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Windows Panel Layout

Wondershare Filmora 12 is now equipped with four types of panel layouts and even more layout models to unleash your creativity. Read more to learn what’s new and changed with Filmora’s latest version on Windows.

What’s New

Filmora 12 is now equipped with a new addition to its layout called the Property Panel.

filmora 12 panel layout
filmora 12 panel layout

Property Panel

The Property Panel shows you all relevant information on your project to display your clip’s video, audio, color, and speed properties in the Timeline Panel or Preview Window. This makes all info readily available so you can make adjustments when editing on the spot.

Player Panel/Preview Window

The Player Panel (Preview Window) shows you how the video plays in the Timeline. This is where you can adjust different settings, such as:

• Playback quality and display settings

• Capture a snapshot of the video

• Mark in and Mark out

The Player Panel can also be used as an independent panel or replaced with the default position by simply dragging the panel.

filmora 12 player panel use snapshot
Underneath the time code is the Snapshot button. Snapshot lets you take a full-resolution still frame and automatically saves the picture to your Media Library as an image.
media panel snapshot

Media Panel

Also called your “Media Library,” the Media Panel will display all your imported source files when creating a project.

filmora 12 media panel

Here is a brief introduction to the functions:

Media: Where your media files are imported.

Stock Media: Choose royalty-free stock media from GIPHY/Pixabay/Unsplash.

Audio: Explore Filmora’s audio files.

Titles: Choose between available preset titles to use on your video.

Transitions: Make your project eye-catching by using different Transitions.

Effects: Choose eye-popping effects for your video.

Stickers: Add elements to your projects like Stickers.

Templates: Allows you to split screen videos with preset Templates.

Timeline Panel

The Timeline Panel is where you unleash your creativity by assembling your media files and adding effects to your video project. This is where you can perform various actions such as:

• Delete video clips, audio, transitions, elements, etc.

• Split your video clips or audio files.

• Edit your media file’s parameters.

• Render your video for a preview.

• Add marker.

• Record voiceover.

• Mix audio and more.

Layout Modes

There are six layout models to choose from when editing your projects. You can choose between:

Default: This will help you back to the original layout panel.

Organize: The media panel will be extended to the bottom line in this mode.

Edit: The property panel will be extended to the bottom line in this mode.

Short Video: Best suit creators who intend to upload a short-form vertical video.

Classic: for people who like the way it looked with the original version of Filmora.

Dual: This mode works best for people who are accustomed to multiple monitors.

filmora 12 layout modes

Resizing Panel Groups

If you want to resize any of the panels, drag the resizing icon at the borders between each panel to adjust to your preferred fit.

filmora 12 resize panel

Method 1: To resize panels horizontally, position the pointer on the sides until the pointer becomes a left and right arrow.

Method 2: To resize the panels vertically, position the pointer underneath the panels, then the pointer becomes an up-and-down arrow.

Action Cam Editing

Filmora 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 the Lens Correction guide to learn more.

Dark & Light Mode

To toggle between Light and Dark modes, go to File > Preferences > General and choose Light Mode or Dark Mode under Appearance. And click Ok to save the change.

filmora 12 dark mode

This is what the light mode looks like:

filmora 12 light mode
The skin color of the program will be consistent with your operating system if you choose System Default during setup.