Summary: Movavi Video Editor Plus 2020 is an advanced video editing software. You can use it to create small videos as well as entire movies with special effects. Movavi has a collection of powerful editing modules.
Learning curve is almost negligible. It’s a perfect for beginners and advanced tools make it a handy tool even for professionals. Plus version comes with few extra features, extended visual effects, and sample videos.
- Inbuilt objects and animations
- Value for Money
- Intuitive interface
- Custom Objects cannot be imported
- Suitable only for Casual video editing
In this article, I am going to review Movavi Video Editor Plus 2020 in detail.
Movavi Video Editor Plus 2020 download size is just 63 MB. So, you don’t need a high-speed internet connection to download it. It took me less than 5 minutes to download. In your case, it depends on the internet speed. The installation process is also straightforward. It gets installed within few clicks. It took me around 1 minute on my i3 processor laptop with 4 GB RAM.
Just accept the terms and condition and click on Install button. Once the installation gets completes you will see the Start button. That’s it; the installation is complete, pretty simple.
Movavi Video Editor Plus 2020 interface comes in dark mode, which looks pretty attractive. Different elements are appropriately aligned and spacious. You don’t need to click multiple times to access a feature. The timeline is vast. There are different tracks for music, video, and titles. So, you can easily differentiate tracks. There are options to add more tracks also. The plus point of the timeline is we can link audio and titles tracks with the video. So, when we make changes to other parts of the video audio doesn’t get desync.
In the previous versions, you couldn’t adjust the size of timeline but in 2020 they have given this option. You can easily add in-built audio, video tracks to the timeline. In earlier version, there were no option to add files and then drag them to the timeline. The files that you add were going directly to the timeline. But now with 2020 they have give a seperate tab where you add media files for the current project.
The icons are big enough to identify and use. Also, there is a button to play the video by normal speed. You can use the spacebar button on your keyboard to play or pause the preview. There is also a button to move to the next and previous frame. It can be accessed with Ctrl+Arrow. Overall, the user interface of Movavi Video Editor Plus is attractive and easy to navigate. A person with basic computer skills can familiarize with the interface in 5 to 10 minutes.
Features wise Movavi Video Editor Plus 2020 has many things. The highlight of Video Editor Plus 2020 is Object Animation, Automatic Video Creation, and more built-in media. Let’s test all these features.
To test the object animation, I tried to move an object as they show in the promotional video. I must say, I didn’t expect it to this much easy. I used a sun sticker to move across the video. Just added the sticker and then clicked on the animation tab. Now clicked on Add Keyframe and then moved the frame to the location where I wanted to move the sun. It was simple.
Quick Video Creation
Quick Video Creation tool is impressive. It is a relief for people like me who often get lazy. Movavi Video Editor Plus lets us create a video by applying themes and music. I grabbed a few photos to test the feature. It was quite easy, select the image or video and then choose the template. Next, you need to customize the start and end screen according to the template, and that’s it.
Another highlighted feature of Movavi Video Editor Plus 2020 is video stabilization. It helps you to correct camera shakes during recording. I recorded a video on my phone and shook it pretty bad. Then tried to fix the video on the Movavi Video Editor Plus. I expected too much. This feature is for minor shakes and movement. You can increase the Accuracy and Shaking level according to your need. It can help you to correct minor shakes but don’t expect too much.
Movavi Video Editor Plus got some new built-in media than normal Video Editor version. It has 20 sample videos. There are 21 backgrounds to be use. Also, it got 44 music tracks, and 24 inbuilt sounds. Movavi Video Editor Plus 2020 is packed with lots of filters, transitions, titles, and stickers.
Highlight and Conceal
The highlight and conceal feature of Video Editor Plus is useful. If you want to grab the attention of viewers on a specific part of your video, then you can use highlight. Also, the conceal feature lets you hide a part of the video. This feature is useful in case your video is fast moving so you can highlight important areas. Similarly, the conceal feature lets you hide the identity of a person or a place.
Chroma Key is an advanced technique to replace the background or object in a video. Usually, such video is shot with a bright color background. Then Chroma Key feature is used to replace the background with other image or video. I tried to do it with an inbuilt news telecast video with the countdown time. It was quite easy to implement and use.
Pan and Zoom
Pan and Zoom feature lets you highlight a part of the video. It enables you to zoom on an area of the video and zoom out. Usually, this is done with the help of camera zoom, but you can also do it with the editor. Select the video clip and click on Pan and Zoom from the tools. You can choose simple zoom in, zoom out, or Pan. Click on Add and then adjust the time of zoom duration.
Movavi Video Editor Plus got a feature to detect the beats of the audio tracks. It is easy to use. Just select an audio clip and click on Detect Beats button in Beat Detection tool. It will then detect the beats and mark the timeline with yellow markers. We can easily use it to maintain the tempo of our video. Quite a useful feature.
Another fantastic feature of Movavi Video Editor Plus is Noise Removal. It suppresses the background noise and helps you to enhance your voice. This feature is quite useful for vloggers. People recording videos on roads can reduce the noise with the help of this tool. Select the audio clip and click on Noise Removal from the audio tools. Increase or decrease the slider and press Apply to make it work.
The value in Terms of Money
When we consider Movavi Video Editor Plus value regarding money, it is very cost effective. Other software with the same features could cost you from $200 to $400. But Movavi Video Editor Plus price is just $59.95. You can get the business license at $119.95. The Camtasia video editor costs around $299 with similar features. The only advantage of Camtasia is it also comes with a screen recording tool. Which Movavi doesn’t have, but you can get it in $39.95. So if we add the cost of Editor Plus and Screen Recorder, it comes in $59.95+$39.95=$99.9. You still save more than $200 with Movavi.
Moreover, Movavi Video Editor Plus is a lightweight program. It doesn’t need high-end PC configurations to work. So, you could also save money by not upgrading your computer. With such features and cost, I think Movavi Video Editor Plus is the best deal.
Movavi Video Editor Plus is a lightweight feature-rich video editor. It has all the essential features that we need to make a great video. The extra built-in media makes it a must-have tool. Also, the video stabilization is a pro feature which you get in this low price editor. Other features such as Beat Detection, Noise Removal, Quick Video Creation makes Movavi Video Editor Plus a great editing tool. There is no comparable editor with such features in this price range. If you are looking for a video editor to make great YouTube videos, then this one is best for you.