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How to Edit Videos Using Video Editor for Mac?

Video Editor for Mac is an easy-to-use and professional video editing program which lets you edit your favorite videos on Mac effectively. It combines both video editing and converting features which lets you cut, trim, split, join and convert videos with various effects for you iPad, iPhone, iPod, etc.



Free Download and install Video Editor for Mac

Click the link below to free download Video Editor for Mac, install and run it.

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Add Media Files

Click Import to locate or directly to drag the target files into the program. Or you can click the Media tab, find clips and drag them to the time line directly from your local file directory.



Edit Media Files

There are three steps you may go through to edit videos: Edit with Timeline, Edit with Editing Window and Add Transition Effects. Follow the guide below to learn the details.

a) Edit with Timeline
There are Video, Audio, Background Audio three rows in the timeline. The imported clip will be displayed as two combined parts on the Video line and Audio line. You can Split, Merge, Copy, Paste and Delete both video and audio clips in the timeline. video-studio-express-mac-2 Split Video
Select a clip in the time line, drag the Indicator to where you want to split and click the Split button. Then the clip is split into two.

Merge Video
Drag the video clips you want to merge into the timeline and click the Remove All Gaps to join the added videos together as a whole one.

Copy and Paste Video
Right-click the selected video and choose copy and paste it to where the timeline indicator is. Note: When you drag or edit the clip, the video and audio parts will move together. You can break the link and move or edit the video or audio separately. And you can also drag an audio file into the Background audio line to add background music.

b) Edit with Editing Box
Video Studio Express has ample editing features. For example, you can cut out the unwanted part in the Crop frame; adjust video brightness, contrast, and saturation in the Effect tab; or rotate the video in a horizontal or vertical way. video-studio-express-mac-3

c) Add Transition Effects
Click the Transitions tab under the video library and you will find all transition effects. Click a transition and you will see its effect in the preview pane. To apply a transition between two video clips, drag it to the front clip directly. A black rectangle will be added. Double-click the rectangle to adjust duration of the transition. video-studio-express-mac-4

Tip: If the transition rectangle is too small to click, you can use the timeline zoomer to zoom it.


Convert and Output Video

Video Studio Express for Mac is not just a video editor, but also a video converter. You can import all popular media files into the program, and also can convert and output the newly edited video into any compatible formats for your portable devices like iPhone, iPad, PSP, etc. If you would like to share your edited work online with more friends, just upload it to YouTube directly.


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