When it comes to video editors for Macs, there are some features that tend to be used a lot more than others. Odds are, you’ve already encountered this and probably already know of a few that you tend to use very often and also a few others that you scarcely ever touch.
One of these features has got to be those associated with ‘cutting’ video footage. Some of these features include trimming unwanted footage and deleting it, splicing two clips into a single clip, splitting footage into multiple parts and rearranging it, and so on.
Another popular feature involves adjusting the audio – either by adding a soundtrack or voiceover, or even just tweaking the volume or the speed of the audio to better sync it with the video.
Next up come the video enhancements, which include adjusting the brightness and contrast, performing color corrections, sharpening the video, or even fixing the white balance. Needless to say, these are all popular features as they’ll improve the overall image quality of the video and make it look a lot better.
The features listed above are undoubtedly the ‘most used’ in any video editor – such as the Movavi Video Editor. However there are others that are just a little less popular – mostly due to the fact that they tend to be situational and therefore are only used when needed.
Out of these, the most popular has got to be transitions – either between still images or video clips. At one point transitions were amazingly popular but nowadays people often prefer a ‘less is more’ sort of approach and so transitions are reserved for special occasions when they will really ‘fit’ the video.
Other special effects aso follow the same sort of rule – including things like black and white or sepia filters, green screen special effects, and so on. In the right sort of situations these can be amazingly useful, but they’re not generally part of the ‘bread and butter’ arsenal of what most people use in their video editors.
Knowing the most used features in a video editor for Mac should help you to prioritize the features that you’re looking for.