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1. Introduction to Filmora

Filmora, also known as Wondershare Filmora, is an intuitive and powerful video editor for Windows/Mac, which visualizes your imagination on your videos and rescues you from being hand-tied when it comes to video editing.

As the best video editor alternative to Windows Movie Maker&iMovie, Filmora magics your video into a piece of art with an intuitive interface and powerful editing tools. With 300+ stunning effects, it's time to unleash your creativity.

Filmora enables you to easily make your own movie from your images and videos collection. Add any animation and effect you want to decorate your images and videos. Custom and edit the music for your own video. Instantly share your video to social media, burn to DVD for a memorable piece of art, export in almost any format. Filmora edits video like a piece of cake.

Filmora Cover

2. Features of Filmora


# 4K Editing Support
Edit and export videos at resolutions of up to 4K.
# GIF Support
Import, edit, and export GIF files.
# Noise Removal
Remove unwanted background noise easily.
# Reverse
Flip your clips and play them backward.
# Social Import
Import photos and clips directly from Facebook or other social media platforms.
# Precision Speed Control
Make your clips up to 100 times faster or slower. Perfect for time lapses.
# Frame by Frame Preview
Jump through your audio and video tracks one frame at a time for precise editing.
# Color Tuning
Adjust the white balance and dynamic range of your clips.
# Pan and Zoom
Add panning and zooming movements to still footage.
# 1:1&9:16 Portrait Support
Edit videos with an aspect ratio of 1:1 (Square) or 9:16 (Portrait) with no black frame.
# More Music&Text Layers
Add up 5 text tracks and 10 music tracks to your timeline.
# Camera Shake
Choose from a variety of camera shake effects and apply them easily.

The Advanced Tools

# Picture in Picture (PIP)
Layer multiple video clips using the Picture in Picture track.
# Audio Mixer
Adjust the audio of each individual track on your timeline.
# Advanced Text Editing
Edit the color, size, font, and even animation of your text and titles.
# Video Stabilization
Eliminate the effects of camera shake.
# Screen Recording
Easily record the screen of your computer and webcam.
# Split Screen
Play two or more clips simultaneously.
# Audio Separation
Detach your audio from your video clip and edit it separately.
# Green Screen
Change your background and create special effects using the Chroma Key (Green Screen)
# Scene Detection
Have Filmora scan your clips for scene changes to save yourself time.
# PIP Blend Modes
Blend your PIP image with your main video track in creative ways.
# Auto Crop/Resize
Automatically crop or resize photos to fit the aspect ratio of your video project.
# Background Blurs
Replace the black bars surrounding your video with blurry images.
# Tilt Shift
Draw focus to one part of a clip by strategically blurring the rest.
# Audio Equalizer
Detach your audio from your video clip and edit it separately.

3. Download Filmora for Windows/Mac

The newest version Filmora 8.7.2 is compatible with Win10/Win8/Win7 & Mac OS X 10.10 or later. A free trial is released for people to download and experience all features. You can learn more from Filmora Download. Meanwhile, whether you want to use Wondershare Filmora as an individual or for business and school education, Filmora has got purchase plans to meet your appetite. By the way, Filmora is a desktop video editing software. If you want to use Filmora on your mobile phone, please check FilmoraGo.

4. Get Started on Wondershare Filmora

It won't take much time to download and install Filmora successfully on your computer/MacBook. With intuitive Filmora interface and our elaborate tutorials, you can quickly acquire video editing skills and start making your own videos or movies. Don't know how to use Filmora? The following will guide you to use Filmora on Windows/Mac, please read these Filmora tutorials step by step if you're not sure how to edit your videos with Filmora.

4.1 Wondershare ID

Wondershare ID is an easy way to access Filmora's resources, keep track of your product's activation status, and manage your purchases. You can access Effect Store and community with your Wondershare ID.
Besides, you can upgrade Filmora by purchasing specific plan. Wondershare ID provides you an easy way to activate your software, manage your license.
What's more, after you register a new account, you will receive a specially-prepared message from Wondershare Filmora about Filmora video tutorials, which are pretty helpful.
To register the program, you could go to Easy Mode or Full Feature Mode.

