Movavi Video Suite 14 Review
Movavi Video Suite 14 Review.
Download and installation
The creator of the program is a Russian software company Movavi which was founded in 2004 and currently has got a main office in Novosibirsk (located in southwestern part of Siberia) and in the United States. Movavi offers an extensive range of multimedia programs for PC such as Movavi Video Converter, Screen Capture Studio, Photo Studio, and a lot of others.
Movavi Video Suite 14 is, without any doubt, the best Movavi application in which is conveniently collected and joined all multimedia tools which allows you to work with video, audio and image files and create astonishing movies and slideshows, burn created videos to disks, and so on. Speaking in other words, Movavi Video Suite 14 is an all-in-one application for any multimedia formats.
The trial version of the program can be downloaded from the official Movavi website; it is about 150 MB in size. You have the possibility to try the program for 7 days only, but it has several restrictions such as a trial watermark, limited capture time, etc.
Currently the program supports 11 interface languages- German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian and Chinese.
The installation procedure is very easy and standard. Only three simple steps are required for the program’s install after selecting the desired language, i.e. all you need is to accept the terms of the license agreement, choose the installation location and create shortcuts. That is all. The program will be installed in minutes according to your selected preferences.
The Interface of the Program
After starting the program, you will see a so called Movavi Suite Launcher which provides quick access to all main tools and modules of the program. It is divided into two parts; on the left side there is a Tools pane which contains names of every module included in the program and on the right side there is a collection of tools and applications which each module offer for working with multimedia files and data.
The Tools Pane is divided into five tabs; they are as follows:
Video– it provides access to different tools for converting, editing and splitting video, recording computer screen and capturing videos from cameras, etc., and, finally, burning optical media disks, watching 2D and 3D movies and sharing videos online.
Audio– it contains tools for converting audio files, recording sound, burning audio to CD and playing music with the help of the in-built media player.
Photo– the program allows you to convert image files to different graphic formats, create amazing slideshows and share photos online.
Data– with the help of the program you have the possibility to burn any data or images to disk, copy disk to disk or hard drive and archive AVCHD video.
Extras– in this tab you can find some extra effects and fades for video editing, get Movavi e-book tutorial for creating amazing movies and download links for two applications- Movavi Audio Suite and Movavi Photo Studio.
The Main Features of the Program
Convert Video– Movavi Video Suite 14 offers advanced and effective possibilities to work with any type of video formats and convert them easily and reliably to more than 100 different video extensions. In addition, the program also allows you to convert to any of mobile devices such as Amazon Kindle, Blackberry, HTS, Samsung, and many others.
Currently the program supports the most popular video formats; it is more than enough to mention some of them:
AVI, DivX, DVD, FLV, SWF, MKV, MPEG, MTS, MPG, VOB, MP4, MXF, OGV, MOV, and so on.
All you need is to select the desired video for conversion using a drag-and drop method (i.e. simply selecting files and dragging them into the program’s window) or adding them with the help of Add Video button.
After selecting a desired output video format and before starting the conversion, you have the possibility to configure some video settings. The program allows you to specify Codec (for example, MPEG1, H.264, MJPEG, etc.), Frame Size (you can use pre-defined parameters, for example, 1920 x 1080, 960 x 540, etc., or manually adjust the desired width and height), Resize Quality (there are four options at your disposal- Low, Good, High and Best), Resize Method (i.e. Letter Box, Stretch, Crop and Auto), Bitrate Type (Auto, VBP, i.e. variable bitrate, and custom), Profile (Baseline, Main or High), Speed and Quality (from Ultra slow through Ultra fast) and Tune (i.e. Film, Animation, Grain, etc.).
Movavi Video Suite 14 also includes some additional tools and options which can be applied to the converted video files. You can transform video (i.e. rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise by 90 degrees, flip horizontally or vertically), crop video, add text watermark (by specifying text transparency, font and colour) or image watermark (the program supports all well-known graphic formats- BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PBM, PGM, PPM, TIFF and TIF), adjust video brightness, contrast, hue and saturation (by using a special adjustment slider) and audio volume.
In addition, you have the possibility to join several files together, add videos to iTunes library and upload them to Facebook, YouTube, VKontakte, Vimeo, FTP and Amazon SZ.
With the help of a special in-built media player you can view both input (i.e. the source video file) and output (i.e. converted and edited videos) results.
It should be noted that the program supports all modern graphic cards and CPUs. If you have got ultra-modern hardware, you can enable SuperSpeed Conversion, Intel hardware acceleration, NVIDia CUDA in the settings menu.
Edit Video– Movavi Video Suite 14 allows you not only to convert large number of video files to different formats, but also offers easy to use and powerful possibilities for video editing. All you need is to add media files, DVDs or 3D movies and start editing them.
With the help of the program you can split video into two or several parts, record sound from any recording devices (simply select the recording device and source on the one hand and adjust the preferred volume), add a watermark image (additionally, you can specify the duration, alignment and opacity of watermark), change volume (using a special slider and adjusting the desired volume percentage), configure playback speed, apply slow motion effect (by specifying its duration, method, quality and motion blur), stabilize the video quality (by applying some stabilization settings and filters, for example, rotation, horizontal panning, image matching quality, etc. Applied stabilization results can be immediately previewed through inbuilt preview window).
