Microsoft’s Movie Maker and Apple’s iMovie are two of the most common entry level video editing software programs. Microsoft’s Movie Maker is a very basic entry level editing system with basic timeline and effects support. It provides very little in the way of customization. On the other hand Apple’s iMovie is a very robust entry level editing package. It has many features found in more advanced systems as well as the ability to edit many of the effects and presets. It also comes with a wide variety of templates and trailers.
- It’s a Free Video Editing Software
- It’s part of the Windows essential software suite
- Editing and publishing videos to Facebook, Twitter, Flicker, Youtube is made easy.
- H.264 mp4 video export is supported.
- Titles, effects, and transitions are built into it.
- It’s easy to use.
- There is no color correction.
- The effects are not adjustable.
- It offers very basic editing features
- It is a novice application.
- It is inexpensive.
- Color matching capabilities are built into the software.
- Chroma keying tools are provided.
- It has a easy and simple user interface.
- Importing and exporting footage is easy.
- It can upload to Facebook, Twitter, Flicker, Youtube
- Video effects are adjustable.
- Built-in themes and trailers are provided.
- Sound editing capabilities are good.
- It is a novice to intermediate application
- It only runs on Apple computers which are generally more expensive than computers that run on the Microsoft Windows operating system.
As a working editor the above thoughts are my opinions and other editors may have differing thoughts but I hope this is helpful information if you are exploring various editing platforms.