# Easy Mode

Filmora Easy Mode


STEP 1. After you select Easy Mode to get access to the program, please go to the upper-right and find the Account icon.
STEP 2. Click the icon and the Login window will pop up.
STEP 3. Please move your eye down to find the register option, which is "Create Account". Here you can also login with your Facebook/Google/Twitter account and it will ask you to create a Wondershare ID to link with.
STEP 4. Input your Email address and password to create a new account. Make sure you've agreed to the license agreement before you hit "Create Account".

Filmora Create Account


# Full Feature Mode

Filmora Full Feature Mode


STEP 1. After you select Full Feature Mode to get access to the program, please go to the upper-right and find the Account icon.
STEP 2. Click the icon and the Login window will pop up.
STEP 3. Please move your eye down to find the register option, which is "Create Account". Here you can also login with your Facebook/Google/Twitter account and it will ask you to create a Wondershare ID to link with.
STEP 4. Input your Email address and password to create a new account. Make sure you've agreed to the license agreement before you hit "Create Account".

4.2 Filmora Navigation

Wondershare Filmora comes with 2 different video editing modes, Easy Mode and Full Feature Mode with two skins (light skin and dark skin) to meet your video editing needs. You can shift the skin promptly by selecting LIGHT SKIN or DARK SKIN at the upper-right corner.

Action Cam Tool is a standalone toolbox designed especially for action cam users, it offers various practical features such as video stabilization, fisheye correction, speed adjustment, and color correction to help you fix and edit your high-resolution videos easily and quickly.

There is another tool named Instant Cutter. With Instant Cutter tool, you can upload videos shot with your action cameras like GoPro or other video files in the format of H.264 MP4/MOV or H.264 MTS/M2TS, then make a quick trimming and merging without re-encoding.

Filmora Mac Screenshot


After launching Filmora, choose a mode to get started. Please make sure you select the right aspect ratio for your video display (4:3 or 16:9) when you start working on your project.

# Easy Mode
Easy Mode lets you easily create your own movie by providing various built-in themes. Simply import photos/video clips, choose a theme, add music and you're done.
Easy mode will select the best scenes of your work to export automatically. So if you need to export your project with full duration, please choose Full Feature Mode to create your work. Plus the projects created in Easy Mode and Full Feature Mode are not interchangeable. Follow these simplified steps and start making one with Easy Mode.

STEP 1. Import media files

Filmora Easy Mode


STEP 2. Select a theme

Filmora Easy Mode


STEP 3. Select music

Filmora Easy Mode


STEP 4. Preview

Filmora Easy Mode


STEP 5. Export and share, done!

Filmora Easy Mode


# Full Feature Mode
Full Feature Mode comes with all the fully-customizable timeline editing features to arrange scenes, edit clips, and add polish to your movie. Run Filmora and choose Full feature mode to enter.

Media Library

The Library is the source for all your media, including video clips, photos, and music. It also houses transitions, effects, and a variety of other media assets that you can use in your projects.

Preview Window

The Preview Window shows the video currently being played in the Timeline or Storyboard. You can record a voiceover and take a snapshot by clicking the icons on the lower right corner. You can also enter a new timecode to jump to a specific point in the video.


The toolbar provides easy access to many editing commands. You can change your project view, zoom in and out on the Timeline, and launch different tools that can help you edit efficiently.


The Timeline or Storyboard is where you assemble the media clips for your video project. You can find the switch button on the upper-right corner to switch between the Timeline and Storyboard view.

4.3 Project Setup

For every project you create, Filmora creates a project file. This file contains the settings you select for each sequence in the project, as well as edit decisions, effects, and music used in the project.

Filmora project doesn't store video, audio, or image files in the project file. It stores only a reference to each of these files based on the filename and location of the file at the time you imported it. If you move, rename, or delete a source file later, Filmora can't find it automatically the next time you open the project. In this case, Filmora offers you an option to archive your source files all together with the project.

# Create a new project
Launch Filmora and choose an aspect ratio for your video. Your options are: 16:9 (widescreen), 4:3 (standard), 1:1 (square), and 9:16 (portrait). If you are using Filmora in Full Feature Mode you can open a new project (FILE > New Project) and then select an aspect ratio for your new project.