Movavi Video Suite 14 also includes some additional possibilities for enhancing videos. They are as follows:
Effects– all available are conveniently grouped according to categories, for example, Blur, Mosaic, etc., and each of them adds some effects to the video (i.e. zooming, sharpening, blurring, mosaic, etc.). After applying effects, you can preview them through the preview playback window.
Fades– with the help of this tool you can apply different transition effects to the video file, for example, Circle, Geometric, Spiral, and so on.
Titles– with this tool you can add captions, subtitles, etc., to the video. The program offers three different categories of titles- Animated, Artistic and Simple. You have the possibility to add titles to the title track and to the start or end of the video track on the one hand and configure settings, Text (i.e. font colour, size, width, alignment, opacity, etc.), Shadow Effects, Animations and Background on the other hand.
Split Video– Movavi Video Suite 14 offers a special tool called Split Video which allows you to split and join videos.
Record Computer Screen– with the help of Movavi Video Suite 14 you can capture everything on the computer screen.
Before starting the screen record, you can select the desired area for capturing (manually or using pre-defined parameters, for example, Full Screen, YouTube, Standard or Widescreen), default system audio and microphone.
In addition, for achieving more advanced results, you can use some additional effects, for example, highlight clicks or cursor, record keystrokes, etc.
After finishing the capture, you have the possibility to view it, save to any formats offered by the program, add to iTunes library, upload to Facebook, YouTube, etc., and edit using inbuilt editing tool of the program.
Capture from cameras, NHS, TV– in addition to screen capture, the program lets you record video and audio from web cameras, TV-tuners and DVD cameras.
Burn CD, DVD and Blu-Ray– there is no need to burn created videos using third-party applications after completing all necessary editing options. Movavi Video Suite 14 offers an in-built burning tool which allows you to save video projects to any optical media including CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays. All you need is to select the desired project on the one hand and configure some options (i.e. Mode– video, CD, DVD, etc., Options– NTSC or PAL, Quality– low, medium, high and custom, Aspect Ratio, Disk Type and Templates).
In addition, the program allows you to create an ISO image and save it for further use.
Watch 2D and 3D movies– Movavi Video Suite 14 includes a full-featured media player which allows you to play any audio or video file types including 3Ds.
Share Videos Online– sharing is caring. With the help of Movavi Video Suite 14 you can immediately upload and share created videos using different online websites and FTP servers, for example, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc.
Convert Audio– Movavi Video Suite 14 offers not only powerful conversion options for video files, but also for audio ones, too. The program supports the following audio file types: AAC, AIFF, APE, AU, SND, FLAC, MP3, M4A, M4B, OGG, WAV and WMA.
In addition, you have the possibility to specify the desired codec (i.e. MP3, MP2 or PCM), Bitrate Type (automatically or manually from 32 to 320 kbps), Sample Rate (from 800 to 48000) and Channels (Mono or Stereo).
Record Sound– with the help of Movavi Video Suite 14 you can record from any device, for example, a microphone. The program allows you to specify a recording device and source, adjust audio quality, select the preferred output format and preset.
Burn Audio to CD– Movavi Video Suite 14 lets you create audio and MP3 CD disks without using third-party applications. Simply add the desired audio files, select a preferred mode (Audio or MP3 CD), Disk type (CD or mini CD) and Quality.
Convert Images– Movavi Video Suite 14 allows you to convert images from one format to another; currently the program supports the following formats- BMP, DPX, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PGM, PBM, PPM, PAM, PNG, SGI, TARGA, TIFF, XBM and XWD.
In addition, you have the possibility to rotate, flip or crop images and watermark them.
Create Slideshows– you have got a lot of images and want to create amazing slideshows from them? If it is so, you can take full advantage of this tool. With the help of the program you can transform your static photos into lively and animated slideshows. The program allows you to add different effects, shades and music.
Movavi Video Suite 14 allows you to burn any data to the optical media, i.e. CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays on the one hand and copy disk to disk or hard drive on the other hand.
In addition, you can transfer AVCHD videos from your camera.
Windows XP- Windows 10
Intel or AMD process with at least 1GHz
1 GB of RAM
250 MB of hard disk space
Movavi Video Suite 14 is a universal and all-in-one application for performing any task with multimedia files. It offers a wide range of different tools for working with video, audio and image files. With the help of the program you can convert video, audio and image files, edit video, capture the computer screen ,record sound, create amazing slideshows, and so on.
The program will be useful for both professionals and amateurs because they will find all necessary tools for effective and reliable editing, creating and converting all types of multimedia.
1. All-in-one application for managing all types of multimedia
2. It can convert video, audio and graphic files
3. Powerful video editing possibilities
4. It can burn all kind of data
And many others
1. The trial version is limited to 7 days
2. It has got a lot of trial restrictions