Microsoft has equipped Windows 10 with a hidden video editor that has the same functionality as Apple’s Windows Movie Maker or iMovie. You can use this video editing software to cut videos or create slideshows. In this article, we will teach you how to edit movies with Windows 10 Video Editor and Photos.
These features are part of the operating system’s Photos app and remain from the Windows 10 Story Remix app, which Microsoft released as part of the Windows 10 update in May 2017. Follow Digito with a video editing tutorial with Windows 10 Video Editor and Photos.
Crop, slow down, take photos and draw on video
To edit a video file, open it in Photos. All you have to do is right-click on the video file inside File Explorer and then select Open With and Photos.
This will open and play the video in the Photos app. To edit this video, click on the “Edit & Create” option in the toolbar at the top of the page.
Clicking on this option will bring up several video editing tools that you can use. Click on one of the tools to use.
For example, if you want to crop part of the video, select Trim in the menu. To use this tool, simply drag the two markers on the video playback bar and place them where you want the video to stay.
To find out which part of the video is between these two markers, you can use the blue icon or play this part again. After selecting the desired section, click on the “Save a Copy” option to save this section. Click Cancel to finish editing the video without saving changes.
Photos saves the edited video exactly where the original video is, and it even uses the same name. For example, if the original video name is Wildlife.mp4, the edited video will be saved as WildlifeTrim.mp4.
The function of other tools is similar to the trim. With the “Add Slo-mo” tool you can slow down a part of the video. In addition to selecting the section you want, you also have access to different speeds.
The Save Photos tool lets you capture a frame of video and save it as a photo. At the bottom of the program, the previous and next frame buttons are visible, and you can use them to find the frame you want and save it as a photo.
With the “Draw” tool, you can draw on video. You can use several pens and pencils as well as erasers. Choose your favorite color and start painting. Whatever you draw appears psychologically on the screen and disappears after a few seconds.
To make a video with text or add 3D effects, you need to go to the advanced video project interface, which we will examine below.
Combine videos, add text and apply 3D effects
Click the “Create a Video With Text” or “Add 3D Effects” tool to start a video project. You can also click the “Add to a Creation” button in the upper left corner of the Photos app and then select “New video with music”.
Finally, you can start a new video project by running the Photos app from the Start menu. However, instead you can go for movie editing with Windows 10 Video Editor.
Video editing with Windows 10 Video Editor
To use the program, just search for its name in the search bar at the bottom of the page and then select the first option to edit the movie with Video Editor. This app also has access to many options, but we must mention that this app is part of the Photos app.
The “Automatic video with music” option in Photos allows you to select images and videos. It then automatically combines them to give you a personal video.
You can turn multiple photos into one slideshow or combine them into one video. In either case, it is possible to add only one video for editing or multiple videos to combine.
No matter how you try to edit the video, a page with a project library, a video preview, and a video editing section will appear in front of you.
To add one or more videos (or photos) to a project, drag it from the library to the bottom of the storyboard. To add more videos or images to the project library, you must click on the “Add photos and videos” option. Then move these pictures or videos to the bottom.
Adding a video will bring up several editing tools in the Storyboard. Along with the standard Trim tool, you can resize the video, add visual filters to it using Filters, place text on it, equip it with motion effects with the Motion option, and finally with 3D Effects, one of the effects. Take advantage of 3D.
Even if you want to edit a video, it is possible to add it to the project. Use different editing tools for this video and then output it as a new video file. If you want to combine multiple videos, move them to Storyboard and edit them together.
Video Editor is easy to use, and the Trim tool, for example, works the same as the previous Trim tool. The Resize tool can remove the black bars of a video, which is important when combining multiple videos with different aspect ratios and output them as a single project.
The filters tool provides you with different types of filters, from sepia to pixels.
The text tool has several different styles and layouts of animated text that you can place in different parts of the video.
Motion tool allows you to select different styles of camera movement in video or photo.
3D Effects Tool A library of 3D effects that you can use in video. These effects range from autumn leaves to winter snowflakes, explosions and fires.
You can add one or more 3D effects to your video. Each of these effects has different options that you can use for personalization. Some 3D effects are applied to a part of the scene and some are applied to the whole scene.
In the Storyboard section, you can click on the speaker icon to adjust the video volume. This feature works when combining multiple videos with different audio volumes, and you can achieve the same sound level.
Instead of setting each option yourself, you can go to the Theme option in the top bar of the app and select different themes. These themes select filters, music, and text styles for you, and give you a preview of how they work.
To use a song on a video, click Music in the top bar. The Photos app has several options for music, and you can use the music file you want by clicking on the Your Music option.
When editing videos with Video Editor, you can also change the aspect ratio of the video. It is possible to switch between different landscapes and you can even portray it.
To export the project as a file after editing the movie with Video Editor, you must click on the “Export or Share” option.
If you want to transfer this project to Microsoft Cloud, you can click on the “Add to cloud” option. By logging in to the same Microsoft account, you can continue editing video on another computer. This will make your video projects appear in the “Video Projects” section when you run the Photos app.
App Photos takes video output and notifies you where it is stored on your computer. This location is probably in Pictures Exported Videos.
Although we do not have the most powerful video editor, it is accessible to all computers running Windows 10. In addition, it has a simple user interface and editing videos with Video Editor and Photos is not difficult. This software provides you with basic functions and if you are not looking for professional editing, they will meet your needs well.