# Save a project
Click FILE>Save project or "Save project as" or use hotkeys of Ctrl+S, it will be saved at .wve extension. It can be recognized by Filmora only.

# Open a project
1. Open a recent project
Re-launch Filmora, choose "Open recent" at the top right corner. Or select "Open recent under FILE".
2. Open an existing project
Launch Filmora, select "Open recent" in the top right corner to reload the .wve project file directly. If you are in Filmora, please choose "Open Project" (Ctrl+O) to reload the .wve file.

# Move project to another computer (archive project file)
Click FILE>Archive Project or use hotkeys of Shift+Ctrl+A. It will archive the project file together with the source files in the .zip format for easy moving to another computer. After you archive the project file, it will be saved as a zip file, which including the Media folder of the source files and the project file in .wve. To open it, you just need to unzip the file first and double-click the .wve.

4.4 Import Media

After a project is built, you can now import your media files to the program. Wondershare Filmora enables you to import video shot by any type of digital camera, camcorder, mobile device, etc, with all major standard and HD video formats. A Media Library is also provided for you to organize your media clips so you can easily and quickly access assets for your projects.

Or, if you want, you can choose to record a video file from Webcam, record the PC screen and record the voiceover using the built-in video recorder.

# Record from Webcam
To use this feature, you should first make sure the webcam is connected to your PC properly.
Click the "Record" button on the upper left of the Media library panel. In the pop-up Capture Video window, click the "Record" icon to start recording and click it again to stop recording. Then click "OK" to save the recorded video file in the default Captured file folder. The recorded video file will be added to Media Library automatically and you can drag it onto the Timeline.

# Record PC Screen
Choose "Record PC Screen" from the Record menu, then the Wondershare Screen Recorder window will pop up, you can set the aspect ratio of the screen frame. Hit the Rec button to start the recording, and hit F9 to stop the recording. The recorded video file will be added to Media Library automatically and you can drag it onto the Timeline.

Filmora Record PC Screen


By the way, if you want to use the recording feature for gaming or other professional recordings, Filmora also has launched a screen recording software--Filmora Scrn--just for high-quality screen recording.

# Record Voiceover
Choose "Record a voiceover" under the Record menu, make sure the microphone is connected to your PC properly. Hit the "Record button", and it leaves you 3 seconds to get ready. An audio track will be added to the timeline while you are recording.

4.5 Editing

# Edit Video
After all the media files have been imported, you can now edit them in your video project. You can edit the sequences by arranging clips in the order you want them to appear in your movie, and "clean up" your video footage, edit out the unwanted parts and keep only the best bits to include in your movie and more. With Filmora's basic features and advanced tools, you turn your video clips into a piece of the fascinating movie.

                                                                     Learn more about How to edit your video?

# Edit Audio
In addition to video editing, You can also edit the audio clips in the Timeline as you see fit. When you are editing your audio, the original clips are preserved. More importantly, Filmora allows you to:
Add background music; Split audio; Adjust audio; Mute video clip; Detach audio from video; Add voiceover; Trim audio file; Music overlays; Adjust audio volume; Fade in/out music; Speed and pitch adjustments; Replace the original audio of the video; Audio denoise; Audio Equalizer; Audio Mixer.

                                                                     Learn more about How to edit your audio?

# Edit Image
Images are a great way to tell a story. In Filmora, it's very easy to add, manage, and edit your images. Simple editing features and dozens of filters and overlays effects are available for you to enhance your images, so you can add image and combine them with the videos for your movie to tell your own story in a unique way.

                                                                     Learn more about How to edit your image?

4.6 Add Effects

Filmora provides diverse effects for users to create more possibilities for their videos, including multiple Filters and Overlays, attracting Elements, practical Transitions, and Sound Effects. Filmora has already listed enough free effects for you in the Media library panel, you just need to spend a little time to download. By the way, all effects can be added to your favorites by right-clicking the effect you want.

If you are not feeling satisfied with limited effects, Filmora also has Effect Store, in which you can purchase many excellent effects. The Filmora Effects Store is an amazing source of video effects which are compatible with Filmora Video Editor. The Effects Store offers many types of effects, including sets with themes like fashion, travel, business, blockbuster, and explosions. With the Filmora Effects Store, you can make stunning videos in just a few clicks regardless of your skill level.

