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Navigating Filmora

Double click the Filmora9 shortcut on your computer to open Filmora9. That will open the "get-started" window, where there are 3 ways for you to proceed: the Project Library, Open Project and New Project.

Enter the Program

Filmora9 Start Screen Interface

1. Project Library

In the Project Library, you will see your most recent projects ordered by the dates they were last modified. Double click on a project to open it. You can also delete projects by clicking the Trash icons on the right side of the window.

Typing a project name in the search bar is another way you can find a specific project.

2. Open Project

Click on Open Project to choose from the projects (.wfp files) saved on your computer.

3. New Project

Select an aspect ratio from the dropdown and then click on New Project to enter the editing interface and begin a new project.

Editing Interface

No matter which project option you choose, you will enter the editing mode:

Filmora9 Main Interface

  • 1. Media Library: After you import your source files, they will show in the Media Library. There are also some sample videos and colors available.
  • 2. Preview Window: The Preview Window shows how you play the video in the Timeline. The position of the playhead is shown in the time code in the lower right corner. You can enter a new time code to jump to a specific point in the video. Below the time code, you'll find the snapshot button, which can save a full-resolution still frame and automatically add it to the Media Library as an image.
  • 3. Toolbar: The Toolbar provides easy access to some editing tools. You can quickly cut, crop your video or change its speed by these quick options on the Toolbar.
  • 4. Timeline: The Timeline is where you assemble the media files and effects for your video project.
  • When your mouse is under the horizontal scrolling mode, you can scroll the mouse horizontally, and then the timeline will move to the left or right accordingly.
  • If you are using a laptop, you can move the timeline to the left or right by right-clicking and dragging left or right on the touchpad.

Action Cam Editing

Filmora9 also has a number of features tailored to GoPro and action cam footage, and an Instant Cutter to trim the clip without losing any quality. Please visit this Action Camera Video Editing guide to learn more.