keep Project Settings labels to add the important scenes to the Timeline with the selected resolution. If need be, you can delete the unwanted scenes after adding the separated segments to the Timeline as well.

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Bonus: How to Power Up Your Highlight Video?

After learning how to make a highlight reel , you can make your post-production tasks simple alright. However, doing so doesn’t ensure that your output will be liked by the people, and you will become a star overnight. In other words, there are certain tips and tricks that you must practice to make your highlight video engaging and interesting to the audience. Some of the key things that you can add to your videos to make them lucrative include:

  1. Scene Transition

Transitions play a vital role in making a video worth watching. While at some instances using fade-in or fade-out transition effects look good in a story or movie, switching between the scenes without any transition gives the entire footage a sense of continuation. Simply put, as a professional video editor, you must know when to add a transition effect, and when NOT to.

  1. Music and Sound Effects

The background music gives the movie a sense of emotion. A relevant audio track added to a scene exaggerates the emotions, thus making the clip touchier and involving.

  1. Elements and Stickers

Adding elements and stickers to a movie or a particular scene enhances the impact of the idea that you want to convey to the audience.

  1. Titles and Texts

The correct titles and relevant captions added to the scenes help you make the footage more informative, thus more convincing.


If you want to learn how to make a highlight video , Wondershare Filmora is the best platform as it not only offers a simple and intuitive interface, it processes the given tasks comparatively faster. However, it is imperative to know that you can access the Auto Highlight and Scene Detection features in Filmora only if you are using the latest version of the application, i.e., Wondershare Filmora 10.4 or above.

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