Are you looking for an excellent iMovie equivalent for PC, so that you can edit video on Microsoft Windows computer? Yeah, on PC, Windows Movie Maker allows its users to edit videos. However, many Windows users are really tired of its poor quality and want to find a great imovie replacement for Windows to do some editing jobs like cutting, merging, cropping, etc. and add some cool effects.
There is an ideal Windows equivalent of iMovie. Its name is Wondershare Video Editor. In terms of editing and applying effects, it's very similar to iMovie. If you try it, you'll really like the ease of use. Now, let's see how the PC equivalent to iMovie works in Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
1 Run this iMovie equivalent for Windows and then import media files to edit
When you run this iMovie equivalent for PC, just click "Import" option to load your wanted video, photo, music files from your computer to the User's album. Then drag videos to the corresponding video Timeline, drag photo to the middle Timeline, and drag music to the Music Timeline. Of course, if you don't want to add photo and music, just disregard the related operation.
Note: You may drag several videos in one go, but don't drag one to another, or you'll split the video. Of course, you can re-arrange them by drag-and-drop.
2 Edit videos, audio and photos
Double click your wanted video/audio clip on Timeline, you can open the editing panel. You can get Video and Audio bar. The video bar allows you to crop, rotate, adjust and speed video, while the audio tool lets you edit the audio track, including Volume, Fade in/out, and Effect (Voice change). Note that if you add an additional audio to combine the video, you need to turn down the original sound of the video.
To split a video/audio clip, first, select it, next, move the Time Indicator to any position you want, and then click the scissor button.
Trim video/audio to the length you want
To trim video/audio to any length you want, just drag the left or right edge of the clip to the length you want.
If you add a photo or picture, you can create a cool Picture-in-Picture video in clicks. Simply double click the photo added in the timeline to pop up the photo editing window, where you can apply any one of about 36 Motion (Ken-Burn) effects by double clicking it. To delete the motion effect, just right click the photo in the Timeline and then select "Delete Motion" from the submenu. Hit the "Advance" option in the window, you can also rotate, mark the photo or add some other effects like Alpha, shadow and border etc.
More other editing tips
This Microsoft version of iMovie equivalent provides more cool editing tools. For example, you can add titles, transition effects, intro/credits, voiceover and more. If need, you can go to Guide of Wondershare Filmora to get the detailed steps.
3 Export your video creation
Now, you can export and share your great masterpiece. This iMovie equivalent PC offers you four methods: Device, Format, YouTube and DVD. If you want to watch it on your device like iPhone 5, this app lets you convert it to almost all popular devices to choose. If you want to share it with your family or friends, you can burn it to DVDs for more convenient sharing. Or just save it in the format you want. This app contains nearly any popular video formats for uses. Just have a fun.