MiniTool MovieMaker is a user friendly movie creation application. It is very easy to use and lets you quickly make videos whether you want to keep them locally, share them on social media, or even upload them to YouTube. It is free, easy to get, and made with beginners and those who want to make videos quickly in mind. If you switch to Full-Feature Mode you will be able to get more hands on with your project giving you more control. Even in Full-Feature Mode MovieMaker remains easy to use.
MiniTool MovieMaker Features:
- A variety of transitions and effects.
- Movie templates.
- Video transitions, filters, animated text, and other edits to make your videos pop.
- Ability to add music to your video.
- Video, image, and audio editing.
- Video splitting, trimming, and combining.
- An impressively large number of file formats.
- Easy to understand tips and tutorials to learn the basics and make creating easier.
- Ability to export it to PC, mobile, Apple TV, Sony TV, and other devices.
- OS – Windows 7 or later
- CPU – Intel i5 or better, 2GHz+. (Intel 6th Gen or newer recommended)
- RAM – 8 GB
- GPU – Intel HD Graphics 5000 or later; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700 or later; AMD Radeon R5 or later
- Storage – 100 GB of free disk space
A Basic MiniTool MovieMaker Tutorial
I am in the process of setting up the Tech Marks The Spot YouTube channel. I am going to show you a quick walkthrough of creating an introductory title text for my upcoming videos.
Download and install MiniTool MovieMaker. You can download it here.
You will end up with a window that gives you the option to start a new project, open a project that you have been working on, or go into the movie templates. If you had already started some projects they would appear here under “Project library”. There is also a short video here that shows you an example of things that you can do with MiniTool MovieMaker. It is less than two minutes long and I highly recommend checking it out. I am going to choose “New Project”.
On the window that loads you have:
- Media – Import your own media files.
- Transition – Insert transitions into your video.
- Effect – Insert effects into your video.
- Text – Insert cool text into your video.
- Motion – Insert panning motions into your video.
- Template – Open a template to work with.
- Export – Export your creation so you can upload it or save it to your computer.
- File – This is found in the “More” menu. New, open, save, and import options.
- Help – Open the manual or check for updates.
- Skin – Choose between light and dark mode for the UI.
- An editing area to work on your project.
I chose “Text”.
You can create captions, credits, and titles. I chose “Title”. To pick an option that you want to add to your video click the plus button that pops up when you point at it.
At that point I edited the text to my liking.
Then I went to “Export” to save what I just created on my computer.
There are several file formats that you can export to. For my purposes I chose MP4. Then I exported it to my computer.
Here is the video I just created:
I know that this was an extremely short walkthrough but it should be enough to show you how easy MiniTool MovieMaker is to use. I have to admit that creating this title was both fast and produced a quality outcome.
My Thoughts on MiniTool MovieMaker
- No watermark
- No ads
- Ability to save to desktop or mobile
- Allows fast video creation
- Very easy to use
- Simple layout
- Windows only
- Not a lot of templates
MiniTool MovieMaker is a great product. It is user friendly and allows you to quickly create stunning videos. I have no problem recommending it to my readers. Though there are a limited number of templates to work with I’m sure the ones available will grow in time. What really got my attention was the ability to easily import your own media and add visually appealing edits in a matter of minutes. Who should give this application a try?
- Those new to video creation and editing.
- Content creators that want to create videos quickly or add edits easily and fast.
- Users that need to create or add edits to videos for personal use.
I recommend checking out their manual. I would go through the tutorials on that page then move on to their resource page.
My verdict is give it a try and see what you think. I liked what I saw. Let me know in the comments if you tried it out and what your thoughts are.