4.7 Export and Share

Once you've done with all the editing works, next step would be saving and exporting your work. Filmora provides you with multiple ways to save your project files. Click the "Export" button in the toolbar and you will go to the export settings. By default, Filmora will pop up a window to ask you to choose one of the plans. If you don't want to purchase, just go to the Free Plan and click "CONTINUE USE".

# Export your video by formats
Filmora supports all kinds of common output formats. If you want to save the project on your computer with a specific video format, after you click the "Export" button, please choose Format tab and select the format required. Currently, Filmora supports to export in WMV, MP4, AVI, MOV, F4V, MKV, TS, 3GP, MPEG-2, WEBM, GIF, and MP3 formats.

After selecting the output format, you can rename the video, change the location where you save it. Also, you can check the output size before conversion. Furthermore, you are capable of adjusting output quality by pressing the "Settings" tab.

In the Settings window, there are three kinds of quality levels, Best, Better and Good. The only difference between them is the Bit Rate. You are able to adjust it or other parameters, such as Resolution, Frame Rate, etc.

In default, the exported video is in a Better level. In order to get the best quality, it is suggested to adjust the output settings as the same or similar to the original video. If you are not able to find the specific parameters in the dropdown list, please try to input the value manually.

Filmora Output


# Export by devices you want to play on
In the device tab under Format, you can choose to output your video according to different types of mobile devices you'd want to play on, available device options are like: iPhone, iPad, apple TV, Android Generic, etc. You can further edit other settings on the right as well. Click "Export" after you finish all the settings.
NOTE. Export by devices won't transfer the videos to your devices directly, the video will still be stored on the local hard drive by the default path you've set.

# Directly upload your videos to video sharing sites
Filmora gives you convenience by directly uploading your 4k videos to those popular video sharing sites. By choosing this option, you will see a pop up window asking YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo account authorization. You can either enter an existing account to finish the uploading or create a new account if you don't have one.


Filmora Video Sharing Sites


# Burn to DVD
Apart from all the mentioned ways above to save your project, Filmora also allows you to burn the video to DVD if you like. Just go to the DVD tab, and enter other settings on the panel. When done, click "Export".

Filmora Burn to DVD

5. Wondershare Filmora for Mac

Different from Windows Version, Wondershare Filmora for Mac comes with one video editing modes to meet your video editing needs with all the fully-customizable timeline editing features to arrange scenes, edit clips, and add vivid polish to your movie.

Filmora Mac Interface


Media Library

The Library is the source for all your media, including video clips, photos, and music. It also houses text/credit, filters, overlays, elements, transitions, and split-screen modes that you can use in your projects.


The toolbar provides easy access to many editing commands, like video recording, voiceover, delete, split, crop, rotate, inspector, render, and time code controller. The render feature allows you to render your video as you go instead of waiting for when you export. This results in a smoother video preview. The Time Code Digits Controller lets you enter the exact time code (HHMMSSFF format) you want to jump to.


The Timeline/Storyboard is where you assemble the media clips for your media files. You can drag the slider in the lower right corner to control Timeline view, or click the "Fit to Timeline" button to adjust all media files within Timeline. While in the lower left corner of the interface, you can switch Timeline and Storyboard mode.

Preview Window

The Preview Window shows the current video being played on the Timeline or Storyboard. "Snapshot" button can save the frame you want as an image on Media section automatically. There is also a full-screen button for you to preview videos at full screen.

Though Filmora for Mac has a different interface, there has a slight difference between the Mac version and the Windows version. They share the same features and operation. So, if you want to learn how to use Filmora on your MacBook, just check the Filmora tutorials for Windows.

6. Free Filmora Registration Code

Filmora video editor is the best video editing tool for PC. Filmora edits video easily with intuitive UI and powerful editing features. Users can experience all the wonderful features with Wondershare Filmora free trial version. However, free version contains watermark and Watermark is the only limitation for Wondershare Filmora free trial version. But don't worry. Here I am sharing you the trick by which you can remove filmora watermark for free. The following are the latest and working Filmora Email and Registration Code in 2018. Check the steps below and remove Filmora watermark for free.

