Advanced Editing Tips for windows

  • What is the difference between filter and overlay?

    There is no big difference between filter and overlay. Usually filter means the internal effects while overlay means external effects.

    Filter sample:

    filter sample

    Overlay sample:

    overlay

  • Why I can not apply the transitions

    Sometimes you may fail to apply the transitions to timeline or the “apply” button is greyed out.

    As the transitions just can be applied to the video located at the first video track, so when you try to drag the transition to the video in PIP track then there will be a sign as below popping up.


    no-transition-sign


  • What is the maximum length of a transition?

    A transition is designed only for merging the items(videos, pictures) on the video track smoothly, so it should be simple and short.

    Based on this prinple, the maximum length of a transition is designed according to the length of the adjacent items(videos, clips), in general the maximum length equals 1/2 of the total length of the two items around it.

    maximum length

    You can ajust the length of a transtition by putting the cursor to the edge of it and then the cursor will become a two arrow icon and you can start to ajust it.

    If the length of a transition is at a maximum value, then it can't be increased.

  • Add a watermark to the video

    To add a watermark to the video, please follow below instructions:

    1. Press "Import " button to load the video file and the watermark image to the Media Library.

    2. Drag and drop the video file and the watermark image to the video track and PIP track .

    3. Then adjust the size of the image by dragging the small circles around the frame. You could also move it to the position where you need.

    4. Then change the duration of the watermark image to the same length as the video by dragging the edge of the image file.

    add watermark

  • Remove the original audio from the video and add a new one

    To remove the original audio and add a new audio to the video file, please follow below instructions

    1. Click Import to load the video and audio files to the Media Library. Also drag and drop the video file onto the video track.

    import

    2. Select the video in the timeline, right-click and choose Audio Detach.

    audio detach

    3. Then the audio part and the video part will be separated. Select the separated audio file and delete it.

    delete audio

    4. Drag the new audio file from the Media Library to the audio track of the timeline. Meanwhile adjust the audio and move it to the place where you want it to be.

    replace new

  • Fade in/out at the beginning/end of the video

    To fade in/out at the beginning/end of the video, please follow below steps:

    1. Press "Import " button to load the video file to the Media Library.

    2. Drag and drop the video file into the video track.

    3. Find the Sample colors under Media tab, choose black and drag it at the beginning/end of the video.

    fade in and out

    4. To change the duration, you just need to put the mouse on the edge of the sample color and when it turns into arrow , please drag it to the length you need. Or you could double click the sample color on timeline and adjust the duration directly.

    change duration

  • which formats does Filmora support to import?

    Full feature mode

    Here is the link https://filmora.wondershare.com/tech-spec which will show you which formats we support to import when run this Filmora with Full feature mode.

    For Instant cutter mode

    Currently, Filmora just supports H.264 encoded MP4, MOV& MTS videos shot by Action Cams, Phones, and Home AVCHD Camcorders when you use Instant cutterto edit your video.

    When you fail to import the videos, you can try to download some free tool to convert it to an MP4 video and load it to our program again.

    Here is the link http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-video-converter show you the most popular free video converter tools.

    After above try, if there is still the same issue, please send the media file to us for analysis. You can attach it directly if the file is less than 20M. For file larger than it, please upload it to Google drive and send us the download link by submitting the email in our support center http://support.wondershare.com.

  • Why there is such error “WMVCore.dll is missing…” when launch Filmora?

    For the Windows 10 N and KN Editions, there is no Windows media player on the system, please go to below link to check more details on the back ground http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/what-are-windows-10-n-and-kn-editions.

    So if you are running with such windows version, you may see this error when try to launch Filmora, see below.

    error

    To avoid such error, you need to install and active the windows media player on your computer first then install this software.

    Here is video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjDbJGrFETg which you can refer to install and activate the windows media player.

  • what can I do to get the snapshot with high quality

    To get the snapshot with high quality, it is suggested to take the snapshot during preview in media library.

    Here are the steps to figure it out.

    Step 1 Import the original files to media library.

    Step 2 Right click on video in media library then hit “play back” to preview the window, as below.

    play-back

    Step 3 During preview, you can take the snapshot as you want, see below.

    take-the-snapshot-during-preview

    After that the snapshot will be shown automatically in media library.

    You also can right click on the snapshot then hit “find target” to find the path where it is saved automatically on your pc, see below.

    find-target


  • Why my video quality is so poor once applied to timeline?

    Why my video quality is so poor once applied to timeline?

    This issue is caused by the compression of the preview window. Normally, after you load the video to the program, it will be compressed to a lower resolution as 360P to set the preview window, so there will be quality loss while viewing in the preview window. But generally the output quality will not be affected.

  • Why the video is lagged during editing on timeline?

    Why the video is lagged during editing on timeline?

    It is caused by the lack of the decoding efficiency. Regardless of what editing you made, such as split a video, to show you the prompt result in preview window, our program has to render it first. But if too many or too big files are loaded and use up all system RAM, since the timeline engine is not efficient enough, so the non-synced problem occurred. But generally the output quality will not be affected. Please just try to export your file, and then you could check the output quality.

    And with the new version, you also can pre-render the video to make the editing smooth.

    Here is the guidance show you how to use this feature.

    https://filmora.wondershare.com/guide/editing-video.html#render

  • How to open .wve file?

    The .wve file is the project file, which can only be opened with Filmora as below, so there is no chance to open it with other software or players.

    open-project

    To view the video with other software or players, you need to export the video first.

    Here is the guidance show you how to export the video.

    https://filmora.wondershare.com/guide/export-share-video.html

  • Why I lost some effects after exporting

    To edit specific track individually, we add a feature to hide the content on each track on timeline. On the left of each track there is an “eye” icon, which can be used to turn on onor turn off “show track” off.

    When “show track” is on, you will see all the contents of that track in preview window While when “show track” is off, the contents of that track will be invisible in preview window and after exporting.

    show-track-on

    So if you keep “show track” off accidentally before you export the video, then you will lost the effect added on that track. For example, you have added some custom “Texts” in your video during editing while you keep the “show track” off on text tack when you export your video. Then you will see no “text effects” after conversion. track-off

    To avoid this issue, please keep “Show Track” in activated status before you export your video.

  • What can I do if there are Black Bars around my video

    You may face such issue when you upload your video to Facebook and find that there are some black bars around the video. Such black bars appear on videos, when the aspect ratios of your video and the player don’t match.

    For example, if you want to upload the video to Facebook without black bars, then you need a video with 1:1 aspect ratio. But when you build the project in Filmora, you may start your project with 16:9 or 4:3, then there will be some black bars on your video after you upload to Facebook.You can follow below steps to eliminate the black bars.

    1. Launch Filmora, select Full feature mode.

    2. Drag and drop the video to the 1st track of the timeline.

    3. Select the video, right click, choose “Crop and Zoom”.

    crop-or-zoom

    4. Go to "Crop" section, select "Manually" then type the "constrain" in 1:1, like 620x620, press Enter button in the keyboard, it will show you the prompt result in preview. Meanwhile you can put the mouse at the middle of the selected area and then move it horizontally to adjust the wanted section. Or use the crop tool in the preview area to visually adjust the dimensions of the cropped area into 1:1

    cropping

    5. Click on “export” then hit “settings” then select "custom" under " resolution" to change the resolution to 620x620, then hit ok and press "Export" button to start conversion.

    conversions

    To avoid such black bars on your video, you need to confirm which kind of the player you will use to playback your video. And when you start the project, you need to select the same aspect ratio or crop the video to the same one as your player.