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There is no need to download filmora crack in order to get rid of filmora watermark. Just use the above-given filmora email and filmora registration key and remove the watermark easily.
STEP 1. The most important step is to Turn off your WiFi/Internet during the process.
STEP 2. Open Wondershare Filmora and go 'Full Feature Mode' or 'Easy Mode'.
STEP 3. Find the 'HELP' menu and select 'Offline Activation'.
STEP 4. Put in one of the Filmora Licensed Email and Registration Code above and be ready to activate.
STEP 5. Don't forget to turn off "Auto update" check mark in Settings. Otherwise, you'll get that banned error every time.

NOTE. Some Emails will not work. So just try with different Emails. And you should understand that this part is just for educational purpose.

7. FAQs About Filmora

7.1 Is Filmora Free?

Wondershare Filmora provides a free trial version for people to experience this impressive video editing software. Of course, Filmora also has made different plans for customers to subscribe according to their needs and more features are going to unlock with your upgrading.

7.2 How to Purchase Effects in Wondershare Effects Store?

Go to Effects store, log in with your Wondershare ID. Find the specific effects pack/set/bundle you want and click "Download". Filmora will ask you to choose your Effects Store subscription plan. It offers quarterly, monthly and yearly plans for you and you should notice that Filmora has to be purchased separately. Choose a plan and finish the payment, you will get unlimited access to 1000+ video effects, any effect from business presentations to action movies, and new effects every month. Of course, Effect Store also offers free effects for people to download.

7.3 How to Remove Watermark in Filmora?

Watermark is the only limitation for Wondershare Filmora free trial version. You have two ways to remove watermark from Filmora.
The first one is that you need to upgrade Filmora to paid version by purchasing an annual or lifetime plan for the individual. The Filmora price is 39.99$ for a year plan and 59.99$ for a lifetime plan. After you upgrade Filmora to the paid version, you are able to remove watermark from Filmora.
The second one is that you can activate Filmora offline with Free Filmora Registration Code. This is the way you remove the watermark in Filmora for free.

7.4 Is It Safe to Download Cracked Filmora?

Please don't trust anything about Filmora crack on the Internet and I wish you can stay away from that. There is no need to download filmora crack in order to get rid of filmora watermark since you can remove watermark easily. Please note that if you try to download cracked Filmora, your computer could be infected by viruses and your account information saved on your computer could be exposed to the hackers.

7.5 How to Cancel Subscription?

Here come two cases related to subscription cancellation. Case 1. Wondershare provides a 30-day Money Back Guarantee for most products (and 7-day Money Back Guarantee for Data Recovery products). Refunds will be approved within this guarantee under the accepted circumstances. If you've purchased Filmora less than 30 days, you can have your money back and cancel the subscription. Case 2. If you've purchased Filmora more than 30 days, and you don't want to continue the service after a certain period, you need to cancel the subscription service manually.
Follow these instructions to cancel the subscription easily in Wondershare Support. Enter the order number or your payment mailbox. Find the item in your purchase history, and select Return & Exchange. Fill in the refund form.

7.6 What is Filmora Green Screen Effect?

Filmora Green Screen effect is an advanced feature of Overlays. It makes a color range in the top layer of two overlay clips transparent, therefore the background video clip or image behind the top layer could show through. It's a special tool used during video making process so as to superimpose subjects onto an unlimited number of different virtual backgrounds, allowing you to make some really cool shots like creating a superhero flying through the sky. You can easily achieve this with the help of Filmora by using some green screen video footage clips or creating a pure green background when shooting your video footage.

8. User Reviews

It's really the most amazing video editor I have ever seen because it's really easy to use, have a lot of awesome effects and you can realize videos for the formats that you want. Try to use it, I'm sure you'll not get regret. by Mariana Tavares
I really love Filmora, yes there are a few things missing, but as far as video editors go, it's up there with the best and I know the developers listen to their users, so it's an evolving program. I like all the expansions and I like the monthly subscription so it works for me!by Steffi Lewis
You can cut and trim videos all you want, there is a very nice UI too. Adding subtitles is easy and everything is very user friendly. You can edit audio to your delight. It is a great program and I highly recommend it. by Timmy